About ECOM

Careers at ECOM

Established in a garage in Camden (London) in 1999, we were the first pure play digital recruiter in the UK and we’ve come a long way. Our people recruit across the full digital lifecycle, we’re large enough to service a global PLC but small enough to be agile and deliver to start-ups.

Our network of consultants extends across the UK, Europe and New York, the people we engage with are those that you want to work with. Learn more about careers in ECOM below.

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Where you'll find us

It needs to be a special city to attract the best talent in the world, especially if you’re creating the products, services and campaigns that help make the world a better place.

That's why we've chosen London and Manchester, locations at the heart of global tech investment, each with their own unique attractions for the people who love to live there.

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London

The ECOM London team is located at the group head office where we bring together all brands across InterQuest. We’re based in the lovely and modern Cannon Green offices that are exceptionally connected for commuting via Cannon Street tube and rail station, from here we’re able to service financial clients across the City, London, and the South-East.

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Manchester

Our ECOM Manchester team is based in a modern renovated space called the Bonded Warehouse which sits on the same site as the Old-Granada studio tour. The office sits in the heart of the city and is well connected being only a short walk from Deansgate station and Manchester Oxford Road. We have a large growing team with a mix of experience levels. The culture is extremely collegiate, friendly, helpful, and supportive.

Meet the team

We operate a specialist model of recruitment where each consultant attends conferences, meetups and training for type of people they recruit. This means that our consultants are experts in their community and know how to question and accurately match the right person with a great employer in that space. In all of our offices you’ll find an Anthony Burrill print “work hard and be nice to people”. They’re words we live by. It’s what we do…

Click on the profiles below to find out how we can help you whether you're looking for a job or looking to hire, we are here to listen. Get in touch today.

Rob Sugden

Managing Director

Rob Sugden
Rob Sugden

Rob Sugden

Managing Director

Expertise: Senior Appointments

Location: Manchester

Rob is ECOMs Managing DIrector for Manchester. He leads our teams across the North & Midlands operating in Digital Tech, UX & Design, Product & Project and Marketing & eCommerce. He’s had over 15 years of recruitment experience in Manchester, building an extensive network. Over the years Rob has created a reputation for working with the best candidates and the most interesting companies! He’s passionate about Manchester’s digital scene and has loved being part of its ever evolving journey. Outside of work when he’s not spending time with his family, he can be found Rock Climbing or enjoying Manchester’s amazing music scene.

E: rob.sugden@ecomrecruitment.com T: 0161 237 0033

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Hiren Vekaria

Practice Director

Hiren Vekaria
Hiren Vekaria

Hiren Vekaria

Practice Director

Location: London

As Director for the Technical Team at ECOM, Hiren manages the contract recruitment for a range of Software, E-commerce, FinTech & Digital companies and supply them with exceptional candidates as well as managing a team of consultants.

Hiren specialises in contract roles for web, software, and mobile developers as well as QA’s and senior level technology focussed candidates. Hiren's in-depth knowledge of the market gives him unparalleled access to leading organisations and sought after candidates.

E: hiren@ecomrecruitment.com T: 0207 258 2367

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Joe Parker

Associate Director

Joe Parker
Joe Parker

Joe Parker

Associate Director

Location: Manchester

Joe has worked at ECOM since 2012, he’s one of the founding members of the Manchester team and has progressed all the way from Junior Consultant to Associate Director.

As an Associate Director, he’s responsible for both leading a team of recruiters and helping Manchester’s most recognisable tech brands to build their software engineering teams, with a focus on modern Microsoft, JavaScript and Cloud technologies.

