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Tom Barnes

Tom Barnes

Additive Manufacturing Headhunter

What is your background?

High School followed by the school of hard knocks…

Started out my professional career as a plumber as I didn’t really know what I fancied following school then fell into sales as my boss at the time told me I had more ability to talk to people than fixing their heating problems… moving forward to today I hold ten years’ experience in sales and recruitment within the automotive industry.

Recruitment Ninja level 7

What do you do when you're not working?

Off racing my motorcycle on-road and race circuits across the UK, partial to a good pint/bottle of wine and general tinkering with engines once I’ve broken them.


Are there any people or books that have inspired you?

Most motorcycle racers have inspired me due to the level of commitment required to succeed and stay ahead of the competition, even when having to overcome some serious life-changing accidents and making their way back to the top from sheer determination.


What is your favourite thing about your job and working at Kensingtons?

The team for sure, everyone gets along and makes the day enjoyable and is willing to help out when needed… but other than that it has to be the variety of challenges the job can throw at you hourly!

What are your 3 core values?

Loyalty, Commitment & Reliability


What advice would you give to a client hiring in AM?

Personally, I would say work with one particular agency/recruiter who knows your market… like we do ;) That way you will receive far better quality service and level of commitment from your recruiter.

What advice would you give to a candidate looking for opportunities in AM?

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