Meet The Team

Ken Kemp

Ken Kemp

Managing Director

Since joining in 2006, Ken’s main focus at Recruitment Matters International has been client liaison, business development & marketing. His responsibilities now include operational management of the business in line with our strategic plan.

  • Ken became a management consultant in the mid-90’s, having previously worked in book publishing. One of his achievements while operating as European MD for a major US corporation was to build the business from £1m to a highly profitable £17m in 7 years
  • He has an extensive track record in sales and marketing both on and offline including as Marketing Director then Export Sales Director for Mills & Boon
  • Ken was for many years an independent marketing consultant covering a variety of industries/niches including international brand licensing, website development and SEO prior to joining RMI
Warren Kemp

Warren Kemp

CEO Recruitment Matters International

Owner ku.dos training

Entered the recruitment industry in the early 90’s, setting up and running a boutique executive search firm. Warren founded RMI in 1998 and since then he has become one of the best known trainers, speakers, and advisors within the recruitment sector.

As well as continuing to run occasional retained recruitment assignments, his management consultancy and training work has involved:

  • Helping grow a legal recruitment firm from 7 staff to 74, and then selling the company for an 8 figure sum
  • Authoring 3 business books
  • Working with recruiters from 25 countries worldwide
  • Running more headhunting and business development courses than any other trainer around today
  • Guest speaker at numerous recruitment industry events
  • The author and voice behind ku.dos a 24/7 learning platform
Stewart Stone FCIPD

Stewart Stone FCIPD

Trainer: Management & Leadership

Stewart delivers a number of courses including ‘Introduction To Management’, ‘Inspirational Leadership’, ‘Two Day Introduction To Recruitment’ and ‘Candidate Control, Screening & Interview Techniques.’

Here is Stewart in a recent Q&A session with Holly:- 

Stewart-Holly-Interview-10-2021

  • Stewart started his recruitment career in 1985 with operational roles with Hays, Harrison Willis and Executive Connections.
  • He joined Accountancy Additions (the second largest part of Michael Page International) in 1996 where he was Director of Internal Recruitment and Training until 2007.
  • Stewart specialises in management training and leadership development.
  • Whilst working to the highest of professional standards, Stewart shuns jargon and looks to understand what his clients really want and aims to exceed their expectations.
Sarah "H" Gordon

Sarah “H” Gordon

Trainer: Sourcing; Business Development; Equality, Diversity & Inclusion; Emotional Intelligence; Legal; Temp/Contracting Recruitment

Courses that Sarah delivers for us include ‘Candidate Sourcing,’ ‘Business Development,’ ‘Equality, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) & Unconscious Bias,’ ‘Recruitment – The Legal Stuff,’ Writing Winning Job Ads,’ ‘Time Management,’ and ‘Become An Exceptional Temp/Contract Recruiter.’

Here is Sarah in a recent Q&A session with Holly:-

  • Sarah started her recruitment career in 1996 as a temp consultant for Brook Street building industrial and commercial desks, before joining Josephine Sammons where she held a position on the Board of Directors until 2015.
  • Throughout her time at JS, she also maintained a ‘hands on’ delivery role (temp & perm), personally generating over £1/2 million per annum.
  • Since then she has been delivering training and mentoring to the recruitment sector, helping recruiters grow their business and their professional reputations.
  • Sarah is an Oxford law graduate, has achieved a CIPD Post Graduate Diploma in HR Management, and has a particular interest in all things legal and compliance.
Stewart Stone FCIPD

Holly Kemp

Business Support Coordinator

Joining RMI in 2021, Holly is the Business Support Coordinator meaning she supports a number of functions including candidate sourcing, marketing and social media content. Her background consists of working for several years in the Outsourcing Contact Centre world within a management position, solely and effectively managing up to 40 people at a time for Customer Experience excellence within the Motor Finance industry.

  • She has a strong background in coaching, people management and stakeholder liaison with pride taken in achievements
  • Has fundraised over £3000 for local charities
  • Holly has aided career progression for dozens of people through her managerial work
  • Her versatility and conscientious, enthusiastic and analytical approach has brought Holly to RMI to support key areas of the business in both training and recruitment divisions
matt wilson

Matt Wilson

Head of Outsourced Solutions

Matt Wilson has been part of the RMI team since 2006 and has built up a wealth of experience working onsite advising on and implementing robust recruitment solutions.

  • As a marketing graduate, Matt entered the recruitment industry in the late 90’s, working initially with Warren as a recruitment consultant and then moving to two of the biggest recruiters in the UK, with a focus on senior level appointments using search methodology.
  • He is an experienced in-house recruiter with a strong background in setting up and building in-house functions, as well as managing and leading recruitment teams within a blue chip corporate environment.
Alex Arnot

Katie Chambers

Recruiter

When Katie joined RMI in 2019, her main responsibility was Recruitment to Recruitment, She is now a key executive on our RPO arm, partnering with clients such as Next to support their full recruitment cycle. Katie started her recruitment journey with Primecare as Resource Coordinator for West Mercia/ Warwickshire and West Midlands Police, (Custody Doctors, Nurses and Sarc specialists). She then joined Brook Street Agency initially working on the Temps side, before moving over to their Perm division, specialising in HR.

  • Katie has now been a recruiter for 9 years
  • She describes herself as optimistic, a ‘doer’ and resilient
  • Katie’s approach to recruiting is very human, honest and straightforward
  • Before finding her calling in the recruitment industry, Katie originally wanted to be a probation officer and went to university to study criminology and criminal law!
Alex Arnot

Alex Arnot

Maximising company value

  • Alex Arnot is a former board director of Parker Bridge Recruitment where he helped grow the company organically from 18 to over 100 staff, with four international offices in under three years before he exited as part of the company’s eight-figure sale to Poolia.
  • In the last 8 years, Alex has advised the owners and boards of several hundred recruitment businesses and has chaired 100s board meetings.
  • Today, Alex is a Non-Executive Director advising recruitment companies and specialises in building, implementing and delivering strong growth strategies that deliver accelerated profit and equity value, often with a view to exit for shareholders.

Want to join our team?

You will need to be genuinely world-class and add real value to the expertise offered here. Interested? Call  Ken on +44 (0)1529 410375 to discuss further.

Let's talk

If you'd like to work together, get a quote for an in-house course or attend any of our courses, why not call us on +44 (0)1529 410375 or email info@recruitmentmatters.com

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