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The Team

Our team is made up of over 50 personalities who all have one thing in common: they are passionate about technology.
Martin Blythe
Founder & MD
Austin, TX
Tech enthusiast, ex-superstar DJ (almost) and father of three beautiful girls. Loves recruitment… genuinely!
Dan Butler
Director
UK - Software Development
When I’m not recruiting I enjoy sailing and spending time with the family – two young children don’t leave much spare time! I studied aviation at University and hold a private pilots licence with over 50 hours of flying under my belt to date!
Olly Preston
Director
UK – IT Contracts
​My main hobbies when I’m not placing IT Contractors are sports and socialising. I love Man UTD and have been to three European Cup Finals.
Chris Hopley
Divisional Manager
Amsterdam, NL
I head up the European recruitment team from our Amsterdam HQ, working a variety of tech specialisms. I love traveling to European Cities, watching football and technology.
Patrick Doyle
Recruitment Manager
UK – Software Engineering
Describe myself in 3 words… Tall, dark and handsome of course! My motto is “work hard, play hard”, so as well as sourcing digital talent across the North West I love partying and socialising!
James Roberts
Recruitment Manager
Austin, TX
I look after tech recruitment for our Austin, TX and US team. I’m a huge Soccer fan, both watching and playing - my UK team of choice is Arsenal FC!
Sophie Hopley
Employer Brand Director
UK - JobHoller
Passionate about employer branding, marketing and social. Outside of work I’ll probably be chilling at home with a glass of Malbec or forcing myself to go to a gym class!
Kate Donoghue
Digital Services Manager
UK
Looking after all things digital for the Searchability group, when I'm not in work you'll find me scoping out the nearest karaoke bar. I do a mean Barry White after a "few" white wines.
Gabbi Trotter
Recruitment Manager
UK – Software Testing
When I am not placing Software Testers, helping co-host meetups and running the Test Team, I enjoy walking my Miniature Dachshund Lola, Travelling to new places and treating myself to the occasional Espresso Martini!
Steve Williams
Recruitment Manager
UK – Software Engineering
​I spend most of my time watching sport, particularly Liverpool FC! Before I was a Software Development Recruiter I was once offered paid work as a Jensen Button lookalike!
Luke Hopkins
Senior Recruiter
UK – Software Engineering
When I’m not recruiting developers across Manchester, I’m usually watching sport on the TV with a drink in hand! I’m a massive Leeds Rhinos and Man UTD fan, with a love for boxing also!
James Gambino
Senior Recruiter
UK – IT Contracts
​I’d describe myself as very energetic! When I’m not at Searchability I’m probably playing football, golf or going air rifle shooting!
Hannah Warrenger
Digital Delivery Consultant
UK – Hollerings
​Outside of work you’ll probably find me at the gym or pining over cute dogs I see when going for walks! I also enjoy cooking in my spare time!
Tom Stevens
Senior Recruiter
UK – Software Engineering
As well as recruiting for IT Developers I enjoy playing rugby and watching Football with friends. I was also once ranked as one of the best Table Tennis players in England!
Will Roebuck
Senior Recruiter
UK – National Security
I specialise in sourcing candidates for specialist security cleared tech roles. Outside of work you’ll catch me watching Football (I’m a Nottingham Forest Fan), climbing mountains, or watching lots of Netflix!
Liam Harvey
Senior Recruiter
UK – Digital
When I’m not recruiting Digital Marketing and eCommerce Specialists, you can find me playing Rugby, watching Harry Potter and keeping up to date on the latest Music and Fashion trends.
Chanel Fong
Digital Delivery Consultant
UK - Hollerings
Born and bred in Wales but I am of oriental decent. I love music – I am a big Whitney fan! Mum to a baby girl (Amaya)!
Louise Jellicoe
Business Operations
UK
When I’m not in the office you can usually find me at home with the children or out for walks with our dog. I love food, friends, family, a good box set and the odd glass of wine.
Laura Coppell
Recruitment Consultant
UK - Digital
When I’m not recruiting for Digital / Design / eCommerce candidates, you will either find me in the gym, spending time with my nearest and dearest, or with a Gin & Tonic in hand.
Tom Rowlands
Recruitment Consultant
UK – Software Development
​​In my spare time I am usually in the pub socialising or on the road going to watch my team Manchester united. I also used to play rugby for the London Wasps.
Rosie Bancroft
Digital Delivery Consultant
UK – Hollerings
When I’m not at work you will find me out walking my dog Milton or spending time with family over a tasty dinner... preferably a roast! In the evening you’ll catch me out with friends and a glass of rose!
Heather Turnbull
Digital Delivery Consultant
UK – Hollerings
​In my spare time I love getting my wellies muddy at music festivals and generally love all types of music. My favourite food is Thai green curry and I love a Pink Gin at the weekend!
Leah Cottham
Employer Brand Consultant
UK – JobHoller
​When I’m not at JobHoller and Searchability you will find me planning spontaneous trips away or socialising with friends and family with a gin or two.
Dave Henderson
Recruitment Consultant
UK – IT Contracts
I have two boys aged under 10, who take up most of my free time, but when I do get a minute to myself I enjoy the football, I’m a Newcastle United season ticket holder (for my sins). I also enjoy Films, boxing, reading and pub quizzes!
Chris Brett
Recruitment Consultant
UK – Software Testing
​I love to travel, my favourite place in the world is Las Vegas! When I’m not placing great Testers, I like to watch and play a lot of football in my spare time.
