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Meet the Leadership Team at Search IT Digital & Change!

Search Consultancy is a recruitment agency that boasts 32 different divisions comprised of experts in each of their respective markets! We introduce you to our dynamic team of leaders in IT recruitment throughout Scotland and England.

Donna Turner - Director and Head of Search IT Digital & Change in Scotland

Donna has been employed by Search Consultancy for over 20 years and has gained extensive recruitment experience across a wide range of organisations in varying industry sectors. She is currently responsible for the management and delivery output from one of the largest and most successful IT recruitment teams in the UK to deliver specialist IT staff across most, if not all, technologies ranging from infrastructure and support services, application and web development to management roles.

3 Q&As with Donna:

Q: If Hollywood made a film about your life, whom would you like to see play you in the lead role?

A: My life is a car crash, so I would go with Sharon Stone!

Q: If you could be any Star Wars character, who would you be?

A: Rey!

Q: When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A: I wanted to have special powers and be invisible so I could see everything that was going on in the world.

 

You can contact Donna on:

DL: 0141 272 7783

Email: [email protected]

 

Philip Piper - Director and Head of Search IT Digital & Change in England

Philip joined Search in September 2015, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the IT recruitment market. Philip’s role includes responsibilities for operationally leading the teams throughout England and Wales whilst being the strategic business lead for all sales activity across IT, Change, Digital, Risk and Leadership in the UK. In 2017, he leads his team in building a Financial Crime & Risk practice to meet the demand following a wave of financial fraud cases in the England and Wales.

3 Q&As with Phil:

Q: If Hollywood made a film about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?

A: George Clooney - I actually met him once in Positano, Italy - lovely man

Q: If you were a character from Star Wars, which one would you be?

A: Captain Cassian Andor from Rogue One, or Han Solo from the Original series!

Q: When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A: I always wanted to be a fighter pilot, but then switched to army officer!

 

You can contact Phil on:

DL: 0161 835 8373

Email: [email protected]

 

Ciaran Ahern - Associate Director for Search IT Digital & Change in Scotland

Ciaran is Associate Director for Search IT Digital and Change in Scotland. He firmly believes that in order to stand out from competitors, recruiters need to go the extra mile in building long-term relationships with their clients and candidates. “I am all about integrity, even if it means that we cannot always fulfil the needs of a client or candidate. This ultimately enables our stakeholders to fully trust in our ability to put them first, and this in turn fosters client-loyalty and candidate-retention,” he says.

3 Q&As with Ciaran:

Q: If Hollywood made a film about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?

A: Paul Rudd

Q: If you were a character from Star Wars, which one would you be?

A: I am pretty confident that I should say Han Solo or Luke Skywalker here, but when I was a kid Boba Fett was always my favourite.

Q: When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A: Palaeontologist or Archaeologist

 

You can contact Ciaran on:

DL: 0131 718 8052

Email: [email protected]

 

Marc Wilson - Divisional Manager for Search IT Digital & Change Contracts in Scotland

Marc Wilson has been recently promoted to Divisional Manager for the Search IT Contracts team in Scotland. He has over 12 years worth of recruitment experience placing IT Digital & Change professionals within a wide range of industries and technologies. In managing the contracts division, his goal is to perpetuate a more efficient responsive rate by gaining immediate access to the contractor talent pool, and thus meet the demand of clients who may be reluctant to hire permanent staff.

3 Q&As with Marc:

Q: If Hollywood made a film about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?

Bruce Willis

Q: If you were a character from Star Wars, which one would you be?

Han solo

Q: When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Taller

You can contact Marc on:

DL: 0131 718 8045

Email: [email protected]

 

Benjamin Applewhaite - Senior Divisional Manager for Search IT Digital & Change in the Northwest

Benjamin Applewhaite is a Senior Divisional Manager for Search IT Digital and Change. He currently manages a top billing division, and is highly attuned to the needs and concerns of his market, which enables him to implement effective and successful recruitment strategies. “I have detected particular concerns in the market, and they are largely focused around niche technologies and skill shortages. Given that there has been significant influx of high-profile data security breaches in the market, skills in tech security will be crucial for our candidates to be chosen by our clients,” he says.

3 Q&As with Benjamin:

Q: If Hollywood made a film about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?

A: Hugh Grant or Michael Douglas

Q: If you were a character from Star Wars, which one would you be?

A: Obi Wan Kenobi

Q: When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A: An Astronaut

 

You can contact Benjamin on:

DL: 0161 835 8790

Email: [email protected]

 

Matthew Quinn - Divisional Manager for Search IT Digital & Change in Brighton

Matthew Quinn joined Search in June 2016, bringing with him his expertise in the provision on permanent or contingent labour across a number of technical verticals such as Digital transformation, Development and Architecture, Devops and Cloud, Cyber Security, Infrastructure and Big Data. He is a firm believer in investing primarily in building relationships with skilled candidates, saying, “Without our candidates, we would have no business, so I always do my best to establish strong relationships with them, whether it be through congratulating them on getting the job, or being as accessible as possible to them when they have a query.”

3 Q&As with Matthew:

Q: If Hollywood made a film about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?

A: Martin Freeman from the Office, I’m told I look a little like him

Q: If you were a character from Star Wars, which one would you be?

A: Boba Fett

Q: When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A: Paul Gascoigne – Little did I know how his journey would turn out

 

You can contact Matthew on:

DL: 01273 801273

Email: [email protected]

 

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