Truly Consultative IT Recruitment Services

At Evolve IT Recruitment, we provide high quality recruitment consulting services and specialise in placing top IT talent with our highly valued clients.

In contrast to many of our competitors, we don’t boast about being ‘Experts’ or use a one size-fits-all approach, nor will we bombard you with poorly matched CVs or jobs. We will instead provide a targeted service to meet the needs of your search, be that for a new member of staff or a new role for your career. We will invest the time to get to know you and understand your requirements and hopefully deliver what you want.

The strength of Evolve IT Recruitment is based on the skills, expertise and culture of our team. We only hire Consultants who have integrity, conduct themselves professionally, build lasting relationships with people and have a passion for the type of recruitment we do. We talk a lot about ‘doing things the right way’, we try to respond to every applicant and only send targeted CV’s to our clients. We are a dedicated and experienced team, who are capable of providing strategic and market driven consulting in an honest, insightful and down to earth manner.

The Evolve I.T. Recruitment Team

Graham Turnbull

Managing Director

As Managing Director, Graham is responsible for the day to day running of the business, managing the team and client relationships and the strategic growth of the company. With over 10 years of technology recruitment experience in the Scottish tech sector, Graham prides himself on providing truly consultative services to clients and candidates.

Graham focuses on business development and client engagement and has established strong and long-lasting relationships with some of Scotland’s most promising SMEs and start- ups as well as  with local government and large scale corporate clients.

He is a Council Member of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce.


Contact Graham: 0131 285 0067 or

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Kevin Feely – Principal Consultant

Client Engagement & Business Development Team

Kevin has 24 years of technology recruitment experience. He began his career in 1998 in London before moving back to his native Scotland where he has worked across private and public sector clients ranging in size from large-scale corporate recruitment to niche SME recruitment.

Kevin works across the technology sector and has a vast network of candidates and clients.

He brings mentorship and expertise to the rest of the team and is focused on building long lasting client relationships.


Contact Kevin: 0131 563 8812 or

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Calum Pettitt  – Senior Consultant 

Account Management & Candidate Delivery Team

Calum joined Evolve IT having worked for a well-known network outsourcing business where he oversaw head hunting, resourcing and partner engagement on a global scale. With over 6 years of recruitment experience, Calum is highly knowledgeable across infrastructure, networking and software development.

Calum is dedicated to working with and building long term relationships with our candidates.

His main aim is be to understand our candidates’ aspirations and what the next step in their career looks like as well as managing the resourcing side of Evolve IT.


Contact Calum: 0131 285 0980 or

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Lauren Clark – Senior Consultant

Account Management & Candidate Delivery Team


Lauren has over 3 and a half years’ of experience working in the Scottish IT Recruitment industry.  With a previous focus on the Software Development space, Lauren has extensive knowledge and experience in this specific area.

She has a candidate-centric approach and is looking to build great relationships within the technology industry. She is dedicated to supporting candidates and consulting clients through the process. Lauren is a Senior Consultant within our Account Management and Candidate Delivery Team, focusing on ensuring our clients have the smoothest recruitment process and our candidates enjoy the journey of changing jobs.

Contact Lauren: 0131 659 9895 or

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Natalie Jenner – Consultant 

Account Management & Candidate Delivery Team

Natalie has over 4 years’ experience working in HR and technology recruitment for a well-known managed service provider here in Scotland.

She is a driven and enthusiastic member of the team who has really impressed with her ability to provide exceptional service to our candidates and clients.

Natalie has placed candidates in roles across the UK within IT Support, Infrastructure, Data Analysis, Product Management and Security. As part of the Account Management and Candidate Delivery Team, Natalie focuses on ensuring candidates are sourced effectively for our clients and that those candidates enjoy the end-to-end recruitment journey with full preparation and feedback provided.

Contact Natalie: 0131 374 7683 or

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Jack Hyndman – Consultant 

Client Engagement & Business Development Team

Jack is a Finance Graduate of Edinburgh Napier University with a background in hospitality and customer service.

Jack joined Evolve IT as a trainee recruitment consultant and has really hit the ground running with 2 placements made within his first 6 weeks! Jack is an enthusiastic and outgoing personality within the team and brings a friendly rapport to candidates.

He has a strong breadth of technical knowledge across Tech Support, Data, Business Analysis and Software Development. As part of the Client Engagement and Business Development Team, Jack engages extensively with clients and is active in attending networking events across Scotland to further the reputation of Evolve IT. He is focused on building the client portfolio and utilising a consultative, partnering sales approach to build long-term client relationships.

Contact Jack: 0131 374 7682 or

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Ethan Buddie – Senior Consultant

Client Engagement & Business Development Team

For 6 years Ethan has been involved with the technology sector across Scotland and the North of England. He has a passion for learning and helping connect talent with interesting career opportunities.

Every company, from the smallest startup to the established giant, has a unique story to tell. A story of innovation, passion, and the drive to stand out. But stories are only as good as their characters, and that’s where Ethan comes in.

He believes every open position has the perfect match and his job is to find them and tell your story. So get in touch with Ethan, put the kettle on and see what it is he can do to make the magic happen!

Contact Ethan:  0131 285 2810 or

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Craig Leiper – Consultant

Client Engagement & Business Development Team

Craig is a graduate of Edinburgh Napier University with a background in Digital Recruitment specialising in Scotland-based UX/UI roles as well as Data Engineering and prior experience in Cloud Sales.

He prides himself on delivering an excellent candidate experience throughout the job application process offering CV tailoring and interview preparation. Craig is focused on developing the client portfolio here at Evolve IT as well as delivering strong relationships with both candidates and clients.

Contact Craig: 0131 285 4558 or

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Simon McOscar

Founder and Shareholder

Simon founded Evolve IT in 2012 around the ethos of “Do the Right Thing” and the company has grown organically to bring in consultants who truly buy in to this way of doing things. Simon established the business as the Preferred Supplier of some of Scotland’s most recognized financial institutions and built a stable, profitable business which adheres to providing the best possible service for clients, customers and a supportive environment for the consultants who work here. Simon returned to New Zealand in 2021 and is no longer involved in the day-to-day running of the business but remains a majority shareholder and on hand for advice and expertise.

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