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Here's a cross section of some of the managers and founders that we've supported over the years, hopefully illustrating our ability to adapt, and to help you achieve your plans for the team.

We will be pleased to hear what you have in mind, and to share some of our learning.



"As a Bristol-based scale-up company, we were looking for recruitment support beyond the usual cv-pushing services offered elsewhere. Andrew and Vitts have been invaluable in helping us scope, and recruit to, a range of brand new roles for Sennen. From ensuring the job and person specifications are accurate, through proactive marketing and search, assistance with assessment and onboarding, they really feel an extension of the Sennen team. Candidates in our hiring processes are also hugely complimentary of their experience with techfolk, which is all too rare in the tech recruitment sector. As the first contact they have with 'us', this is really important to me, and is another reason I recommend techfolk."

Alexandra Allen, Head of Operations, Sennen



Sennen is a cleantech software provider of global offshore wind farm and renewable energy management solutions including investment, wind farm operation, data management and safety & maintenance. We've supported Sennen since 2020, hiring skills spanning full-stack (React, TypeScript, Node.js), delivery management, platform operations (AWS, EKS, Terraform, Linux admin) and product design.

Together we've enabled Sennen to further its growth and maturation, hiring key team members adept in the skills sought and who want to shape the technology that builds a more sustainable world.


"techfolk was recommended to us and we have not been disappointed. They took the time to really understand our business, our culture and the role we were looking to fill. The calibre of applicants was exceptional and their dedication to finding the right candidate exceeded our expectations. Andrew and Vitts were both a pleasure to work with."

Lucy Thomas, HR Manager, Carterwood




Carterwood has developed a leading SaaS product that enables developers, operators and investors in the social care and retirement living markets to easily extrapolate key market information, underpinned by a tailored advice service.

Together, we formed the senior leadership position needed to manifest Carterwood's overarching data, analytics and technology strategy and to deliver its roadmap.



"techfolk has helped us to reach the calibre of candidate we'd never have been able to attract on our own."

Alan Parry, Director of Engineering, YellowDog





YellowDog is building the world-class cloud native workload management platform that uses ML to determine the best source of compute for cloud resource usage. We've supported Alan since autumn 2019, hiring software engineering skills (Java, cloud systems, Python, big data, ML and HPC).

Together, we shaped a career proposition to engage highly skilled Java engineers in the South West region, securing the right skills to help build out YellowDog’s products.


"techfolk brought clarity to our plans. We could talk in depth about our roadmap and technology choices. Together, we translated this into a hiring strategy that resulted in hires who reflect our values and are already transforming how we build out. We'd not known we could get this from any recruiter, let alone one that has become a friend of the business."

Martyn Jennings, Co-Founder, Virtual Pricing Director




"It has been a refreshing change working with Andrew and Vitts. A totally different approach to what we have previously experienced from other recruiters - a few CVs fired in our direction. Instead their thorough approach to really understanding our needs as a start up has meant a much more targeted process and a better fit of shortlisted candidates. We look forward to enlisting their support to further develop the team as we grow."

Richard Burcher, Co-Founder, Virtual Pricing Director




Virtual Pricing Director has developed groundbreaking legaltech software that assists law firms to understand and price their fees. We've supported VPD since spring 2020, hiring back end and full stack software engineering skills (Go, Python, Node.js, React, data science) for its now entirely-remote team. 
Together, we formulated a remote-team approach and hiring plan that illustrated VPD’s open culture and freedoms around engineering decisions and technology choice.



"Hands down, techfolk are a dependable, credible team. When I moved companies I fought to get them added to the roster — wrestling the HR paperwork paid for itself. They have provided some of our most valuable engineers, covering novel roles through to their home-court specialities in the infrastructure space.

I would not simply recommend the services from techfolk, I’d just turn to them repeatedly for almost any need I’d have in the future. I trust their candid counsel and competence."

James Irwin, Director of Product Support Engineering, Graphcore




James's team within Graphcore supports customers adopting and operating Graphcore's ML compute and platform products, underpinning significant ML projects globally. This entails supporting and evolving the product and application layers, the SDK, and the infrastructure of the managed platform 'GraphCloud'.

To supplement Graphcore's in-house recruitment team, we supported hiring for James' team during 2021, hiring software engineering skills (embedded, C++, Python, Keras, CUDA, OpenCL, PyTorch, TensorFlow) and SRE skills (Python, Linux, K8's, Docker, PaaS, cloud and systems infrastructure). Together, we secured a key hire that has been promoted to team leader, and also the first engineer dedicated to Graphcore's platform offering.



"techfolk has helped me since 2014 to build two separate teams in two separate organisations. They understand my quirky approach to hiring, ask all the right questions, and always get it right the first time. Thank you Andrew and Vittoria!"

Robert Turnbull, currently Director of Agile Services

Together, we grew the distributed remote team shipping a significant open source product. We also adapted our approach to later appoint key skills to help deliver a complex DevOps transformation project in the US.




"I have been a customer of techfolk since Andrew set up the company (and before, in fact, since 2010). Having been a hiring manager using techfolk and also a candidate placed by them, I have complete confidence and trust in their work. Andrew and Vitts make a wonderful team and their skills, dedication and diligence have made the hiring process a pleasure."

Alice Sowerby, Senior Product Manager

Together, we’ve hired for Go, Python and ML engineering for a distributed all-remote international team and also, earlier, within UX in the South West.





