Simon is widely recognised as the pioneer of Agile Recruitment in the UK since delivering a team of XP consultants to an ecommerce company in 1999. Due to this early adopter mentality he has gone on to contribute to projects at Specsavers lastminute.com, Dixons, AOL, BSkyB, BBC, BrightHouse, Laterooms and DWP amongst others. Community and people are key to the success Simon has achieved, demonstrated by being the founder of the UK Agile Awards in 2010 and being a continued supporter of the Agile Business Conference.
Following a very successful career in the professional services industry, Alex came to IT recruitment in 1997. He quickly established himself as an excellent recruitment professional, developing many key client partnerships working with a varied range of companies from start-ups through to Fortune 500 organisations. After growing his previous company to a successful acquisition by a US staffing firm, Alex has joined the team at Franklin Bates to pursue his interest in the recruitment industry, and to help develop the service offerings.
We strive to provide high-quality services to all of our candidates and clients, with a strong emphasis on creating and maintaining trusted relationships.
With this in mind, we have recently made the step to obtain membership of APSCo; providing us with a trusted badge of quality, affirming our status as a professional recruitment organisation.
Franklin Bates represents individuals seeking both permanent and contract opportunities across the following roles.
Coaches and Consultants
Scrum, Kanban, eXtreme
Programming, TDD, BDD
1st line / Helpdesk and Service Delivery
2nd line / 3rd line support
Linux, Unix, Ubuntu, Windows, Virtualisation
Quality Assurance and Testing
Project and Programme Management
Technical Account Management