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Kinly appoints Andy Nicholls as its first Global Head of Talent Acquisition


Kinly, the global provider of AV integration and collaboration services and support, has today announced that Andy Nicholls has been appointed the company’s Global Head of Talent Acquisition. Based in the UK, he will report to Global People Director, Katy Thorpe.

Andy brings more than 25 years of recruitment expertise to the role, which he will use to grow Kinly’s team of specialists and industry experts as well as ensuring the company retains its existing talent.

During his career, Andy has led talent acquisition at some of the world’s leading brands, including RAC, Ricoh UK, and SCC. Calling on these experiences, he plans to boost Kinly’s talent acquisition, creating a home for prominent industry experts in AV and workplace transformation.

Kinly is on a trajectory of significant growth and expansion, having opened new offices in both Germany and Switzerland last year and more recently, extended operations in Japan, India, Poland, China and Australia. As Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Andy will play a fundamental part in continuing this growth into 2024.

Within his new role, Andy will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of talent acquisition, including the creation and execution of global recruitment strategies while driving clear career paths for employees. This will involve collaborating closely with Kinly’s company leaders to identify hiring and development needs, craft comprehensive plans, and ensure a steady pipeline of diverse talent.

Speaking on the new appointment, Kinly CEO Tom Martin, says: “I’m delighted that Andy is joining us as Global Head of Talent Acquisition. This strategic move underlines Kinly’s commitment to nurturing a talented and diverse workforce, a crucial element in our continued success and future growth plans.

Katy Thorpe added: “I am incredibly excited to have Andy onboard and we are both committed to further growing our talent base at Kinly. I always describe Kinly as a group of subject matter experts — it’s one of the elements of the AV industry I enjoy the most. Andy shares this passion for finding and creating said subject matter experts, and inspiring future generations to become them. 

“As Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Andy will support the growth of internal career paths, paving the way for individuals and teams to get to grips with the AV industry and ensuring Kinly is home to top talent. It has been a pleasure getting to know Andy prior to his appointment and to explore our shared values, 2024 is going to be a great year.”

Commenting on his appointment, Andy says: “I was drawn to Kinly's vibrant culture, one that fosters growth and values its people as the driving force behind its success. The company's commitment to nurturing talent and fostering an inclusive environment aligns perfectly with my passion for recruiting and retaining exceptional individuals.

“I'm excited to leverage my experience to attract top-tier talent globally, ensuring that Kinly continues to thrive and expand, building on the existing workplace where individuals can truly excel. I look forward to working with the talented teams at Kinly and furthering its vision of becoming a home to industry experts.”

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