About Us

Technology, Games and Interactive Recruitment

For the past 30 years we’ve been busy helping people (like you) with sought after skills find jobs in the Games, Interactive and Enterprise Systems industries, all around the globe.


When you start working with us you'll be introduced to a dedicated member of the team who will then be by your side throughout the whole recruitment process.

Proudly supporting...

logo of the charity Special Effect

Say hello to the team…

Call us in Europe: +44 (0) 1273 287 007
or North America: +1 (647) 439-5011
or Asia: +63 2 8271 3023

Nathan Adcock

Development and Marketing Consultant

Nathan is on a mission to find Game Developers and Marketeers their ideal job at some of the best games studios around – As his favourite animals, cats and pigeons are his most preferable candidates, but no matter who you are he’ll do what he can to get you settled into a role you love! Contact Nathan for his latest opportunities in games today!

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Freya Simmons

Marketing Manager

Freya is our word wizard and seems to have beautiful words stored in her hands just ready to fall out onto a page. Lucky for us she has chosen to share her skill with us to look after our marketing and make everything you see as enjoyable as possible. Her favourite things to do around Brighton are visits to Devils Dyke and Ditchling Beacon to enjoy the wonderful scenery so with this and her love of words we imagine that in another life she would’ve been the heroine in a Jane Austen novel or Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

Cassie Impey

Key Accounts Consultant

Cassie is a Key Accounts Consultant with us, meaning she lends her skills to specific studios to help them fill out their team with amazing talent! She’s a great addition to our team as well as the Brighton team get to enjoy cuddles with her cute pooch, Luna in the office. As cabin crew in her previous role, you’re in safe hands with Cassie if you’re a game studio looking to fill out your team! Get in touch today...

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Eleanor Widdowson

Art Consultant

Our Art Resourcer, Eleanor is on hand to help candidates with expertise in all areas of game art from Character Artists to Environment Artists, UI Artists, Technical Artists and everything in between. Get in touch with Eleanor to find out about the latest game art opportunities today – and if you’re a Shrek fan, don’t forget to ask her to do her “do the roar” impression for you while you’ve got her on the phone...

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Could this be you?

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Are you an experienced Recruiter looking for your next role?  We are a small and passionate company based in central Brighton offering a great commission scheme, free breakfasts, monthly afternoons out for those that hit their target and much more! If you'd be interested in joining us and becoming an expert in a niche area of technology recruitment then get in touch now

Stuart Gillespie

CEO

Our CEO Stuart is a highly successful and entrepreneurial business owner with over 25 years’ commercial experience. Over those years he’s managed to cultivate not one but two incredibly successful recruitment businesses as well as a marvellous beard. Stuart has created many employment opportunities on the way and despite being slightly terrifying in interview Stuart shows his warm, fluffy side and love of paisley shirts when you’re working for him.

Joe McKernan

Senior VFX and Animation Consultant

Joe is our Animation and VFX Consultant, his passion for the latter springing from being blown away by the effects in Star Wars at a young age. His love hasn’t wavered and Joe always seems to bring out a new Star Wars t shirt every dress down we have! We are lucky to have him considering that he once got stuck half way up a mountain in Borneo so now he goes for flatter holidays – most recently driving across America in a Mustang.

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Richard Fisher

Managing Director

Our MD fitness fanatic and father of 3 Richard will be found running or in the gym every lunch as he says that’s the only place he ever gets any peace and quiet. Voted 9 out of 10 as a geek by the team Richards top 3 loves are Star Wars, Tottenham Hotspur and his family – although we aren’t sure in which order. Richard is the office oracle and says what he doesn’t know about recruitment isn’t worth knowing – we haven’t managed to prove him wrong yet!

Rani Bains

North American Consultant

Rani is our first consultant in North America and we’re super excited to have her waving the Skillsearch flag in Vancouver! When she’s not busy finding the best candidates in the games industry across the pond, Rani can be found working on her soy candle business and cuddling her Maltese, Louie. We’re looking forward to the day when she can meet our Brighton team in person!

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Charlie Raffan

Global Workday Consultant

If you’re looking for a job in Workday, Charlie is our in-house expert! He’s loyal - having learned from the best with his two black Labradors Ziggy and Freddy – so Charlie will stick with you until he gets you settled in the right job! Catch him while you can though – Charlie’s dream is to own a house in the mountains where he can ski to his heart’s content, so get in touch before jets off to The Alps!  

