Nicholas Hopkins

Director & Head of Contract

Phone number

0121 227 8206

Email address

[email protected]


Our resident lawyer turned recruiter Nick studied Law at Hull University before gaining his LPC at BPP Law School. Nick stumbled into IT recruitment in 2009, whilst interviewing for another role – unsurprisingly, the agency liked him so much that they offered him a job… and the rest, as they say, is history!

In 2014 when VIQU was founded, Nick joined the business as one of our original founding team members. He’d worked at a number of IT recruitment agencies in Birmingham alongside some of our directors, and they all wanted Nick to come along for the ride due to his diligence, resourcefulness and work ethic.

In February 2022, Nick was named 'Most Inspiring Team Leader / Manager' at the Recruiter Investing in Talent Awards for leading VIQU's NHS IT Volunteer Initiative, and his innovative approach to assisting clients as the market evolved post-pandemic.

Although IT recruitment is a completely different field, we think our marathon-running wine lover has been training to be a great contract recruiter for years, working in the past for Tesco’s as a Customer Service Representative. Nick ‘fondly’ recalls being slapped in the face with a gone-off steak, and having a lady throw a glass jar of Dolmio sauce at his head.

Tell us more...

  • Work moment you'd rather forget?

  • The blasted “A-Team” video

  • Excluding your own, if you had to choose a new accent, what would it be?

  • I would choose an Irish accent – everyone loves the Irish!!

  • Favourite place you've travelled to?

  • It has to be the angkor wat temples in Cambodia. It was like being on a film set or in a lost city.

Nicholas's latest articles

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AI Revolution In The Public Sector

The AI revolution in the public sector has been at full speed in recent years, affecting all areas of the UK’s healthcare, local and national government and education.

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The Benefits Of Working In Tech In The Public Sector

Working in tech in the public sector has many benefits. With further investment and digital transformations on the horizon, the public sector is increasingly attractive.

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What Is An MSP In Recruitment?

An MSP in recruitment is vital to business operations for any company with a large or growing contingent workforce. Read here to discover how an MSP could support your business.

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