E: joe.parker@ecomrecruitment.com T: 07949 226 127

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Gareth Pike

Associate Director

Gareth Pike
Gareth Pike

Gareth Pike

Associate Director

Location: North West

Gareth Pike is an Associate Director at ECOM who specialises in the Software Engineering sector across the North West of England. Gareth has been in the recruitment industry for over 15 years so he has definitely been around the block! Over the past 5 years, he has focussed on helping organisations with their recruitment of Open Source software engineering candidates, predominantly across the Java, PHP and Python technology stacks. Gareth graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a degree in Information Technology Systems which has definitely helped him throughout his IT recruitment career. In his spare time Gareth has a very busy family life being the dad to two sports mad young boys Leo & Zac, which involves lots of homework duty and being a part time football coach! Aside from family life his other major passions are following Man United FC where he is a season ticket holder and raising funds for Motor Neurone Disease which is charity close to his heart. Gareth feels integrity is one of the biggest things people should demonstrate in and out of working life and prides himself on this.

E: gareth.pike@ecomrecruitment.com T: 0161 237 0042

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Paula Saffin

Associate Director

Paula Saffin
Paula Saffin

Paula Saffin

Associate Director

Location: London

Paula is ECOM’s longest standing consultant with 12 years’ experience with many clients and candidates coming back to her time and time again, enjoying her personable and efficient approach. She has led teams and has achieved some amazing personal and team successes over the years, mainly specialising in agency recruitment and currently across Project Management, Strategy and Resource. She loves the Digital industry and what can be achieved, but also having studied Psychology, this is another area of real interest for her and helps day to day in really getting to understand a good ‘match’. Being half Italian she loves to cook, as well as travel to Italy and explore new countries/cities and attend various music festivals. Her current new interests are photography and discovering different Gins for her new drinks trolley!

E: paula@ecomrecruitment.com T: 0207 258 2356

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Josh McLean

Managing Consultant

Josh McLean
Josh McLean

Josh McLean

Managing Consultant

Location: Manchester

Josh has worked with ECOM since 2021, he has joined with 6 years’ experience recruiting in the Software Engineering space.

As a Principal Consultant he’s responsible for helping experienced software engineering professionals find new permanent roles in Manchester with a focus on Web, Mobile, Digital and Social technology.

He supports the growth of Manchester’s most recognisable tech brands build software engineering teams with a focus on modern Microsoft, JavaScript and Cloud technologies.

E: josh.mclean@ecomrecruitment.com T: 0161 237 0065

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Holly Jordan

Senior Consultant

Holly Jordan
Holly Jordan

Holly Jordan

Senior Consultant

Location: Manchester

Experienced Recruitment Consultant with a passion for all things data related. Working with some of the best clients in the industry, Holly helps data professionals find their most desired roles throughout the North. For more information on our live roles and to see how we can help you today, please get in touch.

E: holly.jordan@ecomrecruitment.com T: 07807 941 302

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Maia Burgess

Consultant

Maia Burgess
Maia Burgess

Maia Burgess

Consultant

Location: Manchester

As a Recruitment Consultant, Maia is responsible for helping experienced software engineering professionals find new permanent roles in Manchester with a focus on Web, Mobile, Digital and Social technology.

Maia works with a mix of organisations from some of the region’s most recognisable brands to new and exciting start ups.

Focusing on modern and emerging JavaScript technologies, Maia has experience recruiting Software Engineers who are skilled in TypeScript, NodeJs, ReactJS, VueJS and AngularJS.

E: maia.burgess@ecomrecruitment.com T: 0161 237 0040

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Katie Stock

Consultant

Katie Stock
Katie Stock

Katie Stock

Consultant

Location: London

Katie manages the permanent recruitment of Project Managers and specialises in business transformation for a range of FinTech and Digital companies across InterQuest and ECOM.

E: katie.stock@interquestgroup.com T: 0207 025 0185

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Karolis Lari

Consultant

Karolis Lari
Karolis Lari

Karolis Lari

Consultant

Location: Manchester

As recruiter, Karolis specialises in helping experienced java software engineers in finding their next perfect role that allow them to progress with their career. Karolis is focused on roles based in Manchester that range from a variety of companies including established start-ups to some major blue-chip businesses across different industries from retail to cyber security.

Focusing on modern and emerging Java technologies, Karolis has experience recruiting Software Engineers skilled in Java 11 – 17, AWS, GCP or Azure, Spring Boot Framework.

