Background & Values
Established in 2014 as part of Kensington Consulting Ltd, Kensington Additive brings technical expertise and a deep understanding of our clients’ needs. We base our ethos on our core principles of Quality, Commitment, Communication, and Knowledge.
Specializing in sourcing top talent in Additive Manufacturing, we employ unique headhunting techniques to find and select the best AM professionals in the industry.
Our goal is to bridge the skills gap in 3D Printing. Whether it’s Engineers or C-Suite executives, we’re proud to partner with industry leaders and attend trade shows year after year to expand our network and industry knowledge.
Why Us: Innovation
We’ve pioneered “Root-Cause Recruitment,” a personalized process enabling us to understand our clients and candidates better than anyone else. Our experience in the engineering sector has taught us the power of Root-Cause Analysis. We’ve found it applies to finding the actual problem our clients want to solve through recruitment. This same process helps us understand the motivations and goals of our candidates.
Why Us: Global Network
Since our inception, we’ve built an unparalleled global network of talent. We’ve successfully partnered with market-leading machine manufacturers, end users, powder producers, and service bureaus across North America, Europe, and the UK.
The demand for Engineers with AM experience is rising, particularly in fields like
applications, field service, sales, DFAM, materials, and process development. And our clients repeatedly come back to us to help grow their teams.
Plus, we partner with investors to source Presidents, VPs, and leadership teams who can create, develop, and implement an AM business from scratch.
Why Us: Lived Experience
And here’s an extra bonus: we have our own 3D printer. We believe in practicing what we preach, so our consultants have first-hand knowledge of the technology - from design to printing. Our team has also completed Additive Manufacturing training and even assisted a Nuclear Design company with prototyping needs.
Phillip Hodson established Kensington Consulting Ltd, with the idea of Engineers recruiting Engineers, to serve the UK Engineering & Manufacturing industry. The three co-founders came from these sectors, including CEO Phillip Hodson who worked for Caterpillar, Alexander Dennis, and Perkins Engines.
Kensington Consulting Ltd gained its REC accreditation, the first recruitment company in the Northwest to do so.
The first consultant achieves CertRP status
Winner of the Recruit Rank Overall Recruitment Company
Office moves from Ackhurst Park, Chorley to Rutherford Point, Buckshaw Village. Kensington Additive is established, serving the global additive manufacturing industry.
Our employee count is now in double figures for the first time.
The office is expanded to accommodate more employees. 1st international placement in the AM industry and 1st AM trade show attended.
We purchase a 3D printer and support a nuclear company with prototyping.
Kensington Additive extends its service to the Machine Tool market across North America and Europe
Biggest sales month in company history
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When it comes to Additive Manufacturing talent acquisition, trust the experts at Kensington Additive. Contact us today to take your business to new heights with the right team of professionals.