Our members

Our members make us what we are. 

We represent over 450 games businesses, from large format holders such as Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo and all the biggest global games publishers to promising small start-ups, rising stars and established bigger studios creating some of the best games in the world.

If you’re a businesses that makes or sells games in the UK or provides services or support to the UK games industry you can be part of the network. 

Why join Ukie?

Aardvark Swift

Aardvark Swift is not your average recruitment company. Our passion for the job is evident in everything we do. We excel at finding the right candidates for our partners and we’ve been doing it for 30 years, developing a huge network of industry contacts and evolving alongside the studios and brands we work with.

Amiqus

We started Amiqus back in 2000, with a mission to take our love of the games industry and combine it with our experience in recruitment to help more people find the right job, at the right time. So armed with bags of enthusiasm, and truck loads of coffee, we got cracking building relationships, creating networks and defining our own unique approach to recruitment. 

17 years on and we’re pretty chuffed that we’re in a position to connect skilled and passionate candidates with the right studios in the gaming industry who share their values and vision. 

Autistica

We are the UK’s leading autism research charity. Our vision is a long, healthy, happy life for autistic people and their families. 

We harness the potential of cutting edge science to improve the lives of everyone affected by autism by

·         funding and promoting groundbreaking medical research

·         improving understanding of autism

·         advancing new therapies and interventions

Everyone Can

Everyone Can help disabled people through the power of technology. Through training and assistive technology, they help disabled people speak, control their environment, gain independence and have fun! They carry out assessments to see how a person’s disability is holding them back & find technology that can help them achieve their goals. Over the past 5 years they have also provided gaming sessions for disabled children at their very own Technology & Gaming centre in Manchester.

Games Jobs Direct

The leading and fastest growing specialist international games jobs board. Games Jobs Direct has been helping studios fill vacancies since 2011 by connecting employers and candidates without the need for intermediaries.

We list vacancies from studios around the world, across all disciplines, and attract thousands of active job seekers on a daily basis.

GamesAid

GamesAid is a UK based video games charity (Registered UK Charity  # 1081706) which acts as an umbrella to support a number of smaller charities who help disadvantaged and disabled children and young people.

It is a non-trading body, administered by Trustees who operate on a fixed term basis run by a chairman who is also appointed on a fixed term. As the only fully democratic charity in the games space, members of the games industry propose and vote for the charities of their choice annually.

Ludus Magnus

Ludus Magnus are a UK registered charity which helps young people develop their skill sets to advance in life. They help those who are disadvantaged (i.e. NEETs, the unemployed), people with communication & literacy needs and disabilities and those who live in deprived areas through ALVIE®, Accelerated Learning Via Interactive Entertainment/Education.

Martin Tripp Associates

Martin Tripp Associates is a London based executive search consultancy. We recruit transformational leaders and had a 96% success rate in the last financial year.

We believe the UK interactive entertainment industry deserves the most passionate and most thorough recruitment approach possible. We are constantly educating ourselves to ensure our knowledge remains market-leading and welcome every opportunity to discuss and share that knowledge.

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Odgers Berndtson

For over 50 years, Odgers Berndtson has helped some of the world’s biggest and best organisations find the senior talent to drive their agendas.

We deliver executive search, assessment and development to businesses and organisations varying in size, structure and maturity. We do that across over 50 sectors, whether commercial, public or not-for-profit and draw on the experience of more than 250 Partners and their teams in 29 countries.

OPM Response

Our team is split into designated divisions that are specialised to a particular job function within the game-making process, publishing and aftersales, so each of our consultants are an expert in their specific sector. All studios have different needs depending on their projects, that’s why our team have excelled in recruiting for Permanent, Contract, Temporary and Funded Temporary terms of employment, meaning there isn’t a role that we can’t fill!

Raspberry Pi Foundation

The idea behind a tiny and affordable computer for kids came in 2006, when Eben Upton, Rob Mullins, Jack Lang and Alan Mycroft, based at the University of Cambridge’s Computer Laboratory, became concerned about the year-on-year decline in the numbers and skills levels of the A Level students applying to read Computer Science. From a situation in the 1990s where most of the kids applying were coming to interview as experienced hobbyist programmers, the landscape in the 2000s was very different; a typical applicant might only have done a little web design.

Skillsearch

Skillsearch is a recruitment agency on a mission to provide top companies with top professionals within the IT industry. Skillsearch Digital is a specialist division of Skillsearch, established in 2010 in response to the rise in demand for talented specialists within the mobile and gaming arenas. Our highly- trained and highly-passionate team of Consultants actively recruiting for a vast range of roles within the arts and animation, mobile, gaming and interactive markets.

SpecialEffect

Our mission is to enable anyone, whatever their physical disability, to enjoy video games and leisure technology.

But we’re not just doing it for the sake of fun. By giving people the means to participate, we’re kick-starting rehabilitation, self-esteem and, most importantly, inclusion.

The Diana Award

The Diana Award is a charity legacy to Diana, Princess of Wales’ belief that young people have the power to change the world.

We are proud to have the enthusiastic support of HRH Prince William and HRH Prince Harry and their team at the Royal Charities Forum of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

Our mission is to foster, develop and inspire positive change in the lives of young people.

Warchild

Warchild are directly transforming the lives of tens of thousands of children - and are campaigning to improve the lives of millions more. The charity are working closely with the UK games sector already with projects including the creation of a digital PC game pack. A free membership of Ukie would allow them to engage closer with the UK industry.