Case Studies


The Growth Hub

UK Wide


A specialist recruitment company, which started in at the kitchen table of one of the co-founders in Coventry, is planning to launch a new software product.

TalentTech Recruitment; a Technical and Technology recruitment business, was launched last May.

Its rapid success led to John and fellow director, Nick Goodwin, searching for suitable business premises as well as support to launch an idea for a technology programme.
After contacting the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, the duo were pointed in the direction of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) Growth Hub.
Gavin Barnett, a Business Navigator at the CWLEP Growth Hub, held meetings with John and Nick and suggested training courses as well as contacting Business Ready who helped them find their new premises – the University of Warwick Science Park’s Business Innovation Centre in Binley, Coventry – in addition to supporting them in growing the business.

John and Nick decided to launch TalentTech after working together at another recruitment company in Coventry.

Nick said: “Together, we have over 40 years’ experience in recruitment and, with backgrounds in the Technical and Technology fields, we felt the time was right to launch our business.”
“We backed our own ability but we didn’t realise the growth and success would happen in such a short space of time.
“The advice that Gavin at the Growth Hub offered was invaluable and he has opened up so many doors for us that we didn’t know existed.
“Moving to the Business Innovation Centre is a fantastic opportunity to grow our business within the support network here because the infrastructure is great and it enables us to realise our vision.”
John added: “We have recruited three, technically orientated staff so that we can create an automated recruitment software system.
“Currently at the testing stage, it uses traditional methods via technology, and we plan to launch it later this year. There is a gap in the market because it can be used in any sector and by anyone, from in-house staff to recruitment consultants.”
Gavin said the transformation in John and Nick’s business in nine months has been dramatic.

He said: “They have both taken on board the advice we have given and they are soon going to be running not one, but two businesses!
“It is really important to gain advice before launching a business since the Growth Hub can help with many services including finding premises, access to finance and legal issues which can make a significant difference in whether a business, particularly in the early days, succeeds or fails.
“Nick and John are expanding their knowledge of running a business and the support from Business Ready will be crucial when they launch their technology software later in the year.”
Business Ready is managed by the business support team at the University of Warwick Science Park and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Warwickshire County Council as part of the CW Business: Start, Grow & Scale Programme.
Business adviser, Dirk Schafer from Business Ready said: “John and Nick didn’t have any previous experience of launching a software product so we’re injecting that knowledge to ensure they have the technical expertise.
“They are going to be running two different kinds of businesses and I think the new business with the technology product will grow more quickly.
“It is about focusing on ensuring they have the right skills sets within the business and the software product will be a different commercial market so we will be contacting them with an external mentor who has vast experience of the technology sector.
“My prediction is that the technology business will be by far the bigger business in the future.”


UK Wide


Sercon are innovators in Stable Isotope analysis, occupying a market niche of collaboration and bespoke systems, tailored to research applications.

The company is committed to delivering excellent customer service and support for their instrumentation. A critical part of this is having dedicated members of the engineering team who go above and beyond for users of their products.

When the time came to further grow their already highly successful engineering team, Sercon reached out to TalentTech Recruitment to help them achieve their goals.

The TalentTech Process
Following a detailed brief and job analysis for a fantastic, global position, TalentTech quickly became fully conversant in the Sercon ethos; getting under the skin of the business in order to carry out their unique, digital CRM intelligence.

After a thorough, initial selection process, they delivered a set of candidates, perfectly matched to Sercon’s needs.

TalentTech’s expert team proactively communicated and managed all stages of the hiring process, making it seamless, rapid and uncompromising. With backgrounds themselves in the technical fields, they fully understand the market and are able to offer a bespoke service, fully tailored to the client.

The culmination of an exceptionally smooth recruitment process was the successful appointment of an exceptional candidate, delivered in line with timescale and budget expectations. The Sercon team has grown commensurately with the company’s strategy, and the future looks brighter than ever for this cutting edge organisation.

“As a hiring manager, I have found TalentTech to be the most professional, transparent and effective recruitment service I have worked with throughout my career. They truly understand the market.”
Garry Armstrong, Product Manager, Sercon Ltd.


UK Wide


As the world opens up and restrictions of the last 18 months start to ease, we are experiencing a major impact on the UK recruitment landscape. Business confidence has returned with gusto and we are witnessing a sharp increase in organisations scrambling to strengthen their human capital as companies take the opportunity to reshape and strengthen their structures affected over the last year.

On face value, this stampede to hire talent is welcome; however it comes with its own challenges. The increased competition for new hires is often proving difficult for all involved within the process. Whilst organisational confidence to hire has increased, this confidence has not transferred into the candidate world and many factors are holding a large percentage of the working population from entering into the current saturated job market.

