Nicholas Hopkins

Associate Director

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.

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VIQU Wins ‘Best Small Recruitment Business’ at The Global Recruiter Awards 2021

We're a small IT recruitment agency based in Birmingham and Southampton, yet we illustrated hard work, perseverance, and spirit over the past 18 months, and I'm so glad The Global Recruiter Industry Awards 2021 recognised our team's efforts.

TIARA recruitment awards

VIQU Shortlisted for 2021 TIARA Recruitment Award

I am excited to announce that VIQU has been recognised as a finalist for 'The Clearwater Growth Recruitment Company of the Year' award at the 2021 TIARA Recruitment Awards.

IR35 solution

IR35: Use VIQU’s End-to-End IR35 Solution to Ensure Compliance

The reform to IR35 taxation is imminent, so we urge any businesses yet to make a plan for IR35 to get in touch regarding our compliant risk-free solution.

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