About Us

CRG TEC is a Technology, Engineering and Communications recruitment consultancy.

We provide technology-focused recruitment services in specialist areas including: FTTP Telecoms Networks, Mobile/Wi-Fi Telecoms Networks, IT, Software Development, Facilities Management and Engineering.

At CRG TEC, our highly-experienced consultants mean you are dealing with experts in their sectors who have the knowledge, skills and network of contacts to make recruitment easier for both clients and candidates alike.

If you’re looking for honesty along with advice, knowledge and opinions on sourcing either the ideal candidate, or to secure that next ideal role, then drop us a line and let’s talk.

Meet the Team

Neil Crudden

Managing Director

A well-known, highly respected figure within the UK technical recruitment sector and key account director for clients ranging from Tech Track 100 rapid growth companies through to Global Corporations. Starting in the industry in 1999, Neil is often the first point of call for many customers that are serious about recruiting within the UK telecoms industry and specialises around the delivery of network solutions in both mobile, and FTTP.

Hugely passionate about doing the right thing by way of customers and candidates, Neil believes being straight and honest is always best for all sides and this has led to many customers becoming friends over the years and probably accounts as to why CRG TEC has so many long term partners, and a really high percentage of repeat business.

Neil’s played a key part in building and growing a number of recruitment functions and outside of work it’s about football (Retired), Everton FC (Infuriating), Playing Guitar (Rock) and travelling the World with his family and friends.

Stephen Morris

Recruitment Director

Stephen hails from County Fermanagh and partners Neil in heading up CRG TEC.

As our Recruitment Director, Stephen is responsible for the strategy and direction of CRG TEC’s internal growth and the building and development of our teams and divisions, ensuring that each member follows the quality and honesty focussed recruitment approach that CRG TEC pride themselves on.

Stephen is also responsible for the development of the CRG TEC recruitment brand and his passion for changing how recruitment is viewed is matched only by his colleagues within CRG TEC.

When not working on the business, Stephen can be found working hands on within the business as one of the most respected Recruiters across Technology, Engineering and Telecoms in the UK

Stephen works as Account Director with our key customers and takes a consultative approach by working as an extended part of our clients business in order for them to achieve their talent acquisition goals.

He also identifies additional disciplines and markets to build business for CRG TEC.

If you’re looking for no nonsense, honesty and results from your hiring process, you’d go a long way to find a better recruiter than Stephen.

Liam Loftus

Senior Recruitment Consultant- Engineering

Liam holds 9 years engineering recruitment experience and heads up the engineering recruitment department at CRG TEC.

He has seen the engineering markets have real ups and downs in that time and uses his expert knowledge to really assist companies in their recruitment processes. He has successfully recruited for multibillion, worldwide originations through to SME’s who are simply looking to grow and establish themselves in their market place.

With a proven track record across 4 different agencies, the opportunity to come and work at CRG TEC and grow a department was ideal, with familiar faces and a no nonsense, non salesy approach that will guarantee results.

Outside of work, Liam can usually be found watching Everton through his fingers due their repeatedly inept performances, attempting to still play football and throwing weights around a gym (not literally, that would just be dangerous).

Most enjoyably though, spending time with his fiancé, 2 little girls and dog Armin – named after legendry DJ Armin Van Buuren (much to the annoyance of the rest of his family!).

Alex Hewitt

Senior Recruitment Consultant- Facilities Management

Alex heads up the facilities management division within CRG TEC, which complements our core services of technology, engineering and communications.

Alex has been recruiting with the FM industry for 8 years and supports the UK’s best-known facilities suppliers as well as the most highly-regarded names across retail, higher education and public and private sector real estate with their FM recruitment needs.

Whether you’re establishing an in-house FM team, mobilising an office move or increasing workplace efficiency, Alex will work with you to find the best person for your needs

Outside of work, Alex is a foodie with no cooking ability, so spends a lot of time exploring independent restaurants and bars in her hometown.

To counteract all that socialising she has to keep active, usually through running, water sports or strength classes.

Darren Birchall

Senior Recruitment Consultant - Engineering

Darren is a crucial member of CRG Tec’s engineering recruitment team. Darren brings a wealth of experience in Smart Energy having spent the last 3 years working directly for Smart Energy companies.

Darren started his career in recruitment back in 2013 working for an agency specialising in engineering recruitment, from that position he moved in house as Head of Recruitment for SMS PLC delivering multi-disciplined recruitment into the smart energy sector.

For companies interested in growing their business through Smart Meter installations, Electrical Vehicle Charging Points (EV), Photo Voltaic Solar Engineering (PV) or Electrical Engineering, Darren is your guy.

Outside of work Darren is keen golfer as well as avid gym goer (hence the left arm). He enjoys spending time with his family and enjoys watching his son play Saturday morning football for his local club.

