About Us

About Solo Search

Solo Search was initially founded as a generalist Tech / IT recruiter to offer a one-stop shop solution across a wide range of roles.  Over the years this has provided a solid platform to develop expertise in niche industry sectors, namely Digital Health and FinTech.

Founded in 2004 as a one-person business, we’re still relatively small, which allows us to offer a personal approach to every client and candidate we meet. We get to know the people we work with so we can give the best possible advice – and deliver the best possible results.

Our close links in the industries we work with mean we know where the biggest challenges lie, and we’re ready to face them alongside our clients. When the going gets tough, we don’t give up.

Communicating with both clients and candidates is our key point of difference: as well as delivering the right results, we make it easy to work with us throughout the process. We know our clients are busy, so we’ll provide regular updates by phone or email without hassling them in between. We always keep candidates in the loop too, so they’re engaged and responsive to new opportunities as they arise.

We cover everything from guidance on market conditions and IR35 to a thorough review of our clients’ recruitment processes. We can help you look at visas, benchmark salaries, and write job descriptions for roles at all levels of the business. If you need to keep a role ‘under wraps’ while you fill it, that’s no problem – we are always happy to discuss how we can meet your business’s wider needs.

We are based in Wetherby, a market town near Leeds, and recruit for roles across the whole of the UK. Our team members work in pairs with every client, so there is always someone on hand to answer questions, provide updates, or work hard to get the right candidate to your door.

The Solo Search team


Owner / Senior Recruiter

Lisa from Solo Search


Client Account Manager

Scott from Solo Search



Sabrina from Solo Search


Recruitment Consultant

Michelle from Solo Search


Finance & Office Administrator

Who is Solo Search

Boutique independent recruitment consultancy proud to be approaching our 20th year in business. Our office is in Wetherby near Leeds and there are currently 5 of us in the team. We provide candidate and client recruitment services throughout the UK.

Put it simply, we find people for jobs and jobs for people although we don’t think of it as just a ‘job’. It’s much more than that. We aim to positively impact someone’s career life path and provide a quality hire and team player for a company.

There are lots of other ‘value add’ services we provide which are further explained in the candidate and client services sections.

What we do

Permanent and contract recruitment (not ‘temps’) IT technical and non-technical roles (junior to Director level). Advice on market conditions, IR35, review/audit of recruitment processes, writing job descriptions, benchmarking of salaries, visas. ‘Under cover’ recruitment if you want to keep a particular role under wraps.

Who we do it for

Most of our clients are either software vendors or technical consultancies and are longstanding clients we have built up relationships with over the years. Technically we serve the whole of the UK and focus on the Digital Health and Fintech sectors.


We are more interested in creating successful partnerships and placements rather than being sales driven ‘job fillers’. We don’t harass hiring managers but rather prefer a more consultative style with good 2-way communication. When the going gets tough, we don’t give up. We work in a 2-pair team so that we can share workload if someone is on holiday.

These days, we don’t rely on job applications but, instead, focus our efforts on proactive searching using our extensive database of candidates with specific industry experience and our curated networks, LinkedIn, and various external CV databases. We do occasionally partner up with other recruiters !!

Why work with us?

In short, we are easy to do business with. To both candidates and clients, we aim to ‘give something back’. We are fair on fees, creative when it comes to tailoring a solution to a client’s individual needs and uphold recruitment best practice at all times.

Our Strengths

Our Values

Recruitment can so often become a numbers game, but not at Solo Search. Our success isn’t shown in the number of people we’ve placed, but in the long-standing clients we have who trust us with their recruitment needs, time and time again.

