About LKA Recruitment

Who we are and what we do

Our Story

LKA Recruitment was established three years ago when Liz took the decision to open on her own, with assistance from Kathy, Amanda and Helen, who all having founded or worked for another independent agency, have a wealth of experience and knowledge of the Recruitment industry, especially in the Colchester and Essex/Suffolk areas. This experience together with the experience and expertise that their new Consultants have brought to the business has allowed LKA Recruitment to move forward with energy and enthusiasm, helping many Candidates find the perfect position and Clients the best Candidate for the job.

LKA is a modern Agency with old fashioned values, between us we have over 100 years in the Recruitment Industry our knowledge is second to none, we believe in giving our Candidates and Clients a professional and personal service, finding out their exact requirements, this enables us to match candidate to client.

LoyaltyKnowledgeAmbition • are our key values and we endeavour to follow these values at all times, adding in a little humour along the way to enhance the experience of working with us for both Candidates and Clients.

About Us

LKA Recruitment specialises in finding top talent for a variety of sectors, including healthcare, commercial, industrial, and driving. Our team is dedicated to providing personalised and exceptional staffing solutions to each and every client. We offer both temporary and permanent placements to meet your business needs.

At the same time, we are committed to assisting job seekers in finding their perfect position. With expertise in a variety of specialist sectors, we have the knowledge and resources to help every candidate achieve their career goals. Contact us to learn more about our staffing services and how we can help you find the best candidates for your company.

We prefer carrying out face-to-face interviews with Candidates (whenever possible) as this gives us the opportunity to build up a mutual rapport and gain a more in-depth idea of their individual requirements. Besides which it’s nice to put a face to a name!

N.B. LKA Recruitment deals with both Temporary and Permanent Placements – Speaking of which, now we come to another equally important aspect of our work, supplying valued Clients with eminently suitable Candidates; Candidates who satisfy all the requirements specified by the Client. The Client expects “a good fit” and so do we!

We get to know our Clients just as we get to know our Candidates; their likes, dislikes, traits, etc., and have known many Clients over a number of years, so are consequently well prepared to satisfy their individual job requirements.


Commercial, anything from an office Junior to Senior Management, anything in between.


Industrial, Picking/Packing/Warehouse, Machine Operators, Parcel Sorters, Refuse Loaders to name but a few


Driving from HGV I down to 3.5 drivers and all categories of Forklift Drivers, Drivers Mates.


We cover the whole of the UK, and recruit for all fields of medicine.

Meet The Team

Liz Mullenger


I have been working in Recruitment for over 25 years and have been working with Kathy all that time! I started work as a Junior Consultant, then over the years ran the Industrial and Commercial Divisions and am now the Director of LKA Recruitment, which due to the great team we have is proving very successful.

On 5th November 2018 I took the decision to open my own Agency, LKA Recruitment. With assistance from Kathy, Amanda and Helen, with our wealth of experience (which we enjoy passing on to new team members) it enables us to go from strength to strength, growing ever more successful.

We strive to give the best service we can to all our Candidates and Clients and always go the extra mile if they need a little help with this.

We feel our success at LKA is due to our experience in Recruitment and the fact we have colleagues that we enjoy both working and socialising with, as we believe in working hard to achieve our goals.  We enjoy small events days/evenings out, plus sometimes just having a breakfast in the Office, which helps to keep us going when the pressure is on!


Our team has grown considerably since 2018, which also means we have diversified into different areas, where we work with clients all over the UK, this has been very hard but very rewarding for all the team.


Kathy Ovens

Senior Consultant

Having founded and built up a well-known Colchester Agency over a 40-year period, the challenge of once again being part of a team building another very successful Independent Agency has been a great thrill.

It has been so nice working with a team of all ages who genuinely look out for each other and enjoy working and playing together.

Although senior in age to some of the team, they keep me young, and I still get a thrill out of placing Candidates in both Permanent and Temporary bookings. I know next year is going to continue to be as exciting and successful as the past four years have been since the start of LKA Recruitment!

Amanda Doyland

Driving Manager

I have been working with Liz now since 2012 to present.

I have been working in Recruitment for over 25 years, during this time I have worked in many sectors, I realised that my niche was in the Driving Sector and I have now been specialising in this for the last 20 years. At LKA I have managed to grow the division with the help of Morgan, we are quite a formidable team!

I find it very rewarding working with both Clients and Candidates matching everyone to their desired requirements.

When I am not working my time is spent with my two Westies, Smirnoff and Brandi. Along with one of my Westie friends, we organise Westie walks for Colchester where we have had up to 90 Westies attend, they get busier every time, this is turn helps us raise money for a Westie Charity.

Morgan Rampling

Driving Consultant

When I left school I did a Business Administration and ICT Apprenticeship, when I finished this I wanted to find a job which could be my career as well.

I started working with LKA Recruitment as an apprentice in the Driving Division in 2019.  I will be finishing my Recruitment Consultant Level 3 qualification this year,

I work alongside Amanda, whose knowledge and experience have helped me understand the business needs, which in turn has helped me grow in confidence dealing with Clients and Candidates.

Outside of work, I enjoy finding adventurous things to do with my partner and friends, I also like spending time with My Dog Rocky taking him on long walks and to local shows.

