Congratulations to Paul Kynaston, UK Managing Director for Search’s Construction Recruitment specialism, who celebrates a whopping 10 years with Search today.
Paul joined Search Consultancy as Regional Director in 2008 – hungry, ambitious and keen to rise to the challenge of establishing and developing the agency’s construction recruitment offering across the UK. We sat down with him to discuss his 10-year journey with Search.
What inspired you to join Search 10 years ago?
After working for a boutique agency as Regional Director for a period of nine years, the company merged with a global recruitment firm. Feeling my time was up in that company, I decided to leave in search of pastures anew. After following up with many other recruitment agencies, Search’s family feel, combined with Debbie’s down-to-earth and consultative personality stood out to me. I immediately envisioned myself pursuing a long-term and fulfilling career with the business. I was also excited at the opportunity to establish and grow Search’s construction recruitment offering. The brand was there and established, but we had lots of work to do in this regard. The job had my name on it!
In your view, how has Search changed, evolved and improved over the last 10 years?
Search has certainly grown over the years, and it’s remarkable to see how far we’ve come in terms of new offices, new recruitment divisions and new technological advances to ensure we remain competitive in this fast-paced industry. We have a new website and a new portal for temps to submit timesheets electronically, among other great developments which make life more efficient for us as Recruiters, and enable us to deliver a more seamless service to our candidates and clients.
What have been your top 3 highlights during your 10 years with Search?
- Working alongside some the UK’s biggest and best contractors and assisting them in delivering some of the most innovative and exciting infrastructure schemes in the UK
- Promotion through to MD and overseeing the Construction business nationally
- Seeing good people progress and grow their careers in the division often starting at trainee level and moving all the way through to senior management.
What do the next 10 years with Search look like?
It’s been a great journey with Search, working hard and being recognised and rewarded for it. Here’s to another 10 years!
About Paul Kynaston
Paul Kynaston is Search Consultancy’s Managing Director for Construction recruitment across the UK. Connect with him on LinkedIn here.
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