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
Permanent Recruitment Manager
Birmingham - Senior Level Hires
Alex Pitts
Alex manages the Permanent Recruitment division 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
Lead 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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Vytas Jelinskas
Senior 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 and North West - .NET & Data
George Postle
Joining straight from Coventry Uni, George heads up .NET and Data recruitment in the Midlands and North West. Aside from the world of technical recruitment, 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 and North West - Infrastructure & DevOps
Harvey Chawner
Fresh out of Worcester Uni, Harvey handles all things DevOps and Infrastructure in the Midlands and North West regions. Aside from work life, Harvey is a keen sportsman playing for Birmingham City FC when he was younger, despite being a massive Villa! He can usually be found somewhere near the kettle with a fresh brew in hand.
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James Round
Recruitment Consultant
Midlands - PHP Development & Digital Design
James Round
Coming from a retail background James made the step transition the recruitment world, bringing with him his wealth of sales and management experience. James manages everything PHP & UX/UI focused in the Midlands. His aim is to light up the market, bringing candidates & clients 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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Jamie Newton
Recruitment Consultant
Midlands / North West - Project Office & Product Management
Jamie Newton
University of Leicester graduate, Jamie is Coventry born and raised. Following an eight-year spell with the Leicester City Football Academy, Jamie studied Management. He has now turned his competitive nature into the recruitment industry. Outside of work he’s 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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Ben Whitmarsh
Recruitment Consultant
North West - PHP & Java
Ben Whitmarsh
Ben has made his way into recruitment from a sporting background – a real team player with a passion for football. Priding himself on getting the very best out of his candidates and going that extra mile, Ben fits right in here at Applause! The satisfaction of helping people find their dream job and supporting them on their journey is what keeps him motivated inside the office, and binge watching the latest Netflix series is his idea of taking the pressure off outside of hours. Building on his previous recruitment experience he’s already got his targets firmly set on his next purchase – he’s a sucker for a nice watch!
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