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People Driven. Solution Focused.

Our experienced team will help you navigate your recruitment journey, taking the headache out of hiring.

The Vargo team are specialists in Technology, Finance & Marketing recruitment, with offices in Cardiff, Edinburgh and London. Our approach is agile and proactive, and we thrive on helping businesses grow by connecting them with the best talent across the whole of the UK, and Internationally. We’ve helped hundreds of businesses with fulfilment of their recruitment and business transformation challenges.

Not your typical agency.

Our team don’t work to sales targets and KPI’s; we measure performance on the satisfaction of the businesses we support.

With a combined experience of over 60 years in the market, we realise that recruitment at all levels is an increasingly difficult task; therefore selecting the right talent partner is crucial. Reach out to the team to talk about your next hire.

See all our live roles on our latest jobs page.

Technology, Finance & Marketing Recruitment

Leadership Team:

Chris Chugg

Chris Chugg

Founder
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Chris Chugg

Chris is a psychology graduate with 15 years experience of recruiting across permanent, temporary and fixed term solutions. He works closely with businesses to fully understand their recruitment requirements and to resource candidates with the right mix of skills.

Chris started his recruitment career working for a FTSE 250 recruitment business. He was responsible for winning a number of large customer accounts and recruitment campaigns.

Tom Miller

Tom Miller

Commercial Director
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Tom Miller

Tom focuses predominantly on business development, mentoring and developing the team, and managing our retained client assignments.

He has worked for a Fortune 500 Recruitment Business as well as client-side for a FTSE 250 Technology Organisation.

Tom is also a former British Champion 400m runner and Captain of the Welsh Athletics Team.

Nigel Griffiths

Nigel Griffiths

Chairman
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Nigel Griffiths

Nigel has successfully managed and grown a number of technology businesses through implementation of a dynamic sales strategy and via acquisition.

A former board member of the Institute of Welsh Affairs, he is now Chair of Cardiff Capitol Region Business Council and also, Director at Lexington Corporate Finance.

Nigel joined Vargo in 2020 and works alongside Chris and Tom to drive the strategy and focus for the Vargo team.

Ben Carver

Ben Carver

Associate Director
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Ben Carver

Ben is the Founder of Fraser Carver Executive Search.

Ben has almost 20 years’ experience within the recruitment sector, having started his career working for an independent finance recruiter in the South West before launching a S&P 500 recruitment companies operation in the South Wales region.

Over the last 10 years Ben has focused on executive level staffing both locally and in the City, working on mandates with an emphasis on leadership transformation.  Ben has worked with start-up, high-growth and listed companies and works with the board to identify high calibre talent that can help fully realise businesses potential.

Consultants:

Infrastructure Jobs

Alex Bould

Principal Consultant
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Alex Bould

Alex is a Graduate from the University of South Wales with a BSc in Sports Science.

Since his humble beginnings as a Resourcer, he’s quickly progressed through the ranks and joined Vargo as a Senior Technology Consultant.

At Vargo, Alex is heading up the Open Source vertical. Specialising in Software Development, IT Management, Web Development, Software Testing, Systems Development and Software Engineering.

Marketing Jobs

Sophie Staples

Consultant
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Sophie Staples

Sophie graduated from the University of South Wales with a First Class Honours degree in Business Management.

She specialises in business support services including Finance, Marketing, HR and Sales.

Engineering Jobs

Pistachio Bu

Consultant
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Pistachio Bu

Pistachio graduated from Cardiff University with an MSc in Strategic Marketing. She has also delivered a TEDx talk – “The Metaverse Workplace” and joined the AGP of Business Wales.

Pistachio specialises in technology recruitment.

Casey Thomas

Casey Thomas

Consultant
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Casey Thomas

Casey graduated from the University of Bristol with a MSci in Biology, achieving a 2:1.

He specialises in technology recruitment.

Technology, Finance & Marketing Recruitment
Technology, Finance & Marketing Recruitment

Vargo Group’s Values.

Respect

We treat our clients, candidates and each other with mutual respect and sensitivity, embracing individual diversity.

Passion

We are passionate about recruitment and business transformation showing enthusiasm, energy and an understanding of our client and candidate needs.

Integrity

We demonstrate complete integrity, upholding honesty and strong moral principles.

Excellence

We will always work to the highest quality standard. We do not promise what we cannot deliver.

Clarity

We ensure clear communication in everything we do. We encourage the open exchange of ideas, opinions and views.

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We recruit board-level, management and executive professionals, as well as subject-matter experts, for Technology, Change & Transformation positions UK and globally.

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