Margaret Smith

Recruiter - Production

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, watching MotoGP, cooking, and going to the theatre. Who doesn’t love a good musical?

Favourite Game: Time Crisis

Favourite Game Series: Crash Bandicoot

Favourite TV Series: Fast Show, Malcolm in the Middle, Brooklyn 99 or Schitt’s Creek ( I honestly can’t choose between them)

Favourite Film: National Lampoon’s Animal House

Favourite Book: The Great Gatsby or The Damage Done

Favourite Song/Band: Led Zeppelin or Calvin Harris

What’s your career background?

I fell into recruitment by accident really. That’s the truth. I went to do a week’s admin cover in the office at an engineering agency and I’m still recruiting over 20 years later. I’ve worked with some great clients, candidates, and colleagues over the years. After recruiting in the engineering and manufacturing sectors for 20 years, it was time for a new challenge. The games industry is an exciting industry and making the switch from the industries I've recruited for previously was exciting and I've loved every minute (mostly) since moving to Aardvark!

What’s an average day look like for you at Aardvark Swift?

A large part of my day is speaking to game devs, both those we have a relationship with and also finding new developers. I also maintain client relationships, and source potential new clients, and of course staying on top of the recruitment processes that are active, working proactively on behalf of both candidates and studios.

What do you love most about your job?

I really do enjoy being part of a vibrant team, and I enjoy speaking with our candidates, finding out how I can help them and setting work in motion to help them realise their dream!

What's been your proudest moment at Aardvark?

Winning the MVP award at the end of my first year was a real highlight for me!