I work as a Director in the Commerce & Industry division where I predominantly focus on clients within the technology and media space. I recruit for a range of specialist HR positions including generalist, Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, Leaning & Development, Change and OD.
I have worked in HR recruitment for just over 10 years. I have had the opportunity to partner with a broad range of industry sectors and work on positions spanning the full HR lifecycle from entry to director level. I spent the vast majority of my career working for the specialist global HR recruitment brand Digby Morgan where I progressed from an Associate Consultant to Associate Director over a 9 year period. I recently joined Frazer Jones as a Director where I sit within the Commerce & Industry division and deliver on assignments from mid-management to senior level. My focus is primarily around building talent pools and I enjoy building trusted relationships with individuals throughout their career.
I have developed a broad HR network during my career and I am skilled in providing organisations with top talent for their teams, often working to tight deadlines. I enjoy forging long term relationships with my clients and I pride myself on quality of service. I have an adaptable approach and understand the importance of cultural match when recruiting for a specific brief.
I enjoy socialising with friends and going on ski trips as often as I can. I love eating great food and hanging out with my toddler Max and my cockapoo Betty.
I met Kate in 2015 when I was looking for an HR Business Partner role in London. I'd met with a few consultants and was starting to feel a little disillusioned: many felt almost mechanical, and I didn't feel that any of them were truly engaged in helping me on my search. Kate was fantastic to work with from the start: she guided me through the different options available, and helped me to decide (and articulate!) exactly what it was that I was after. Things moved very quickly when I started speaking with Kate. She put me forward for a few roles that fit the bill and took time to help me prepare for the interviews, always making sure to follow up shortly afterwards. I felt I could be completely frank regarding my likes and dislikes, and when it came to progressing on an offer, I really felt that she had my corner. Kate kept in contact after placing me, checking in a couple of months after I'd started to see how I was getting on. Now that I'm starting to consider my options again, speaking to Kate is a no-brainer. She's brilliant fun to work with, and more importantly has been able to find me some great opportunities.
Group HR Director
I have worked with Kath both as a recruiting manager at James Finlay Limited and as a candidate and in both situations have found her to be a real pleasure to work with. As a candidate she was professional and empathetic in her approach, she worked hard to understand what would work for me as a person as well as ticking the boxes on the person spec. I have been with the company she found for the past four years and would be happy to acknowledge that the great fit is down to the match Kate made between my degree and the nature of the Finlays business. As a recruiting manager I have found Kate to be above all other things, patient. Hirers can be a challenge and at times maybe a little unreasonable but she always focuses on the task, keeping those involved on track. I will continue to use Kate and would strongly recommend her.
Senior HR Business Partner
Kate is a fantastic recruiter who I consider to be at the top of her profession. When I was a candidate of Kate's , she provided significantly different candidate care and advice compared to other recruiters. Kate is all about how to maximise your own potential for the next move however clearly at the same time seeking the best applicants for her clients.
Human Resources Director
Kate helped me find my role at BCG and I found working with her not only painless and smooth, but also a complete pleasure. She was superbly informed about her client, and extremely knowledgeable and thorough about the process which lay ahead for me. I felt well prepared for every stage of my interview. Kate works with maturity, personality, warmth, and without the need for jargon or pretense. At no point whilst engaging with her did I feel she needed to make a "deal" nor did I feel pressured into anything which wasn't suitable for me. I had my needs, she listened and understood my needs, and she was able to present a suitable option and provide all the information I needed regarding this option. I highly recommend Kate, she's an excellent recruiter with an in-depth knowledge of the HR market.
I have worked with Kate for a number of years and she has placed some exceptional talent in my team. She has always taken the time to really understand our requirements, has delivered candidates quickly as well as being a real pleasure to work with.
I have worked with Kate as both a candidate and a client. She has recently helped me find my replacement [I am retiring]. She understood exactly the sort of person I was looking for and was able to give me practical advice with regard to the talent market in London. She is so lovely to deal with - nothing is too much trouble. Would not hesitate to recommend Kate.
I have worked with Kate both as a candidate and as a client and have to say she has been wonderful from both sides. As a candidate I thought Kate was wonderful, always willing to help, kept me informed at all times, and found me a fantastic role. From a client perspective Kate has worked on a few roles for us at BCG and she would always be at the top of my list for people I would reach out to. Kate is always honest about what is going on with the search, will keep you updated and only send high quality candidates who she knows would be a fit. I highly recommend Kate and am very thankful that we have met!
Senior Human Resources Business Partner
I've had a professional relationship with Kate for most of my HR career and worked with her a number of times as a candidate but also as a client. She is one of the few recruiters I have worked with who knows her industry exceptionally well, takes time to get to know her clients and candidates alike and is focused on getting the right fit for both sides rather than just filling a role. We've stayed in touch throughout my career and I would always include her in any next steps career wise, she takes the time to really get to know you personally as well as professionally and I think that's what sets her apart from other recruiters I've worked with. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Kate to friends and colleagues alike and look forward to working with her further in the future.
Senior Talent Acquisition Manager
Kate has worked closely with our People/HR business on a number of occasions- and is our "go to" recruiting professional for any HR needs we have. Kate has a real aptitude for understanding the business, the role and the importance of getting results and feedback quickly. Kates professional attitude, sense of urgency and understanding of the market make her an excellent partner to have when seeking talent in this space. I would highly recommend Kate if you are seeking a fun, very knowledgeable and efficient senior recruiter!