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Tech Recruitment

Are you a tech pro? Or need to find one? We’re the experts who can team you up…

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We’re an expert recruitment consultancy and we love tech. We excel at matching skilled professionals to tech roles. And we do it with honesty, integrity and a sense of fun. With ProFound, what you see is what you get. What you hear is straightforward and true. And the way we work is flexible, open and collaborative.

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What we do - and how we do it - makes us great to work with...

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We’re truthful, trustworthy, straightforward and straight up. We always tell it like it is. And we always do what we say we’ll do.

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When it comes to recruitment, we know our stuff. And we dedicate our time to understanding your business sector and specialism.

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Our expertise and input create value. We work with you to understand your needs, align with your goals, add value and enhance your business.

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We want all our employees, clients and candidates to enjoy their experience with us – so we bring a sense a fun to what we do, while remaining true professionals.

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About the profounder

Meet down-to-earth Yorkshire lad Richard Townsend. Recruitment is all he’s ever done – with years in the insurance, financial and legal sectors under his belt. As the need for tech expertise in those areas has grown, so has Richard’s passion and skill for recruiting to these specialist fields.

Manchester based for over a decade, Richard has consolidated his experience by creating the ProFound recruitment consultancy. With an honest, no-nonsense and fun approach, ProFound excels at matching skilled professionals to tech roles in a range of sectors.

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Client Services


Got a sensitive or time critical project? We can help. We can draw up and execute a tailored recruitment plan – from market mapping to offer – swiftly, expertly and with excellent results.



The ‘traditional’ recruitment model. Using our expertise, we do the hard work for you – attraction, screening, shortlisting. We guide you and our skilfully selected candidates from interview to offer.


Mini RPO

Ideal for a start-up or scale-up business hiring a number of people. We offer a dedicated ‘in-house’ consultant to companies with big growth aspirations but no need for a full-time recruiter.


Salary Survey

Don’t know where to pitch a new role? Want to compare salaries? As your trusted partner, we can advise you on a range of recruitment matters. Call us, and we’ll be happy to share our expert knowledge with you.


Market Insights

What’s the next big thing? How many candidates are out there? What skills do they have? We pride ourselves on keeping up to date with market developments, and are happy to share these with you.

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Candidate Offer Mediation

Sourced a candidate yourself but need help with salary negotiations? We can act as a mediator – so that you hire an engaged candidate who feels valued. And you don’t lose them to a counter-offer.



We’ve years of experience working at senior level. So we have contacts in VCs, incubators and consolidators. If you’re considering an exit strategy, or need advice on the value of your business, get in touch for a confidential discussion.


Candidate Services

CV Writing

Writing a good CV is a skill. A skill that we have. So if you need to knock an impressive CV into shape, call us. We can meet for a coffee – on us – or talk on the phone. And we’ll put together a winning CV for you.


Salary advice

If you’re looking for a new challenge. Or have been offered a role – it’s good to know your salary value. Get in touch. We’ll be happy to share our market intelligence with you, to help you make your decision.


Careers Advice

Feeling trapped? Not sure about your next move? Undecided between the leadership or technical route? Give us a call. We’ll talk through your options to help you progress your career.


Interview Preparation

First interview? Or has it been a while since your last interview? We’ll help you prepare, right down to the finer details – like whether the client prefers Converse sneakers or Italian brogues!

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We’re trusted tech recruiters across all industries – with specialist expertise in several major sectors…


This is an exciting sector with huge predicted growth – and an industry that’s still ripe for innovation and disruption.


The Fintech sector is growing fast with numerous challenger banks and lenders providing much needed diversity and service excellence to challenge the status quo.


Innovative new concepts are disrupting the traditionally conservative legal market. So now’s the time to move in to Legaltech!

Other sectors

As methodologies and programming languages are universal, we can place highly skilled candidates in any industry.

The proof
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Managing Director, Specialist technology broker

"We are quite an unusual insurance business, with a different way of working. We approached ProFound with a very specific brief regarding the individual we required to help us grow. Richard took time to get to understand us and what we were trying to achieve before suggesting anyone."

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Contact us using our web form, phone number or email address – and let’s find out how we can help you. Refer someone now for the chance to get your hands on a £250 amazon voucher!

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