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

Graphs on the screen as an MSP in recruitment specialist analyses your current hiring strategy

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.

Five people standing in an office, including Hannah Parsons, Nicholas Hopkins, Matt Collingwood, Mike McEvoy and Danielle Keegan.

Danielle Keegan Joins The VIQU Board Of Directors

Danielle Keegan joined our team 3+ years ago as our Head of Permanent Recruitment. She made an immediate impact across the business, and today, we are delighted to announce Danielle's promotion to VIQU's Board of Directors.

business meeting discussing what is contract recruitment

What Is Contract Recruitment?

Contract recruitment is a popular staffing arrangement that involves sourcing and securing a top professional on a temporary basis. Click here to find out more and to understand whether this option would suit your company.

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