Who
are we?

We are a highly professional IT Recruitment Consultancy delivering an exceptional level of service through our true recruitment partnership approach. We believe in working together with our customers as an extension of their employer brand to promote their opportunities to the best talent in the marketplace.

For us to be able to achieve the best results possible for our clients, we promote continuous consultant collaboration to ensure that both technical and recruiter knowledge is being passed through our consultancy to benefit you. We are committed to being a modern social recruiter, leading the way in social recruiting. Recruiting on the tech scene means that we provide the best digital experience possible to clients and candidates.

Through our years of experience within the IT industry, we’ve been able to consistently deliver results across all aspects of our clients’ IT Recruitment needs, from development, support and testing, to professional services, marketing and infrastructure – we do it all, all over the UK!

Tim Morris
Director
Birmingham - Sales
Tim Morris

Tim is a founding Director at Applause IT with 20 years of experience in the IT recruitment industry to draw upon. Tim leads the Business Development activities within the organisation, as well as delivering upon the various accounts he has held for over 10 years. Outside of work, Tim is kept busy looking after 2 daughters and loves to travel.

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Mike Scotney
Director
Birmingham - Operations
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.

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Alex Pitts
Midlands Recruitment Manager
Birmingham - PHP & JavaScript
Alex Pitts

Alex manages the Midlands at Applause IT- An adopted Brummie, he even completed his undergrad at the University of Birmingham! He loves all things Sport, especially F1 which keeps him busy most weekends.

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Ryan Green
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Leeds - Software Development
Ryan Green

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

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Tom Greaves
Recruitment Consultant
Manchester - .NET & Java
Tom Greaves

Tom is our specialist in everything Java & .NET in the North West. He loves to keep up with the latest technology trends, and when Tom isn’t helping innovative organisations grow their Product and/or Platform Software Engineering teams, you can find him devouring his way around the UK’s gastronomic scene, or watching Aston Villa (usually lose).

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Emmanuel Tetteh
Recruitment Consultant
Manchester - PHP & JavaScript
Emmanuel Tetteh

Our resident Pharmaceutical Scientist. Emmanuel completed his degree at Wolverhampton, he joins the recruitment world believing it is a better fit for his skills and abilities. Emmanuel is a resident jet setter who has lived in 3 different countries. Away from work, he is a keen footballer who loves a crunching tackle as much as he loves trying new foods.

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Jonathon Crimmons
Digital Marketing Executive
Birmingham - Marketing
Jonathon Crimmons

Having ventured north for his Business & Management degree at UCLan, Jonathon has returned to the Midlands as our internal marketer, in charge of all things social at Applause IT as well as our weekly blog posts. He’ll often spend his weekends watching or playing rugby and is never one to shy away from after-work drinks.

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Vytas Jelinskas
Recruitment Consultant
Manchester - DevOps
Vytas Jelinskas

Vytas is our Worcester University graduate with a degree in Sport Business Management, but he purely means business. Coming from a sporting background, he is naturally very competitive with exemplary perseverance, part of this background has included representing England at Futsal! Away from work he has a love for luxury cars with a long-term goal of owning a Lamborghini.

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George Postle
Recruitment Consultant
Midlands - .NET & Angular
George Postle

Joining straight from Coventry Uni, George heads up .NET on the Midlands desk. Aside from the world of C#, Georges’ passions include dining at the finest restaurants Birmingham has to offer. Not one to take defeat casually George holds a strong sporting background as former age-grade Leicester Tiger, now developing into a love for all sports and can usually be found at Villa Park at the weekends.

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Kaz Yaqub
Contract Recruitment Manager
U.K. - Europe
Kaz Yaqub
Having worked in the IT recruitment industry for over 7 years, Kaz has built a reputation and network across Europe within the contractor market for delivering excellent service, a consultative approach and dedicated work ethic. He is a senior member of our team, leading the contract recruitment offering from Applause IT. Outside of work, Kaz enjoys time spent with his wife and son or travelling across Europe with his mates.
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Harvey Chawner
Recruitment Consultant
Midlands - DevOps
Harvey Chawner

Fresh out of Worcester Uni, Harvey handles all things DevOps and Infrastructure in the Midland region. Aside from work life, Harvey is a keen sportsman playing for Birmingham City FC when he was younger, despite being a massive Villa! Fan he can usually be found somewhere near the kettle with a fresh brew in hand.

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Jean Barkhuizen
Recruitment Consultant
U.K. - Cyber Security
Jean Barkhuizen

With a passion for information security, Jean holds several security-related certifications, which gives him a unique insight into the market. Outside of work Jean is a bit of an amateur penetration tester, setting up and breaking his own networks. When not breaking things, Jean likes to try bringing South African culture to the UK through braaiing! Jean is here to build an Empire relating to all things Security!

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James Round
Recruitment Consultant
Midlands - UX & UI
James Round

Coming from a retail background James has taken a step into the recruitment world, bringing with him his wealth of sales and management. James manages everything UX/UI focused in the Midlands. His aim is to light up the market, bringing candidate & client together. James is a big fan of getting out of the office and meeting his candidates face to face. If you’d like to grab a coffee with him, get in touch!

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Steve Morehen
Recruitment Consultant
Midlands - Data & Business Intelligence
Steve Morehen

Steve handles all things Business Intelligence and Data in the Midlands, working with talented candidates and innovative companies. After 4 years of studying in Brum, he joined the team fresh with his MSc at the University of Birmingham. A huge sports fan – Steve spends his time watching rugby & American football and zig-zagging his way down fairways around the country as he looks to improve his handicap.

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Jamie Newton
Resource Consultant
Midlands / North West - .NET & Java
Jamie Newton

University of Leicester graduate Jamie is Coventry born and raised, a proper Midlands Kid! Following an eight-year spell with the Leicester City Football Academy, Jamie studied Management and is now ready to transfer his competitive nature into the recruitment industry. Jamie has now made the transition to golf and enjoys a visit to the 19th once the round is over! A sufferer of wanderlust, Jamie has travelled South-East Asia and has a list of destinations he plans on ticking off in the future.

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