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Consultants

Margaret Smith

Margaret Smith

Team Lead - Art & Animation

I just love to travel to different countries. Whether I’m touring and sightseeing, or lazing by the pool with a good book, I’m a bit of a sun-worshipper. I live in the sticks, so there’s plenty of places to go out walking, but I don’t mind having a Netflix binge either.  My hobbies are going to the gym, watc...

Jordan Langley

Jordan Langley

Recruiter - Art & Animation

​I work on the Art & Animation desk here at Aardvark Swift, which means I get to see lots of cool art from artists all around the world and then try and find them their dream job.In my personal time, I like long walks on the beach, getting lost in new cities but mostly spending way too much time thinking about my Fantasy Football t...

Liam Hollinshead

Liam Hollinshead

Recruiter - Art & Animation

I’m a 28-year-old casual gamer. I’ve been playing games longer than I can remember, I believe the first game I played was Earth Worm Jim for the Megadrive. Apart from gaming I’m also a musician who plays the bass and also, I am a professional wrestler. Wrestling has been a big thing in my life since I was 5 and have been training for the last...

Chris Mellor

Chris Mellor

Team Lead - Creative & Commercial

I was actually a Footballer at YTS level but when I was released from my contract I decided to go into the fitness industry and became a personal trainer. I built my own clothing business alongside this.I’m a pretty competitive person, an absolute sports fanatic (which you’ve probably guessed) and I love a challenge. I’ve done a lot of...

Vicky Kilby

Vicky Kilby

Recruiter - Commercial

I am a big fan of gaming in particular online RPG games! Recruitment has been a big passion of mine and I am excited to now be able to help others find their dream roles in one of the most amazing industries out there. My hobbies apart from gaming are Wrestling, and Mountain Biking!​Favourite Game: Final Fan...

Lawrie Brennan

Lawrie Brennan

Recruiter - Design

A bearded fitness fanatic, cricket tragic and part time gamer. At 27 years old I have decided to take a change in recruitment sector from Education to Gaming Industry! Food is life to me especially when it comes to messy burgers and calorific cheesecakes, but you will see me eating chicken rice and veg more often than not! Scottish and Irish ...

Daniel Butcher

Daniel Butcher

Recruiter - Production

34 year old father of 1 with a love for the outdoors & photography, most weekends I’ll be found out in the Peak District national park with my family walking my Labrador Rex, Cycling up the one of the many hills there or clinging to a boulder on Stanage Edge. I am also a Sheffield Wednesday fan (for my sins at the moment)

Connor Green

Connor Green

Recruiter - Production

My favourite thing to do is spend time with family and friends. I don’t mind whether we’re out exploring the world or tucked up in the living room for a movie night in, if I’m with those I care about the most, I’m happy! I have a prominent geeky streak being an avid gamer, film buff and a big fan of Dungeons and Dragons. I’m als...

Joe Sutcliffe

Joe Sutcliffe

Recruiter - Graduates

Ex-Breakdancer, originally from Doncaster, now of Sheffield, with a hobby in music production and a love of Basketball. I enjoy downhill mountain biking, not so much the uphill!​Favourite Games: GTA San Andreas, GTA 5, NFS Most WantedFavourite TV Series:

Shani Owen

Shani Owen

Recruiter - Graduates

I love music, watching films and TV shows, seeing friends and family and a good shopping spree! I love Netflix and am always looking for more recommendations on what to watch as I have usually watched the latest episodes of the most popular shows. I also love most music genres and finding new artists to listen to. When watching TV I try and w...

Dave Moss

Dave Moss

Team Lead - Programming & Graduates

Dad of 2 and husband to 1.Failing hipster.I like overly expensive coffee and I take far too long thinking about what socks to wear every morning. My sock game is unparalleled though. It’s not even up for discussion!​Favourite Game: Medal of Honour: Frontline​Favourite Game Series: Gears ...

Paul Walker

Paul Walker

Recruiter - Programming

I’m originally from Rotherham, but work and family decisions have seen me live in Southampton, Bath, Oxford, and Banbury. Now I’m back in Rotherham! I have a 7-year-old daughter (who is my world). When I’m not being driven mad by endless repeats of the same kid’s TV show (mostly Dragons: Rescue Riders), I enjoy footbal...

