Kenneth Brian Associates have successfully completed a large-scale finance recruitment project for Bunzl UK Head Office in Epsom, following the migration of one of their acquisitions.

The Kenneth Brian team worked with Bunzl’s Senior Management to effectively deliver the recruitment project within the specified timeframes. We worked in partnership on the live brief and offered guidance and advice throughout, ensuring an exceptional service level was maintained during the hiring process.

The team worked tirelessly to attract quality candidates - passionate about working for a leading multinational distribution and outsourcing company - presenting shortlists, conducting bespoke in-house testing, providing interview schedules, through to the completion and acceptance of multiple vacancies.

Our passion for offering a ‘stand out’ recruitment service is why the Kenneth Brian business continues to gain market share in the finance recruitment sector across Surrey.

If you’d like to discuss your next piece of recruitment or find out more about the way we work, please contact the Kenneth Brian team. We’d be delighted to hear from you.

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Lily has 3 years recruitment experience having worked in an administration and resourcing capacity for an Office Support recruiter in Croydon. She enjoys communicating with candidates both over the phone and in person and works closely with our Business Development Director, Anil, to discover new business opportunities for our candidates. Lily is highly organised, an excellent communicator and performs a vital role for the business, identifying talented individuals and leading our social media channels.

Lily went to school in Sutton where she majored in the Arts and Music, playing the piano, saxophone and the Ukulele. She was also a regular in the school theatre productions, usually playing a leading role. Lily is a Netflix boxset junkie, she loves travelling, spending time with her friends and can also be found with her nose in a good book.

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Dean has worked in the Finance recruitment sector for the past 5 years, spending 4 years at Reed Accountancy in Sutton before joining Kenneth Brian Associates to manage our permanent and temporary transactional finance business. Dean is a perfectionist who offers an amazing service to his candidates and won’t rest until he has produced the best shortlist for his clients. He genuinely enjoys meeting candidates and helping them find their perfect role.

Dean was born and raised on Hayling Island where he became fascinated with wind and water sports culminating in a bronze medal for him in the 2002 junior Olympics. Dean left the Island to become a Prison Officer in Surrey, a role he performed for 8 years, before moving into personal banking.

When Dean isn’t managing the Kenneth Brian team, he enjoys spending time with his friends at the local pub, but this has been severely restricted over the past 9 months by the birth of his son! He loves most sports and watches a lot of football whenever he gets the chance. Dean is a big Reading fan which doesn’t go down too well with his friends, having grown up near Portsmouth!

Dean should definitely be anyone’s phone-a-friend when it comes to his insane knowledge of the early Premier League era and is the proud owner of a very rare collection of Victorian stamps.

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Amberley has 7 years recruitment experience working across the Office Support and Finance sectors. She spent over 4 years working for Huntress in Epsom before moving on to develop and manage an Office Support division for an Independent recruitment business in Croydon. She joined Kenneth Brian Associates in January 2020 to lead our newly created Office Support Division. Amberley enjoys the unpredictability of recruitment and the challenge of filling the unfillable role!

Amberley went to Carshalton Girls school where she completed her GCSEs and A-Levels in Business Studies, IT and Advanced Mathematics, but she started school life in Germany at an American School on an army airbase.

When Amberley isn’t filling the unfillable role, she loves to eat out at Italian, Japanese or French restaurants. She is also a member of the Wine Society and has an incredible knowledge of both reds and whites! To balance her love of food and wine, Amberley spends time at her local David Lloyd gym burning off those excess calories! She has a French bulldog called Reggie, who keeps her very busy as he’s usually up to no good.

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Claire has been recruiting finance and Office Support staff since she was 19 (that’s 20 something years ago!) working for high street and independent recruitment businesses including 12 years with Howett Thorpe. Claire has always enjoyed the challenge, target based and fast paced environment that comes with working in recruitment and always maintains the satisfaction of finding someone their dream job is enough to keep her going! She always gives candidates an amazing service which is why her desk is forever covered with boxes of biscuits, chocolates and bottles of wine!

In her free time, Claire is open to trying new things, but her favourite activity is spending quality and fun time with her family and friends. Claire is very active, enjoying her gym classes a few times a week, but most importantly, the spa afterwards with a large glass of wine! She loves a long, off-track walk in the Surrey Hills which are conveniently located close to where she lives. Claire definitely has the travel bug, and loves a long weekend away, finding new places to explore and enjoying different cultures and cuisines.

Not many people know this about Claire, but she briefly dated a member of the Beatles! However, this is a story for her to tell!

