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Richard Thexton

Regional Director of Opus RS Manchester

T: 0161 274 9641


Meet Richard

I joined Opus in 2017, applying my 9 years’ experience in Technology Recruitment to setting up our Manchester office and team. It’s something I’ve done in cities across the UK, managing teams in the markets around tech innovation to place professionals with some of the most exciting tech businesses in Europe. I thrive on the challenge of growing teams and bringing through top performing consultants to become future leaders.

My clients include Tech start-ups, growing eCommerce companies and leading Software Vendors. All face similar challenges in recruiting the best people and growing the teams that will keep them at the forefront of their markets. But that’s exactly what I do. My teams have a network of candidates who are interested in these types of roles & companies.

Here in the North, many innovative companies are starting up or evolving their technology stack. And they’re all investing in the best people. Cities like Manchester and Leeds are competing favorably with London in terms of attractiveness for candidates to live and work. Candidates like the more flexible working habits and the latest Economist Intelligent Unit’s (EIU) annual survey ranks Manchester higher than London.

Our Sales & Marketing team works with some of the most exciting & disruptive Software Vendors in the world in the Robotics Process Automation (RPA), Cyber Security, Advanced Analytics or Martech space. This market moves quickly and the software they are selling & marketing to companies has a massive impact. Our joined-up approach and focused training means our consultants know their markets and how different approaches work best in the various countries & cultures.

The culture of our Manchester office reflects the spirit of the city. We are hardworking, entrepreneurial and friendly – it’s all about building up strong customer relationships by getting to know our clients & candidates.

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