Usman (Candidate)Software Engineer - Internet Security
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“Hands down, Simone is the best recruiter on the face of this planet!”
Jonathan (Client)IT Legal Services
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"I used Solo Search Services for approximately two years, for IT and related recruitment. In that time Simone at Solo has managed a number of successful candidates through to offer. The Solo Search difference is that they take the time and effort in understanding the client requirements and understand their candidates, so that effective matches can be made quickly and effectively. I would have no hesitation in recommending Solo Search for recruitment services."
Pavan (Candidate)Contract Scrum Master
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“I am really grateful for all the support from Solo Search over the last 2+  years. It was a pleasure to work with Solo search.”
Dan (Client)Consultant Bid Manager
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“Simone has been bringing talented people to my team in my previous employments. I'll be sure to look her up once my own company has blossomed!”
Dave (Client)Managing Director - global software solutions
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“Simone is an excellent recruiter who provides great screening of candidates prior to submission, this coupled with her good business knowledge and understanding of our company, means that we get candidates that meet our requirements/business needs, a detailed overview of their strengths/weaknesses and an excellent service throughout from Simone.”
Nick (Client)Founder / MD - Software Solutions Provider
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“We have worked with Solo Search for around 18 months, and they have successfully found us both permanent and contract staff to work on a wide range of projects. Lisa and Simone have a great understanding of our requirements and work hard to provide a high quality service, often to tight timescales. I would highly recommend.” 
Max (Candidate)Support Supervisor - finance sector
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“I really cannot thank Simone enough; since taking her advice my phone hasn’t stopped ringing and I’ve been put forward for a number of positions. She went well above and beyond the call of duty and gave me the best careers advice I’ve ever had.”
Dave (Client)Head of Customer experience and support - Software management solutions
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“I have worked with Simone at my last two companies and have always had great results. Simone always works hard to understand the business and the culture and not only looks for candidates who are technically suitable but also candidates who have the right attitude and are a cultural fit. Having been able to fill roles where others have struggled, I would not hesitate to work with Simone again in the future.”
Paul (Candidate)Software Developer / Engineer
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“Simone is very dedicated, reliable, has a wealth of recruiting experience and has that kind of old-fashioned touch of trust and patience missing in today’s cut-throat market.”
Lee (Client)Vendor Manager - travel & leisure
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“Simone is a fantastic Recruitment Consultant with an expert knowledge of her field and an ability to quickly grasp the key elements of a client's requirements with a 100% record for me, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Simone as a Recruiter. She always demonstrates a high degree of integrity and an appreciation for the needs of the client and candidates. What's more she is extremely personable and a pleasure to work with.”
Steve (Candidate)IT Project Manager - financial services
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"Simone was always contactable and provided valuable research material which made Solo Search stand out from the crowd of recruitment agencies, Solo Search provided me with a first class service and I would definitely recommend them to other people"
Michael (Candidate)Business Analyst
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"Solo Search make a real connection with you very quickly. You’re not just a number but a member of the family and they are committed to getting you onto the next challenge in your life. They take your needs on board and suggest excellent career opportunities based on your needs. It feels very personal and tailored to you specifically. They will not forget you, until you are in a new position they will stay in touch with new opportunities that come through that are of interest. I can’t recommend them highly enough"
David (Candidate)Software Tester
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“I would like to say what a pleasure it has been to work with Sabrina on my application for a software testing role. We first spoke about the position, my experience and my passion for testing back in April 2023. Although the client went quiet for several months, Sabrina contacted me regularly with any updates, and checking on my circumstances.  I wish Solo search and Sabrina every success in the future. 
Gary (Client)Managing Director - software solutions company
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"We have been utilising the services of Solo Search for many years and during that time, they have demonstrated an understanding of our business and technical resource needs. Additionally, they have been responsive and persistent with a direct and honest approach which makes them the agency of choice for us."
Abraham (Candidate)Accounts Assistant
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“I really thank you for believing in me and helping me push through And also taking the time to check up on me”
