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Stafford-Sharp Associates (S-SA), is a unique boutique recruitment agency that specialises in sourcing talent for the Digital, eCommerce and IT Arena. Covering roles ranging from Junior/Graduate level through to Managing Directors.

At S-SA we pride ourselves on going the extra mile to deliver bespoke talent solutions, whilst being mindful of the negative impact that failing to deliver would have on our Clients.

S-SA are proud to work with some of the UK's leading players in the Digital, eCommerce and Technology arena. Building strong, lasting relationships with our clients through meeting and exceeding their expectations and taking a genuine interest in helping make their business successful.

We are genuinely passionate about 2 things - Technology and People.

At S-SA, our Consultants are a group of self-confessed Digital geeks who love making people happy. By using their industry knowledge to provide essential advice on long-term career options, they change the lives of our candidates.

In their spare time, you'll often find our Consultants keeping up to date with the latest Digital trends through visiting exhibitions and events, sitting in queues outside the Apple store, or chatting to our candidates about the pro's and con's between using Flash or HTML5!

Contact us NOW to discuss any of our services on 01604 201030 or info@s-sa.co.uk .

Meet our expert team

Darren (the Boss)

Darren is ‘Mr Recruitment’. After spending years recruiting talent for some of the leading IT companies in the UK, he decided to go it alone and set up S-SA in 2007. When he isn’t busy orchestrating deals and hanging off of the coffee machine in our Northampton HQ, you can usually find Darren practising headlocks at some martial arts class, playing rugby or hurting himself in the gym whilst trying to hang on to his youth!

SSA is a real family affair for Darren, with his wife Deborah managing the finance (including his pocket money!) and his young children Alfie and Daisy, who regularly come in to the office to assist with our ‘creative direction’.

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Kevin (Director)

Kevin doesn’t call himself a Recruiter - he prefers to be called a Life Changer! When placing people with his clients, he takes immense pride on ensuring the opportunity is the right one for his candidate from a personality and career perspective, not just based on their technical skills. We believe that this is what makes him such a good Recruiter. Kevin is SSAs Digital & eCommerce Specialist, and he enjoys keeping up to date with the latest trends and Techs in the industry.

Kevin is the offices portable database; he has a superb memory and can reel off the names of suitable candidates and opportunities quicker than any computer – it’s just a shame he forgets how bad West Ham (his beloved team) actually are.

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Michael

Mike is the mature head of the office but this dog certainly can learn new tricks! He is our Technical Recruitment Specialist, and his clients love the fact that he lives and breathes technology. When he’s not busy placing IT talent, you can usually find Michael camping outside the Apple store waiting for the next new release, or getting banned from a Chelsea TV phone in after giving his latest post-match ‘opinions’.

In Michaels past life he worked at Renault, although judging by his go-karting performances, we have concluded that his company car must have been an Espace! Michael is a proud father of 2 – they certainly help to keep him fit and on his toes!

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Simon

AKA Dangerous… Simon is one of most experienced recruiters, who has been involved in IT since the (DOT)COM revolution and has witnessed and recruited for most of the Technology Trends. Simon prides himself on the relationships he forms with clients and candidates alike thus having an unrivalled network. Simon is the prankster of the office and as his nickname suggests he is a liability, with a work hard, play hard motto. Simon has recently discovered the gym, although a recent accident at the gym (opening the “HEAVY” door) has left his gym regime short-lived and his arm in a sling!!!

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ANYA

Anya is our UX & Design Specialist who spends her days engaging with the UKs leading creative talent, placing them with our most exciting agency and eCommerce clients. 

Coming from a creative background herself, Anya loves nothing more than looking at amazing design portfolios and talking fonts with her candidates. Outside of work you can usually find her posting selfies on Instagram, drinking pints and rocking a pair of Doc Martins!

If you are looking for a new opportunity or you are looking to source your next creative talent - give #UXANYA a nudge!

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 DEBORAH

 Controls the purse strings and the contract payroll here at SSA (when she is here!). 

 Deborah is SSA’s online travel expert, if she isn't moaning about costs, she is booking     her next holiday to Dubai. 

 With a unhealthy addiction for Louboutin shoes, she is the long-suffering wife of               Darren, completing the team here at SSA for NOW!!

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