We’re an established, family-run recruitment agency with more than 40 years’ combined industry experience.
Our success is built on our industry expertise and the strong partnerships we’ve built with our clients and candidates.
We’re passionate about digital, and we’re specialist recruiters for:
We’re based in the North East, but, being specialists in digital recruitment, it’s not unusual for us to be searching for talent and placing candidates in Edinburgh, Manchester, Cardiff, Leeds, and even home-based roles!
So if you’re searching for a job or candidates and you’re not in the North East, get in touch – we’d love to help.
It’s easy for anyone to say, but we are genuinely on a mission to drive the North East Digital Revolution, and the proof is in the pudding!
Our desire to build an active tech community led us to set up Epic Times, our hub for news and events within the creative and digital sector. We also sponsor and attend the annual international Design it, Build it (DIBI) conference as well as a number of monthly meetups like PHPNE, PythonNE and DevOpsNE.
We’re open to sponsoring other meetups around the UK so get in touch if you’d like our help.
Finding the right fit for your business is absolutely crucial, we get that. That's why we'll take the time to get to know you and understand your needs, then we'll begin our search. We'll only send the right candidates, and we won't pressure you into making a decision!
Our experience in the digital industry means we speak your language, and we don't confuse front end, back end and app developers. We take the time to get to know you and your career aspirations, and we'll only put you forward for roles you're really interested in.
Having worked in digital for 17 years, I have established a large network of professionals throughout the UK who are experts in PHP, .NET, Python, DevOps, Java, MEAN stack, Testing and IT. I know how to find the hottest talent in tech!
With more than 20 years’ experience working in digital and design agencies, I know how to find the best creative minds in the UK. Get in touch with me to talk about marketing, sales, design and account management roles.
My burning passion for the arts, events and marketing has given me a wealth of knowledge in the digital and creative industries. I’m here to help Laura and Julie run the business.
Laura brings bags of passion, smarts & integrity. It's been a pleasure working with her and getting to know her as an individual. She's a great asset to her profession.
Laura has been a valuable asset over the years in helping me find a career in the digital industry. Making the whole process simple yet very rewarding and at the same time giving great communication at every step of the way. Highly recommended!
The DevOps North East (D.O.N.E.) meetup group is for people in and around the North East of England who are interested in DevOps, the emerging movement that advocates collaboration across developers, operations, security and the business to ensure a stable and consistent flow of work from â€śidea" to â€śproductionâ€ť whilst simultaneously increasing the reliability, resilience and security of â€śproductionâ€ť environments. Sharpe Recruitment have been instrumental in supporting us, providing sponsorship that covers the costs of the Meetup.com website. In return Sharpe have their eyes and ears in one of the North Eastâ€™s most dynamic and in-demand skills enhancement meetup groups.
Sharpe are highly professional and approachable recruiters who takes the time to get to know their clients... astutely providing what they need without the sales pitch. I've always been confident of being in the hands of a well-informed and enthusiastic person who cares about my ambitions and direction.
Contacted a number of recruiters on being made redundant - Laura and Sharpe Recruitment was/were by far the best - extremely helpful, very thorough, professional and committed...would highly recommend without hesitation. :o)
Julie spent time to get to know me so that she could best help. She is passionate about helping others and provided me with the focus and direction I needed. I would definitely use Julie's services again.
Itâ€™s good to work with someone in Recruitment I know I can trust and who is reliable. Sharpe Recruitment are very professional and really listens to the recruitment needs I have, rather than being desperate to â€śmake a saleâ€ť and firing irrelevant CVâ€™s through to me. As a result we have filled several positions very successfully thanks to their commitment.
When I was looking to get away from my last job, Laura quickly found several openings which were a good match for me, gave a good insight into each company and provided valuable advice for the interviews.
After many extremely difficult and disappointing relationships with recruiters in the past, Laura was a breath of fresh air. She clearly understands the needs of a busy employer, and recognises that it's quality over quantity that counts when looking to fill specialised creative and technical roles within the digital sector. Every introduction Laura made was extremely targeted to our very specific requirements. All in all, excellent value for money!
When it came for us to find a recruitment company we found Sharpe had great empathy and enthusiasm. Laura was very good at understanding our specific needs when delivering the right candidate. Sometimes with recruitment there is no magic wand and Laura always ensured she delivered the right candidates to suit our needs, quality over quantity.
Laura and her company are very professional and friendly when helping you look for a new job. They also listen to make sure the job is a perfect fit for you. I would recommend Laura to anyone who is looking for a new role.
Julie is a pleasure to work with, not only is she knowledgeable and well connected within the creative sector, but has a unique respect and professionalism to both candidate and client that is a rare trait in the recruitment industry. Highly recommend her services.
Julie has been an absolute pleasure to deal with, the most professional and thoughtful recruitment agency I have dealt with yet. She gave a great brief of job spec, information and very good interview aid, which I'm sure helped me secure my new position. I would highly recommend Julie and Sharpe recruitment to both Employers and Employees.
Id like to recommend Julie as a recruiter. Julies ability to think outside of the traditional "recruitment box" is a welcome change. Thorough professionalism and the ability to introduce quality contacts make Julie an obvious choice.