What we do

What brought
us together

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.

We live by five
guiding principles

Love what you do

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.

Empathy for everyone

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.

Customer above self-gain

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.

Together does better

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.

We choose balance

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.

Meet the leadership team

Chris Devonshire
Devonshire Hayes

Chris Devonshire


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!

Matt Hayes
Devonshire Hayes

Matt Hayes


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.

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