Moving jobs is a huge decision, whatever stage you're at in your career. With so many tech businesses looking to recruit the best talent, it's sometimes difficult to cut through the noise and find the right company that reflects your values and aspirations. BPT strive to treat your next career change with the respect and professionalism it deserves. Whether you're a self-taught coder looking to take your first step into software development or a seasoned CEO, we pride ourselves in delivering a confidential, professional recruitment experience.
Specialist area: I specialise in recruiting tech & software development roles across the North of England. Why I joined: I joined Better Placed as I wanted to join one of the best-known agencies in tech, digital and marketing recruitment. To be allowed to express myself and my expertise in tech and software development with a respected brand. Better Placed was recommended to me as a great company to work at so I was very excited to join the team! Why send CV: I take great care in reading and analysing any CV I am sent in detail and will give you the respect and time you deserve. One interesting fact about me: I did an economics degree at university but the best grade I ever got was in ancient Chinese Philosophy (I only picked it to avoid an economics exam).
I have built an exceptional reputation internally and externally since joining the Group in 2010. Now a Board Director, my expertise spans retail, e-com, hospitality and leisure sectors and I have a first class network throughout marketing and digital functions in particular. My clients range from major high street retailers to emerging scale-ups and disruptors and I've helped many individuals transition between the twoI'm not afraid to challenge traditional thinking and try to bring a fresh perspective to my client’s search criteria and I have a strong track record in helping women to secure leadership positions. I would like to think I have an incredible work ethic and a honest approach and this has proved a very successful combination throughout my career, and for that reason, I'm often the chosen recruitment partner for many businesses and candidates alike.
Consultant - Tech
Specialist Area Tech software engineering predominantly across Data Engineering and Software development at all levels. Why I joined Better Placed:Better Placed are one of the best-known agencies in Digital and Marketing. I wanted to join a business that would allow me to marry my expertise in tech and software development with an established brand that complimented what I do, Better Placed ticked every box!As a Sunday Times Top 100 business to work for it was a bit of a no brainer for me when we first started having conversations that this was the organisation for me. The opportunity to grow and expand the IT Tech function as well as myself personally from the leadership team across the business really excited me! Why send us/me your CVA well established IT Consultant with over 8 years experience specialising in Software Engineering, I have built long lasting relationships and friendships across the industry , which enables me to help and support you in your next career move!One interesting fact about me:I have represented West Yorkshire at National Finals at pool!
Senior Consultant - Tech
Specialist Area :All roles within the software space but with a particular love for open source software development. Why I joined Better Placed:Better Placed has a fantastic reputation as an agency and I wanted to join a business where I would have the opportunity, responsibility and freedom to help develop their Tech offering. Why send us/me your CV:I have a genuine interest in helping you find a role that fits what you are looking for. I get to know each individual candidate and offer honest advice based on market knowledge and experience. One interesting fact about me:I speak Greek (badly!)
Board Director - Tech
Specialist Area :Anything tech and software development related. From self-taught or junior developers right through to CTO level. (and everything in-between!)Why I joined Better Placed: Better Placed are one of the best-known agencies in Digital and Marketing. I wanted to join a business that would allow me to marry my expertise in tech and software development with an established brand that complimented what I do, Better Placed ticked every box!Why send us/me your CV: I have a genuine network that goes beyond “LinkedIn Connections” and will treat your application with respect it deserves. One interesting fact about me: I’ve dislocated my knee 8 times!
Consultant – Creative
Why I joined Better Placed:I joined Better Placed as I wanted to join a company established in the digital/agency space to help take my recruitment career to the next level. After speaking with the team here, it was clear to see Better Placed was the right company for this given their expertise and extensive knowledge within that sector. Why send us/me your CV:If you’re a creative professional considering your next career move, send me over your CV/portfolio so we can chat around what it is you’re looking for next. I take pride in my extensive client list spanning across varying industries meaning I always have something for everyone! One interesting fact about me: I’m an avid Rugby League player and was lucky enough to be selected to represent Wales U23’s in the commonwealth games in Australia, 2018.
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"One of the few recruiters who understands the tech world"
I had the pleasure of working with Jonathan as part of my latest quest for a great new opportunity. Jonathan understands that everyone has their own needs and works with every person to find a suitable position. Had Jonathan not been so attentive to my needs, I probably would have settled for another development role instead of progressing onward into the Cloud and Ops world. For me, he is way more than just a recruiter since his career guidance helped me immensely.
