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Founded in 2008 by Matthew Clement and Kevin O’Brien, Williams Kent is a highly distinctive and independent recruitment business. With more than 30 years of direct recruitment experience, they met and worked as business leaders in one of the UK’s largest recruitment organisations. Their vision was to develop a highly specialised consultancy that puts candidates and clients first.

Williams Kent has expanded organically and we continue to attract top recruitment talent which fits the company's high ethical standards, professionalism and our huge sense of fun. Specialising in HR and Reward recruitment, each one of our consultants personalise their services to suit our clients and candidates. We work exceptionally hard to ensure that we provide a unique, effective and personalised service.

We really do go the extra mile when helping our customers on a personal and professional level, a great example of this dedication came when one of our consultants babysat a candidate’s child, while they attended their interview!

The Team

We are a small company with a big personality! Every team member at Williams Kent brings a unique skill set and charisma to the mix but we all have one thing in common, we all have the drive and determination to succeed and to make our business one that we can be immensely proud of.

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Visions & Values

Our vision is to be valued by our clients and candidates as “Europe’s leading niche HR and Reward recruitment consultancy”, and equally valued by our staff as one of the best companies to work for.


Collaboration is our best formation. Our team at Williams Kent are not only colleagues who work closely together, but we view ourselves as one big family. It is the way we work best, ensuring commitment and consistency. This leads to continuity and longevity of service for our staff, which in turn generates loyal and long term business relationships. We believe in creative collaboration, communication and teamwork, enabling mutual respect with the people we work with.


Committed to providing our clients and candidates with the highest quality, expert recruitment services. Delivering on an efficient and comprehensive recruitment process, whilst building loyal and long term relationships. We are committed to continuously building our company through hard work, determination and passion.


Agile in response to a dynamic and changing market. We are flexible with our approach and ensure that our services are tailored and personalised to suit our clients and candidates individual needs.

Fun & Professional

Fun and Professional do not normally come under the same heading, but why can’t work be fun? Happiness is an integral part of who we are and what we do. At Williams Kent we embrace a lively, enthusiastic and collaborative workplace - where our staff not only work together to ensure the best outcome is achieved, but have fun in the process. We strive for the same approach with our clients and candidates, hence why partnership and relationship building is at the heart of our organisation.

Careers at Williams Kent

The culture at Williams Kent is agile, fast-paced and extremely rewarding. We offer tailored and highly personalised training to all of those who join us, fast tracked career development and an excellent bonus structure with great benefits. Some of the many perks we offer include:

• Competitive base salary and fantastic commission structure
• Employee discounts - discounted gym membership, food and movie tickets
• Great training opportunities and a flexible working environment
• Team breakfast on a Friday morning and cocktails on a Friday night
• Monthly nights out and three holiday incentives a year – a new and exciting destination each time

To learn more about our company and our employees, check out our social media accounts!

Our business is built on a foundation of warmth, heart and a whole lot of energy so if this sounds like you then send your CV to contact@williams-kent.com

Williams Kent Stories


At the heart of Williams Kent is our commitment to caring and developing relationships with
the wider community. We have chosen to partner with Willow Foundation, a charity close to
our hearts and in line with our company values and ethos. As a business we are focused on
matching candidates and clients, optimising their working lives and via Willow we hope to
extend this by helping others fulfil their dreams.

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Willow is the only UK charity supporting seriously ill young adults by providing Special Days.
Each unique experience is a positive focus away from treatment or marks recovery from illness.
The planning, anticipation and excitement of the day itself boosts confidence and provides
inspiration to make every moment count.

The vision of Willow Foundation is to support seriously ill young adults at the most difficult
time of their lives and to create an unforgettable special day for them.

Find out about our fundraising stories on our blog
or donate on our Just Giving page – all donations are much appreciated

Thank you, Williams Kent Team




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