Neil McGee

Senior Recruitment Consultant - Software

Neil has been recruiting IT professionals both on a contract and permanent basis within the software development arena for over 15 years. Neil’s established network gives him a long reach into the active and passive job markets, enabling him to service his clients requirements quickly and efficiently. He has delivered across the board from entire contract project teams for global FMCG’s to niche permanent candidates with SME’s. So If you are looking to secure Software candidates, give Neil a call.

Ian Munro

Chief Executive Officer

Ian partnered with Neil and Stephen in summer of 2017 through SEEDCap investment.

SEEDCap supports passionate and driven entrepreneurs of early stage recruitment start-ups and helps them to drive revenue and profits and make big ideas become reality, with the vital support and backing of a large, long-standing, corporate recruitment group

With more than 19 years’ as Chief Executive Officer of a healthcare recruitment business and homecare provider, Ian has a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and intelligence in the recruitment sector that will add value to CRG TECs ambitious growth plans

Since Ian acquired Castlerock Recruitment Group in 2000, at the age of 21 years-old, the company has increased tenfold and is now a leading recruitment and homecare business within the Health and Social Care sector with more than 20 offices nationwide.

CRG has developed and expanded its expertise across a range of trading divisions and, as such, has built long standing relationships with the NHS, Ministry of Defence and private healthcare providers.

2018 was a very successful for CRG as the Group completed four acquisitions including an education recruitment company, healthcare staffing business, large homecare provider and an emergency transport business.

These monumental acquisitions further diversifies the Group’s service offerings as a leading staffing and resourcing business and, subsequently, increases its turnover to £200m+.

Tristan Ramus

Chairman

Tristan Ramus is also a founder member of SEEDCap and has built a reputation as a pioneer within the recruitment industry. He founded and developed one of the UK’s most successful recruitment platforms, Human Capital Investment Group (HCIG) subsequently named Ngage and bought out by Graphite Capital.

In 2006 Tristan co-founded and developed Hamilton Bradshaw, a leading recruitment private equity platform along with James Caan specialising in investment, buyouts and growth capital in the Human Capital markets.

Tristan’s brings to CRG TEC his strengths in support for management spanning all areas including strategy, operations, financing, integration, talent attraction and merger & acquisition.

His impact on the industry and reputation for his entrepreneurial flair and leadership qualities have been recognised across the sector where he has been a finalist for several awards including EY Entrepreneur of the Year and Non-Executive Director of the year.

Tristan joined CRG as Chairman in 2016 and partnered Ian and Jamie during their monumental acquisitions in 2018. These acquisitions included an education recruitment company, healthcare staffing business, large homecare provider and an emergency transport business, turning CRG as a Group into a leading staffing and resourcing business and, subsequently, increased its turnover to £200m+.

Jamie Webb

Chief Financial Officer

Jamie is an experienced Chartered Accountant, having qualified in 2000 and has a wealth of experience to bring to CRG TEC from working at CFO level at numerous healthcare and recruitment businesses.

He also partnered with Neil and Stephen through SEEDCap and has vast experience and a thorough understanding of the challenges associated with rapid growing organisations

Jamie has substantial merger & acquisition experience through initial acquisition to transition and integration.

Jamie was selected by his fellow peers as Finance Director of the Year 2018 (£60-£250 million turnover category) after the completion of four acquisitions within 9 months, increasing the turnover of CRG to £200m+.

