Strategic IT recruitment for growing SMEs in the Midlands

Why choose us?

“Blues Point are very good at understanding our business, our projects, our vacancy requirements, and our culture. I have been consistently impressed with their professionalism, their honesty, their attitude, and their results. The assignments we give them are never easy, but they continue to deliver. I thoroughly recommend them!”
Hannah Heathcote, Project Resource Co-ordinator, Northgate Information Solutions Limited
“Blues Point is a first-class recruitment partner for Juriba: the staff are professional, approachable and resourceful. They have a knack for getting right to the heart of your requirements, and filtering CVs accordingly. Their technical tests provide extra assurance, and have proved to be a reliable indicator of candidates’ technical ability. Working with Blues Point has enabled me to fill positions with outstanding individuals, quickly and within budget. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services.”
Julia Bell, Chief Operating Officer, Juriba
“Riviera Travel have used Blues Point on a number of occasions to fulfil IT employment within the business. Blues Point have a much higher interview to employment conversion rate with us than other agencies due to their careful selection processes and screening techniques. It’s refreshing to work with a partner who listens to our requirements and delivers both technical and commercially driven skilled individuals. We will continue to use Blues Point as our primary source of IT staff and come recommended by Riviera.”
Tim Mahoney, IT Manager, Riviera Travel
“STRATEC Biomedical has experienced considerable growth over the last 18 months, with a 50% increase in headcount. Blues Point were our first choice when it came to filling the new vacancies created and provided an excellent array of candidates over a wide range of job roles, some with quite specific requirements.

The Blues Point team has been there every step of the way and managed to fulfil our, sometimes very challenging, timescales with good quality applicants for each role. From arranging interviews to seeking references for successful candidates the team at Blues Point have ticked every box with ease and always performed with a high level of professionalism and integrity. In the past, depending on the role, we have used a number of different recruitment agencies and none has provided the level of service we have received with Blues Point; this is why they are now our number one choice when it comes to recruiting ANY role.”

Mark Dexter, Managing Director, Stratec Biomedical
“Kerry Foods have been a client of Blues Point for a number of years enabling the recruitment of several members staff into the IT team. The latest recruitment was my first experience of using Blues Point’s services and through the whole process I found the team friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The screening of candidates meant only the most suitable were shortlisted for interview and we were able to focus attention on the specific benefits each potential candidate could bring to the role. One key requirement was to fill the role as quickly as possible and Alex and the team worked with us to recruit a quality employee in three weeks. We will certainly be using Blues Point again in the future and can recommend their services to any other organisation.”
IT Manager, Kerry Foods
“Team Rewards chose Blues Point as our recruitment partner after a recommendation from one of our own clients. After our initial meeting Blues Point quickly took ownership of our project to recruit into the team, and they delivered to an agreed timetable.

We have used recruitment agencies before but our experience hasn’t been positive. Blues Point are different; they took the time to understand our business and our requirements, they met and prepared all the candidates, they provided detailed interview notes and they conducted in-depth technical tests, which saved us a lot of time. Their approach is consultative and professional, and I will be using them again the next time we need to recruit into the IT team.”

Catherine Bennett, Director, Team Rewards
“We would highly recommend Blues Point for their professional, efficient and dependable service. We know that we can rely on them to produce high quality candidates for our IT roles. If we take time out of a manager’s calendar to interview a candidate from Blues Point, we know that it will be time well spent. We particularly like the intuitive testing the Blues Point provides as part of the service giving us some quantitative data to back up our interview process. Candidates placed by Blues Point have gone on to perform extremely well in the company, developing their skills and playing pivotal roles in key projects.”
Sarah Chapman, Human Resources, Hollister
“Blues Point have provided us with their technical testing services for a number of roles now, and they also put candidates through them as part of their normal process. These technical tests are invaluable! We use them when we need to assess the technical skills of a number of candidates in order to come up with a meaningful shortlist. They are accurate and cost-effective, and they make the whole process more efficient. I will definitely be using them again.”
Damian Byrne, IT Service Desk Manager, Healthcare at Home
“Throughout the process, they were extremely accommodating, listened to our feedback, reacted in a timely manner and made the process very easy. For us they found the right person for the right role and at the right time!

We would have no hesitation in recommending Blues Point to help with your IT requirements.”

Sharon Stainer, Group HR Director, Clinigen Group plc
“I was introduced to the Thomas International Ltd PPA evaluations by Blues Point as a tool for identifying a person’s motivations, work ethic and key drivers.

6 weeks on from the position being filled we are totally satisfied with the candidate selected, we are confident that the PPA questionnaire was instrumental in achieving this, and wouldn’t hesitate to use it again next time we have a position to fill.”

Graham Coe, IT Development Manager, Shire Leasing plc
“I just wanted to say a big thank you for the kind card you sent me – I’ve just picked it out of my in-tray now and was very surprised to receive it!

