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 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.

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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
Lead Consultant - Midlands - PHP & JavaScript
Birmingham - PHP & JavaScript
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.

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Dan Rodrigues
Lead Consultant
Manchester - UX & Mobile
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.

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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 and Yorkshire district. He’s an asset to the team and can also mix a mean Manhattan!

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Sophie Sinfield
Recruitment Consultant
Manchester - Project & Product
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!

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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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Katrina Dass
Resource Consultant
Midlands / North West - Development / Business Change
Katrina Dass
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George Postle
Recruitment Consultant
Midlands - .NET & Java
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
Senior Recruitment Consultant
UK - Contract Recruitment
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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