About Us

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

We provide recruitment services in specialist areas such as: FTTP Telecoms Networks, Wireless Telecoms Networks, IT, Software Development, Engineering, Facilities Management and Public Sector.

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 connectivity / network solutions in both FTTP and mobile.

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

Director & Co Founder

Stephen partners Neil as the Director and Co- Founder of CRG TEC.

He hails from County Fermanagh and moved to Liverpool to study a Degree in Business Management before embarking on his career in Recruitment in 2011

Having always had a strong entrepreneurial ambition, in the summer of 2017, Stephen & Neil partnered with industry leaders Ian Munro, Tristan Ramus and Jamie Webb to launch CRG TEC with the aim to bring their quality and service lead recruitment expertise to the Technology, Engineering and Communications sectors across the UK & Europe.

As our Director, Stephen drives the operational side of CRG TEC.  When not working on the business, Stephen can be found working hands on within the business as our Recruitment Director across the Telecoms, Technology and Engineering sectors.

Stephen works as an extended part of our client businesses to help them attract and retain talent in the most competitive market the UK has seen. He uses a straightforward, honest, non salesy and no nonsense consultative approach to recruitment, alongside a proven track record of what works and what doesn’t when it comes to securing the talent you need.

An outdoors enthusiast, Stephen switches off by spending time on the coast and in the countryside with his dog, Finn.

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 and supports some of the UK’s best-known FM suppliers, proptech companies and workplace teams with their FM recruitment needs. Whether you’re establishing a coworking space, increasing workplace efficiency or looking to build your maintenance team, Alex will work with you to find the best person for your needs

Outside of work, Alex 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, watersports and the gym.

Ian Munro

Chief Executive Officer

Ian partnered with Neil and Stephen through Twenty 20 Capital, a London & European based private investment firm with a historic focus in the UK and European Staffing and Services Sectors.

Twenty 20 Capital 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 20 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

 

Tristan Ramus

Chairman

Tristan Ramus is also a founder member of Twenty 20 Capital 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.

 

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 Twenty 20 Capital 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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We provide recruitment services in specialist areas such as: FTTP Telecoms Networks, Wireless Telecoms Networks, IT, Software Development, Engineering, Facilities Management and Public Sector.

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Testimonials

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

30days

average time to hire

30%

of clients partner with us exclusively

30%

of exclusive vacancies we receive, we fill

30%

of clients return to CRG TEC for repeat business