Richard Wheeler Associates

Richard Wheeler Associates is a person-centred, highly respected and trusted Search & Selection consultancy. We partner with fast growing technology-led companies to recruit highly skilled, specialist people who will make a real, quantifiable difference.

In 2020, this involves utilizing online collaboration tools to support clients and candidates in remote hiring and onboarding.

IT Recruitment

RWA specialises in recruiting permanent hires for phenomenal start-ups, scale-ups and medium sized business leaders to build software teams, often from the ground up.

We work with pioneering companies in London, Oxford, the Thames Valley, throughout the UK and across different countries and time zones, to hire exceptional people and build world class software development and engineering teams.

Exclusively Award Winning Clients

Our business model means that ALL our clients are pioneering and multi award winning; many ‘best-of-class’, operating within these sectors:

  • App & Software Development
  • Cloud Computing
  • Digital Media & Entertainment
  • The Internet of Things (IoT)

Building Software Teams

Here’s a taster of how our clients define superior quality - each will give you real confidence in what sets us apart.

Why Partner With RWA?

2020 is the time to partner with an authoritative consultancy. RWA is an IT Search & Selection consultancy offering to do all of the essential, pro-active nitty-gritty work to provide you with a shortlist of talented candidates.  We are confident you will want to talk to all of them. Yes, all of them!


Richard Wheeler Associates are by far the most professional and focused Selection consultancy I have ever dealt with. I trust RWA to find the best talent in the market place for my unique needs.

Simon Reed, Senior VP, SophosLabs

Your focus on high technology search is clearly showing benefits and all the appointments have met or exceeded our expectations.

Ray Anderson, Founder & CEO Bango

You guys are doing a great job. You are definitely better than any consultancy I have ever personally worked with!

Brett StClair, former Development Director, Empower Interactive

RWA did a fantastic job helping us to fill our web development vacancy. They are the very antithesis of the bulk CV merchants and instead provided a properly curated set of candidates who actually fitted our requirements.

Stuart Butterfield, MD, Canary Care

I have experienced Richard Wheeler Associates from both perspectives - as a job hunter and an employer looking to find new recruits. Richard really listens and is prepared to spend the time to get to know you.

John Roper, Senior Software Engineer, Pure Storage

I have really appreciated the professional yet personal attention, time and advice afforded me by Richard Wheeler and the team.

Andrew Watson, Product and Consulting Manager, Strategic Blue

Richard Wheeler Associates is the only recruitment firm that I recommend to any company I work for.

James Wilson, Customer Success Director, Diffblue

Richard and his team provide a technology Search and Selection service which is second to none. Professional, technically competent and efficient, yet friendly and personal.

Andy Wilde, former VP R&D, Superscape

The people we have recruited through Richard Wheeler Associates have, without exception, been some of our most successful employees.

Ruth Knap, Director of Development for Unified Messenger, Avaya

Richard Wheeler Associates provide a Search and Selection service which is second to none.

David Burton, Projects Manager, Oracle

We have found RWA to be an excellent antidote to 'spam recruitment-consultants'! They only ever supply CVs of the very highest quality and of direct relevance to our open roles.

Steve Draper, former Chief Architect, iOra

Richard Wheeler Associates provide us with a steady stream of high quality candidates – which means we can fill our vacancies in a timely fashion, and we don’t have to deal with any other agency!

Pete Roberts, Director, Device Engineering, PassivSystems

Wirefast has retained Richard Wheeler Associates for a number of years with great success. In what is unquestionably a phenomenally demanding and niche technology environment, RWA have consistently proven they can deliver at this level.

Barbara Davies, former Technical Director, Wirefast

RWA contacted me with regards to a position. They were incredibly professional and helpful in handling my application and preparing for an interview.

Dr James Broughton, Data Scientist & Particle Physics Researcher

Richard Wheeler Associates have consistently found us very high calibre people in what is by any standards a highly specialist software area.

Laurence Shafe, Non-Executive Director, Intelligent Environments Europe
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Why Clients Choose Us?

  • Supremely well connected
  • Commitment to best practice
  • Matchless track record
  • Next-generation technology focus
  • 30+ years partnering industry leaders
  • Pioneers in Data Analytics, AI