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Gillespie Manners Global Executive Search are honored to be shortlisted in the ‘Best Tech Recruiter’ category in the month of their 20th anniversary!

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Published Date 27.03.2024

Gillespie Manners are a leading Executive Search firm championing talent at the cutting edge of technology. The retained senior recruitment firm is based in the UK, with technology clients in locations all over the world. The company was founded in 2004, exactly 20 years ago this month. With a refreshing people-first ethos and unique headhunting methodology, Andrew Manners and Alex Gillespie were driven by a desire to disrupt and reform the recruitment process when they founded the firm. Two decades on and Gillespie Manners is a thriving global leader in Executive Search, and are delighted to have been shortlisted under the ‘Best Tech Recruiter’ category for the 2024 Global Business Tech Awards.

For the global technology businesses who entrust their mission-critical senior staffing assignments to Gillespie Manners, a long-term consultative relationship is key. Unlike contingent recruiters, the experienced Executive Search consultants at Gillespie Manners act as trusted strategic advisors and provide advice for the full lifecycle of technology businesses. Whether companies require assistance prioritizing the right talent for early funding rounds, securing visionary leaders to steer them through the IPO process, or need to identify candidates with niche skills to lead technical projects, Gillespie Manners’ unique methodology ensures successful outcomes each and every time.

Client and candidate satisfaction are core tenants at the heart of Gillespie Manners’ approach. As Andrew Manners, Co-Founder and Managing Director of the firm puts it, “whether it’s our clients, our candidates or our employees – people are the beating heart of our industry. It was true in 2004 when we founded the business; it’s equally true today. A lot has changed in the technology market over the last 20 years, but people are the constant”. Being shortlisted as a finalist for ‘Best Tech Recruiter’ reflects Gillespie Manners’ lifelong mission to champion talent at the cutting edge of technology and to provide its market sectors with the best Executive Search service, ensuring successful outcomes for people’s career goals and business aspirations.

The recognition in the Global Business Tech Awards shortlist is a great honor for the firm. Zanaba Poland, Marketing Manager at Gillespie Manners reflects that “For the twenty years since our conception, our business has thrived on referrals, recommendations and word of mouth. Our status as a leading global Executive Search firm has been built organically from day one. But now, in the month of our 20th anniversary, we’re delighted to have been formally recognized for our contributions to the global technology industry in this prestigious forum”.

The senior staffing projects undertaken by Gillespie Manners span a vast array of mid-senior roles. From technical and commercial independent contributor positions, through to the C-Suite and at a board and advisory level, the firm’s retained, 100% headhunting approach delivers the highest caliber of candidate. In addition to honing their recruitment approach, the business has cultivated a vast network of highly skilled, passive talent across the technology industry. It’s this network that enables them to proactively target high-profile candidates for their clients and deliver a best-in-class service.

As a technology focused search firm, Gillespie Manners are at the forefront of innovative technological applications. In recent times, they’ve helped businesses to adopt and integrate AI into their solution propositions through the search and selection of candidates for specialist roles like Vice Presidents of AI and Chief AI Officers. Their latest maneuver has been into the world of sustainability technology, an arm of the technology industry experiencing a boom as countries around the world look to adopt new approaches to energy, agriculture, transportation, manufacturing and more in the race to net zero. Gillespie Manners’ agile approach to the technology sector has enabled them to continue championing talent at the cutting edge of technology amid wave after wave of change and innovation in the market over the last two decades.

The firm is twenty years into its journey, and as finalists in The Global Business Tech Awards, it’s clear that they’re moving from strength to strength. You can learn more about Gillespie Manners here – or, if you’d like to chat about expansion at your business, you can contact them at

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