The Ardent team continues to grow with the arrival of our new Operations Manager Kat Jones.

Kat has 20 years’ experience in the legal recruitment industry, joining a major firm as a new graduate in 2000 and working up to an associate director role. Kat’s former agency reduced in size during the first lockdown. Since then she has been providing a careers advice service for a secondary school. With this new position she is coming back to her recruitment roots.

Important projects

Kat said: “I am really pleased to be joining Ardent at this point, when there is such great potential for growth. This role includes all the things I really love about recruitment, developing a relationship with our clients and candidates. I’ll be focussing on important projects such as enabling Ardent to become carbon neutral, continuing to encourage more diversity within our candidates and working on Ardent’s key objectives of being a socially conscious business. After working in education I’m also keen to see how we can bring talented young people from all backgrounds into our industry.

“I love the approach that Ardent takes to its clients. The legal recruitment market has no shortage of agencies, but it’s obvious that clients really value the expertise and uncompromising focus on service that Ardent’s consultants bring. I’m excited to be part of a team of people who are passionate about their business.”

Year of growth

Director Gerry Arbuckle said: “This has been a year of real growth for Ardent, and I’m delighted Kat is joining us. The Operations Manager role is an exciting new one. Kat will focus on many of the behind the scenes activities that keep the business running smoothly, as well as lending her experience to sourcing candidates.”

Director Jane Gaunt said: “Kat is going to be such a great asset to our team. She’s positive and energetic and I know she will be a valued colleague as we grow the business.”

You can connect with Kat Jones on LinkedIn.