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Kyna Associates

At Kyna Associates, we’re unashamedly selective recruiters.

Because we believe that a career is a journey, and not a destination, we choose to work with only the most credible people.

We form genuine partnerships with both our clients and the candidates we recruit. Our partnership approach enhances our understanding of the vacancy and the responsibilities of the role, as well as our client’s culture and wider commercial objectives.

Close partnerships with candidates ensure we only represent those whose experience and aptitudes we have a complete understanding of. They are only represented for the opportunities they genuinely want, the roles they are best suited to, for the best employers to work for.

We strive to nurture talent, expand our network and increase our knowledge of the sectors in which we work. By working in this way with only the best, we enable businesses to flourish and careers to soar.



Testimonials

Mickey and the Kyna team have provided invaluable support to me when I have been recruiting for a number of roles this year. They take the time to truly understand the culture of Towergate, as well as the requirements of the positions I have been recruiting for, and as a result always put forward a selection of appropriate candidates for interview. The quality and suitability of the candidates often leave me wishing I had more roles to offer!

They are a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend them to others.

Jo Kennedy, Head of Marketing and Partnerships, Towergate Insurance, Broking division

Jo Kennedy

Head of Marketing and Partnerships

Towergate Insurance, Broking division

I’ve worked with Kyna Associates on a number of roles and apart from the obvious metric – that they fill them with great talent – I’ve been particularly impressed by their transparency and refreshing approach to managing candidates. Unfortunately ethics is talked about rather than demonstrated by many recruitment companies but Kyna Associates do a great job of representing comparethemarket.com in the market place and I am happy to endorse them as recruitment partners.

Matthew Sagar

Recruitment Manager

Comparethemarket.com

Having been on both sides as a recruiter and candidate seeking work it comes of some surprise when you come across an agency that is more interested in understanding the clients requirements and the individual’s themselves. James is that type of person and by investing his time in understanding the key strengths of an individual he is able to get the right result for both the candidate and the perspective employer.

James is a highly capable and professional individual, what would you rather have – an agency doing the right by you or an agency who deals with numbers that we are normally accustomed to…

Abdul Hoque

Project Manager

Combined Insurance

Recruiters fall into two classes – CV box shifters on one side and the few real professionals on the other. I have used James’ services for a number of years and he is certainly in the latter category. I need someone who appreciates how essential it is to really understand my business requirements but also the importance of meeting and interviewing prospective candidates face to face before they are submitted. In essence I need targeted quality placements, which is why I use James and why he has been so successful.

Neil Martin

Director of Technology and Business Systems

EDI Pearson

In 2009/10 I was involved in setting up an insurance company for Tesco Bank as part of a joint venture they had entered into with Ageas Insurance. James was a trusted recruitment partner during the project who helped us to place several change specialists who took key project manager roles. He had a good understanding of our requirements and our business and always put forward quality candidates for the vacancies that were placed with him.

Kate Constable

HR Project Manager

Ageas Insurance

Mickey has been working with me on my marketing recruitment needs for over two years now and I’ve never failed to be impressed with the quality. Mickey’s collaborative approach means he truly understands our business culture and the requirements of the roles thereby ensuring that I receive appropriate candidates so I don’t waste my time reviewing unsuitable CVs.

Delyth Lee

Retail Marketing Director

Towergate Partnership Ltd

I have worked with James on a variety of highly specialist senior IT assignments over the last 9 years. On all occasions James has provided an exemplary service. He has outstanding domain knowledge, and has quickly short listed highly suitable candidates each time I have worked with him taking the stress out of recruitment. James is a result driven professional who lives up to his commitments. When I need to fill a post James the first recruiter I call.