Kelly Harvey
UK – Software Engineering
UK – Tech Delivery
When I’m not recruiting tech talent you’ll find me dancing – especially tap dancing! I once taught children on Broadway in New York for Camp America!
Jonny Clarke
Recruitment Consultant
UK – Digital
Before my time at Searchability recruiting Digital talent, I once was a “professional actor”. You may recognise me for my time in Hollyoaks as Bart McQueen
Janyve Blythe
Head of Internal Talent
UK
I am a hectic mum of three little girls and two little dogs! I am a caravan enthusiast and love booking holidays in the sunshine! Other passions include cooking and drinking gin!
Cheryl Holden
Director of people & Culture
UK
I welcomed my first grandchild in January 2020 - but you won’t find me knitting, more likely developing my passion for well-being. I am a qualified hypnotherapist and now on my way to becoming a reiki master!
Nathan Edwards
Recruitment Consultant
UK – Hirecracker
When I'm not in work you'll find me at the gym, mountain biking or hiking! I'm pretty active and was once even the fastest 100m sprinter for my age category in Wales!
Meg Bowyer
Recruitment Consultant
UK – DevOps & Cloud
When I’m not recruiting DevOps & Cloud professionals you can probably find me playing football (for Stoke City Ladies), talking about football, or watching football! If I’m not doing anything with football I’m definitely watching Neighbours.
Daniel Jones
Recruitment Consultant
UK – Software Engineering
When I'm not recruiting as a part of the Searchability team I can be commonly found in a wrestling ring. I have been wrestling since the age of 11 and have been doing it professionally for over 10 years!
Dominic Barbet
Recruitment Consultant
UK – National Security
Part of the National Security & Intelligence team - outside of work I enjoy skiing, occasionally going to the gym and spending far too much time in my local sports bar!
Daniel Massey
Recruitment Consultant
UK – Software Engineering
Outside of work you’ll find me starting the day off early at the gym, spending time with my wife, son and our 2 rescue greyhounds and cheering on the mighty Liverpool FC, before ending the day with a nice red wine!
Jordan Schofield
Recruitment Consultant
UK – Software Testing
When I’m not recruiting the best testing talent across the North East and Scotland, you’ll see me doing something adventures from sky-diving to going to Thailand to scuba diving . My dream is to be a qualified sky-diver and own a Great Dane called Daisy.
Gerjan Hofland
Recruitment Consultant
Amsterdam, NL
When I’m not at work there’s a big chance you’ll find me trying to keep up with all technology about Cryptocurrency. To relax I like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, learning new skills and trying out recipes from all around the world.
Jacob Whiteway
Recruitment Consultant
UK - National Security
When I’m not finding security cleared tech professional you’ll find me lounging in Bar Lounge; if you don’t have any luck there you’ll find me on the golf course!
Charlotte Jones
Senior Recruiter
UK - Hirecracker
A big house music fan, I’m also a massive Man United fan & have travelled all over to watch them play.
Sally Butler
Digital Recruiter
UK - Hirecracker
Part of the Hirecracker team, when I am not placing HR and staffing candidates, I enjoy going to the gym.
Tamsin Vickers
Recruitment Consultant
UK - IT Contracts
I am a hard working, ambitious and friendly professional, when I'm not exhibiting these traits as part of the IT contracts team I enjoy exercising, blogging, reading, travelling & dining.
Scott Evans
Recruitment Consultant
UK - National Security
I specialise in National Security and Defence roles at Searchability. When I'm not in the office, I'll probably be playing or watching football. I played in America for 4 years and was lucky enough to travel the country doing so!
Mark Goodrum
Recruitment Consultant
UK - Hirecracker
HSEQ recruiter with a background in health and safety and ISO accreditations. When I am not recruiting, I am watching my beloved Manchester city. I also love to cook and travel.
Harry Davies
Recruitment Consultant
UK - Software Testing
When I’m not recruiting software testers, you’ll either find me in the gym or watching the love of my life- Leeds United. I’m also a fan of the occasional spa day, white wine in hand!
Daniel Hubbold
Recruitment Consultant
UK - IT Support & Infrastructure
When I'm not at Searchability, you'll find me watching Wales at The Principality or pretending I'm on a strict diet!
Gabriella Beech
Social Media & Data Assistant
UK - JobHoller
I'm on a gap year before I start studying Business Management at the University of Leeds. In my spare time, I enjoy swim training, playing hockey and socialising with friends.
Alice Hewitt
Recruitment Consultant
UK - National Security
I am a very energetic person with an outgoing personality! Outside of work, I enjoy spending time in North Wales with family, and drinking cocktails with my friends!
Joel Bentley
Recruitment Consultant
Austin, TX
I’m a man of many hobbies and high ambition! I love to stay tuned in with soccer as I’m a huge Liverpool FC supporter, I enjoy music production and dabble in many forms of media in my spare time and try and keep fit despite an enormous passion for pizza!
Harry Smither
Recruitment Consultant
UK - Digital
I’m a hardworking and driven individual, when I’m not putting my all into recruitment, I’m an outdoor enthusiast! Climbing, Hill Walking and White Water Kayaking to name a few.
Annika Sanderson
Recruitment Consultant
Amsterdam, NL
I am the biggest dog fan you will ever meet! In my free time I love catching up with friends and being active. I enjoy food (a lot!). I have lived in Finland for 16 years and speak fluent Finnish
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