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 Fantasy Premier League and Talent Acquisition.

When did you start playing games?
I first started playing games when I was six and my dad bought us a SEGA Master System complete with Golden Axe and World Cup Italia 90... top bins lad

What is your favourite game series?
My favourite series has always been Resident Evil; ever since I was scared sh*tless playing Resident Evil: Director's Cut on the PS2 to recently picking up a copy of the Resident Evil 4 Remake... the movie series isn't bad either!

What's your career background?
I joined Aardvark Swift and the world of video games recruitment fresh out of university , so you could say that I'm part of the furniture these days.

What was the first thing you bought with your own money?
A pack of Panini football stickers... got any shinies for swaps???

What's your favourite place you've ever visited?
New York City

What's the best advice you've ever heard?
Other people may have more skill and experience than you at this moment in time, but something that nobody can stop you doing is working consistently hard to improve yourself.

Do you collect anything?
Running PB's

Who's your favourite football team?
Sheffield Wednesday