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Candidate Testimonials

"Kathryn is a pleasure to deal with. She’s friendly, down to earth and very well connected. Kathryn took the time to get to know me and understand what I was looking for which was very refreshing. She listened, which meant when she did get in contact it was something of serious interest and something she had control of.  She’s also very honest and understands the situation from both sides which is vital when dealing with personal matters. I would have no hesitation in recommending Kathryn to anyone seeking a new role."

Chris Santer, Land Director
"It's not often you can say 'the recruitment agent really cared about me' but with KHA it's true. I was made to feel important as a candidate and part of the process at all times. Information given was relevant and extremely helpful and I felt confident at all times that they would make good on their promises. I cannot rate them highly enough"

Simon Connor, Head of Sales
“I would highly recommend working with Kathryn and her team both from a candidate and a recruitment perspective. Kathryn’s astute industry knowledge, extensive network and her tailored approach to ensure both candidate and client fit. That combined with her charismatic and personable approach make her second to none when making either a career move or looking to hire exceptional candidates. KHA are, in my opinion, the highest calibre land, planning and real estate recruitment consultants in the industry.”  

Adam Clegg, Senior Land and Planning Manager  
"From my first phone call with KHA it was clear that they understood the industry as well as appreciating my own career aspirations. I was not just another person on their books to achieve a quota; they took actual interest and care in ensuring that I found the role I was looking for.

They regularly kept me up to date and was reliable and friendly at all times. Thanks to KHA I have secured my ideal role and progressed my career. I look forward to using their expertise in helping me recruit an exceptional team"

Ben Wakeling, Commercial Manager
After having worked for myself for nearly a decade the decision to go back into the world of employment was one that I didn’t take lightly. Having built a relationship with Kathryn prior to going out of my own, I was pleased to find her still the same friendly, diligent, knowledgeable professional I remembered. She offered sound advice and within a day of my call expressing a desire to explore some options, I was in front of Tony Pidgley. I was able to talk frankly with her throughout and I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone considering a new role.   

Matthew Whale MRICS, Head of Land and All Round Nice Guy
"Having dealt with numerous recruitment consultants in the past, I cannot recommend KHA highly enough. Throughout my recent dealings with them they were both extremely professional and more importantly knowledgeable.

During the process they were readily available to answer any concerns that I may of had and kept me advised of developments immediately. They genuinely cared about the process and I would not hesitate to recommend them and certainly look forward to working together again in the future." 

Daniel Hammond, Contracts Manager 
"It is common for recruitment consultants to offer positions that are generally not suitable in their eagerness to make placements.

When I decided to seek a more challenging role to help me progress my career, I needed a consultant that had my interests, and those of my prospective employer, at heart. That is why I approached KHA in the knowledge that their professionalism and expertise would meet my expectations.  

Several months on in my new role and I am confident in saying that those expectations have been met"

Colin Dear, Project Manager 
"I cannot praise KHA enough in their professional and personable approach to helping me secure my new role. Always a friendly voice on the end of the phone when I needed their assistance or advice and then equally as tenacious when things needed to be moved forward!! Now the boot is on the other foot and I can also applaud KHA’s recruitment services on my behalf as I look to expand the Technical team.

Unlike others in the field, only the right candidates were brought to my attention and KHA's selection process and diligence is fantastic. Would recommend to anyone who is seeking new employment or to find new recruits for their team."

John Eldridge, Head of Technical
"Having recently encountered KHA for the first time, I was immediately impressed by their professionalism coupled with their astute and knowledgeable approach. They understand the property market and clearly understand people, posing incisive and challenging questions, which they then blend with refreshing honesty and constructive feedback.

KHA have been a pleasure to work with and they will be my first port of call in the future."

Monika Hanlon, Sales & Marketing Director
"Kathryn is an incredibly enthusiastic and driven individual. Her fantastic social and negotiation skills that she uses so well with all of her A-list contacts have made her into a highly established and reputable recruiter. In addition, Kathryn also has an in-depth understanding of how the planning and development industry functions and operates, which allows her to find the best role and company for her clients. She is an absolute pleasure to work with and someone I know I can always count on"

Ronan Kirrane, Strategic Land Manager
"I cannot praise KHA enough! They have an abundance of knowledge in the building/construction industry and I instantly felt I could trust them in finding my dream job.  The professionalism was second to none throughout the process and was always to hand for advice along the way.  I even got a congratulations card on securing my job!  

