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Kirkham Young Ltd.
7 Watch Oak Business Centre, Chain Lane, Battle, East Sussex TN33 0GB

+44 (0)1424 777745
+44 (0)1424 777746


Don't just take our word for it !

Here's what our clients and candidates say about us...

Again, just wanted to say thank you thank you, a million times thank you!!!
And for how you have been through the process, so efficient and readily available if I needed you.
Thanks Sam,

Emma, Clinical Nurse Trainer

Thank you very much to the team at Kirkham Young. Being without meaningful employment for some time it was great that KY never lost faith in my ability and helped me to ultimately achieve a role that was an ideal fit for both me and the company. Having people keep faith helps to maintain motivation through even the toughest times. Thank you Kirkham Young.

David L.

Thankyou so much for all your support, you and your company have been wonderful to deal with, so professional and yet so kind and normal! I apologise for my shocked reaction today, I really believed I wasn't good enough! But thankyou very much, you have been a pleasure to deal with.
Kindest Regards,


When I first contacted Kirkham Young with regard to graduate medical sales opportunities, Sam my recruiter was extremely attentive and helped to guide me throughout the whole hiring process.
She was in constant communication with me at all times, was always thinking about the next step. She treated the case with a personal touch as I felt as though I was not just 'another candidate'. She was also extremely professional as she kept on top of the task at hand I believe these qualities are what a lot of people would value as the perfect criteria for a successful recruiter and the kind of recruiter everybody would want helping them when job seeking.
Sam's knowledge of the hiring process is second to none and she helped to educate me and coach me on the interview values that my new company were looking for in detail and on point.

I love my new job, my new colleagues and my working environment and none of this would have arose if it had not been for Sam and the Kirkham Young team.

Niall, Candidate 2015

One of my colleagues at Quanta has used Tina at Kirkham Young to fill various positions over the years and I personally started working with Tina in 2014 for a clinical specialist and marketing role. Kirkham Young’s approach towards recruitment is highly professional. We got quickly introduced to high quality candidates and were able to fill the role in a timely manner.

Thanks for the services provided in 2014 and we are looking forward working with you also in the future.

Chief Commercial Officer
Quanta Fluid Solutions

I find our working relationship to be a joint partnership where we can both be honest and open about any candidate, interviewer or Company concerns.

I trust you implicitly to represent Fresenius Medical Care UK and I know that you care deeply about the candidate experience.

Over our working years you have built your knowledge not just of the Company's requirements but also the culture and the individual quirks of the hiring managers.

Your candidates are always high quality and well briefed. Add to the above your dry sense of humour! I confirm that I very much enjoy working with you.

Recruitment Manager, HR
Fresenius Medical Care UK Ltd

The key to successful recruitment is balancing the complex needs of the client, the candidate and the agency. Tina and her team at Kirkham Young have always achieved this for us, particularly so when searching for candidates to fill unusual roles, or where the competencies and behaviours required to be successful are not “mainstream”.

Kirkham Young are professional and effective in the delivery of all aspects of their service and their candidates are already well briefed and a good fit for the role when they walk through the door.

Vice President Sales EMEA
Sphere Medical

It's a pleasure to work with Tina, Sam and all the team at Kirkham Young. Unlike some other agencies they understand the brief, don't bombard you with inappropriate candidates and business is conducted in a friendly yet effective manner. Happy to recommend their services.

Head of Human Resources
Eschmann Equipment

Recruitment companies abound but specialist recruitment agencies able to deliver exceptional service and source the talent needed for the commercial healthcare sector are rare indeed. Kirkham Young is one such find. Having worked with Kirkham Young for many years I have enjoyed their down to earth approach, honesty and integrity on which the company is founded. The people there really know the market and the candidates presented to me are always well briefed and of the highest calibre. I have no hesitation in recommending Kirkham Young to any company wanting to grow - they are always the first company I call.

A Senior Business / Sales & Marketing Manager
Acute Care Sector

I just wanted to say thank you for the bottle of wine I received today and for all the support you gave me in gaining a new position.

Andrew, Clinical Account Manager

Our company search for an Outside Sales Representative led us to Kirkham Young, which has exceeded my expectations. Tina has been professional every step of the way, and all candidates submitted have been top notch. I did not find that the caliber of candidates submitted from other agencies were as good as the ones submitted by Kirkham Young. If we were to have future needs, I would not hesitate to contact Kirkham Young. In fact, they would be my only call.

Human Resource Specialist
US company looking for direct UK presence

"Hi Sam.

First of all, sorry for not saying anything for so long. Getting in a new company, you know, so many new things, faces, names, training... I wanted to write a thank you email and I end up forgetting.

Thank you so much for the postcard and the bottle of wine and all your concern, it was lovely, I never worked with such a dedicated recruiter.

Hope you are doing well too and anything you need from me, just let me know."

Candidate testimonial

Ken - CT Applications Specialist - GE Healthcare
(formerly Neuroradiographer, Newcastle upon Tyne)

My experience with Kirkham Young was first class. From the initial stages of searching for the position I desired to the final stages of interviews, the team at Kirkham Young supported me all the way. I was notified of positions that might be of interest to me, and from then on any arrangements that needed to be organised where done so by the team. I found the team very helpful, very pleasant to talk to and discuss matters, and totally professional. I would strongly recommend any professionals looking to find a new position to utilise the first class services offered by Kirkham Young. I would like to thank the team for all their help in assisting me to successfully gain the position I desired.

"...thank you for re-building my team in 2010!"

UK Sales Manager
Global imaging company

Just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help with this role, you've been great, always kept me updated and posted on what is happening!!

