What brought us together in 2015, was our shared purpose to empower people in technology to inspire innovation and create positive change. What motivated us to build Devonshire Hayes was our shared passion to partner the best people and businesses in technology, to shape the future, together.
It is our promise to create opportunities for people to exceed their career and company ambitions with passion, empathy and respect. With over 30 years combined technology recruitment experience, we have created and scaled a business with partnership at its core, to sustain career and business success and create lasting value.
This isn’t a job; it’s a calling, and we love it! Passion is our motivator. It encourages our curiosity to learn, be informed and be better for each other and our customers. We start each day inspired to make an impact and we get a real thrill out of our customers’ success and being part of that journey. We want to make something better, today.
We jump right into the WHY in everything we do. When we’re better informed, we deliver better results for our customers because we take the time to understand everyone’s perspectives and needs. We listen with humility and believe that empathy is at the heart of co-operation and positive outcomes, for everyone.
We want to create fiercely successful customers because we’re passionate about their success and results. We are committed to doing what’s best and we communicate with unwavering honesty, transparency and respect. By sharing information, mistakes and victories, we learn and grow together.
How we get things done is as important as what we achieve. Working together gives rise to collaborative results. Our success is driven by our ability to build relationships that we care about and last well past outcomes. We support each other and our customers with trust and respect.
Taking a minute to stop what we’re doing allows us to appreciate each other, our customers and what we’ve achieved, collectively. We see the value of balance. We laugh, have fun, make people feel good and share the joy because being happy is good for everyone.
Matt’s industry knowledge and networking experience cover all areas of infrastructure and data, both in an interim and permanent capacity across multiple businesses. Matt’s focus is developing new business in addition to nurturing and consolidating relations with existing clients in the UK and Europe. He encourages the development of established consultants, as well as training and fostering the skillsets of new consultants who join Devonshire Hayes.
Matt used to play professional football to the age of 17. After being released he decided to take a step away from football due to the knock it gave his confidence and pursue a career elsewhere. At the age of 20, Matt found his calling and he started his career as a junior recruitment consultant working his way through multiple promotions to become London sales manager, whilst being the top billing consultant for the whole company over consecutive years on the lead up to his exit from the business. In early 2015, Matt co-founded Devonshire Hayes and has been instrumental in aligning the values and purpose to who we are today, along with the company delivering year on year growth since inception. It’s safe to say that Matt is hugely excited to see what the future holds for Devonshire Hayes.
Nicola is new to the recruitment sector but has a long-standing career working in the leisure industry. Nicola was able to work her way up quickly from a Receptionist to the Sales and Admin Manager. This is largely because of her interpersonal and organisational skills. Nicola prides herself on her professionalism and maturity and she can channel pressure into focus to meet strict deadlines and take control of stressful situations. These skills will enable her to keep the recruitment specialists in check.
Outside of work Nicola has a three year old son who keeps her very busy. When she has the chance Nicola enjoys keeping fit, especially through swimming.
Having worked in education recruitment over the last decade, Siobhan started as a compliance administrator, to a resourcer then working her way up to take on the challenge of running a successful desk. Taking a bit of time off to look after her young family, Siobhan now joins Devonshire Hayes in the world of technology recruitment as a consultant, and is loving every minute of it.
In her spare time, Siobhan loves keeping fit from running, boxing and Pilates. She completed the Brentwood Half marathon this year and raised money for the people in conflict in Ukraine. What’s important to Siobhan is spending time with family and friends. Being with her children, watching movies or going for long forest walks is her happy space.
Cloud Recruitment Specialist
Taylor’s cloud and infrastructure network and industry knowledge qualifies him as a specialist in this market. His focus at Devonshire Hayes is to build and nurture relationships. Both with clients, to support them through periods of growth that are paramount to successful project delivery, and with candidates, successfully securing their career move.
After a move to Limerick (Southwest Ireland) to study a degree in Sports Science, Taylor quickly deduced that burying his head in the books was not for him. After 7 months, he worked his way through the ranks to manage a night club. After many late nights and long shifts, it was evident that this was not a sustainable career and made the move back to Sunny Essex. Now five years in recruitment, he would not change his career for the world.
Cloud Recruitment Specialist
Conor has thrown himself into the world of cloud recruitment and is loving the journey. His professional ambition is to deliver a 1st class customer-centric service to all cloud experts wanting to find a new opportunity. So far, that’s working out for him. Conor supports clients streamline their recruitment process to ensure they are continuously hiring the right tech talent, whilst building lasting relationships in the process.
After 1 year of Sixth form, studying 3 A-Levels, Conor wanted to get into the world of work, make a difference and start earning an income. He caught the recruitment bug at the age of 17, after joining an apprenticeship programme – where he revelled in the variety of his role, the opportunity to expand his sector knowledge and the positive impact he could make.
An avid West Ham United fan, he proudly shares that he played football at the beloved Boleyn Ground and continues to enjoy the sport in his spare time. Golf and house music are two of his other vices.
Digital Transformation Recruitment Specialist
Brandon made the switch to technology recruitment at the age 21 after three enjoyable years in the automotive industry. Being a recruitment consultant has enabled him to continue a career built on establishing and lasting relationships and being an expert in his field. His focus is expanding his industry knowledge and network within the world of digital transformation to introduce people to life-changing opportunities in the next step of their career.
Brandon is dedicated to finding his clients the very best talent that will add excellent technical skills and experience to their organisation. He does this by taking the time to learn as much as possible about clients’ business needs, working culture, values and team environment to match professionals that will thrive within their organisation.
Personally, Brandon enjoys travelling and embracing new cultures (particularly the cuisine) as well as watching any and all sports.
I started my working life in restaurants cleaning tables and getting refills. In doing this I slowly realised making a positive impact on a person’s day was great, but to make a long-lasting positive impact would be amazing! That’s when I discovered the world of recruitment. With a passion to progress, I’m very driven by my goals and always go the extra mile. The connections to clients and candidates motivates me to work honestly, transparently and professionally, and leaves room to give it my personal touch! I’m keen to gain experience within this field and specialise in specific areas within IT Recruitment.
As a recruitment newbie I am excited by the opportunity this sector presents to create positive change to people’s lives, together. So far, it’s been an exciting experience, learning from an established team of recruiters whose purpose it is to empower people to inspire innovation that shapes the future with compassion, empathy and respect. We’re proud to partner highly skilled technology professionals with businesses across the UK and Europe. I am really looking forward to creating lasting connections and placing people with roles perfectly aligned to their values, skills and culture, to thrive.
After an early (and short-lived) career as a chef, Chris was introduced to recruitment at the turn of the millennium (anyone remember Y2K?). Chris’ winning combo is his ability to nurture and develop people and the vision to expand geographical offices. He was one of the highest all-time billing consultants, testament to his ability to forge lasting relationships founded on trust, and is proud of the recommendations he has from colleagues and customers.
Co-founder of Devonshire Hayes, Chris and Matt treat every engagement with a professional, friendly, reliable and honest service. Together, they believe in empowering the world of technology to positively impact business and community through the power of people. They love nothing more than receiving positive feedback to confirm that they are making a difference.
Chris enjoys spending time with his family & friends, running marathons and ultra-marathons, cycling, listening to house music. When time permits, he is still a dab hand in the kitchen!