Jason (Client)Managing Director - risk management
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“I have used Simone and solo search over the last 3 years to recruit a new team and operation to our business ranging from BA's and PM's to .Net Developers. All have provided fantastic results and would highly recommend using Simone.”
Oskar (Candidate)IT Support Analyst
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"Sabrina gave me the chance to prove myself to get a job in the real world after graduating university. It was quickly proven to me getting a job was quite difficult, however, Sabrina was the only one to look past experience and have a genuine conversation instead of making a quick decision based on a piece of paper. Really appreciate all her help and support throughout the whole process!"
Alie (Candidate)Junior Marketing Executive
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“Sabrina and Simone were super supportive when it came to the application process and arranging my interview. They even checked in with me throughout the whole process! They made applying for my first job after Uni less daunting and stressful. Thank you! 🙂 “
Mariam (Candidate)Business Analyst / Product Owner
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“Solo search is an efficient and professional recruitment company. I was placed on a Product Owner/ Business Analyst contract via Solosearch and I found the end-to-end recruitment process seamless. They provided me with exceptional support to ensure that I was settled and happy in my new role”
Carole (Candidate)Software Trainer
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“The Solo Search Recruitment Team are a very friendly, helpful bunch, they guided me through my application and corresponded with both sides timely and efficiently.  Would highly recommend”
Alasdair (Client)Digital Technology Executive
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“Simone has provided recruitment services to a number of companies that I have worked for. I have always found the candidates supplied to be an excellent match, well vetted and researched.”
Paul (Client)CEO - software development 
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“Simone has recruited a large number of our staff over the past 4 years. She has got to know our business and has introduced us to staff who fit our requirements. I would highly recommend Simone - she provides a friendly, personal service which has added great value to our business. Excellent person to do business with.”
John (Candidate)Graphic Designer
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“Solo Search dealt with my application as if I was the only job seeker in the UK. Total dedication. You cannot ask for anymore.”
Sebastian (Candidate)Credit referencing company
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“Simone is the ultimate definition of what a recruitment consultant should be like. She is a fabulous person with a soul and fantastic approach to guide people through the process. Her passion enables her to immerse in your world for a moment and understand your dream job. She keeps in mind your requirements when discussing role options rather than forcing you to agree to send your CV to a role that is not right, or you are not interested in. Her commitment is unbelievable, and she never left me waiting long without an answer to any query. I have found her very open, communicative and extremely pleasant to deal with. Her outstanding attitude didn't make me feel like I am just another number. Thank you for this refreshing experience.”
Umran (Candidate)Head of Digital - banking sector
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“Simone is a highly likeable, ambitious, experienced and successful recruitment consultant. She is hard working with an excellent aptitude for matching skills quickly and efficiently. Bravo!”
Jack (Candidate)Developer - Software Solutions
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"Very friendly and helpful with searching for a job!"
Leanne (Candidate)Quality & Compliance Manager
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"The recruiter was very professional and lovely. I’ve dealt with a lot of recruiters over the past few weeks and she was the best. Thanks and best wishes"
Patricia (Candidate)Financial Accountant
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“I found Sabrina and the team at Solo Search, highly personable, professional, and their communication at every step of the process was outstanding. They listened to my requirements, provided comprehensive background information, and replied to my enquiries efficiently. A refreshing change from previous dealings with other recruiters. I would highly recommend their services to anyone seeking a new position. Thank you.”
Mike (Client)Product Manager software solutions
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“I have worked with Simone on a number of occasions and would not hesitate to work with her again or recommend her. Simone listens very carefully to your specific requirements and ensures that only suitable and high-quality candidates are presented.”
Dougie (Client)Head of HR
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“I have utilised the services of Solo Search for a number of years as an HR professional. Simone in particular is a seasoned recruitment professional who focuses on a particular sector where she has considerable knowledge and experience. She is a superb networker and dedicated practitioner. Of all the superb consultants I have worked with none of them will dedicate as much time and care to the assignment as she does. She brings an extra dimension to the recruitment process and truly adds value. This is a company you can work in partnership with and build a mutually rewarding relationship.”