About Us

Having worked together for nearly four years, John and Fergus founded EslingKenny to provide an easy, approachable recruitment style to the London market, both bringing different skills and a wealth of experience to the table.

Who Are We?


Fergus Esling

Co-founder & Director

Fergus attended Christ’s Hospital school (dubbed “the real Hogwarts”) and went on to read Economics at Lancaster University. Following this he spent several years co-running a garden landscaping company in West Sussex. Moving to London at the end of 2012 Fergus decided to combine his interest and knowledge of finance with his passion for working with people and embarked on a career in financial recruitment.

Fergus played a pivotal role in the growth of a new regional office covering central and east London, quickly establishing himself within this competitive market. His approachable and honest style helped him to win and maintain numerous clients, both SME and blue chip. He receives regular positive referrals from happy clients and candidates from both new and existing relationships.

Who is Fergus?

Hometown: "London born and bred"

Party trick: "Fire spinning - it's a real crowd pleaser!"

Favourite meal: "You just can't beat a good steak!"

Proudest achievement: "In 2015 I ran the Berlin marathon in 3:29"


John Kenny

Co-founder & Director

John began his career in financial recruitment in 2013, moving to the bright lights of London from Bude in Cornwall, having studied at the University of the West of England. His previous experience of working with people in hospitality prepared him well for life in the world of recruitment.

After a hugely successful first year in the industry he was promoted to a managerial position and set about establishing and developing a new regional office in the West London area over a period of just under 3 years. He led an eight-man team who recruited for a variety of financial positions, from junior roles through to qualified level. John's knowledge of working for a larger organisation and his experience of developing and managing a new regional office has laid the groundwork to co-manage a recruitment business of his own.

Who is John?

Favourite football team: "The mighty Wolverhampton Wanderers"

Nickname: "Cinderella - I'm always in bed before 12!"

Biggest passion: "Family"

Proudest achievement: "EslingKenny Ltd...obviously!"

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