About

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The Explore Group started in 2005 and we’ve been exploring the world of Tech recruitment ever since. From our humble beginnings in one of our founder’s bedrooms, to being ready to open our first American office next year, we’ve tried to stay true to our core values and deliver an exceptional experience for our customers and employees. We owe all of our customers a huge thank you for being part of our journey so far and would love you to come along on the next part – we’re really going places!

Explore is an open, meritocratic, friendly, family like company with a common purpose - we all go that extra mile to help our customers solve their problems and even sometimes fulfil their dreams.

Explore has established itself as one of the key UK Tech recruitment companies specialising in the Open Source, Mobile, DevOps, Digital Marketing and Cloud markets, but we’d be the first to admit that we’re only really coming into our stride now as we begin to grow at a phenomenal rate.

We’ve had to make a few changes recently to adapt to the rapidly evolving digital world around us with its increasingly competitive demands for top tech talent. To say that we’re obsessed about relentlessly learning everything we can about your markets and customer service so we remain recruitment experts is an understatement.

We’ve had to evolve into ultra-modern recruiters who are totally focused on adding value for you with a high-quality bespoke service that keeps the recruitment process simple and easy but holds your hand if you need it.

We know that you need us to be highly proactive and smarter than the average recruiters and use the latest skills to find the talent or jobs that you or your competitors can’t. We also realise that it’s not good enough to find the perfect candidates or jobs without ensuring that we fully understand your needs, care about your experience and give you an outstanding level of service.

All of this takes a lot of time and training, not only in recruitment techniques but in IT markets and that’s why we’re constantly evolving our training so we really understand your issues and can add real value to all working alongside you to develop truly innovative solutions.

Our belief in the ‘Open Source Way’ has led us to emulate the success of the Open Source revolution where we collaborate and partner with our colleagues and customers at the same time ensuring that we always share useful information that adds value at all points in the process and results in everyone’s happiness. All of our staff are encouraged to learn by doing - creating new ideas, experimenting, looking at issues in new ways and unearthing solutions in new places so everyone has the knowledge and information to win.

Come on our journey – your destination is looking great

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Our Journey

2005

Explore is registered open for business as a recruitment agency, focused on PHP development

2006

First office opens in Reading

2008

There are now 6 more people on the staff and we’re making progress with new clients, a new office is taken which enables growth to 30

2010

Now 23 Explore employees, specialising in ‘Opensource’ programming languages, finding developers and architects and QA engineers - 250 people have now been placed by Explore Group.

2013

Courtenay Isaacs promoted to Director and establishes the London office

2014

London office moves to a shiny new office in Liverpool St with room for 25

2015

Clients now asking us for skilled technologists in Mobile applications, Digital marketing, we confirm a new job for the 1500th candidate!

2017

Our leadership team of 100% home grown talent outlines our new strategy, re launching with 6 clear brands, there are 70 ‘explorers’ and we’re planning for lots more excitement in 2018!