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Ryan Templeman

VR and AR Consultant

Ryan looks after programmers particularly focusing on the VR/AR space. We think he’s working here mostly get his hands on new Lord of the Rings VR experiences as soon as they come out although, with his level of knowledge, maybe he should be helping make them instead!    He is one of the few people on the team that is a born and bred Brightonian. In fact he has never moved far - to the point where last time he moved, it was only 2 doors down from his old place!  

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Daniel Everett

Art Consultant - North America

Dan works with Joe and his team working to find the best Game Artists in North America the job they’ve been waiting for! He’s a big gamer himself, so you can be sure you’re in good hands if Dan’s looking after you, just don’t bring up Deathtrap Dungeon as playing that game on PS1 many years ago has left him scarred for life! Get in touch with Dan for Art opportunities in North America.

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Tom Duddle

SAP Success Factors Recruitment Consultant

Tom focuses on the SAP space and works closely with Mark on our tech team. He joined us after leaving his career as a Chef behind when he moved away from Bristol to take on the seaside life in Brighton! Despite having worked at a Michelin Star restaurant, cooking isn’t his only skill! He’s also a keen climber, cyclist, photographer and of course SAP specialist! Contact Tom for opportunities in the SAP space today.

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Giles Fenwick

Associate Director - Games and Interactive

Giles runs our Gaming & Interactive division and specialises in forming tight knit teams, whether that’s for a studio or in our office. He represented his county at rugby for every age group from 12 onwards which no doubt helped him to cultivate his excellent understanding of team dynamics. Giles is known for his warmth and willingness to take time to work through any issues that may arise, although make sure you don’t try and share his food as then you won’t be getting a warm welcome – Giles doesn’t share food!

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Ashley Baker

Animation, Development & Marketing Consultant

Ash is one of our Animation, Development & Marketing consultants, working on Joe's team to find the best candidates the market has to offer! However, being great at finding the best people the best jobs isn’t Ash’s only claim to fame... His first taste of success was when he featured in an ad for the Champion’s League! If a job in animation, development or marketing is your goal, get in touch with Ash today!

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Kai Said

Design and Production Consultant

If you’re looking for a role in Game Design or Production, then Kai is your guy! Arguably our most well travelled consultant, having been born in Dubai, growing up in Brighton, and travelling around South East Asia and New Zealand, Kai can find you your dream job wherever you are or want to be in the world. 

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Dace Delmonte

APAC Consultant

Dace is one of our APAC consultants and aside from matchmaking candidates and roles, her other passions in life are hiking and travelling. You’ll find her taking a break from all the action with a nap on the beach – maybe our Brighton team need to give this a go! Contact Dace for opportunities in the APAC region today.

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Callum Foy

Games Design and Production Resourcer

Callum works alongside Andy and Kai as a Game Design and Production Resourcer and with his background of being a Police Officer you can be sure he’ll be dedicated when he’s finding you the job of your dreams! Just don’t ask him to do his Kermit the frog impression if you want to take him seriously..! Get in touch with Callum today to see which design and production jobs he has on offer...

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Emily Aldred

Sales, Recruitment and Publishing Consultant

Emily specialises in Sales, Recruitment and Publishing in the Games Industry and is committed to being a great matchmaker for candidates & studios. In her spare time Emily is found taking on one of her many passions like baking, painting or adrenaline sports! Despite having travelled a lot over the years, her happy place is by the sea, so we’re hoping she’ll hang around for a long time thanks to our seaside office location!

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Ben Parker

Technical Resource Specialist - ERP / Oracle / Cloud

Working closely with our Oracle expert Mark, Ben is on a mission to matchmake candidates and jobs in the ERP/Oracle/Cloud space. Considering his run-in with a venomous snake when he lived in Switzerland, we’re pretty lucky to have him! Safely back in the UK we hope he’ll be sticking around for a while so he doesn’t miss roast dinners and his Dad’s chicken pie! Get in touch today if you’re in the ERP/Cloud/Oracle space, before he jets off on his next adventure!

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Andy Demetriou

Game Design & Production Consultant

Andy is a Game Design and Production Consultant on our games team and his favourite games are narrative-based, survivor horror and strategy so Andy is a great person to have on your side during a zombie apocalypse! Aside from gaming, his spare time is dedicated to trying lasagne from as many different Italian restaurants as humanly possible. We all support his pursuit of this mission during office lunchtimes - especially if there are leftovers! Get in touch with Andy for all your lasagne, apocalypse and Game Design/Production needs!

