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About us

techfolk is a human-centred recruitment agency, based in Bristol and primarily focused on the tech cluster in the South West of the UK, and beyond - we have nationwide reach. 

Offering around 20 years' experience of recruiting in tech, we're industry-experienced facilitators that provide the full 360° of permanent and contract recruitment services. We work on behalf of progressive start-up, scale-up and maturing tech firms, bringing together the people that define, lead, build, validate, deploy, operate and manage software and data-centric products and technical services.

Please consider us a supportive resource that you can call upon at any time.

Benefitting your job search, you can count on us for insight and meaningful support, backed by pragmatic advocacy towards your career aims. You will be placed front and centre of the work we do on your behalf. Please register with techfolk now to hear about upcoming tech jobs, often before they're advertised.

Similarly, we'd be pleased to explore bringing your hiring plans to life. You'll find us easy to work with and we relish a challenge. We're usually open to sharing a little of what we're learning along the way, even if we're not yet engaged commercially. Please get in touch and we'll be pleased to support your thinking.

In terms of professional bodies, we're Affiliate members of the British Computer Society and we honour the BCS code of conduct. We adhere to the Data Protection Act (reg. no. ZA084590). We're members of the Recruitment and Employers Confederation too (membership no. 00089203), adhering to the REC code of practice (our terms of business for employers are REC approved).

We look forward to working with, and for, you.

With thanks,

Andrew and Vittoria



"Having personally worked within industry - employed at internet infrastructure, software and web providers - I offer a real world understanding of the skills, attributes and culture that enables success for the roles that we now hire into. I'm in my 14th year of hiring, nine of which are around the South West tech cluster. For fun I'm into cycling, electronic and world music, the great outdoors and gardening. I am a co-organiser of the Threads meetup group, exploring operational growth factors with tech company founders and leaders."

Andrew Gifford - Founding Director

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"Having also personally worked within industry - for start-up and growing technology vendors - I have launched relational databases and websites, I've managed web development teams, I've fulfilled pre-sales and technical support roles, and I've coordinated commercial teams. I offer a first hand understanding of what it takes for these people and their associated functions to deliver well. For fun, I'm into motorbikes, loud rock music, history, and ancient and modern philosophy. I also look after the operational and data aspects of the business."

Vittoria Rubino - Operations Manager

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A partnership 10 years in the making


We make a good team, with complementary strengths. We work hard at nurturing our network and are proud to support business owners and hiring managers whose values we share. 

Actually, we have a little shared history too, having worked together 10 years prior launching a careers website. We take a home-based and entirely remote approach, enjoying the productivity and flexibility.