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Anil has worked in the Finance recruitment industry since 2007. He started his career at Alexander Lloyd in Crawley, working as a Manager and Director for Howett Thorpe and other independently owned finance recruitment businesses, before co-founding Kenneth Brian Associates in 2016. Anil’s success can be attributed to his unbelievable work ethic, always willing go the extra mile for a client or a candidate. It’s therefore no surprise that he has built lasting relationships with a huge portfolio of clients who trust him to deliver on their hiring projects, time and time again.

Anil was born and bred in Epsom, the home of Kenneth Brian Associates, where he studied A-levels before leaving full time education to work in the travel sector. His most memorable travel days include his trips to Borneo where he volunteered at the Orangutan sanctuary and worked in a specialist team releasing wild turtles back to their native habitat.

Anyone who knows Anil, knows he lives and breathes recruitment, but he does however find time to hit the gym and is very fond of tasting craft beers. Anil juggles running a business with raising a young family. He has a shiatsu named Alfie, who is also our office mascot! Anil is car mad and has owned at least 15 different cars since he started the business in 2016.

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Chris started his Finance recruitment career in 2000 at Reed Accountancy in Sutton, working in both the temporary and permanent divisions before becoming one of the Reed’s youngest Business Managers. He quickly established himself as a leading finance recruiter in Surrey before moving in to hands-on Managerial and Director roles for Morgan McKinley, Robert Half and Howett Thorpe. Chris has always enjoyed building successful recruitment teams and although he is still a very active recruiter, Chris is responsible for the growth and development of the Kenneth Brian business.

Chris was schooled in Horsham, West Sussex and studied English literature at Bangor University in North Wales. Chris is a huge sports fan who played age group cricket for Sussex, semi-pro football in Wales and can comfortably hack a ball around a golf course. He is a passionate Ipswich Town fan, but is finding the ‘Tractor Boys’ current demise a painful watch.

When Chris gets away from the business, he enjoys pub lunches and country walks with his Springer and Lab, watching his son play cricket, and sampling various Belgian beers. He also enjoys researching and booking travel getaways for him and his family.

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Career goals remain to be a fantastic way for you to stay motivated at work. If you aren’t sure how to set them or if you have never even thought about implementing any kind of challenge for yourself in the past, then here you can find out everything you need to know.

Be SMART

The overall theory behind setting goals has been around since the 60’s but the SMART acronym was first coined in the 80’s. George T Doran started to use a framework so that he could improve corporate performance. The overall meaning of the letters might have shifted over the years, but this is what it stands for.
Specific- You need to identify an area that needs improving.

Measurable- Suggest how to indicate progress or how it can be quantified

Assignable- Allocating a specific task to someone.

Realistic- Be clear and concise about what needs to be achieved.

Time-Related- Set a deadline

If you are setting a career-related objective, then you need to try and break it up into chunks and then work out some of the smaller steps you need to take. When you have done this, you then need to write everything down, so you have somewhat of a tangible plan.

Long-Term Goals

Setting long-term goals for yourself will give you a sense of direction before you need to figure out the short-term goals you need to take. Think about it, if your current role stayed the same for the next 5 years, would you still be happy? If not, why? Do you need to move sideways? Up? Do you need a completely different career path? What are you good at right now? By answering questions like this, you can then begin to help yourself to plan out the future you’ve always wanted.

Short-Term Goals

You also need to make sure that you set short-term goals that will help you to put yourself in the situation you’d like to be in- for the future. Break them down over a very reasonable period of time and don’t try to do too much at once. If you do, then you may end up burning yourself out and this is the last thing you need.

You have to be honest with yourself, and you also need to try and find the areas that you could potentially improve on. Think about the experience you have, and how you could make progress. Would it be possible for you to identify someone who is more senior in your working field who could talk you through some of the challenges that they have faced in their career? Could you ask for opportunities that are outside of your usual role so that you can gain experience in a brand-new area? Can you earn additional qualifications?

Even when you are setting short-term goals, you do still need to make sure that they are SMART. Don’t forget about setting some time aside so that you can celebrate short-term achievements. It’s always a good idea for you to give yourself some goals that are actually achievable in a very short space of time. This could include trying to update your CV or even adding some more qualifications to your profile on LinkedIn. The more you can do things like this, the more momentum you will gain when you are trying to excel your career and the more confidence you will gain overall.

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    2nd Floor
    Adelphi Court
    1-3 East Street
    Epsom
    Surrey
    KT17 1BB
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