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

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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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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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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Eleanor Dean

Operations Manager

Our Operations Manager, Eleanor looks after all things contractors and clients, as well as our team in the office – the friendly face who you can always count on to answer any query you have. Her talents and love for the team don’t stop there though, as she’s committed to drawing each one of us in cartoon form in her spare time! Watch this space for the final products...

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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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Ashley Baker

Animation, Development & Marketing Consultant

Ash is one of our Animation, Development & Marketing consultants, working with Joe and Harry 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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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

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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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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Freya Simmons

Social Media Administrator

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 write job descriptions, blogs and social media posts to 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 Austin novel or Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

Sam Rummery

Global Workday Consultant

Besides throwing shapes at his favourite bar, Sam’s second favourite Brighton-based activity is finding the best Workday talent alongside Charlie in the office. But when he’s not busy with either of these things, he’s got his hands full with his three pet lizards, scorpion and tarantula waiting for him at home! 

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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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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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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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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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Katie Jones

Senior Development Consultant

Katie is our candidate queen and spends her time listening to people paint pictures of their dream job ready for whenever that job pops up. As our resident Women in Games Ambassador, Katie is an advocate for women getting the job they want and deserve in the Games Industry! Her claim to fame is meeting the Queen which in turn led to movie stardom (sort of)- ask her about it!

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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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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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