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The client

Touch Systems is one of the top software development companies in the UK. Founded in 1989 by two former university colleagues, the business changed the face of manufacturing technology with a radical new inspection and control tool, creating the first pen-based touch screen application to be commercially available in the UK.

Such was the significance of the ‘FLAGS’ tool that it was featured being used in the Jaguar Land Rover plant on the iconic Tomorrow’s World programme in 1991. This was the perfect solution for line and bespoke manufacturers to reach their goals of improved quality, faster delivery and increased customer satisfaction.

Alongside FLAGS, is the Clarity software package. A ‘ridiculously clever’ management information system (MIS) software - designed for the sign, print, digital and packaging industries. Thousands of users work with Clarity every day to cut costs, increase sales and optimise outputs.

The relationship

Following placing a Marketing Executive into the business earlier in 2017, Touch approached our ESA Technology team to recruit again for a Web Designer / Developer. Being a tech-focused business, the company required an outstanding digitally-savvy candidate who would fit well into their close-knit team

The role required a candidate with a hybrid of both development & designing skills, along with good copywriting finesse. With the core market of Touch Systems being very B2B aligned, the successful person would need to be experienced in a similar field, technically able and have creative flair.

Although our relationship with the business is relatively new, our Tech Recruitment Specialist quickly built a great relationship with the senior team to understand their needs and requirements both now and long term.

The result

Our search focused on candidates who were both technically able and who possessed the energy to generate new ideas in a fast-paced environment. With lots of concurrent projects in place, the new staff member would also need to be very organised. ESA Group have been pleased in successfully placing multiple candidates to Touch systems and managing the recruitment process from search to interview.

The testimonial

“ESA has delivered the most thorough, professional recruitment service I have ever experienced (and I’ve worked with many others). Harry and Nina listened to our needs deeply and found a fantastic candidate who matched our vacancy and budget perfectly. They clearly know their candidates personally – understanding not only their skills, knowledge and experience, but their future goals, passions and wider interests. I was always kept well-informed throughout the process and especially appreciated the candid, honest advice I received.  I honestly couldn’t fault a thing.”

Adam Norman, Marketing Director, Touch Systems

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