Tilt Recruitment started life as Opus IT Consulting in 2005 when it was launched by our directors, Hannah Bentham and Claire Ashberry. We have an unrivalled level of industry knowledge with over 115 years of combined experience. Our team are genuine specialists with real hands-on experience in the sector and we’ve recruited for almost every job in the industry from web developers to IT support engineers.

We’ve worked through the good times and the bad, so we understand the challenges to both clients and candidates in this ever-changing and competitive market. We really pride ourselves on knowing the IT industry inside out and believe that this, combined with our unique approach to recruitment makes us stand out from the crowd.

Say hello to our leadership team!

Our directors, Claire and Hannah have been with the business since its inception in 2005. Together they have a wealth of knowledge in IT and have grown Tilt into one of the North West’s leading recruitment companies.

We’ve always loved recruitment and been driven to add value and a deliver quality service to clients and candidates alike. Back in 2005, a client suggested we could make more of a difference by setting up on our own as we would be free to operate without the constraints of sales business models and KPIs... So, to cut a long story short, we did. And we've never looked back since.

By taking care of our clients and candidates needs and treating each one as an individual is the key to our success. We're able to focus on what really matters. Building productive partnerships and using our experience and expertise to place the right people in the right roles.

Claire Ashberry

Claire has over 20 years’ experience in IT recruitment and has a genuine interest in IT infrastructure, networking & comms which is handy as she’s married to an IT Manager!

As with Hannah, Claire is also hugely hands on in the business and balances this with growing and managing the company. She is hugely proud of what the company has achieved to date and excited at the prospect of taking the business to the next level under the guise of Tilt Recruitment.

A huge rock fan, Claire likes watching live music, drinking various wines and is a keen runner.

Hannah Bentham

Hannah has been working in recruitment since she graduated in 1999 with a a BA (Hons) degree in Psychology and Criminology. Whereas Claire is technically minded, Hannah specialises in the business side of IT recruitment, working on roles such as project managers and business analysts.

She is still very much hands on and juggles growing the business with the day-to-day fulfilment of roles. Hannah believes it’s important to do this so she keeps abreast of the challenges and trends within the industry.

An avid Manchester United fan, Hannah enjoys globetrotting, spending time with her other half, walking her Labrador Louis and drinking wine!

Our team of super-talented recruiters

Helen Van Duyvenbode

Helen has over 20 years’ experience in IT project and programme management recruitment.

In that time, Helen has picked up her Prince2 and ITIL foundation certifications along the way and thrives on building longstanding relationships with clients.

She also speaks Russian and loves playing badminton.

Julie Bestwick

Julie has been with us since January 2012 and supports many of our major accounts. She is a sourcing specialist who works across the full recruitment lifecycle from defining a recruitment brief, advertising the role, resourcing and co-ordinating candidates, arranging interviews and delivering offers and gaining acceptances. 

Like the whole Tilt Recruitment team, Julie gains immense satisfaction from knowing she’s matched a great candidate with their perfect role.

Simon Davies

Simon has 22 years recruitment experience within IT Service Provider (MSP) / MS Gold Partner environments.

Simon loves recruiting for all IT roles, from 1st -3rd line support through to system architects, project managers and service delivery managers within infrastructure technologies such as Microsoft, Cloud and Security.

He’s a regular football player in the vets league and coaches an under 15s team, Cuddington FC which we also sponsor. He’s a real outdoors person and also loves going to gigs whenever he can.

Emma Austin

Emma has worked in recruitment for over six years, and previously studied Business with Criminology at Chester University.

She has worked as a Special Constable for Cheshire Constabulary for over six years and has always had an interest in crime statistics and reducing crime.

Emma joined Tilt Recruitment in May 2017 to head up our Information Security and Cyber Security division and now recruits specifically within the IT Security Industry as this is where she has a genuine interest, particularly GDPR!

Jobs we recruit for

Take a look below at the types of roles we specialise in at Tilt Recruitment.

Cyber Security
Software Development
Web and UX
Network & Infrastructure
Cloud
Business Analysis, Project & Programme Management
Testing
IT Director & Senior Management
Data & Business Intelligence
Enterprise and Solution Architecture

Our brand vision, values and promise

Our brand vision

To consistently connect the right candidates with the right clients.

Our brand values

Determined
Confident
Considerate
Virtuous
110%

Our brand promise

Your career is as important to us as it is to you.

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