About Us

Meet the team at Applause IT

We are a specialist, results driven IT Recruitment Consultancy with an unrivalled market reputation. We advocate a single point of contact approach; so whether you're looking to hire permanent talent or contract resource, you'll only ever work with one consultant.

Through this approach, we’ve been able to consistently deliver results across all aspects of our customers’ IT Recruitment needs, from development, support and testing, to project office, marketing and infrastructure – we do it all, all over the UK!



Mike Scotney

Director

Mike Scotney

With 20 years’ IT recruitment experience, Mike has built many relationships with our key clients. Since establishing the agency in 2000, Mike has led the North West team with great success. Outside of work, he’s also a keen marathon runner and busy father of two growing boys.

Tim Morris

Director

Tim Morris

Tim is also a founding Director at Applause IT. Also with 20 years of experience in the IT recruitment industry to draw upon; Tim now leads the Midlands team whilst supporting his established client base. Outside of work, Tim is kept busy looking after 2 daughters and loves to travel.

Sam Rice

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Sam Rice

Sam joined Applause in 2011 and through his passion for digital media; he quickly built the digital arm of the business in the North West. He now leads the digital recruitment team and is training new consultants. Outside of work, Sam is obsessed with good design, teaching himself to code, reading and boxing.

Alex Pitts

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Alex Pitts

Alex joined Applause IT after graduating from University of Birmingham in Spanish and hasn’t looked back! He is a senior member of the Midlands team (although this doesn’t stop him helping companies down in Surrey and London too!) and loves all things Sport which keeps him busy most weekends.

Dan Rodrigues

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Dan Rodrigues

Dan manages the South West market helping to grow out the super technology hub that is Bristol. Cocktail connoisseur and foodie who enjoys dining out. Father to a little boy called Louis and a massive Arsenal Fan!

Carly Evans

Resource Consultant

Carly Evans

With 2 years IT recruitment experience, Carly focuses on building relationships with clients across the North West. Outside of work, she likes to go to festivals and spend time with friends and family.

Alex Avery

Senior Resource Consultant

Alex Avery

With 6 years combined recruitment experience, Alex is a Senior Resourcer within Applause IT, working closely with Mike Scotney and focussing on roles in the North West of the UK. Outside work he practices music festival and wedding photography, enjoys travelling and cycling.

Raj Kaur

Resource Consultant

Raj Kaur

Raj is an integral part of the North West team’s success. She works closely with both Mike and Sam to help find the top talent in the market. Outside of work, family is a huge part of Raj's life.

Amy Pattison

Resource Consultant

Amy Pattison

Having graduated from The University of Birmingham in German and Law, Amy took a slight detour before finding Applause IT, where she now forms an integral part of the Midlands team as a Resource Consultant. Amy loves to travel, often using this as a prime excuse to fuel her shopaholic spending sprees!

Ryan Green

Recruitment Consultant

Ryan Green

Ryan joined Applause IT in 2015. Since then he's gone from strength to strength and is an asset to the team, with particular focus in Leeds and Yorkshire. He can also mix a mean Manhattan!

James Rowlands-Roberts

Senior Recruitment Consultant

James Rowlands-Roberts

James has over 15 years experience recruiting for businesses in the Midlands. He joined the Applause IT team in 2016.

Jacinta Gardner

Digital Marketing Manager

Jacinta Gardner

Jacinta joined the Applause IT team to help with all things: brand, social and content! She cut her teeth at publishing giants Conde Nast and McCann. She's also a corporate masseuse. Double win!



As a result of our single point of contact philosophy, we've been able to provide quality IT Recruitment services to a range of clients all over the UK. We have dedicated teams of consultants focussed on developing relationships with clients in the North West, Midlands, Yorkshire and South East.