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Tom Barnes

Tom Barnes

Additive Manufacturing Headhunter

What is your background?

I began my career in sales, and then moved into recruitment. I recently re-joined Kensington's, as it's a great company to work for.

What do you do when not working?

Outside of work I am a motorcycle enthusiast, and partake in race events. Other than this, I spend a lot of time with my friends and family.

Are there any people or books that have inspired you?

I am inspired by Jonathan Rae and what he has accomplished.

What’s your favourite thing about your job at Kensingtons?

I enjoy working with the team and being a part of the culture. As well as this, learning about the new emerging technologies and how they're impacting the future of manufacturing.

What are your 3 core values?

Laughter, loyalty, and family

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

Focus on a clear hiring strategy, and choosing one that's right for you. There are different methods of recruitment; if you're unsure of the best route, speaking to a specialist recruiter like Kensington Additive can help.

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

The AM industry is developing daily, with advancements coming into play. It's important to stay up to date with what the industry is doing, and networking with the right people. \

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