As the active job market hots up, so does the competition for the best candidates - leaving vast numbers of myopic organisations with less than robust recruitment strategies and unable to hire, not only causing immediate gaps in their business structure and roles left unfilled, but impacting on the bottom line.

We’re experiencing multiple job offers for strong candidates, an increased volume of counter offers and inflated basic salaries as the battle for top talent increases. It's evident that the more focused, creative and efficient companies with regard to the recruitment process are the ones that ultimately secure the candidates they desire. Protracted and delayed interview processes, inflexible interview schedules, unrealistic candidate expectations and salary packages are all costing organisations dearly as their counterparts ensure they are at the forefront.

TalentTech Recruitment help innovative organisations attract their next recruit. Through our 70 years of Corporate, Executive and Sales recruitment experience we are helping companies attract, assess, onboard and - importantly - retain the very best talent in the most efficient way. Our consultative approach implements the most suitable recruitment strategy to ensure effective and efficient hiring.

Not getting the candidates you want, struggling to hire and in need of a recruitment process review? There are many ways in which TalentTech Recruitment can help with the process to ensure you find the best talent available.


As a hiring manager, I have found TalentTech to be the most professional, transparent and effective recruitment service I have worked with throughout my career. They truly understand the market.

Garry Armstrong - Senior Product Manager

John and the team are extremely professional and helped me immensely throughout my whole interview process, going above and beyond expectations to ensure I was fully prepared. They did an incredible job and I would recommend TalentTech highly.

Emily Reddi - Sales Development Representative

Recruiting through TalentTech Recruitment has been a really refreshing experience. Honest and practical recruitment with feedback throughout the process giving valuable input when needed. We have now successfully recruited our two new Business Development Managers and should we be looking to add to the team we will certainly instruct you once again. Thanks very much Nick, John & the team.

HR Director, UK Engineering Company

A big thankyou to Josh and Dave at TalentTech Recruitment who have helped me secure my new role. Their help and support through this challenging time has been invaluable and without their input I very much doubt I would have got this position. I have let my new employer know of their input and will happily recommend them for all future recruitment.

Louise Oldham - Sales Account Manager

John and the team at TalentTech Recruitment are an absolute credit to themselves. John worked tirelessly with myself throughout every stage of the recruitment process, and it was with his help and support that I was successful in securing the perfect role within a fantastic company. He made sure that I was constantly kept informed during every step of the process, providing me with even the smallest details and information required. His extensive knowledge of the whole recruitment process and his attention to detail were second to none and I would absolutely not hesitate in recommending John, Nick and the team at TalentTech to anyone with specialist recruitment requirements, the guys will 100% give you the upmost effort and commitment. I can't thank them enough, it has been an absolute pleasure working with them

Neil Foster - National Trade Sales Manager

John was a complete professional when it came to supporting me through the interview process. Very easy to speak to and gave great advice on his client. Would go to again if I find myself out of a job!

Thomas Davies - Customer Success Executive

Josh & John were very timely throughout the process, and both very easy to talk with. Constructive input without the need to follow up for information made communication very practical. John was very considerate and professional, which helped put my mind at ease. I have now secured a brilliant role in an excellent company with the help of a faultless process from TalentTech.

Dominic Protacio - Sales Development Representative

Its great to see a recruitment company that listens to the client and explains the process to us. The project to hire a National Sales Manager wasn’t without its challenges in this competitive market for candidates but the team at TalentTech kept us updated and informed throughout the hiring process.

Sales Director - Global Technology provider

David was fantastic to work with. Very helpful, supportive and I'm very grateful to him for putting me forward to a cracking sales role that I have now secured. I highly recommend David and the team around him at talenttech recruitment!

Anton Archer - Area Sales Manager

We have been really pleased with the two engineers you have found us. They have both settled into the team well and we are grateful to you for sourcing them. We have plans for 2020 and will be in contact to help us with our next planned recruitment.

Managing Director - UK Engineering Services Organisation

Excellent service John & Nick! The whole recruitment process was hassle free and we secured a fantastic candidate at the end of it. Thanks TalentTech.

Engineering Director – Global Technical Organisation

John is very professional and persistent. I was delighted to have the opportunity to work with him. Without his help I would not have been successful in my recent job search.

Martin Reppion - Business Development Manager

Thank you to the whole Team at TalentTech for the quality of the shortlist you have presented to me yesterday. Four of the candidates were excellent and I only wanted to take three back for 2nd interviews so it is going to give me a real headache having to choose three for final interview.