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Stephen / CRG Tec recently supported me into a new role that I have now started. Right from the start I was impressed by the amount of time and support Stephen provided me with. There was lots of specific information to guide me through the different interview stages, which was extremely helpful. Stephen was regularly in contact with me throughout, keeping me informed and updated. I would recommend Stephen / CRG Tec to anybody seeking a new opportunity as I have not received a comparable experience with anybody else.
Neil has been a key agency supplier throughout my 8 years at Virgin Media, he is a go-to for difficult to fill Tech and Telco vacancies. His passion for what he does and his expert industry knowledge makes working with him and his team effortless . I always find Neil and the team to be honest, reputable & passionate about service that they deliver.
Deborah helps us recruit the best candidates for our growing business. We rely on her for finding candidates at different levels and competencies. Deborah is a true professional with dedication to her customers.
I recently worked with Stephen and CRG TEC as a candidate for a role I’m about to start, he was very helpful, supportive and informative. His professionalism was very exceptional and I’m highly impressed. I have dealt with many recruitment agencies, one thing I noticed he was genuinely interested in not only my career but also my personality.
Liam is one of the most knowledgeable consultants we’ve ever worked with and has become the only person we want to deal with in our field of hydraulic engineering.
I'm very happy with the service I received from my recruitment consultant Deborah, she was very helpful and friendly throughout the process. If I need to change job anytime in the future, I would definitely use her again.
We’ve worked with Neil Crudden since 2006 and he’s genuinely an extension of our business and someone who is as passionate as we are when it comes to sourcing the best people.
I was in a very good role but looking to move on. I knew what I wanted from a new position and had the bar quite high. I had several positions on the go but none of them were looking up to the challenge in terms of location, tech or type of workplace but Deborah managed to jump my high bar.
From the start to the end of the process Alex took the time to get to know me, understand what I was looking for and help me secure my new role. She was professional and honest, knew her client inside out, took the time to answer all my questions and thoroughly prepare me for interviews. Even after I started in my new job she’s kept in touch to make sure I settled in the role.
Dealing with Stephen I knew straight away he was interested in my career and how the role presented to me would help further myself professionally. We had very in depth conversations about the role and the company which helped settle my nerves. Stephen and CRG TEC know who they are as a company and are probably the best recruitment agency I have dealt with in my career.
We have worked with Deborah on numerous occasions and always found suitable candidates. Her approach is professional, yet friendly. Would recommend them to anyone who is looking for that little bit extra.
I worked with Stephen and CRG TEC as a candidate for a role I am about to commence. From the initial contact, through to successful completion, I found Stephen helpful, informative, supportive and professional. He provided solid advice throughout, was always available, and provided honest and open feedback. It was a good and positive experience. Highly recommended.
Alex was professional, informative and spot on with the client requirements, understanding my previous skills and experience. Throughout the process, Alex communicated thoroughly and accurately in setting up the contract. I would highly recommend Alex!
From start to finish the whole process of working with Stephen at CRG TEC was a pleasure. I submitted my CV on Tuesday and by the following Tuesday had the job! I was constantly updated about the process and the interview preparation was second to none! It gave me the edge and helped me greatly in the interview. A fantastic recruitment process!
Deborah made the whole recruitment process an absolute breeze - she proactively found suitable roles, arranged all the interview and follow up briefings - and managed to help me find a new job very quickly. Really happy to have worked with her, and would definitely recommend her!
Alex was incredibly professional and accurate with her description of the role. She made the whole interview process quick and chased up on information. She is thorough in making sure the role is ideal for both parties and incredibly helpful the whole way through.
Neil at CRG Tec is knowledgeable and incredibly well connected. Having worked with him very closely over the past 5 years, we have together conquered some tricky and fast paced hiring in which Neil’s passion and energy never waivers. Confidential, loyal and above all a true gent, he thrives on any challenge given, ensuring 100% that both the client and candidate experience is unrivalled.
Stephen got in touch with myself regarding a role at a Software Support Company having found my CV online. Over the years I've dealt with a wide variety of recruitment companies and you tend to think they're all the same, however the level of service I received from Stephen and CRG TEC was second to none.The entire service was thorough and professional.
My experience with CRG TEC has been brilliant. The guidance I received during the recruitment process really helped me ace the interview. It has been a pleasure to work with Stephen and his dedication and support was key to achieving the best outcome for all parties.
Deborah is an excellent Consultant. She managed the process perfectly from start to finish. I am so pleased with my new job, Deborah really listened to what I wanted and delivered. Thank you.
Alex contacted me when I was starting to get close to the end of my previous contract with an opportunity that has turned out to tick all of the boxes. She was very informative and knowledgeable about the role and guided me through the interview process and unlike some other recruiters I have come across she seemed to have actually done her homework and made sure the role was relevant to my skill set.
After feeling like a battery hen with many so-called recruitment firms, Neil was a breath of fresh air. Neil took his time to find what I was looking for and matched me with job that suited my personality, location and skills. I couldn’t recommend Neil any higher, a truly professional and personal service.
I worked with Stephen and CRG TEC as a candidate for a role I am currently working within. He offered me a lot of tips and information required to be successful in my interview and his professionalism was highly exceptional. I’ve dealt with a lot of recruiters in the past but took note of his genuineness, not only in my career but also my personality. He is a resourceful individual would highly recommend anytime.
Deborah has been so dedicated throughout the hiring period for our two developer roles. She's in constant communication with me, doesn't push us, but keeps us informed at all times. It's taken us some time to get the candidate we want, specifically for our needs and Deborah has been super patient with us at times. I'm glad to have someone who has provided that main point of contact for the whole cycle.
Alex has been awesome in guiding me through successfully gaining my next role in FM. It's been a particularly challenging adventure due to a relocation as well as a period of time when I was out of the country. Alex took it all in her stride and made me feel very relaxed. Nothing fazed her and she kept in regular contact with me through the whole process. This really is the first time I feel as though a recruitment consultant has not spun me a line or tried to 'sell' a role to me. She knew her client very well, which really helped me to pitch myself correctly at interview stage. Alex really 'gets it' and more importantly, really gets people, which is instrumental in this business. Alex has been a star and I hope we can work together again at some point.
After applying to a role online, I got a pleasant call from Stephen and straight from the off I could tell that Stephen had read through my CV and was invested in me. Stephen sorted my interviews impeccably and guided me fully throughout the whole process. I would fully recommend Stephen and thank him for all his help!

Some Interesting Stats

30%

of candidates placed pass probation or complete contracts

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senior level placements made

30%

of clients partner with us exclusively

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Candidates placed

30%

of clients use CRG TEC for repeat business