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Chay Peters

Games Programming Resourcer

Chay works alongside Katie and Ryan as a Games Programming Resourcer after a dramatic career change from being a plumber, so you can be sure to count on Chay to get you unstuck from an unideal job and smoothly into a new role! Don’t worry, he’s also got a gaming background with his favourite series being Modern Warfare and of course Crash Bandicoot, so with these combined skills he’s sure to bag you the role you’ve been waiting for!

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Victoria Chen

APAC Consultant

As a member of our APAC team, when Victoria isn't finding her candidates the perfect role, she’s busy taking advantage of her waterside location by flexing her SCUBA diving skills! Be sure to get in touch with her if you’re looking for a new role in games and she will dive headfirst into finding the role you’ve been waiting for! 

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Jane Slater

Key Accounts Consultant

Jane is a Key Accounts Consultant with us and works in-house with one client at a time. If you're interested in this bespoke recruitment solution, find out more by contacting Jane today! Like most of us, Jane thrives on being a Brightonian and loves the buzz of living in the heart of the North Laines thanks to the weekly flea market and unique music venues.  One of Jane’s proudest accolades is being the brains behind Brighton’s funky Hotel Pelirocco, which she’s almost as proud of as she is her daughter – not ...

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Jack McLean

Global E-commerce Recruiter

  Jack is a member of our Tech team and specialising in Global E-Commerce, but that’s not the only team he’s on! When not at work Jack is a semi-professional footballer, as well as being a dedicated golf player. So, he’s the perfect addition to your team if you’re looking for a new role in E-commerce! 

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Forrest Hu

Country Manager - China

Forrest is taking on a novel role with us as our Country Manager for China, working in the games industry! With ten years' experience in HR and recruitment, if you’re after a new role or you’re a studio seeking new talent in China, Forrest is your man.    He’s a big fan of all things Marvel and LOTR, however his favourite movie of all time is Forrest Gump – and yes, that’s how he got his nickname! His biggest dream is to travel the world, so we hope he’ll stop by and see the rest of ...

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Mark Lloyd

Senior Oracle Consultant

Our Oracle expert, Mark, has dedicated nearly a decade to growing our Oracle practice here at Skillsearch. He is a keen cricketer who bats a bit, bowls a bit less and is amazing at standing in the field. A Manchester United fan and a proud Father, Mark holds the record for having more things from Amazon delivered to the office than everyone else combined. He also has an infectious laugh so try and get him going when you speak to him.

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Founded 1990

Stuart Gillespie started Skillsearch way back in 1990 and we’ve headed up day to day by Managing Director Richard Fisher for the past 10 years.

Raised for charity to date £31k

We host annual fundraising events Play @ Develop and the Games Brains of Brighton Christmas Quiz to support our favourite charity Special Effect!

Candidates placed 7,700

That’s a lot of happy people in the Skillsearch history books. Many of whom come back to us to recruit for their company!

Mission

It’s our mission to end every recruitment experience with exceptionally happy people!

We aim to form long-lasting recruitment partnerships by keeping your best interests at heart so you’ll keep coming back.

Values

In an industry like recruitment we feel it’s important to have solid values unpinning everything that we do. Honesty, integrity, and trust above anything else. We set ourselves exceptionally high standards to make sure that we are exceeding what you’d expect of us throughout the recruitment process.

The Green Objective

The planet is important to us and we have a responsibility to look after the environment! We are proud supporters of Ecologi and are committed to ensure our business is a climate positive workforce. In the office we also recycle and have a bike store to encourage employees to cycle to work.

Fundraising and charity support

For the past 4 years, we’ve worked closely to support Special Effect.

Throughout the year we raise funds through a variety of activities and events. Follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn to find out what we are up to and how you can get involved.

How we work

We work to a basic model which we like to call our “Iceberg methodology”. This means the majority of work we do often goes unseen. What does that mean for you?

  • We talk to highly skilled people on a daily basis who are ready and waiting for the perfect job opportunity
  • We regularly talk with companies who are hiring and looking for those hard to find skills
  • We have the in depth tricky conversations with each party, meaning all the nitty gritty is sorted
  • We’ll help you manage the research and logistics of any relocations

Recruitment takes a lot of leg work, we do the running around so you don’t have to.

Our aim is to form long lasting relationships with the people we work with. We put the time in to understand exactly what it is you’re looking for, your future goals and everything else in between.

There’s nothing we love more than getting out, putting faces to names. We attend as many industry events across the globe as we can so you’ll hopefully have many opportunities to say hello!

Keep an eye on our LinkedIn for updates on where we’ll be and when.

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Register with us to discuss your career ambitions with one of our Consultants or to get access to the best candidates from across the globe.

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