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

Lead Consultant - PHP & JavaScript in the West Midlands

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

Lead Consultant - Mobile Development in the North West

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.

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!

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

Consultant - Software QA & Release in the West Midlands

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.

Pei Hao Chan

Consultant - Business Intelligence in the North West

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

Consultant - .NET in the West Midlands

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

Tom Greaves

Consultant - .NET & Java in the North West

Tom Greaves

Tom is our northern Software Development specialist with experience headhunting the best IT professionals. He works with top clients in the North West of England to grow their teams. Tom loves keeping up with the latest technology trends and when he's not growing development teams, you can find him brushing up his own knowledge. He's also a die-hard Villa fan.

Olivia Pole

Consultant - PHP Development in the East Midlands

Olivia Pole

Obsessed with all things American, Olivia spent a year cutting her teeth in the fast-paced world of Disney World Florida. Back in sunny Birmingham, she joins the team having built up her sales skills and ready to provide an amazing service to our East Midlands clients and candidates.

Sophie Sinfield

Consultant - Project/Product Management in the North West

Sophie Sinfield

Sophie is our resident, no nonsense law Graduate. Known in the office for her love of a good debate and the fact she can eat a whole Easter egg in one sitting don’t let Sophie’s size fool you. 5 ft 1 has never been feistier! Tasked to look after our North West based clients, Sophie is the go to consultant for all things Project Management!

Aaliyah Burgher

Consultant - C++ & Java in the West Midlands

Aaliyah Burgher

Aaliyah is our psychology graduate from Birmingham. As one of ten siblings, she has great interpersonal and people management skills. Having sampled life down south at the University of Bedfordshire, Aaliyah is returning to Birmingham to begin her career in IT recruitment. Away from the office you may find her catching up on her favourite shows and she also knits great, funky scarves.

Emmanuel Tetteh

Consultant - PHP & JavaScript in the North West

Emmanuel Tetteh

Our resident Pharmaceutical scientist, having 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.

Rhianne Robertson

Consultant - .NET in the East Midlands

Rhianne Robertson

Rhianne studied her MSc in Health Psychology at Aston University after getting her BSc in Psychology. Away from the office Rhianne enjoys Netflix & Coffee, and the occasional G&T. A former student of Tae Kwon Do & Aikido, we hope to never see her put her skills to work! She loves to travel, and the next dream destination is San Diego.

Vytas Jelinskas

Consultant - DevOps in the North West

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.

Jonathon Crimmons

Digital Marketing Executive

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.



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.