Thank-you so much its been perfect

UK Product Manager
Global Healthcare Company

Kirkham Young; a highly professional company that provides the personal touch.

Looking for a new job is complex; “Am I right for the company and is the company right for me” are two of the many questions a candidate asks themselves when searching for a new role.

With Kirkham Young these questions are less of a challenge as Tina and Sam spend time getting to know you, to develop a clear understanding of your skill mix, your requirements and your needs; thus the job opportunities that are presented to you are already a good match.

I found the approach of Tina, Sam and the team to be professional yet personal; at Kirkham Young I didn’t feel like “just another candidate”, I felt as though Tina really knew me; I really valued her friendly open approach, her support, coaching and commitment to finding me the ideal position.

I have now been successful; my new job is both exciting and challenging and I haven’t looked back! For those of you out there looking for a recruitment company you can rely on, develop a relationship with and have success then you have found it in Kirkham Young.

Sales and Marketing Support Executive
Dr Foster Intelligence

On a personal note, I would like to thank you so much for all of your help and support throughout this. You are certainly gifted in your job and have made this process natural, positive and encouraging. You are a very valuable asset to your company and I have appreciated you greatly.

Applications Specialist - Radiology

I would like to thank Kirkham Young and especially Tina for finding me the ideal job.

Not only did Kirkham Young search for the job that was best fit for my skill set, but they were upbeat, positive and absolutely determined to find the right position for me.

I am really glad I found them and I thoroughly recommend Kirkham Young to anyone searching for that 'dream job'.

Sally, Account Manager - Medical Imaging

Just a quick note to say thank you again to everyone at Kirkham Young for the very professional and supportive service you gave me whilst applying for the job with Baxter. Everyone I spoke with was friendly and always got back to me when they said they would, which is important to me after dealing with other agencies that had previously fobbed me off!


Thank you for all of your help over the past year. You continue to provide us with excellent quality candidates and a high level of service provision, I hope that we will be able to continue working together for many years to come.

Personnel Executive
Siemens Medical Solutions

I have yet to find a recruitment company in our sector who provide a better, more friendly or helpful service than Kirkham Young, and I have no hesitation in strongly recommending them.

Group Marketing Manager
Corin Ltd

Just want to thank you for all your support and guidance with the assessment days. Without your help I wouldn’t have felt as confident and prepared.

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Sam and Tina have been my primary recruitment consultants for many years, always maintaining the highest of professional standards.

They have an excellent appreciation of my complete requirements and constantly supply me with first class candidates, who have substantially contributed to the success and growth which Kimal has enjoyed over the last 5 – 10 years.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Kirkham Young to any company within the healthcare sector.

UK Sales Director
Kimal Plc

Over the past five years Baxter Healthcare has worked with Sam and Tina to recruit for a range of medical sales, marketing, clinical support and management positions.

Always going the extra mile to find carefully selected, high calibre candidates and ensuring that they are well informed and prepared for interview, we are delighted to have been able to continue our relationship now they are “going it alone” with their own agency “Kirkham Young Ltd”.

We would have no hesitation in highly recommending Kirkham Young to any company looking to enjoy first class service while sourcing new employees for their business in the healthcare sector.

HR Director
Baxter Healthcare Ltd

We have worked with Tina for many years and she has helped us fill many different and difficult positions. She has in-depth knowledge and a very strong network in the market which is a great advantage for our specialised positions.

We are very pleased to continue to work with Tina & Sam in their own firm – they are professional, effective and reliable and always with a smile and a personal approach!

I strongly recommend them to anyone who needs a recruitment firm they can trust and rely on.'

Human Resources Specialist
GE Healthcare

Over the past seven years Vital Signs Ltd has employed the services of Tina & Sam. Over this time my Sales Manager and I have found them to be highly motivated individuals with a clear focus of what is needed to make a great sales person.

This focus has led to our employment of a number of sales personnel that have gone onto to have successful careers with Vital Signs.

On a more personal note I am very pleased that Tina & Sam have made the move for independence with their own company. I have and will continue to strongly recommend them.

Managing Director
Vital Signs Ltd

Looking for a new role is never easy and found myself in the position of using recruitment agents for the first time just before Xmas last year. I was immediately impressed by the attitude of Kirkham Young, my initial call was received with interest and a friendly yet professional approach. Unlike some of the competition, the structure of the call really addressed my needs rather than trying to see what was in it for them. I was delighted after an initial interview with Kirkham Young to be informed about various jobs suited and tailored to my need. All opportunities were well researched and the team went out of their way to discover any other information I required.

Having been short-listed for a role, the team were on hand with encouragement and advice during the run up to the assessment day. On the day itself I was rung and given support.

I was delighted to be successful at my first attempt and I put this down to really being offered roles that suited the employers needs and myself completely.

As a manager it is never easy to recruit but I feel with the focus and dedication Kirkham Young gives to each job search the element of surprise and disappointment on both sides are greatly reduced. I would have no hesitation to use this agency again or recommend them to others.

National Sales Manager

Through the time I have been looking for a new position with Kirkham Young, you as a company have been extremely helpful, from the cheerful guy that answers the phone (even at 5 O'clock on a Friday!) to the Directors of the company. I have been impressed by the fact that both Sam and Tina have phoned me out of hours which demonstrates their commitment to speaking to candidates when it is most convenient. Thankfully I have been placed into an excellent company, and received interview assistance, tips on the company and hints as to how to best present myself to that company. A big thank you Sam and Tina and all at Kirkham Young for all your help.

Respiratory Care Associate
Allen and Hanburys