A note from our CEO

Dear valued clients,

Welcome to the 2nd edition of the SDS Recruitment Monthly newsletter, here at SDS we believe it is important to be transparent with our experiences as a team and discuss the highlights/challenges that we face within the market with our clients.

For anyone that is new to our company, here at Shaw Daniels Solutions our ethos is to put clients first and strive to provide them with the best service. We specialise in IT & Technical recruitment and headhunting, which is why we are so passionate about finding the right talent for businesses all over the UK.

Our team of highly qualified recruiters have extensive experience in the IT & Technical recruitment industry, specialising within their own preferred disciplines, we have experienced so many highlights and challenges throughout our journey within the industry and that is why I believe my team can provide the best solutions for your recruitment needs.

With so many longstanding client relationships we truly value your trust in us, and we will continue to strive to provide the best service we can. We believe that by providing insights into our company and market experiences we can guide our clients into addressing any potential issues they may face with their resource planning.

2023 at a glance…..

The IT industry in both the United Kingdom and Europe has continued to evolve and thrive in 2023, driven by ongoing technological advancements and digital transformation initiatives. Despite some challenges and regional variations, the overall outlook remains positive, with a focus on innovation, cybersecurity, and digitalisation across various sectors.

In the United Kingdom, the IT industry has rebounded from the initial uncertainties following Brexit. The government’s efforts to provide clarity and support to the sector, along with the country’s strong technological infrastructure and talent pool, have contributed to its resilience. Key areas of growth include cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), cybersecurity, and data analytics. The UK’s tech hubs, such as London, Manchester, and Edinburgh, continue to attract start-ups, tech giants, and investment, fostering an environment conducive to innovation and collaboration.

In Europe, the IT industry has seen consistent growth and remains a dynamic and vibrant market. Major cities, including Berlin, Paris, Stockholm, and Amsterdam, continue to serve as hotspots for technology innovation and startup ecosystems. The European Union’s focus on digitalisation, including initiatives like the Digital Single Market and the European Green Deal, has further bolstered the IT industry across the region. Key trends driving growth include cloud services adoption, IoT (Internet of Things) development, AI applications, and increased investment in cybersecurity measures.

Both the UK and Europe are experiencing a heightened emphasis on cybersecurity due to the growing threat landscape and increased data breaches. Organisations are investing in robust cybersecurity solutions and talent to protect their digital assets and comply with stringent data protection regulations such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Furthermore, digital transformation efforts are prevalent across industries, including finance, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation. The adoption of technologies like AI, blockchain, and automation is reshaping processes, enhancing efficiency, and unlocking new business opportunities.

In summary, the IT industry in 2023 has witnessed positive growth and innovation across the UK and Europe. While the UK overcame initial uncertainties surrounding Brexit and regained momentum, Europe continued to be a thriving hub for technological advancements and start-up ecosystems. The focus on cybersecurity, digital transformation, and emerging technologies is driving the industry forward, ensuring its continued significance in economic growth and technological progress.

Growth plans

For the last half of 2023, there will be a huge focus on growth within the SDS team. We have incredible relationships with the local colleagues and highly encourage individuals looking for a career start to consider recruitment as a strong industry to grow and develop in. Our experienced Senior management team will offer all the skills and tools for starting you off to a successful career.

We are also actively seeking experienced individuals looking for a diverse and inclusive company where each person is developed based on individual needs, SDS offers uncapped commission structures and incentive packages.

Closing thoughts…

SDS is an incredible team that will continue to grow for years to come. I am incredibly enthusiastic about Shaw Daniels Solutions’ ability to make recruitment more transparent and a better experience for our clients. Your continued partnership is the future for us all!


Daniel Weeks

CEO, Shaw Daniels Solutions 

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