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Contingent Search
Where the people of the tech industry are prioritised
We are a community driven recruitment agency. We empower individuals and businesses by fostering meaningful connections within the tech industry.
We help businesses scale engineering, product and design teams since 2005. Through our communities, we have become deeply connected to the most sought after tech talent to the benefit of our partners.

Our approach to Retained Search

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Onboarding
Sourcing
Review & Refine
Repeat
Placement

Stage 1

Onboarding

In depth briefing call with stakeholders.

Re-occurring sync calls, Communication & ATS
channels set up.

trg. provides insights and communicates data and
threads from the initial search.

Stage 2

Sourcing

Create a proposition for the vacancy.

In-depth video screening calls with candidates.

Gather all data from the search.

Stage 3

Review & Refine

Share data from the initial search and review.

Analyse market/project trends.

Recommendations based on the data.

Stage 4

Repeat

Re-confirm any additional changes where required.

Continue with sourcing.

Collect new data for next review.

Stage 5

Placement

The sectors in which we recruit.
Agile
Agile
Leading delivery methods with outstanding talent
Data
Data
Shaping the future of your company with insightful data professionals
Design & UX
Design & UX
Putting creativity at the heart of your product design teams
Engineering
Engineering
Connecting companies and candidates in the fastest-growing tech space
DevOps
DevOps
Combining development and operations to create optimised automations
Product
Product
Finding holistic specialists to create your next product

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Our Communities
People are built for connection
We exist to connect the people who are driving our industry forward
We currently have:

25,000

Individuals
Core communities:
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Data Roundabout

Meet the community that’s built for data professionals and enthusiasts!

Data Roundabouts are hubs for data scientists to get together and talk about the latest tools and trends in a collaborative environment. You’ll also get networking time, refreshments and expert talks at each event, which are designed to help you progress your career.

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Engineering Roundabout

Welcome to the Engineering Roundabout community, where engineers and DevOps experts get together to drive the tech sector forward.

Our events feature interactive workshops, industry-leader panels, and insightful talks to share best practices and new techniques in software development. They also give you the opportunity to grow your career by meeting engineers and hiring managers from some of the biggest companies in the tech sector, all over a slice of pizza.

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Herstory

HerStory is more than just an event; it’s a movement. It is your inclusive space to connect, inspire, and grow with fellow women in technology. We celebrate your achievements and offer a community to address challenges.

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Design Roundabout

Design Roundabouts brings together designers and creatives from across the tech industry to connect, learn, and collaborate.

Our events cover a range of topics, from UX/UI to product design to branding, giving tech professionals like you the tools to design the future. With plenty of different formats to learn in, like talks, panel discussions and hands-on workshops, the Roundabouts create a welcoming, diverse and inclusive environment.

Previous Partners

Agile Roundabout

Join a dynamic group of tech professionals at a Roundabout event to learn about the latest strategies for agile working and software delivery.

We get together to share best practices, learn from industry leaders, and collaborate on innovative solutions. With presentations, workshops and panel discussions to learn from, there’s something here for everyone.

Previous Partners
Our team ready to deliver success
Phill Bateman
Founder & Director
Phill Bateman is our founder and the director who set up trg. at the prime age of 25, and has spent the last 16 years growing the business to become one of London’s most successful and sought after tech recruitment companies. He specialises in client leads, but relationship management is one of his main focuses. As well as this, he is responsible for sustaining profitability, internal training, vendor management and leading our tech Meetups The Roundabouts. Outside of work, he enjoys golfing, playing football and spending time with his daughter and our favourite office dog Roy! Reach out to Phill today to see what he can do for you.
Rob Dawson
Director
Joining the company as a trainee recruiter over 10 years ago, Rob is now our Managing Data Consultant and a Director of trg. Besides Rob’s huge success as a consultant, he really is a man of many talents. He’s a skilled baker – his speciality being chocolate sourdough, trust us it’s as delicious as it sounds. He also loves to keep fit, playing 5 a side football every week and cycling as much as he can. He enjoys visiting the Opera, socialising, and trying to convert everyone to support his beloved Wales football team (he’s only been trying for 10 years – we’re sure he’ll get there someday…) Reach out to Rob today to discuss any open opportunities he might have for you.
Jonathan Smith
Principal Consultant
Jonathan is our Senior Product Consultant, specialising in product and Agile development. Jonathan also runs and hosts one of London’s biggest tech meet-ups, the Agile Roundabout. He spent the first 5 years of his professional career teaching biology before making the transition into the wonderful world of recruitment and hasn’t looked back since. In his spare time, he enjoys playing football, golf and badminton and is proud to admit he’s a big Hull supporter, much to the dismay of the rest of the office. Reach out to Jonathan today to discuss any open opportunities he might have for you.
Ben Little
Associate Director, Talent
Ben is our Delivery Manager at trg. and has been with us for the last 6 years. Managing and training our team of Delivery Consultants, he predominately focuses on Agile Delivery and QA roles. Ben started his recruitment career in 2005 so has a wealth of experience underneath his belt which makes him the perfect person to lead our team of trainees. Outside of the office he enjoys socialising with friends, playing darts, deadlifting and spending quality time with his partner and two boys. Reach out to Ben today to discuss any open opportunities he might have for you.
Ben Solomons
Associate Director, Sales
With several years of recruitment experience under his belt, Ben is a Associate Director in Java at trg. Before he started his highly successful career as a recruitment consultant, he studied English & History at Leeds University. After graduating he worked for a few years in Business Development within start-ups before diving in to the exciting and rewarding world of recruitment. In his spare time Ben enjoys watching and playing football and is a huge West Ham fan. He also enjoys spending time with family and friends; going out for daily walks to keep fit, and to top it all off he’s our long time running recruiter of the month- Still to be beaten! Reach out to Ben today to see what he can do for you.

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Geographic Expertise
Finding the best talent across Europe
With connections across Europe, we can help you find the best talent for your location-specific needs.
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