Screen Shot 2015-10-16 at 09.15.49The growth in business intelligence (BI) and data visualisation technologies has spawned demand for professionals with unique skills and experience. Leading the way in the hunt for these skilled people is Newcastle niche IT recruitment specialists SearchBI, which is marking its first year in business.
SearchBI specialises in niche IT recruitment, supplying professionals such as developers, consultants, project managers, business analysts and sales and account management executives, to specialist markets throughout the UK. This includes recruiting for professionals skilled in QlikView data visualisation technologies as well as those experienced in advanced BI systems.
Success over the last 12 months for the Jesmond-based firm, led by directors Richard Deas and Mark Harbottle, has been impressive, driven by a focus on finding and placing talented and qualified people with national as well as regional businesses and the set-up of a division focused on North East IT recruitment. These placements include core roles within companies such as solutions provider and Elite QlikView partner Perfect Image, and the expanding mobile payment encryption technology specialists Omlis.
Indeed, so rapid has success been in the first year that Richard and Mark are looking forward with ambitious plans to breaking through the £1m sales barrier within the next 12 months while doubling SearchBi’s workforce to 10 consultants by 2016. This will include further growth for Chris Boyle, the consultant heading-up the firm’s North East division, which has seen more than 20 people employed within the region’s burgeoning technology sector.
Plans to grow this part of the operation are an integral part of the company’s overall expansion plans as is the BI software market following the appointment of specialist consultant, Iain Carter. With an MSc in Computer Science and experience of working for technology start-ups, Iain brings considerable expertise and sector understanding to the role as he looks to target the recruitment requirements of software consultancies and resellers alongside BI partners.
Richard and Mark, who have over a decade’s experience in IT and recruitment between them, see the ability to secure significant levels of repeat business with international and national clients, alongside an in-depth understanding of the niche IT sector and the specialist technology that the firm recruits for, as the ingredients in a successful growth recipe.
“Demand for our expertise is strong on the back of providing a dedicated service to a sector of the recruitment market for agile BI technologies,” explains Richard Deas. “With our honest, open approach, we have the expertise that clients demand for their own growth; and we are ensuring that we will be well placed for expansion by making the important investments now that can only strengthen our services.”
Mark Harbottle says the investment in Iain and Mark will see the building and nurturing of a dedicated team of highly skilled people to support a fast growing customer base, adding:  “We will benefit from their skills as more and more businesses invest in new talent to drive growth in the face or a resurgent economy, particularly in London and the South East.
“The future is really exciting for us; we have the plans and resources in place to achieve even more in the next year, building on our reputation and delivering the quality service our clients need to secure their own workforce needs and growth.”
SearchBI is a dedicated recruitment agency servicing companies using business intelligence software systems and able to support candidates looking for work or employers wanting to recruit skilled talent. More at or contact 0191 481 3888.