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Working with Bristow Holland

Since 2013 we have delivered high quality, specialist IT recruitment service to Ipswich, Colchester, Bury St. Edmunds and beyond.  Our consultants possess in depth sector knowledge, specialising in each of the core areas of IT which means that you will always speak to someone who intuitively understands your specific requirements.  Our clients on both sides of the recruitment process value our experience, straightforward approach and the ease of doing business with Bristow Holland.

We look for candidates who share our values; who are trustworthy, driven, energetic and ambitious because we know they will bring something special to whichever team they join. Equally, we know that only businesses with an exciting vision for the future can attract these candidates. Bristow Holland works with top tier employers who understand they are competing for talent and demonstrate a solid commitment to attracting and retaining the best. 


From single IT resources to enterprise level infrastructure; storage and virtualisation to messaging, networks and security; our clients offer a broad range of opportunities for infrastructure specialists to find their niche

Software Development

In the most in demand market sector we offer a complete search service and contractor solution from relationships built up over years so we can offer clear advice and guidance to achieve your goals


We offer significant opportunities for talented PM’s and Analysts to work with a fascinating and challenging mix of industries, end clients and technologies to choose from

How We Work

Our Process Overview

Skills / Market appraisal
Recommendations and options
Placement / Market monitoring

Latest Blogs

07 February 2018
Business News

The beginning of a new year is a time for reflection and setting resolutions, and it is often a time that many people will want to make changes in their work and within their personal lives. Over Christmas, people are reminded of the importance of spending time with friends and family and so creating a better work/life balance becomes more of a priority.

11 December 2017
Business News


Andy Bristow of Bristow Holland discusses how our social media profile can impact our employment prospects.

There have been a number of news stories over the last couple of months concerning people in the public eye who have lost their jobs or missed out on pending employment opportunities because of something they have posted on social media in the past.   The media has been full of stores this year about high profile individuals making many a faux pas on social media.  From Donald Trump’s plethora of ill thought out, aggressive tweets and Prue Leith mistakenly announcing the winner of Bake Off 2017 before the final episode was aired, to Jack Maynard being pulled out of the jungle and axed from this year’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! because of his past racist and homophobic tweets.  Whenever I hear of these stories, it astounds me that people in the public eye don’t think more before they put these things out into the public domain.  These people, whose business is their public persona, seem not to give a second thought to how they are representing themselves publicly through the opinions and images they share online.  I am sure that their management teams and PR people have advised them accordingly about protecting their reputation on social media yet, many still seem to post without considering the impact it will have on how they are perceived in the future.

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Client Testimonials

  • Andy takes the time to get to know both his clients and the local companies so that he can find the best fit for both. I have been very impressed with his knowledge of the software industry and he understands the best path for progression in the field. Definitely the first person I would call when looking for a new opportunity.

    Software Engineer, Suffolk

  • Andy is an extremely helpful, approachable and friendly agent to work with. His support and advice are second to none. Having spent time getting to know me, my skills and my job requirements, he assisted me in securing a permanent position which matched those requirements completely.

    Technical Manager, Suffolk
  • Matt provides an extremely professional and personable service. What particularly sets Matt apart is he does genuinely care about getting the right role for you. It’s great to get a truly unbiased opinion on the roles and Matt is in no-way shape or form pushy. I heartily recommend him!

    Software Engineer, Suffolk

  • Paul helped me secure a contract role as field deployment engineer. He was very friendly, professional and extremely trustworthy providing solid advice and guidance throughout the contract, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Paul and Bristow Holland to friends and colleagues


    Field Engineer, Ipswich

  • I have worked with Paul on all sides of the recruitment process, both as a candidate placed by him and as a recruiting manager using his services to find staff. I have found him to be very knowledgable and possessing integrity, honesty and tenacity in trying to find the best candidates. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him


    IS Manager, East Anglia

  • Matthew takes a personal interest in his candidates, following up on their career developments and always maintaining a good relationship. I have found him very approachable and trustworthy. He has never let me down and I will always call on Matthew first for his services.


    C# Developer, Colchester

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