E: karolis.lari@ecomrecruitment.com T: 0161 237 0043

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Bryony Albert

Consultant

Bryony Albert
Bryony Albert

Bryony Albert

Consultant

Location: Manchester

E: bryony.albert@ecomrecruitment.com T: 0161 237 0011

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Marcus Gray

Consultant

Marcus Gray
Marcus Gray

Marcus Gray

Consultant

Location: London

As a Tech Recruiter at ECOM, Marcus looks after the Permanent recruitment for a range of Software, E-commerce, FinTech & Digital companies and supplies them with industry-leading talent

Marcus specialises in Perm roles for web, software, mobile developers as well as CTO and Head of Engineering placements. Marcus' in-depth knowledge of the tech market gives him access to find exceptional candidates across his clients.

E: marcus.gray@ecomrecruitment.com T: 0207 025 0166

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Lewis Wilkins

Consultant

Lewis Wilkins
Lewis Wilkins

Lewis Wilkins

Consultant

Location: Manchester

As a Recruitment Consultant, I’m responsible for helping experienced software engineering professionals find new permanent roles in Manchester with a focus on modern Microsoft, JavaScript and Cloud technologies.

I work with a mix of organisations from some of the region’s most recognisable brands to new and exciting startups.

E: lewis.wilkins@ecomrecruitment.com T: 01612370009

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Lucia Gabbiadini

Consultant

Lucia Gabbiadini
Lucia Gabbiadini

Lucia Gabbiadini

Consultant

Location: Manchester

As a Recruitment Consultant, I’m responsible for helping experienced software engineering professionals find new permanent roles in Manchester with a focus on Web, Mobile, Digital and Social technology. I work with a mix of organisations from some of the region’s most recognisable brands to new and exciting start-ups. Focusing on emerging JavaScript and modern Microsoft technologies I have experience recruiting Software Engineers with the following skills:

JavaScript and TypeScript (including React, Node, Angular, Vue etc.), C#, ASP.NET Core, SQL Server and NoSQL alternatives (MongoDB, Couchbase etc.), AWS, Azure and GCP, Microservices, Terraform, Kubernetes, Docker, Agile (Scrum), Lean (Kanban), DevOps, CI/CD, SOLID, TDD, BDD, DDD, CQRS, Event Sourcing, Design Patterns and Pair Programming.

E: lucia.gabbiadini@ecomrecruitment.com T: 01614166453

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Josh Bunce

Consultant

Josh Bunce
Josh Bunce

Josh Bunce

Consultant

Location: Manchester

As a Product and Delivery Consultant, Josh is well versed at working with businesses who have both fully embraced a product-centric culture and those looking to adopt and transition to Agile ways of working. Josh help starts up and scale-ups find the right Product teams that will allow them to grow at pace while delivering continual product innovation and delivery. Josh also works with large Product teams to help them find the right people to complement their existing teams.

Josh recruits at all levels in the following disciplines from juniors to heads of and c-suite: Product Owners, Product Managers, Delivery Managers, Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, Business Analysts.

E: josh.bunce@ecomrecruitment.com T: 0161 2370 012

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Max Barry

Consultant

Max Barry
Max Barry

Max Barry

Consultant

Location: London

Max is a recruitment consult who specialises in freelance work across the tech and digital space, although does dabble in the permanent world of recruitment every now and then. Max has experience in software engineering, data, design, creative, product management, infrastructure and more, across UK and European markets - with a particular love of Python.

E: max.barry@ecomrecruitment.com T: 0207 258 2398

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Whether you are a recruiter looking for a change or an individual who is keen to start a career in recruitment then get in touch.

Register your details with us using the below form or email julie.pratten@interquestgroup.com and our internal recruitment team will get back to you.

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ECOM Team, London

27 Bush Lane, Cannon Green, London EC4R 0AA, UK

hello@ecomrecruitment.com +44 207 258 2350

ECOM Team, Manchester

Bonded Warehouse, 18 Lower Byrom Street, Manchester M3 4AP, UK

manchester@ecomrecruitment.com +44 161 237 0037