Welcome to GK Recruitment
Recruiting IT and IT Sales Throughout Lancashire and The North West.
Successfully Introducing Our Client and Candidates Together Since 2006
Delivering a High Level of Recruitment Services Throughout The Northwest

IT recruitment In Lancashire & The North West

Based in Chorley, Lancashire with over 20 years’ experience of working within the IT recruitment sector, GK Recruitment provides a great deal of expertise and knowledge. Specialising in IT Recruitment, we are one of the most popular leading IT recruiters covering Lancashire and the North West.

As one of Lancashire’s premier IT recruitment agencies, we have the knowledge, candidates and contacts in both Infrastructure & Support Services, Software Development and IT Sales, to assist Employers and Candidates.

As an IT Recruitment Specialist, we recruit for many types of roles, here are some examples of the roles we recruit for:


Service Desk, 1st 2nd & 3rd Line Support Analyst, Network Administration, Network Engineers, Field Engineers, Trainers, Solution Architects

IT and Software Development
IT and Software Development

Software Developers, Web Developers, Testers, Business Analyst, Project Manager, IT Manager/Director, Systems Engineers/Analyst

IT Sales
IT Sales

Software Sales, Infrastructure Solutions, BDM, Account Managers, Pre Sales, Sales Engineer, Product Specialist, Marketing


Types of Clients we help

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Types of Candidates we help

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  • I came to Gary at GK Recruitment in a bid to secure my first contract as a software developer contractor. Prior to this, I was actively looking for the right opportunity for around a year, and had no luck in sealing the deal. Working with Gary, I was able to secure my first contract within two weeks - from getting in touch with him, to being offered the role by the client. The contract I was offered was more than ideal; great team, great rate, and the project I was assigned to helped me develop myself and my career even further. I'm no longer working with this client as I've moved away now, however, I truly had the best working environment a contractor could ask for, and to be told by the client that I'd be welcome back anytime really shows the kind of clients GK Recruitment get you in touch with. If things work out differently for me and I return back to my home town, I'd go back to this client in a heartbeat, and for that I'll always keep in touch with Gary. Thank-you GK Recruitment - the only way is up when working with you.

    Thomas R Software Developer
  • Earlan's understanding of your requirements and his tireless approach ensures the recruitment process is effortless and ultimately lead to a successfully offer being made. I’m particularly happy to recommend Earlan. No one else has come close to Earlan in terms of professionalism. He is always available to help. He will be my first point of contact for any recruitment needs in the future when I’m looking for my next role. I couldn't recommend him any more highly.

    John S Senior Network Administrator
  • Having just relocated from South Africa to the North West and I was having difficulty cracking the job market until I met Gary. As a recruiter he maintained a highly professional demeanour and was always very friendly, and found me the perfect job instantly! Gary was quick to understand the kind of role I was looking for, recognising my strengths and putting me forward for exactly the right job. He was always there to help throughout the process and followed up with me throughout the year. Thank You!

    Jason D C# Software Developer
  • I have had the pleasure of knowing Gary Keay of GK recruitment for over 10 years now, I first came across Gary and the recruitment services he could offer when managing an IT service desk for a large IT healthcare solutions organisation, I used to find working with recruitment firms difficult due to often receiving CV’s on mass that weren’t often relevant and certainly didn’t meet my expectations for suitable candidates, working with GK recruitment changed this very quickly. Gary seems to have a natural ability to understand my requirements of a role and transform this into a number of suitable candidates that are both job and interview ready. I have lost count of how many suitable candidates Gary has now placed for me and he will always be my default recruitment provider as and when my recruitment needs arise. Gary has also recently placed myself within a role, I required a change of position a few months ago and after reviewing the usual recruitment websites I felt uninspired and decided to call Gary, after listening to my hopes and aims he immediately made a suggestion of a role he was aware of and within a short space of time I was successfully recruited by a very successful worldwide organisation, the whole process was flawless to say the least. As I am sure you can tell by the commentary above, I would have no hesitation in recommending GK recruitment to anyone with recruitment needs as they are by far the most efficient and trustworthy recruitment firm I have had the pleasure of working with.

    Russ M placed as a Service Desk Team Leader
  • I was contacted by Earlan when I was looking for jobs. He was so friendly and helpful, and outlined all the options that were suited to me. Earlan was instrumental in getting me the best Job by being very honest and open with me, which I really appreciated. Throughout the process; he kept me in the loop, and always kept me informed of what’s going on; which was really important! Earlan called me before and after my interview to check on how I felt about the company and the interview process as a whole. He was very genuine and down to earth, and you could tell he was motivated by delivering the best outcome for me rather than treating me like another stat. Even after I managed to secure the Job, he called me from time to time to make sure I was comfortable in the choice I’ve made and always offered his time whenever I needed. This is what you call going the extra mile for your customers. A great experience and I can’t recommend him enough for the work and effort he has done for me.

    Adil H IT Systems Administrator
  • As I was recommended to Earlan for a new role, he definitely puts you forward to the right position and right match with your experience. Without Earlan, i don't think i can could have been in the position I am in right now.

    Bhavesh P IT Account Manager
  • Earlan has been extremely helpful throughout every step of the process towards me finding a new role. He was very polite, well-mannered and always kept me up to date with progress and tips. Furthermore it was obvious that Earlan comes from a tech background as he knew what my skills are and where they would apply best. He was able to secure me an interview in no time and with his advice and support I secured the position. He helped make the whole process very simple and straight forward. Would highly recommend Earlan to anyone looking for a new position.

