Suze has been a leader in boutique recruitment for over 25 years. Her journey started as the in-house recruiter for both St James’s & Lucy Clayton secretarial colleges. These colleges provided a prestigious career start for bright young secretaries with the former having been founded by Winston Churchill’s PA.
Her success at mentoring and placing secretarial graduates lead to demand from her clients for the additional provision of more experienced staff of the same calibre. The graduates she placed kept returning to Suze for direction during their careers as they progressed from those first role’s. So St James’s Consultancy was formed, lead by Suze to fulfil this wider remit of recruitment with the same St James’s ethos.
During her 23 years at St James consultancy Suze has placed Executive Assistants with just about every sector imaginable. Media, the arts, advertising, private banking, management consultancy, family offices, boutique businesses, government, royal households and charities.
As a result Suze’s understanding of individual roles and working environments is unparalleled, as is her ability to recognise and nurture talent.
Before co founding KIN Bianca spent many years working as a private PA and staffing specialist. Working both in London and internationally. She founded Holland Park Staffing in 2009 to provide staff to private individuals. Bianca has placed staff with many household names, HNW individuals and supported senior executives and their families.
Overtime her long term private clients started to ask for executive assistants. Wanting to better understand the new roles she was recruiting for, Bianca decided to invest time working as an EA for an upper echelon entrepreneur and investor, as well as at a number of established and start up private equity & fintech companies.
She understands the skills, professionalism and discretion required for both private and executive roles.