I am now a month into my new job and feel right at home and enjoying the new challenge… which is exactly what KHA said when I accepted the role.

David Breslin, Graduate
"I have always been sceptical about recruitment consultants, but KHA changed this perception as they take a very professional approach where others in the industry appear to play the numbers game.  Having been a candidate for a new role, I found them to be refreshingly honest and direct, the job role was as described and there have been no surprises yet! 

Our region use KHA regularly as they have a knack of putting the right candidates forwards for interviews thus reducing time wasted in unnecessary interviews.  I have no problem in recommending KHA to other businesses and candidates as I know both sides will receive a first class service. The only downside is that I was promised a lunch in January and it is still to materialise!!"

Oliver Hurlock, Land Director 
"As a result of KHA's wealth of knowledge and experience around recruitment within the property industry, they have the ability to open doors at the most senior of management levels within many organisations. This is testament to their sound professionalism and personable nature.

KHA always seems to have each candidate and organisations best interests in mind where you will not find them pushing a candidate or role if it is not going to be right in the long term. I would not hesitate to recommend KHA to candidates or companies alike" 

Alex Davies, Development Director
“KHA has always acted in a professional and polite manner. They helped me to find a new position after nearly a year of looking and found a position which suited my strengths, outlined the job specification clearly and in detail, giving me pointers on areas I should work on for the interview.

Their approach helped to give me confidence and a positive outlook ahead of the interview, after many months of negative feedback from other consultants and prospective employers. Their friendly and conscientious approach, gives you the impression that they are really pulling for you to get the position and takes a real interest in their candidates and is not just chasing a fee.

After months of looking for a position and dealing with many different recruitment consultants they are without a doubt the best I have used”  

Mark Osborne MRTPI, Senior Land & Development Manager
"I contacted Kathryn to establish if she was able to find me an executive position, at that time I had completed some eighteen years of service with my respective employee and was a little disillusioned following a takeover of the company. Kathryn quickly established my requirements and made constructive comments in respect of my CV.

With all of my dealings with Kathryn she kept me advised at all times of progress by either email or phone. I found her to be very professional in particular my leaving date was not straightforward and she handled the delay with my now employers very well. Should I ever be in the unfortunate position of needing to move again I will have no hesitation in contacting her”  

John Terry, Managing Director
"Being a graduate of only a few months, KHA really helped me with her extensive knowledge of the housing building industry to direct me in the right direction. Right from the get go, they were there to answer any questions I had and to fill me with confidence going through the application process. The clarity of advice they provided throughout also allowed me to understand what the workplace was like and made it a good fit for me."

Thomas Starkey, Graduate
“I have worked with a few recruiters but KHA is one of the best - dare I say the best I've worked with. This is not just in the context of their ability to open doors, but their professional, straight to the point approach aimed at securing win-win outcomes for clients and candidates. Their experience and understanding of the residential development sector stands her apart and is hugely refreshing”  

James Gray, Development Surveyor
"Having known Kathryn for some period of time on a professional basis, it is my pleasure to write a testimonial for an associate who not only conducts herself correctly at all times, is always proactive and able to demonstrate constantly an ideology of thinking outside the box. Whether in good or challenging times I would consider Kathryn’s input to be no less than positive, insightful, intuitive and direct”  

Steven Johnston ACIAT ACIOB, Senior Technical Manager
“KHA has a wealth of experience built up with contractors and construction professionals. They have developed excellent relationships with both clients and candidates and are adept at providing successful recruitment solutions at all levels. 

I am consistently impressed with their ability to deliver results that often exceeds expectations. I have no hesitation in recommending KHA as a diligent and committed business offering an excellent service in their field of expertise”  

Chris Carey, Development Director 
“Kathryn’s knowledge of the industry along with her honest approach was certainly something that I respected greatly, and I would certainly use her again. It is uncommon to find recruiters with the latter”  

Bassil Aslam, Senior Land Manager