National Sales Manager – UK Construction Manufacturer

We have worked with TalentTech for the last 6 months and they have supported our transition as we aim to strengthen certain areas of the UK business. What started as filling one of our vacant area sales roles that we had struggled with has given us the opportunity to get TalentTech engaged to successfully help in other divisions. Its been refreshing to find a company that just “get” recruitment having had a number of negative experience with previous suppliers.

HR Director – Technical Scientific & Laboratory Manufacturer

What a great find! Thanks John, for providing us with our latest Sales Development Representative for the West Midlands & Warwickshire area. We look forward to the candidate starting and enjoying their sales career with us. I will certainly recommend you to my colleagues throughout the business.

Mid-Market Sales Manager – MarTech Software Vendor

Its been a pleasure to work with Team TalentTech on our latest planned recruitment campaign, we found the process to be smooth and were kept informed throughout the hiring of our latest engineer. In a difficult market with a specific brief they were able to provide a strong shortlist giving us a number of options. Big thanks particularly to Nick for his help and professionalism.

Technical Service Manager – European Packaging Equipment Supplier

Thank you to Nick and the team at TalentTech recruitment for your help on our recent recruitment project. You were up against 2 other recruitment suppliers but the quality of the candidates and the service to both ourselves and the successful candidate was excellent. You have proved to be a valuable partner and will now be our chosen preferred supplier for all UK recruitment.

National Sales Manager – Global Manufacturer of Industrial Capital Equipment

John and Nick were very helpful in supporting me on the recruitment process. They were very accommodating during my out of hours office calls and responded to emails and messages very promptly. They ensured that the company was fit for purpose for my needs and demands and encouraged me to Pursue this company which being part of Filtermist now has been challenging and fulfilling. John and Nick are professional, pro-active and pleasant gentlemen to be involved with. I would certainly recommend them as a recruiter both from a candidate and a hiring managers perspective

Manpreet Maan - Proposals Engineer

I work with a number of other agencies but John is by far the most professional and is at the top of my preferred supplier list. He not only knows our business and has a real knack of finding the candidates that have the right skills, attitudes and behaviours that fit our culture, but he goes out of his way to get the know the hiring managers and then simplifies the recruitment process for them. As a result of this, he managed to fill a senior level role flawlessly and, although it was a difficult task, he found a truly talented member of our leadership team who is already adding value to their team and the business overall.

MD – Global Engineering OEM

Nick is a consummate professional and his help has been invaluable throughout my recent job-hunting process. Having not been on the job market for a while, the interview and presentation advice he gave me made a huge difference and helped me to secure the role I really wanted. I really appreciate all the effort and assistance and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.

Regional Sales Manager – Technology

The recruitment process can often be arduous but we found TalentTech to be honest and transparent throughout, which is very refreshing and we’re pleased to have found a genuine supplier that can support our business going forward.

Service Manager – Scientific Instrumentation

From first contact with John, he was open, friendly & offered some great advice. Throughout the process he was efficient & diligent with his communication/feedback & having this from a recruiter made the interview/job change process far easier - which is a rare thing! I thoroughly recommend John & his business when you’re looking for a new role/career change

Will McCullough - Area Sales Manager

I am absolutely delighted with my new role and company. I couldn’t have wished to join a better organisation and am very grateful for all the help and support John gave me in making it happen. All the interview advice was invaluable.

National Sales Manager – Chemical manufacturer

TalentTech have presented me with some fantastic opportunities to take my career aspirations forward. They have been dedicated and professional and have really added tremendous value throughout.

Technical Manager – Engineering Services Company

I have been working with recruitment consultancies for many years and have had mixed experiences in terms of quality of service as well as value for money. Working with John has been quite a change. John and I formed a strategic alliance for the recruitment of high-quality sales professionals. This was only possible because of the effort and resources that were put into gaining a comprehensive understanding of our business and the market sectors we operate in. John co-ordinated our recruitment needs and has proved to be highly successful and cost effective. I have no hesitation in recommending John and TalentTech as a preferred supplier and business partner.

HR Director –Building Materials Company

Nick’s experience clearly shows. He just ‘gets it’, quickly understanding our organisational goals and culture and sourcing our latest, exceptional technical candidate. The process was smooth throughout with regular feedback given at each stage. I would highly recommend him.

Engineering Director - OEM Manufacturing Company

Highly recommend John for the professionalism and support during the whole recruitment process. Very Encouraging to be kept up to date and informed through out. Many thanks for your help and advice.

Craig McCormack - Systems Engineer


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