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Meet the people behind great people_

With the right people in the right places, incredible things can happen. We’ve worked relentlessly to find our place in the technology economy – so, whether you’re a company or a candidate, we know how much it means to find yours.

Who we are_

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Bill McKimm_
Executive Partner_


Bill is your dedicated Executive Partner. He had over 25 years working across a number of blue chip retail companies. Perhaps most relevantly, he spent some of those years at B&Q as an Omnichannel Advisor and laterally as a Category Director. More recently, Bill headed up the Retail Practice for ThoughtWorks, a company at the cutting edge of delivering bespoke Software Solutions for many organisations. As a result, Bill is a business leader with a unique blend of both business acumen and technological know-how.


Micarla Sullivan_
Executive Partner_

Micarla is a product and technology practitioner with a background in agile, lean and design thinking and has experience across both start-ups and corporate enterprise environments. Throughout her career, Micarla has worn many hats, as a Delivery Principal, Chief Product Officer, acting Head of Engineering and Professional Service Manager for a consulting firm. It’s this breadth of experience and her belief in anatomy, mastery and purpose - that has made her a passionate people person who enjoys helping individuals and teams grow.

We’re Industrious Code. We’re specialists in recruitment for the fast-moving technology economy and utterly unrelenting in our pursuit of great talent. If you’re a coder or an expert in all things agile, we can show you a career path worth pushing yourself for. If you’re a company, we can help you attract the team members you just have to have.

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Whitney Barrell_
Lead Partner_

Whitney is an experienced multi-sector recruitment manager driven by a passion for people, the evolving world and business development. Whitney’s background spans several industries nationally, most recently working with the technology sector. A true believer in the more you put in the more you get out, Whitney is dynamic, determined and welcomes a challenge. She is relentless in her approach to helping candidates achieve their career goals – which in turn positively impacts the businesses they work for.

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Kelly Prescott_
Managing consultant_

Kelly has spent ten years in recruitment, with a career spanning two continents and many different industries. Kelly has recruited for a wealth of different roles within procurement, investment banking, hedge funds and private equity firms. She knows how to develop her skills within different markets to get the best for her clients.

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Hannah James_

Managing Consultant_

Hannah specialises in the life science and technology sector, but has tonnes of experience across multiple industries and locations. Her second-to-none organisational skills and innate desire to support people mean Hannah is a natural at recruitment and a true team player.

We are relentless in the pursuit of extraordinary talent that dares to disrupt the tech economy_

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Our family at Industrious_

Marc Watson_

Founder, Industrious_

Marc is an expert in everything business-related and he guides and advises. He brings a wealth of business acumen – so, he knows what drives hiring decisions and what attracts candidates.


He started his career as a criminal barrister so it’s all about the detail where Marc is concerned. Nowadays, he’s a very well-respected businessman in the sports media sector. In a former life, as the CEO of BT TV, he changed the UK television market forever, with the launch of BT Sport.

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Louise Matthews_
Founder and Director, Industrious_

Lou has worked in recruitment for over fifteen years and has the empathy and skill to really understand what makes people tick. She has the innate ability to level with both clients and candidates alike and is delighted to still be working with many of the clients she started working with in her first recruitment role.

After many years dreaming of running her own business, Lou is proud of the amazing team they’ve built at Industrious Recruitment – and now at Industrious Code. Her main priority is to take good care of each and every one of them so they never want to leave.

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Cheryl Parish_
Founder and Director, Industrious_

Cheryl has over thirteen years’ experience in the industrial recruitment industry and is very much as passionate about it today as she was all those years ago. She is dedicated to the cause and can often be found planning ahead and putting in extra effort to pull off the impossible.

Industrious Recruitment is a dream realised for Cheryl – and her drive to keep building the business is evident in Industrious Code, too. Her belief in the team and the opportunity is unparalleled and the shared vision at the heart of the business makes her so proud every single day.

Ready when you are_

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