Nicholas Hopkins

Associate Director

Phone number

0121 227 8206


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 with a number of our directors in the past, and when they decided to open VIQU in 2014, they all wanted Nick to come along for the ride due to his diligence, resourcefulness and work ethic. In June 2020, after four previous promotions, Nick was promoted to Associate Director!

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!

Getting a little deeper…

  • 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’s Award-Winning Tier 2 Workers Programme

As a company we’ve been recruiting for the development industry for a number of years, but in 2016, we observed that the industry was facing severe hiring challenges, compelling us to look further afield.

The Things to Know About Ransomware and Phishing

Nearly half of the global attacks logged during the course of 2015 were against small companies with fewer than 100 staff, as criminals sought to exploit their digital weaknesses to steal information, bring down websites and send spam.

Is Direct Candidate Sourcing Right For You?

These are just a couple of questions on many HR Professionals’ agendas at present. Faced with candidates moving more often and the agency costs associated, tighter budgets and the need to deliver more for less, savvy managers are realising they are in a position to capitalise on their employer brand and rely less on agencies to source talent.

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