Time is flying past here and I’m really enjoying settling into the new role, can’t believe it’s almost a month already!

Thanks again for all of your help in securing this role for me, and for handling my persistent phone calls with such patience – I’ll recommend you to anyone that is looking for new roles in the future.”

Fahad Shafi, Implementation Consultant, Prima Solutions
“When a friend mentioned to me his difficulty in finding a developer for his IT department I immediately introduced him to Blues Point. Having used them previously and been very impressed with their service and the quality of their candidates I was sure they could help him out.

Blues Point provided him with a selection of strong candidates, their targeted testing showed the candidates technical ability prior to interviews. He soon had his new developer in place and once the developer had completed his probation I received a two hundred and fifty pound referral bonus from Blues Point!”

Mark H, Enterprise Applications Manager
“I began my relationship with Blues Point after our preferred recruitment partner failed to pre-screen candidates thoroughly. This resulted in the hiring of a candidate with a lack of relevant skills to complete the tasks that he was assigned and cost our business valuable time and money. One of the main drivers for working with Blues Point was their use of the IKM TeckChek technical and personality profiling assessments, tests that validated our hiring decision and cut down on the amount of time I spent on recruitment.”
James Parry, IT Manager, Activa Healthcare
“Steph is professional, courteous and extremely knowledgeable in the area of IT recruitment. She was a pleasure to work with and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Steph to others looking for a new career opportunity or to any business looking to source IT staff for their organisation.”
Paul N, Senior Developer
“Blues Point is definitely the best agency that I have used in over 15 years as an IT contractor, they make a genuine effort to find the best people for a particular role. In my experience most other agencies pick their candidates almost at random.

Since leaving that particular contract I have used Matt as a source of advice and found him to be extremely helpful.”

Jon D, Microstrategy Consultant
“A great recruitment agent and would recommend to anyone, Very honest and always returns phones calls when promised, which is a breath of fresh air when dealing with agencies. She was very knowledgeable about the role I was discussing and nothing was too much trouble.
Do not hesitate to use her if you have a role to fill I am sure she will find the right candidate as she does actually care.”
Adrian L, IT Consultant
“I highly recommend Alex and Blues Point as a recruiter. Out of the many recruiters I approached whilst looking for a new role, Blues Point and particularly Alex stood out as the most professional and most likely to find me a role that best matched my skills and requirements.

I received a personal service, including an interview to help me with my interview technique prior to my first job interview, and was kept informed of my progress from submitting my CV, through to accepting my new job. Alex has also helped other ex-colleagues find new roles and I would recommend his services to anyone.”

Michael V, Developer
“I’ve had a lot of experiences of agencies over the years, mostly from a recruiter perspective, rather than recruitee.

Blues Point exceeded my experience of recruitment agencies. They contacted me about a single job, which was a perfect match for my experience.

A short telephone interview confirmed that both the company and I were a good match for each other.

Blues Point ensured that I was kept informed of the progress of the recruitment process at all stages.

I have already recommended Blues Point to friends and colleagues and will continue to do so. Both for those recruiting and those in search of new opportunities.”

Mandy F, Project Manager
“Alex provided an excellent service when I needed to recruit permanent software developers with a specific skill-set. He was able to provide a lot of added value, for example by performing some first round interviews using Competency Based Interview techniques. One of Alex’s key strengths is that he is low-key and definitely not your typical pushy recruiter – he is there when you need him, but not “in your face” all the time.”
Andy R, Software Development Manager

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What we do

We offer strategic Midlands IT recruitment services, for experienced permanent and contract IT staff.

We help growing SME clients make key strategic IT appointments to help them build successful teams for the future.

We are best at finding experienced professionals where attitude and behaviours are as important as technical or industry experience, and where the wrong personality can undermine your company’s plans but the right personality can motivate teams, inspire loyalty, and underpin growth.

Examples of these types of roles are: IT Director, Head of IT, Project Manager, IT Manager, Business Analyst, Development Manager, Head of Business Intelligence, Head of IT Security – on a permanent and interim / contract basis.

We are authorised suppliers of Thomas PPA (psychometric assessments), GIA (general intelligence assessments), TEIQue assessments (emotional intelligence), Motivational Maps assessments, and IKM TeckChek technical tests (for a wide range of specialist IT technical skills).

We specialise in recruiting key staff for strategic IT roles, mainly for growing SME companies in the Midlands.  We’re based in Burton on Trent and we work in all areas of IT recruitment for experienced and senior IT professionals and their teams in Birmingham and the Midlands.  We have specific experienced / senior IT opportunities in Burton on Trent, Derby, Birmingham, Nottingham, Lichfield, Leicester, and the rest of the Midlands. If you need an IT recruitment agency in the Midlands (Derby, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester) then feel free to browse this site to see what we have to offer.

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