Vinay Sonchatla

Managing Consultant

Phone number

02382 124 120


Vinay studied at the University of Westminster before spending over 5 years working in Technical Support roles for British Telecom and IBM. Vinay decided to move into recruitment over 16 years ago, wanting to mix his understanding of IT with his natural sales ability and ‘people person’ skills.

After knowing our Managing Director Matt both professionally and on a personal level for over 10 years, and trusting his vision for VIQU’s second office, Vinay joined VIQU in May 2018 as Southampton’s Managing Consultant.

Vinay’s known at VIQU for being the guy that just doesn’t quit and gives 100% to recruiting and pretty much any other task he’s taken up. For instance, in 2019 alone, Vinay co-raised over £4,000 so that Southampton General Hospital could purchase a vein finder, and then spent the rest of the year raising another £4,000 so that they could have 2! He also challenged himself to run 600km in 2019 and promised to donate £1 for every km he ran to charity.

Getting a little deeper…

  • Advice for someone wanting to go into recruitment?

  • Don’t do it! It is addictive!

  • Favourite thing about Southampton?

  • Being close to the coast and the New Forest – ample clean fresh air!

  • What's on your bucket list?

  • To one day have my own boat, so I can cruise along the Solent whenever I fancy it!

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