Swindon's growing community of tech companies has been joined by Nigerian HR and recruitment company GoodTalent Corporation.
Goodtalent was launched a year ago by recruitment specialist Jimmy Braimah to provide a bespoke service for IT recruitment.
Jimmy saw a gap in the market finding tech startups that were struggling to recruit the right talent, and created a platform to give companies control over the whole recruitment cycle including the ability to approach candidates directly, at a fraction of the cost.
The site works like an ordinary applicant tracking system, except that companies have access to the whole pool of applicants and directly approach people whose skills match their needs.
Within six weeks of launch GoodTalent.io had registered over 700 software engineers.
And looking to expand into the European market, Jimmy and his team chose to relocate to Swindon.
“Swindon is a hub for startup tech companies, and there’s easy access to cities like Bristol, Bath, London, Oxford, Reading and Cheltenham," said Jimmy.
"I was introduced to Andrew Wells from Swindon Borough Council while still back in Nigeria, and he has been amazing.
"I’ve been introduced to a huge range of people to help build my network locally, including at the new Institute for Technology who are currently helping us recruit an apprentice, who will start with us in May.
“We’re starting to build the pipeline, and have just moved into our new offices in the city centre. We have already begun trading with European companies who are looking for developers to work remotely, but who feel more comfortable working with a UK-based entity.
"Using our systems they can employ contractors based around Africa, and pay them in local currency, but always do business with GoodTalent in the UK.” “Being in Swindon broadens our opportunities globally. We have the confidence to speak to any company anywhere in the world.”