About us

Founded in 2015, Graham Matthews supply high calibre candidates in the Technology and Healthcare IT & Systems sectors.

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We love working with people

People buy people. We pride ourselves on delivering a specialised and customer-focused service to our clients and candidates.

We offer an exceptional service through our unrivalled understanding of the sectors we operate in, our extensive network of clients and candidates, and our team of consultants who are dedicated to providing the most efficient recruitment service possible. 

We are committed to working exclusively with the top 5% of talent across the Technology and Healthcare IT & Systems markets, guaranteeing for our clients a high CV : interview : placement ratio. 

We work hard to eliminate the hassle of the hiring process for our clients, while only putting forward candidates who are aligned from both a culture and skillset perspective.

Professionalism and honesty lie at the heart of everything we do. We believe that the key to success is fostering strong, productive, and long-standing relationships. Most of our clients come back to us for repeat business and choose to work with us exclusively, which is testament to how we work and what we offer. 

Ali Raza, Managing Director

About Recruitment Entrepreneur

We are proud to be partners with Recruitment Entrepreneur, owned by James Caan CBE. Their financial, strategic and operational support allows us to offer the very best service to our clients and candidates. 

Since our launch in partnership with Recruitment Entrepreneur in 2015, Chairman James Caan has taken an active role in the process, working closely with Graham Matthews. From leadership mentoring to recruitment training, our team benefits from his considerable experience within recruitment to be the best we can be. 

Our leadership team

Ali Raza

Managing Director

Ali joined the firm as Managing Director to lead the organisation, with particular focus on building the technology practice. His key focus in recent years has been the Digital, Software and Cloud space, where he has played an instrumental role in helping rapidly growing organisations’ in the Digital Transformation space to hire top technical and sales talent, both pre and post IPO. Ali endeavours to provide an exceptional level of service to both his clients & candidates and has a strong network in the technology space.

Abid Hamid

Chief Executive Officer

Abid is the CEO of Graham Matthews. He has worked in over 35 countries in various CEO roles, as the director of a UK FTSE 250 company, and as a non-executive director of multiple recruitment companies.

Greg Hollis

Chief Operating Officer

As COO, Greg is responsible for overseeing Graham Matthews' operational strategy. He boasts over 20 years' experience within the industry, having worked at renowned talent solutions in management and business development capacities.

Angus McDowell

Chief Financial Officer

Angus' involvement in the strategy and planning for Graham Matthews serves to drive value creation. He has a wealth of managerial and board level experience and has recently completed an MBA at Cass Business School.

Daisy Betteridge

Operations Director

Daisy works closely with Managing Director Ali Raza to ensure Graham Matthews is operating as efficiently as possible. She is responsible for building scalable operational structures and her remit covers systems and processes, HR and L&D.

Danielle Butterfield

Marketing Manager

Danielle oversees all of Graham Matthews' marketing activity, as well as playing a key role in developing sales collateral and bid capability. Having previously run her own company for six years, she has extensive experience in bid management, design, and marketing.

Our values

Our team is founded on shared core values, which shape who we are and how we work.

Integrity

We are always open and honest, never putting profit before professionalism. We honour our commitments and believe that doing things the right way sets us up for continued success.

Adaptability

We find consistently excellent talent solutions by pushing the boundaries and being highly proactive in our approach. As a growing start-up, we encourage the development and exchange of creative ideas to drive continual improvement.

Excellence

We make our stamp on the markets we work in. We have a shared passion and energy to grow our business and our stellar track record stands as testament to the relationships we build and the value we add.

Resilience

As an ambitious team, we are dedicated to being the best. Our strong foothold in the market and extensive network allows us to make thoughtful, mutually beneficial connections. We work to the highest professional standards and quality in all our processes.

Careers with us

We are proud of who we are as a company and strive to be recognised as the go-to recruitment company throughout the Technology and Healthcare IT & Systems markets. Learn more about what a career with Graham Matthews would look like for you.

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CSR

We value more than just profit. We engage with the wider community through regular charity work and fundraising. Find out more about what we do to give back.

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Training & Development

We believe that if you have drive and determination, the sky should be the limit. We invest in every team member's progression, supporting them to reach their goals.

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