Andrew Freedlander

Andrew Freedlander

Talent Sourcer

I'm a Criminology and Law graduate born in Sheffield. I love anything to do with the outdoors. I enjoy going for walks and hikes with my fiancé, I make sure I bring some binoculars for a spot of bird watching as well! I am a fan of most sports. Rugby, Tennis, Cricket, Golf and Climbing are the sports I play the most, but I like to dabble in o...

Tanaka Mvere

Tanaka Mvere

Talent Sourcer

​I was born in Zimbabwe. I moved to the UK in 2005, pretty much grew up here. Growing up I picked up some hobbies such as football, basketball and music.I studied Sports Journalism at Leeds Trinity University and graduated in 2019. Passion for sports, mainly football, started when I was 8 years old when I joined my first ...

Rowan Hix-Dunn

Rowan Hix-Dunn

Talent Sourcer

I’ve had a passion for games my whole life starting out playing the old school Lara Croft on a massive PC and constantly trapping the butler in the kitchen. If you know you know. I’ve had stages being obsessed with wrestling games, strategy games, RPG’s, MMO’s, racing games and now more recently shooters and sports games. I’ve always been a b...

Alex Gill

Alex Gill

Talent Sourcer

​Born in Chesterfield, grew up in Sheffield and currently living in Rotherham. I’m a fan of most sports but my favourites are formula 1, golf, football, rugby, squash, and cycling.  Favourite Game(s): Gran Turismo & F1Favourite TV Series: Narco...

Ian Goodall

Ian Goodall

Managing Director

I’ve worked for 20+ years in video game recruitment. I’m the owner of Aardvark Swift, Games Jobs Direct and the founder of Grads in Games and Game Dev Heroes. I’m a passionate advocate for creating a broader talent pipeline for the UK ...

Simon Hope

Simon Hope

Recruitment Director

I’ve been at Aardvark Swift since 2006, so I’m almost part of the furniture. I worked my way up from Junior Consultant to Recruitment Director; now I lead a talented and growing team, working in an industry I love. I’m passionate about all things football, running, film, and music-related. You’ll mostly find me talking about the latest t...

Glenn Spenceley

Glenn Spenceley

Operations Manager

I’m the elder statesman in the office and my role is to make sure we are performing to our best! I look after everything from the day-to-day performance of the team, to making sure our IT and phone systems are working properly. I’m an avid cyclist and enjoy seeing the countryside (as long as it’s from two wheels).​...

Kelly Hole

Kelly Hole

Accounts & HR Manager

I’ve been with Aardvark Swift for a very long time, over 18 years now! I have two amazing boys and I’m a big lover of the great outdoors.​Favourite Game: Spyro: The Reignited TrilogyFavourite Game Series: SpyroFavourite TV Series: I’ll have to...

Rachelle Swift

Rachelle Swift

Learning & Development Manager

I’m a Learning & Development professional and love being able to get creative and build new ideas to help with learning in any environment.  Aside from work, I love spending time with my family, going on trips, having lots of laughter, and making memories, socialising with my friends (with a bottomless brunch or two) and having lazy ...

Jodie White

Jodie White

Talent Acquisition Specialist

​I am a Law Graduate from Sheffield Hallam University. I was born in Rotherham and enjoyed participating in Irish Dancing when I was younger!​I enjoy spending time with my children and partner in my spare time. We ...

Martin White

Martin White

Marketing Manager

Bearded family man who loves ice hockey. My life is a constant four-way split between my family, work, coaching ice hockey and dropping into Caldera.​Favourite Games: Sea of Thieves, Call of DutyFavourite Game Series: Call of DutyFavourite TV ...

David Heath

David Heath

Social Media & Communications Exec

TL:DR Music, Gaming & Netflix. In more words, most of my life has revolved around gaming in some way, shape or form. My education was based around video game development and now I’m working in the video games industry! I’m also an avid musician having learned to play a few different instruments over the years. My favourite instrument woul...