Our Team

“Since we started Talent in 1995 we have always held the belief that it is great people that will make this company truly special, and we are pleased to say that we have assembled an exceptional group of people.

This team of highly professional and compassionate leaders across the globe continue to drive our business forward and allow us to grow from strength to strength.”

UK and Europe

Jon Butterfield
CEO - UK
Andrew Scholes
Director - Manchester
Alex Philips
Director - London
Andrew Backhouse
Director - Bristol
Jon Butterfield
CEO - UK
"The UK is at the forefront of driving innovation and technology across the globe and at Talent we thrive on working in such a dynamic and competitive marketplace. In the UK our team is the best at what they do – without compromise - so we know that we deliver a service which continually delivers beyond expectation"

“Jon has spent the last twenty-seven years in IT Recruitment, in 2012 Jon was awarded with the Deloitte UK – “Future 1000 Award for Businesses Leading Wealth Creation”

Jon has founded and invested in two successful recruitment companies before joining Talent, and played a major role in growing those companies to become multi-national enterprises with over £100 million in annual revenue”

Andrew Scholes
Director - Manchester
"The only way to do great work is to love what you do. With decades of experience we’ve built a team that have a passion for talent management and deep technical understanding of the technology sector, this makes for an award winning combination that continues to drive the growth of Talent throughout the UK"

Andrew has over 12 years’ of IT recruitment experience working for some of the largest consultancies/agencies in the UK and globally where he has been recognized with a large number of sales awards for top performance and building top performing sales teams. He has also gained in-depth internal recruitment experience having worked for the fastest growing IT Services Company in the UK building them an internal recruitment function from scratch.

Andrew has an exceptional reputation within the Consultancy and Testing Market which has been built consistently over the past 12 years.

Andrew is an extremely passionate, professional and ethical Recruitment Director who manages through motivation, constantly striving to improve already high levels of service delivery to clients and candidates. He is an extremely dynamic, friendly, outgoing and communicative individual who is highly respected and well-liked by clients, colleagues and friends alike. He always works with a large smile on his face and always put his clients, team and others first; he sleeps, eats and drinks recruitment.

Alex Philips
Director - London
"London has become Europe’s hub for tech start-ups and the demand for talent in this space has never been higher. At Talent we only employ the very best consultants and we arm them with the latest technologies to ensure that we secure the best candidates. This approach continues to cement our position as the recruiter of choice for start-ups and global household names alike"

Alex has 11 years technology recruitment experience. In 2002 he started his career as a Resourcer. He swiftly transitioned into a reputable consultant and after a few years was named top contracts biller. He continued his top biller status whilst making a name for himself as a strong leader working for a number of top recruitment agencies in London.

He used these leadership skills to build a number of successful recruitment teams from the ground up – each time driving these teams to establish successful contracts divisions across the UK & Europe. Alex is now managing a team of IT specialists from our London office across the Talent and Hunter Charles brands.

Andrew Backhouse
Director - Bristol
"You can’t build a reputation on things you plan on doing, our reputation has been built through years of going above and beyond our clients expectations. Referral remains our biggest source of new business which is testament to the skill and dedication of the Talent team."

Andy has worked in technology recruitment for nearly 20 years and during that time he’s helped guide multiple ventures to grow and succeed in the world’s most competitive market. Andy is an energetic, passionate leader who encourages all staff to engage with and contribute to wider strategic objectives.

Andy leads Talent’s Bristol office who are capitalising on the city’s growing digital community.

Andrew Ward
Director - Birmingham
Andrew Ward
Director - Birmingham
"Birmingham is already home to some really good tech companies and that's set to increase over the next few years with high prices in London and improved transport links making Birmingham the more attractive option. It's a really exciting time to be involved with tech in the Midlands and our Birmingham team are at the forefront of helping to grow and support our tech community"

With 10 years’ experience in the Technical Recruitment Andy has big expectations for his Birmingham based team and for himself when it comes to the level of service offered. Focusing on thoroughly understanding every business and candidate they represent underpins their success.