David Brown

Director Software, Maxim

Maxim

Very professional service, they go the extra mile to ensure you are fully prepared for your interview. I had a very in-depth initial discussion with James to allow him to find out more about me, and to go through the role in more detail. He then sent over some very useful informaiton and videos on both the opportunity as well as interview techniques in general. finally, I had a pre-interview with James to ensure I was ready for my interview. A really brilliaqnt service.
16th September, 2021
Fantastic service. James was a pleasure to work with and coached in areas that I was lacking in. Would
Highly recommend Kyna.
2nd September, 2021
James provided an incredible level of service and really went above and beyond what I would expect from a recruiter. James is way more than just a recruiter, he is more of a life coach and I really appreciate all the time and effort he put into me successfully gaining a role. A fantastic service!
25th August, 2021
Really friendly and engaging recruiter with some useful tips and interview suggestions
22nd March, 2021
I was very impressed by the service. James coached me very professionally for the interview, provided me with detailed feedback and kept me informed about progress throughout the whole process.
A rare experience from a recruitment agency these days.
22nd March, 2021
James Gittens was very supportive in the entire process, from interview prep, 'geeing' me up after a tech interview to really explaining the difference between life as permie and contractor.

He contacted me several times even after the contract was signed to check in that everything was OK.

Excellent I will definitely be in contact for my next contract.
11th December, 2020
Working with with JamesG on a role was an excellent experience. Open and honest approach is a breath of fresh air in a challening market. Encouraging and focussed on the candidate's strengths.
James energised me to think deeply about myself (and the role) and how they could have fitted together ...
6th November, 2020
James was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to assist and help prepare for my interview. He is truly an asset to Kyna associates.
8th October, 2020
Very professional from start to finish. Went above and beyond explaining everything and sending verbose documentation which was very helpful.

I also got a phone call with productive feedback which has become quite a rarity.
17th September, 2020
James approached me with a role which was a good fit for my profile, acting quickly and efficiently to secure me the role within 2 weeks of our introduction.
During this time communication was excellent and the attention to detail in preparing for each stage of the process was excellent.
I am sure I will use James again for recruiting future roles.
16th September, 2020
From the beginning to the end, it was a pleasant experience with all the support I needed to succeed
28th July, 2020
James was fantastic throughout the whole process (which was a fairly long one). Was engaging and thorough in giving advice, both personal and business.

Kept on top of everything. My feedback to my new company was that he’s the best recruiter I’ve had to date and I stand by that.

Also, sounds like a top guy in general!
11th March, 2020
Have guided all through the end & prompt.
6th March, 2020
Excellent service from James Gittins. He "gets it" in every sense: the technology, the psychology, the recruitment process. He provided me with valuable and thorough advice, made sure he accurately translated my profile to his customer and his customer's needs and requirements to me, and was always on top of things, punctually facilitating the process. I look forward to working with James in the future, both as a candidate and a recruiter.
27th February, 2020
I have been working with Kyna for the last 2 years and it has been an absolute pleasure. James works hard to ensure that a good partnership is formed between the individual and Kyna as well as the client.
I would recommend Kyna to anyone who is looking for a placement.
23rd December, 2019
Clear, polite and helpful throughout, I would happily recommend them.
6th August, 2019
Very professional
9th April, 2019
James is a kind, professional and, very cooperative person who helped me to get a job in a leading technology company. I recommend Kyna Associates’s services to all the applicants looking for job in the UK.
6th December, 2018
I've worked with many recruitment agencies whilst trying to hire technical staff, and there's a lot of average to mediocre agencies and recruiters out there. So when I first spoke to James at Kyna as a potential candidate for a role, I was very impressed. He provided a clear description of both the role and the company and having done a lot of work with them in the past, was able to answer the questions I had.

Throughout the interview process, James provided guidance and support and was always happy to chat about my own experiences with recruitment for IT roles. He was very clear in his communication between the company and myself and would follow up with emails where necessary.

Based on this experience, I would be more than happy to recommend Kyna Associates and I'm looking forward to working with them again in the future.
28th May, 2018
Mickey Purewal is single-handedly the best recruiter I've ever had to work with. His professionalism was outstanding at ever step of the process. I would highly recommend him.
16th February, 2018