"We’ve worked with techfolk on filling a number of vacancies, ranging from software development roles to very specialised data modelling positions. Andrew and Vitts have done a great job of identifying and qualifying candidates for us, resulting in a number of very successful hires."

Martin Merry, MD, Epimorphics 





Epimorphics is at the forefront of developing standards, tools and applications that enable organisations to organise and publish data. Its team includes accomplished computer scientists and data experts who helped define the standards in the semantic web and linked data. We've supported Epimorphics since 2016, hiring across software engineering (core Java, Ruby, front-end, UI), data modelling and technical project management.

Together, we shaped a hiring proposition that secured up-and-coming South West based Java engineers and data modellers who were soon helping solve complex data problems.


"techfolk have been great to work with from the get-go. Andrew and the team adopted an intelligent and empathetic approach to working with Flexys and took time to understand our requirements both at a technical level and also from a cultural perspective. They work and communicate in a clear and consistent way and have taken time and considerable effort to come up with some top quality candidates for some of our key positions. I have no hesitation in recommending techfolk as a trusted partner."

Jon Hickman, CEO & Co-Founder, Flexys Solutions 




Flexys is a fintech company making the experience of corporate collections and debt management a more positive and sustainable experience for consumers and providers alike. We've supported Flexys since its inception in 2017, hiring across software engineering (Scala, CGP, front-end and data science), DevOps and delivery.

Together, we shaped a hiring proposition that illustrated Flexys’ flat team structure and open culture, securing people from within the South West who also embraced functional programming and a cloud-native approach.



"Andrew was fantastic in helping me find a candidate when everyone else had failed. He delivered on promises and made everything run smoothly. I'd definitely use him again."

Mat Diss, Interim IT Director, Freeman Clarke 





Freeman Clarke is the UK’s largest and most experienced team of part-time CIOs, CTOs and IT Directors. We've supported Freeman Clarke's Mat Diss on a range of assignments since 2016, hiring the developers (Microsoft and open source ecosystems), engineers and technology leaders that build out and advance the new strategies and roadmaps.

Together, we adapted the approach to the nuances of each interim assignment, appointing a range of technical hires across the South East and the South West to materialise modern, agile and highly automated approaches.




"After a first successful hire of a candidate sourced by techfolk we decided to go with them for the hire of the key positions for our Digital department at Play Sports Network. I love techfolk's approach to recruitment. Their focus in transparency and bidirectional communication makes it easy to build trust and confidence in the quality of the work they do. A breath of fresh air in the world of recruitment."

Javier Arias González, CTO, Play Sports Network




Play Sports Network is the technology publisher that's building social media for the large global community that enjoys cycling. We've supported Javier’s team since summer 2019, hiring software engineering skills (Node.js, Python, Go, GCP, big data), native Android developers and DevOps.

Together, we secured key hires from within the South UK and Europe, helping launch GCN Racepass ready for the 2020 pro cycling season and to build out its data platform.



"We have worked closely with techfolk over the last four years to recruit for new roles in our organisation, a complex and unique organisation with unusual roles from development to project management to DevOps. Each time we have found excellent candidates and the help that techfolk has given throughout the recruitment process has been invaluable. techfolk's experience, hands-on involvement and excellent communication throughout the process have meant that we have succeeded with each recruitment drive. I would strongly recommend the entire team at techfolk to help with recruitment and I expect to be working with them for the foreseeable future whenever we need to recruit both for permanent and temporary positions."

Rory Davidson, CIO, SNOMED



SNOMED International authors the world's most advanced medical terminology, adopted by 39 member nations including the UK and its NHS. 
It releases open source software and web applications that benefit the quality of life for the millions of people globally whose healthcare service provision relies upon the accurate, standardised, medical vocabulary of SNOMED CT and its ecosystem of tools.
We've supported SNOMED since before 2013, hiring an all-remote team across software engineering (core Java, description logic, cloud), web, DevOps, build & release, and delivery.

Together, we secured people with shared values around working within open source for the benefit of many, some of whom have grown with the organisation since 2013.



"techfolk provide a considered approach to recruitment which appears to work well for both clients and candidates. At StackHPC we enjoy working with the team at techfolk and value the service that they provide for our business."

Stig Telfer, CTO, StackHPC





StackHPC is the software consultancy that enables organisations to better utilise cloud, HPC and OpenStack for research computing. We've supported StackHPC since its inception in 2018, hiring OpenStack developers (Python, systems engineering, high performance computing) to advance its open source tools and technical services.

Together, we engaged engineers from within the OpenStack and HPC systems engineering communities in the UK and Europe, securing a positive addition to the mainly-remote distributed team. 


"Whenever we've needed to hire a developer or technical writer, we've used techfolk to make sure we attract candidates from the right pool of talent. With other agencies, we're frustrated by the lack of attention to our particular culture and the sort of personalities we're looking for, but techfolk get it right every time. It is unusual to find a recruiter that works this hard, and listens this hard. Highly recommended - and worth every penny when you find the perfect hire."

Michael Wells, MD, Third Light 



Third Light is a digital asset management provider, making the management of digital media files easier for busy content owners. We've supported Third Light since before 2013, hiring across software engineering (Go, front-end, custom infrastructure) plus a range of key non-technical roles, including design, authoring, pre-sales and more.