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Having personally worked within industry - employed at internet infrastructure, startup 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 16th year of hiring, 12 of which are around the South West tech cluster.

Specialisms: guiding and supporting startups, scaleups, open source, cloud & HPC systems, SaaS.

Outside of our work, my interests and hobbies are varied; photography, film, gardening for nature, reading, podcasts, being outdoors, plus enjoying experiencing all sorts of music, food, people and cultures. I'm currently juggling a long term health condition (ME/CFS), so am greatly missing cycling, hiking, being fit and active. I'm learning about well being, breathing and nutrition as a result!

Andrew Gifford - tech recruitment person and MD/founder

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I’m delighted to join techfolk having spent the last 10 years working in recruitment for big tech (Amazon and Microsoft) scaling engineering and AI/ML teams. I’ve helped grow Alexa, FireTV, Ring, Prime Air and Microsoft Research. Most recently the Microsoft AI4Science team, which is already having a hugely beneficial societal impact.

I have a passion for meeting new people and furthering their careers. In my 25+ years of recruiting I’ve helped companies from the smallest to (quite literally) the largest.

I love to spend time with my family and friends at gigs and festivals. I’m captivated by travel and technology. I’m also to be found on the badminton court and sometimes even doing yoga!

Specialisms: guiding and supporting software engineering, AI, ML, data science, startups, scaleups, senior leadership.

Jon Langton - tech recruitment person and associate director

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Having recently returned to the industry - previously employed at a SaaS company, helping tech companies solve their business challenges and hiring aims - I am new to recruitment and have an eagerness to help people further their careers and to help businesses grow, through hiring the right people.

Specialisms: supporting startups, scaleups, SaaS and tech for good.

I have a caring nature, along with skills in problem solving and relationship development, and I am motivated by helping people, both personally and professionally.

When I’m not busy parenting my two young boys, I’m into reading, roaming the countryside, socialising with friends and cooking up a storm in the kitchen - even if my efforts are often met with two turned up noses!

Carrie Carder - tech recruitment person

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