Andrew Johnson

Healthcare Consultant

Having spent a long part of my career in the Financial Markets I changed careers to the recruitment industry over two years ago and specialised in Medical Recruitment hiring Doctors, Nurses and Support Workers for some the of the country’s most prestigious Private Healthcare Institutions.

My time with the team at LKA Recruitment, has certainly been as exciting as in the Financial Markets and just as rewarding.

I am a big fan of rock and classical music and a certain London based football team!

Josh Aubrey

Consultant & Social Media/Marketing

I have worked with team at LKA Recruitment since I was 17, originally doing temp work whilst studying at Cambridge University for my Law Degree. I am now working full time in the office working alongside Stephanie doing the social media and marketing, since we started we have improved our reach by over 1200%.

I have also been trained as a consultant and enjoy working alongside Liz and Kathy helping with the Industrial and Commercial Divisions, which have grown tremendously over the past 3 years. Dealing with both clients and candidates is very different every day which I really enjoy.

Stephanie Von-Gunten

Social Media & Marketing

I have been with LKA since they were founded, I had also worked with the team previously.

I am one of the marketing and social media team and I really enjoy using my creativity to produce fun and exciting content. While working for LKA, I have graduated from King’s College London with a BSc in Geography as well as graduating from The University of Law with a Masters in Law.

I love my dog and travelling and am very excited to be working for such a rapidly growing company.

Jan Peters

Temporary Recruitment Consultant and Sales Co-Ordinator

I joined the team in October 2021 as a Sales Co-Ordinator, getting everything up to date and putting systems in place, since then though my role has changed slightly, I am still doing the Sales side, however I have been working on the Temporary Recruitment side of the business, working under the expert eye of Kathy who is teaching me everything she knows!

It has been a very intense learning curve which I have thoroughly enjoyed, my previous Sales and Communication skills have proved to be transferrable in every aspect of what I am now doing.

We have had some amazing days/nights out and the team at LKA are a joy to work with.

My downtime is spent with my Golden Retriever, Ronnie. Taking him on long walks in the forest and down by the river.

I love playing pool and snooker and sometimes let my husband win too, but only occasionally!

Helen Clark MAAT

Accounts Manager

I have been the Accounts Manager at LKA since its launch in November 2018. With over 28 years’ experience in the Accounting field (the majority of this within the Recruitment Industry) the last 2 years have certainly been the most testing. “What doesn’t break us makes us stronger” Although harsh, this quote is usually true.. The Accounts Department continues to grow (with the business) at a rapid rate and I look forward to embracing all the challenges this has to offer.

Karen Emery MAAT

Accounts Assistant

I was one of the first additions to the LKA Team, joining as an Accounts Assistant in February 2019.
Though new to the field of Recruitment at the time, I had worked in various Finance roles within the Public Sector for over 30 years and what started as a 2-mornings a week role, has increased to 3-days a week, as LKA continues to grow.

I am a very social person and holds the position of LKA’s “Entertainments Manager” organising birthdays and other events for the Team.

Outside of LKA, I spend a large part of my time abroad, soaking up the sun and supping on a few cocktails, with special interest in Cyprus and the beautiful island of Kefalonia.
Long may this lifestyle continue!!!

Julie Lea

Accounts Assistant

I joined LKA Recruitment in August 2021. I have worked in accounts for many years in a Radio station. This is the first Recruitment company I have worked in, things are definitely fast paced here! No twiddling of my thumbs here but it is all good fun. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning new things and working with Helen and Karen who have been very patient with me. The company is very busy and I can certainly see why it has gone from strength to strength each year. I am so glad to be given the opportunity to thrive with them.

I also enjoy the added bonus, of all the cream cakes and full English breakfasts. I am sure my dress size has gone up but I am not complaining 😊.

Valerie Gamble

Part-Time Administrator

I am one of LKA Recruitments, part-time Administration team, I check the files to ensure that we are compliant, update our CRM system with all new candidates, I will assist with interviewing candidates for all the divisions if the need arises.

When I am in the office I enjoy that it is always busy and every day is different, the team work well together, even though it may get fraught at times, the end result is always positive.

I enjoy spending my free time (not that there is much of this) with my Grandchildren and socialising, this also helps to keep me young.

Christine Carter

Part-Time Administrator

I am one of the part-time Administration team for LKA Recruitment, along with Val I help to put everything on the CRM system, I am the office go to person for any spelling and grammatical queries, as I have to say some of them forget!!

I have worked with the team for many years now, going through many changes with them, it is a very fast paced environment but always lots of chocolate to keep me going.

We are currently looking for Recruitment Consultants

We are looking for experienced Recruitment Consultants to join our team, either in the Temporary or Permanent side of recruitment within any sector.

Have you worked as a ‘360’ recruitment consultant before, with a proven track record in business/relationship development, are you able to hit financial targets, you will need to be ambitious and driven to get the results.

Must have a clean driving licence with no points pending
Must have a good knowledge of MS Office,
Must have a minimum of 2 years proven record as a Recruitment Consultant.

Competitive salary and uncapped commission structure.

Proven OTE £35,000.00 and above