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.

Alex Pitts

Senior IT Recruitment Consultant

Alex Pitts

Alex is a senior member of the team with strong connections across the Midlands- he even completed his undergrad at the University of Birmingham! He loves all things Sport, especially F1 which keeps him busy most weekends.

Dan Rodrigues

Senior IT Recruitment Consultant

Dan Rodrigues

Dan is another senior team member managing the thriving technology hub that is Manchester. Father to a little boy, Louis, and a massive Arsenal Fan, Dan is a lively spirit with a clear vision and knack for growing businesses.

Matt Clayton

IT Recruitment Consultant

Matt Clayton

Matt is our northern Java juggernaut with experience headhunting the best IT professionals. He works with top clients in the North West of England to grow their team. When he's not on the phone in the office, you can catch him visiting local craft breweries and listening to live music.

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 Dan to help find the top talent in the market. Outside of work, family is a huge part of Raj's life.

Ryan Green

IT Recruitment Consultant

Ryan Green

Ryan is a straight talking recruitment consultant with attention to detail and a keen insight into IT recruitment in the Leeds and Yorkshire district. He's an asset to the team and can also mix a mean Manhattan!

Guv Johal

IT Recruitment Consultant

Guv Johal

Guv is our jovial recruitment consultant with experience recruiting across the Midlands. You'll find keeping our Midlands team abuzz with top IT talent. She also knows her way around the dancefloor and is a Bhangra dancing devotee.

Jacinta Didarzadeh

Marketing Manager

Jacinta Didarzadeh

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 massage therapist. Double win!

Yasmin Aslam

Talent Acquisition & Training Manager

Yasmin Aslam

Yasmin is our resident Talent Acquisition & Training Manager. Heading up our bespoke training academy, she supports our growing team by adding new recruitment superheroes to the mix! After a hard day's work, Yas enjoys nothing more than relaxing into some serious handbag therapy and planning her next luxury holiday!

Pei Hao Chan

IT Recruitment Consultant

Pei Hao Chan

Pei is our resident entrepreneur from Manchester Business School. Having set up his own fashion business whilst studying for his A-levels, Pei is a man on a mission. He's also the most accident-prone member of the Applause IT team!

Claudia Nichols

IT Recruitment Consultant

Claudia Nichols

Claudia joins us from The University of Bristol where she studied Psychology. She loves going to festivals and among her many talents, can build a twelve tower Jaeger bomb...and drink it! We can't wait to see what she builds at Applause IT as our .NET recruiter in the Midlands

Alice Barber

IT Recruitment Consultant

Alice Barber

Alice is a specialist recruitment consultant working in our London market. Alice grew up in Italy and is a master of the cuisine and language!

Edward Tunnicliffe

IT Recruitment Consultant

Edward Tunnicliffe

Edward specialises in recruitment for IT sales. He's travelled far and wide following his studies in Manchester and has proven himself as a dedicated, hard-working and funny member of the team.

Tom Greaves

IT Recruitment Consultant

Tom Greaves

Tom joins is our specialist IT infrastructure & cyber security recruitment consultant. Tom loves keeping up with the latest technology trends and when he's not growing infrastructure teams, you can find him brushing up his own knowledge through MOOCs. He's also a die-hard Villa fan.



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.