So today is a very exciting day for me. It’s the launch of Kiko Recruitment and I couldn’t be more ready to get stuck in!
Even though I’m excited, the last few weeks have been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster to be honest.
Last month, I took the plunge and decided to quit my agency job. At times I thought.. Do you really want to be doing this… especially in a pandemic.. Mmm I’m not too sure? Is this a huge risk? Possibly. But then I thought, why not?
I stopped telling myself about the possible risks, stopped over-thinking and I started doing. I changed my mindset and really focused my mind on what I wanted to achieve.
I have always had the ambition to start my own business and to create a story of my own. To be honest, I think growing up with both my parents having their own businesses, definitely shaped me into this thinking. I watched them grow their visions into something really quite amazing and so I aspired to do the same.
I have worked as a recruitment consultant for a few years for different agencies and really enjoyed it. Throughout this time, I have specialised in the creative and design market.
Whilst at these agencies, I really loved every aspect of the 360 recruitment process- from finding a new client, to finding the perfect candidate for that client, but I wanted more. I wanted to be involved with the business side of things too. I wanted to have more choice and more of a say in how things worked and so, that’s why I decided to go solo and create Kiko Recruitment.
So why the name “Kiko” you may ask?
Well, firstly I wanted to choose a name that had feelings of happiness and positivity. I’m naturally a very positive person and so I wanted my business to convey that too. After researching, I came across the word “Kiko” which interpreted to “being happy” or “being glad” in Japanese, so I thought it would be a great fit. I also thought the name “Kiko” sounded kind-of abstract and quirky which meant that it would be perfect for my creative audience (a little bit cringe I know!)
So what do Kiko do?
Well as you might have guessed, I am sticking to what I know best and continuing to specialise in the creative and design market. I absolutely love this market and over the years have learnt so much about it. I’ve been lucky enough to work with several creative clients and candidates all over the UK and can’t wait to work with many more.
So that’s Kiko in a nutshell but of course there are a lot more details all over the website so please have a little look around!
I will be writing a lot more blog posts over the next few weeks, specifically on some advice in the creative market so please keep an eye out.
Thank you so much for all your support!