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Growth is at the heart of everything we do, King Recruit are an ambitious, independently minded recruitment and search agency, covering the whole of the South West.

Founded in 2015 by MD Helen Plumridge, King Recruit, based in Pynes Hill Exeter are specialists in finance, sales, tech and digital search. In 2021 King Recruit joined forces with former Dragon and serial Entrepreneur, James Caan CBE by becoming part of the Recruitment Entrepreneur portfolio.

King Recruit work with SME's across the region to find the best talent to join their teams, grow their businesses and ultimately drive success. As a specialist recruitment and search agency we work with talented individuals and focus on a broad range of commercial positions, all the way through to senior management.

Get in touch and see how our team can help your business grow today.

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Building a resilient and effective management team

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” - Henry Ford. When a business starts to take off, most founders understand they can do longer achieve everything on their own. In the early days, being the finance person, the sales rep, the operations manager may have been possible, but once a business starts to…

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Building a team for a start-up business

Building a team for a start-up business Building a team is an incredibly exciting time, but it can also be daunting. Hiring the right staff with an enthusiastic can do attitude, who have the correct skills to produce results and that buy into your company ethos can make or break your business, so where do you start? In the Part…

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When to hire for your Start-Up

When should you hire for your Start-Up? Many founders can be overwhelmed by the risk that recruitment can bring, the cost of hiring, investing in a team that doesn’t end up supporting the business, the HR fall out. Making a bad hire is one of the fundamental reasons for start-ups failing, so how do you know when to hire? Any…

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Creating a Successful Team

How to create a successful team Coalescing your staff into a strong, vibrant and collaborative team will be the building blocks for achieving a thriving business. Behind any business success is a dynamic team who have united together to reach a common goal. You may have the most incredible business idea and entrepreneurial brain, but without a powerful team harmoniously…

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Keys to Thrive in Your Start-Up

How do you give your Start-Up the best chance to succeed? You’ve recruited for key roles in your start-up and built a thriving team, allowing you to focus on what you do best, pioneer your business. But what makes a start-up really thrive? The figures on how many start-ups don’t make it can be scary, 80% of British businesses fail…

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Whatever your skills, strengths and talents, there’s a place for them here at King Recruit – one of the leading Recruitment and Search agencies in Exeter and the South West.

If a dynamic, mature and flexible team culture sounds like you – you’ll fit right in! Whether you are early career or have years of experience in recruitment or search, we would love to hear from you.

We are focused on growing our team to be the very best.



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