Jonathan's biggest strength is that he is one of the few recruiters who understand the tech world. Following our first discussion, he knew precisely the most suitable team and the role I would fit in. It took us just three days from our first interaction to the moment I signed the contract, which is a statement of his quality in the recruitment industry.
If you are passionate about what you are doing and seeking new opportunities, I wholeheartedly recommend having at least a discussion with Jonathan and his colleagues at BetterPlaced.
"The communication in particular was standout!"
Big thanks to Jonathan for helping me find my new role, and supporting me through the application process. An overall excellent service, but the communication in particular was standout!
"A very smooth transition, thanks a lot for your hard work!"
I had the pleasure of having Jonathan as recruiter for Beauty Bay, he helped a lot for sorting out my cv and answering any questions regarding with the new role, it was very smooth transition, thanks a lot for the hard work!
"My Go-to Recruiter!"
I've worked with Jonathan on multiple roles over the past few years. He has always found great candidates quickly when others have struggled. He's my go-to recruiter!
"Finding us the right people at the right time"
Jonathan has been a fixture on my limited, trusted list of recruiters since 2018. He’s someone who understands the cultural fit of an employee and employer as much as the business one. He’s done an amazing job of finding us the right people at the right time. Always available, nothing’s ever too much trouble and has been able to produce results against the odds or with limited information to go off.
Nothing was too much
Jonathan recently helped me land a new role. From my initial message Jonathan was super responsive & helpful, nothing was too much and he was a joy to work with. I look forward working together in the future to help me fill positions in my team.
"He was there every step of the way"
Ben was a great recruitment consultant to work with. He was there every step of the way through my interview process and always available to answer any questions I had. He even called me on his day off to tell me I had received a job offer!
"The best recruiting process I have ever participated in"
I'm so grateful that I can barely put it into words. Jonathan helped me get my first job as a software developer. It was the best recruiting process I have ever participated in. He was very professional, he knew what he was talking about. I got tremendous support during recruitment. You're great at what you do. Thank you Jonathan!
"Professional, friendly and extremely communicative"
Jonathan took the time to see and understand the potential in my skillset and advise me on my approach to applying for positions. He successfully secured me in an exciting new role that I may have overlooked without his support and confidence. He has been professional, friendly and extremely communicative throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend and work with with him again.
"Extremely professional and helpful"
Extremely professional and helpful, Jonathan has been amazing to work with. I have worked with a broad spectrum of recruitment and placement specialists, it is rare to find someone who is interested only in your best interests and takes such a composed and professional approach to helping you find your next role. Nothing but positive experience with Jonathan, cannot recommend enough.
"He has an excellent network"
I’ve worked exclusively with Jonathan for four years now. During this time he has sourced the majority of our software development team. He has an excellent network and has unearthed some great developers from a diverse range of backgrounds. Always willing to go the extra mile and provide detailed market knowledge I’d have no hesitation in recommending Jonathan to any tech business looking to scale up.
"The did an excellent job"
Having had bad experiences with a recruitment company I was reluctant to engage again, however Jonathan and his team visited our business twice pre engagement and I felt they understood our wishes, we explained what we thought we wanted. After careful consideration they asked us to reconsider the candidate's entry level . We interviewed several good candidates, then they turned up trumps. Whilst we broke the bank to fill the role what they predicted is happening the more senior role has added value immediately and we are delighted with the result. I’d have no hesitation to recommend Jonathan and his team. They did an excellent job!
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We're a Sunday Times - "Top 10" Places to Work 2023
We couldn’t be more proud to announce we are a “Top 10” Best Place’s to Work for 2023 as compiled by the might of The Sunday Times! This survey is highly regarded as the most recognised listing of this nature and celebrates Britain’s Top Employers and to be mentioned in conjunction with brands such as Pizza Express, David Lloyd and FatFace just outlines the phenomenal progress that Better Placed & bpesearch has made and the quality of people that we are lucky to call “our team” ! Having made the list initially in 2018, we’ve waited five years to enter again and we couldn’t be happier with the result! Our journey over the last few years has included becoming 100% Employee Owned and the recognition of making this list goes to complement that journey and underline where we are now at as a business. We would like to thank everyone of our employees that have made this possible, without you we are nothing! Read More