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Chris Mellor

Chris Mellor

Director & Principal Recruiter - Commercial

Just a loveable guy who loves being a dad & the best husband ever! I am a huge CrossFit fan – I love good food and a good old thriller movie! I’m a competitive person, an absolute sports fanatic (which you’ve probably guessed) and I love a challenge. I’ve done a lo...

Dave Moss

Dave Moss

Principal Recruiter - Programming

I'm Dave and I am the acting Recruitment Manager here at Aardvark Swift. I enjoy processes, I enjoy good coffee and good socks. I have two human children who rely on me to keep them alive and 1 real human wife who I rely on to keep me sane.Why do you love playing games?I don't, I have two children and a wife who don't let m...

Adam Perry

Adam Perry

Senior Recruiter - Programming

​Previously from a Sport/Promotions & Marketing background, Recruitment was a bit of a left turn, but after working within Recruitment (of sorts) for almost a decade, I've found myself lucky enough to work in an industry I've grown up LOVING - the Video Games Industry!When did you start playing games?As long as I can re...

Christopher Redgrave

Christopher Redgrave

Senior Recruiter - Programming

​I'm an avid PC Gamer who’s moved up North to work in games after spending the last 3 years recruiting Engineers in London. Originally from the Midlands, my Mum has been a childminder my whole life meaning I enjoyed childhood with 10+ other kids in my house at all times, spending our time connecting Gameboys/DS’s trading Pokémon, Yu-Gi oh car...

Daniel Butcher

Daniel Butcher

Senior Recruiter - Production

36 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)

Lawrie Brennan

Lawrie Brennan

Senior Recruiter - Design

5 years into recruitment across a couple of industries and for sure this is the absolute best! Getting to work in an industry that is a personal hobby is a bit of pleasure and its always exciting to talk about heros from games you played as child, find the excitement of hearing new games coming out but most of all, helpi...

Jordan Langley

Jordan Langley

Senior Recruiter - Art & Animation

​I work on the Art and 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 perfect 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 team.

Nikita Lord

Nikita Lord

Graduate Partnership Manager

Hi, I’m Nikita (no my Mum and Dad were not Elton John fans!). I’m originally from Lincolnshire and I am massive people person who loves to sing, bake and spend time with my family. My favourite colour is yellow to the point where it got a bit ridiculous, and I had a yellow car, coat, handbag and shoes. I’m a dog person, will sing Disney songs...

Shani Owen

Shani Owen

Recruiter - Graduates

Hi! I’m Shani and I joined Aardvark in August 2021. I’m 24, a libra and love country music (not even sorry, everyone needs to at least listen! Always happy to give recommendations too). I have a definite addiction to shopping at TK Maxx and love Eurovision. Music as you can probably tell is a key part of my life.<...

Margaret Smith

Margaret Smith

Sourcing Team Manager

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...

Vicky Kilby

Vicky Kilby

Recruiter

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!When did you start playing games?I've play...

Ian Goodall

Ian Goodall

CEO

I’m Ian Goodall. AKA The Gaffer, The Boss, the CEO of Aardvark Swift. I’ve been here 23 years now and counting…. I’m a very ambitious, entrepreneurial chap who likes to come up with ideas and see if we can turn them into revenue! I love the games industry and all the people in it, it’s been a very nice place...

Simon Hope

Simon Hope

Managing Director

I've been part of the team at Aardvark Swift since 2006; working my way up from Junior Recruiter to becoming the Managing Director in January 2023. I now lead the business day-to-day, nurturing our growing team in an industry I love. I'm passionate about all things football, running, film and music related. You'll mostly find me talking about...

Glenn Spenceley

Glenn Spenceley

Operations Director

I’m the elder statesman in the office and my role is to make sure we are performing to our best! I ensure the managers are on the same page, day-to-day performance of the sales team, to making sure our IT and phone systems are working properly. I’m an avid cyclist and love the outdoors, I enjoy nothing better than trekking around the countrys...

Kelly Hole

Kelly Hole

Accounts & HR Manager

Hey! I'm Kelly and have been with Aardvark for over 20 years. I enjoy the outdoors, walking and cycling but most of all, I love spending time with my sons, who even though they're now young men, they still enjoy getting out with me now and again.When did you start playing games?I started playing games when my sons grew olde...

Charlene Birch

Charlene Birch

Talent Acquisition & Employer Brand Manager

​​I’m originally from Northampton but in lockdown my partner and I decided to up sticks and move to South Yorkshire and we love it! I’m a Mumma to two kids and it’s the best job in the world! I love food, wine and walking in the peaks.

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 Al Mazrah.​Favourite Games: Sea of Thieves, Call of DutyFavourite Game Series: Call of DutyFavourite T...

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...