    Joe McElhinney 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
  • I recommend Earlan if anyone wants a career change or just looking for a new job, he took on board all my experience and got me the best job I could ask for. I could not be happier with my new job. Thanks Earlan. If anyone is looking then please get in touch with Earlan.

    Vasileios M IT Sales Executive
  • I worked with Earlan for a short time before starting my new job as a senior support analyst. Earlan was very honest and could tell that he only wanted the best for all of his clients. Earlan ensured that the job role I was applying for was fitted to my skill set and maintained open communication throughout the whole transition process. Highly recommended recruiter!

    Thomas H Senior IT Support Analyst
  • I wanted to find a local recruitment company with whom I could work on a permanent basis, rather than constantly being bombarded by others. I wanted someone with local contacts, of local people, as they are much more settled and more permanent in their adopted roles. We have found that by sticking with Gary, we trust each other, and he knows our needs, and can convey our values to prospective candidates. Gary, has been able to offer good reliable software programming applicants that are fed up with the drive into Manchester, a happy working environment that he can honestly and truthfully recommend. So it has worked very well for us both parties."

    Roger Bracewell Chairman. GA Petfoodpartners
  • Greystone Consulting Limited is small company with a big heart. We have some large customers mainly based in the North West of England. We cultivate long term partnerships. When we add to our small team finding the right candidate is vital. We considered several recruitment firms before settling on GK Recruitment. We quickly discovered that they have a similar ethos to us in terms of delivering a personal service. Rather than simply match key words from a CV they really go that extra mile to find the right person, and that’s like gold dust to a company like ours.

    Ray Locke Director, Greystone Consulting
  • As a hiring manager getting quality IT candidates, with the right experience and skills is essential, and GK Recruitment make sure they totally understand the role requirement from the very start. I’ve worked with GK Recruitment for over 10 years and find their commitment to filling a vacancy outstanding, they continue to deliver for me. In any recruitment campaign, I know that a CV received from GK Recruitment means it has been through the right level of pre-validation, in line with the person and role criteria being sought, and the more personal service they provide is one of the reasons I continue to enjoy a successful relationship with them

    Steve McGrath IT Service Delivery manager. TVS.
  • Gary helped me to recruit for a technical role and it couldn't have gone any smoother. He took the time to find out the type of person that would be a good fit in the team and put forward several suitable candidates. The role was filled quickly and I couldn't be happier with the new team member. I'd highly recommend Gary & GK Recruitment to anyone wanting to fill an IT role.

    Kathryn Ditchfield Head of Operations Support at Hallis Hudson
  • We hadn’t recruited for an IT role for a few years so were keen to find a partner that could give us a ‘no-nonsense’ overview of the candidate market in the North West and quickly identify the most appropriate methods and timeframe for our search. Earlan provided all of this in a very engaging and affable way and we had a way forward agreed in no time, including a candidate brief that ticked all of our boxes but would also be sure to attract the top talent we were looking for. Earlan was brilliant at keeping us updated at every stage of the process and provided a short list of appropriate candidates within two weeks. Having conducted the first stage interviews, we both talked with a candour that enabled us to be even clearer on what was most important for us (we were asking for a lot!) and, having prioritized those elements, we have found a really strong candidate that will undoubtedly be an asset to our business. This was a challenging search for Earlan but his professional approach mixed with his ‘down-to-earth’ style meant we got the success we all craved, even in a candidate-lead market!

    Robin Aston Global HR Manager – Turtle Wax Ltd
  • I have had the pleasure of partnering with GK Recruitment for the past 15 years, and I can confidently say that this professional relationship has been instrumental in helping us achieve our staffing goals. GK Recruitment has consistently provided us with top-tier talent across a range of roles, and their exceptional service has made a significant impact on our organization. Over the years, GK Recruitment has successfully filled a diverse range of roles within our company, including positions in executive management, project management, and specialized technical roles. Their ability to find candidates with the right skills, experience, and cultural fit has been invaluable in shaping our team and driving our success. The impact of GK Recruitment's services on our organization cannot be understated. With their support, we've been able to build a highly skilled and motivated workforce that has propelled our company's growth and innovation. Filling these vacancies with the right individuals has contributed to increased productivity, enhanced efficiency, and ultimately, improved profitability. One of the standout features of GK Recruitment's service is their responsiveness. They consistently show a remarkable ability to screen and react swiftly to our staffing needs. When we have urgent positions to fill, we can rely on GK Recruitment to provide us with a shortlist of well-qualified candidates promptly. This quick turnaround has saved us valuable time and ensured that we don't miss out on top talent. In addition to their responsiveness, GK Recruitment's thorough screening process has been a key factor in our satisfaction. They take the time to understand our unique requirements and company culture, ensuring that the candidates they present not only have the right qualifications but also align with our values and vision. This level of attention to detail sets them apart in the recruitment industry. In summary, the 15-year partnership with GK Recruitment has been marked by exceptional service delivery, consistent results, and a genuine commitment to our success. They have proven to be an invaluable asset in helping us build our team and drive our organization forward. I wholeheartedly recommend GK Recruitment to any company in need of top-notch recruitment services.

    Graham Swarbrick Service Desk Manager - Positive Solutions Ltd
  • GK Recruitment has been instrumental in our hiring process for the past couple of years. They've consistently delivered top-tier candidates, not just in terms of technical skillset but also as great fits for our company culture. Their dedication, including meeting with our current staff to understand our core values, has made them an invaluable partner in our success. Gary has been a pleasure to work with and we are looking forward to continuing working together in the future!

    Richard Jefferys Customer Success Director - Traverse Automation

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