Dedicated to your recruitment needs

With many years experience in the recruitment industry our
“can-do” proactive approach sets us apart in a competitive market place.

Who we are?

Established in 2007 KES Solutions UK provides permanent, temporary and interim recruitment solutions to businesses throughout the UK. Our ongoing presence in the North East has grown in recent years and we have further developed our expansion in working with businesses in North Yorkshire, The Midlands and Southern England.

Why Choose Us?

Clients and candidates choose KES Solutions UK as their recruitment partner because our service is built on honesty, innovation and determination to achieve results. Our philosophy is that if our clients are happy then our business will grow therefore as a result your satisfaction is our main focus.

Our Aim

We will work in partnership with you to ensure your recruitment needs are met whether it be recruiting multiple numbers of temporary workers or finalising a permanent placement of senior staff. “Our aim is to be the most cost effective recruitment provider with the highest level of service in the industry”.

Meet Our Team

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Kelly Swann

Kelly Swann

Managing Director

Starting as a Consultant in 2002 working for an International Recruitment Agency, I progressed through to Branch Manager and then Area Manager before establishing KES Solutions UK in 2007. We have exponentially grown since the company’s inception and I firmly believe this is due to our honest approach and high standards. The ethos that runs through our business is to treat clients and candidates with the utmost respect and always ensure to keep our integrity.

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Peter Thynne

Peter Thynne

Resource Team Manager

Prior to joining KES Solutions in 2021 my only recruitment experience was as a direct recruiter, I have a wealth of experience in the sub-prime finance sector where I have worked as an Area Manager for many years managing teams of Account Managers, Sale and Credit Control Teams. Having Managed teams for so many years and dealt with customer facing situations throughout my working career I have plenty transferable skills which will assist me in my new role as Resource Team Manager.

Cheryl McCabe

Cheryl McCabe

Systems & Compliance Manager

I joined KES Solutions in May 2011 having worked previously within recruitment from leaving school gaining quite a lot of experience in the industry. I started out with KES in Administration and quickly moved onto a Recruitment, Payroll and Account Management role. I have excellent knowledge and skills to enable me to find the right candidate for your business. In 2021 I was promoted to Systems & Compliance Manager, I now also deal with in-house system updates and compliance management.

Heather Croft

Heather Croft

Senior Recruitment Consultant

I joined KES in 2012 and was promoted to Senior Consultant in 2015 and Branch Manager in 2016. Following on from my Maternity Leave, I decided to step away from the Manager’s position to focus on Business Development, Clients and Candidates. I have a degree in Business Management and sound experience of recruiting across all sectors. With over 11 years experience within the recruitment industry I have excellent skills which enable me to find the right candidate for your company.

Vanessa Carline

Vanessa Carline

Senior Recruitment Consultant

I joined KES Solutions in September 2017 and following maternity I returned in 2019. I graduated with a degree in Applied Communication and started in recruitment in 2006 as an Administrator for a national recruitment company. After a few months I realised I wanted to be a consultant. I have worked within the industrial sector for 13 years working on a variety of contracts specialising in temporary recruitment. Following a recent promotion with KES Solutions I am now working within business development.

Poppy Askew

Poppy Askew

Account Manager

I joined KES Solutions in November 2021 taking the step to become an Account Manager for one of our biggest accounts.  Before starting in the role I worked in retail management for 15 years where I managed numerous cross skilled teams. I have a lot of experience and transferable skills within customer and colleague relations that I believe  will enable me to progress in the recruitment industry.

Hannah Robson

Hannah Robson

Account Manager

I started with KES Solutions in October 2015. I have over 10 years recruitment experience within industrial and commercial sectors. My main roles have been managing and resourcing for large volume accounts such as automotive, food production and contact centres. My role is to resource, screen and interview potential candidates. I am also responsible for the day to day running of our main accounts.

Elaine Stalker

Elaine Stalker

Account Manager

I joined KES Solutions in November 2020. Prior to this I spent 7 years working as an Account Manager for Cellular Solutions NE working with O2 business clients. Before this I worked as an Insurance Advisor for 16 years within sales/customer services. This is my first time as a recruiter and I hope to gain and learn more skills and look forward to working with our clients and helping candidates find the right job.

Callum Drakesmith

Callum Drakesmith

Resource Specialist

I joined KES Solutions in 2021 and I am excited for this new chapter in my career. This is my first recruitment position and I am currently recruiting temporary workers for industrial contracts. In previous roles I gained experience working within customer service and the management and administration of over 40 client accounts. I hope to use these skills to develop business opportunities and progress.

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Gail Hudson

Gail Hudson

Administrator

I started with KES Solutions in January 2019. I previously worked within recruitment as a Resourcer / Administrator for over four years. Prior to this I have an extensive background in administration ranging from weekly payroll and reception to sourcing for candidates which includes all background vetting and checking. My role with KES Solutions is to carry out all branch administration, payroll and supporting the team.