The Explorers

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TEAM

mobile

Alex Jones

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Ios, android

Division

Contract

Joined

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TEAM

open source

Ali Memar

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Php

Division

Contract

Joined

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TEAM

tech

Amine Mazouri

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Java

Division

Contract

Joined

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MANAGEMENT

Armani Sharif

Job Title

Senior team leader

Tech Specialism

Multi discipline

Division

Perm

Joined

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TEAM

digital marketing

Bella Openda

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Seo, ppc

Division

Perm

Joined

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TEAM

open source

Bilal Khan

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Php

Division

Contract

Joined

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TEAM

Carlie Walker

Job Title

Talent acquisition manager london

Tech Specialism

Internal recruitment, welfare

Division

Back office

Joined

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TEAM

open source

Catherine Green

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Php

Division

Perm

Joined

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TEAM

tech

Conor Witherspoon

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Front end, angular

Division

Contract

Joined

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MANAGEMENT

Courtenay Isaacs

Job Title

Uk director

Tech Specialism

Multi discipline

Division

Contract

Joined

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TEAM

mobile

Dan O'Callaghan

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Ios

Division

Contract

Joined

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TEAM

tech

Danny Jones

Job Title

Senior team leader

Tech Specialism

Multi discipline

Division

Contract

Joined

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TEAM

open source

Darren Tomlin

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Front end development

Division

Perm

Joined

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TEAM

mobile

Dominic Magnante

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Ios, android

Division

Contract

Joined

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TEAM

devops

Elliot Wilson

Job Title

Senior consultant

Tech Specialism

Devops

Division

Perm

Joined

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TEAM

open source

Ellis Richards

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

React.js, node.js

Division

Contract

Joined

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TEAM

digital marketing

Evo Christou

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Ppc, seo

Division

Perm

Joined

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TEAM

mobile

Gagandeep Bhatt

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Android

Division

Contract

Joined

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TEAM

cloud

Gary Stefano

Job Title

Senior consultant

Tech Specialism

Cloud foundry, microservices

Division

Contract

Joined

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TEAM

open source

Geewai Chiu

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Ruby

Division

Contract

Joined

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TEAM

tech

Ieuan Padfield

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Qa

Division

Perm

Joined

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TEAM

open source

Isaac Kim

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Qa, ruby with cucumber

Division

Contract

Joined

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TEAM

open source

Jack Borszcz

Job Title

Senior consultant

Tech Specialism

Ruby

Division

Contract

Joined

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TEAM

tech

Jake Sackman

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Ruby on rails

Division

Perm

Joined

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TEAM

tech

James Bruce

Job Title

Senior consultant

Tech Specialism

Sitecore

Division

Contract

Joined

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TEAM

tech

Jamie Duffield

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Qa

Division

Perm

Joined

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TEAM

devops

Joel Penny

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Devops

Division

Contract

Joined

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TEAM

open source

Jon Evans

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Php

Division

Perm

Joined

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TEAM

open source

Kaio de Souza

Job Title

Senior recruiter

Tech Specialism

Python

Division

Contract

Joined

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TEAM

open source

Kashif Ali

Job Title

Senior recruiter

Tech Specialism

Php

Division

Perm

Joined

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MANAGEMENT

Marcus Haigh

Job Title

Ceo

Tech Specialism

All

Division

Back office

Joined

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MANAGEMENT

Mathew Lee

Job Title

Client relationship manager

Tech Specialism

Multi discipline

Division

Contract

Joined

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TEAM

cloud

Monika Olszowka

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Spring boot, microservices

Division

Contract

Joined

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TEAM

mobile

Myles Wakelin

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Ios and android

Division

Perm

Joined

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TEAM

digital marketing

Omar Drummond

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Ppc, seo

Division

Perm

Joined

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TEAM

tech

Rasa Petraityte

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Ux, ui

Division

Perm

Joined

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TEAM

tech

Reginald Akingbade

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Front end, angular

Division

Contract

Joined

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TEAM

tech

Rejjy Islam

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

.net

Division

Perm

Joined

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TEAM

devops

Sara Zarmella

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Devops

Division

Perm

Joined

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TEAM

Steph Calvert

Job Title

Talent acquisition manager south

Tech Specialism

Internal recruitment, talent acquisition

Division

Back office

Joined

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TEAM

open source

Stephen Levis

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Ruby on rails

Division

Perm

Joined

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open source

Sukrit Sood

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Python

Division

Perm

Joined

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TEAM

open source

Tom Brighton

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Php

Division

Perm

Joined

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TEAM

open source

Tom Couchman

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Php

Division

Perm

Joined

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MANAGEMENT

Tom Eaton

Job Title

Senior team leader

Tech Specialism

Multi discipline

Division

Contract

Joined

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MANAGEMENT

Tom Russell

Job Title

Senior team leader

Tech Specialism

Multi discipline

Division

Perm

Joined

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TEAM

tech

Victor Koleade

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

.net

Division

Contract

Joined

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TEAM

tech

William Butt

Job Title

Senior consultant

Tech Specialism

Qa

Division

Perm

Joined

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open source

Zohaib Hussain

Job Title

Recruitment consultant

Tech Specialism

Php

Division

Contract

Joined

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