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

Bird & Bird LLP

Bird & Bird is a leading international law firm headquartered in London.  With such a rich heritage in technology, IP and media, as well as broad international reach through our 29 offices and wider international network, the firm is ideally placed to advise on the full range of issues affecting the video games sector.
 

DLA Piper

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients.

We achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed. We deliver consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake.

Eaton Smith LLP

Eaton Smith has had a long association with the video games industry and has for many years been providing assistance to one of the world’s largest video games publishers/developers.

As part of our wider commercial services which we offer to clients, we are able to provide advice and assistance in this sector, whether you are a developer or publisher, licensor or prospective licensee.

We are able to prepare or advise on issues concerning, amongst other things:

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.

Foot Anstey

We are among the UK's top 100 law firms, with over 45 partners and approaching 500 staff. Headed by Managing Partner John Westwell, Foot Anstey has achieved consistent growth and strong financial performance and is on track to achieve our ambitious financial targets. We have grown organically through our bold, agile strategy that has attracted the attention of the industry; we have been named in numerous awards that include the British Legal Awards, MPF Awards for Management Excellence and South West Business Insider.

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.

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Harbottle & Lewis provides strategic and commercial legal advice to dynamic and creative clients. The firm is particularly skilled at advising those in the business of creating and exploiting intellectual property and other valuable rights, as well as maintaining and generating active capital.

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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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Mishcon de Reya

Based in London with offices in New York, Mishcon de Reya services an international community of clients and provides advice in situations where the constraints of geography often do not apply. The work we undertake is cross-border, multi-jurisdictional and complex.

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!

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke is widely recognised as the leading European law firm for the interactive entertainment industry.  We advise companies from every area of this sector ranging from global publishers to indie developers and have extensive experience of all of the legal and commercial issues that they face, including:

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Oury Clark

Oury Clark specialise in helping businesses set up in the UK. We are a truly unique and boutique firm delivering services to the highest standards whilst keeping commerciality and efficiency at the core of our philosophy.

Solicitors
Oury Clark Solicitors was founded in 1997. Based primarily in central London, thanks to its close links with Oury Clark’s other associated businesses, it is ideally placed to provide clients with a uniquely integrated service.

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