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

CentreSoft

CentreSoft is the UK’s leading multi-format specialist distributor of video games. 

Since 1983, we’ve bridged the gap between UK retailers and global publishers by offering the broadest publisher product mix and a consolidated retail supply solution. 

With over 30 years industry experience and 250 dedicated employees, our bespoke and flexible solutions support publisher and retailer brands using the latest technology, processes and systems. 

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.

Exertis Gem

Since 1984, Exertis Gem has earned a proud reputation as one of the UK’s leading software and hardware distributors.

We are a one-stop sales, marketing and distribution service provider, offering bespoke solutions for the retail market place.

At Exertis Gem we supply to more than 4,500 retailers and resellers every week.

GAME Retail

GAME Retail Ltd is the UK’s videogames retail specialist with a network of over 320 stores, ever-developing e-commerce and m-commerce sites, an award-winning app, and a commitment to building the UK’s most valuable community of gamers.

GAME’s strategy looks to five key areas: having the best community rewards; excelling in all digital arenas; being a true omni-channel retailer; giving gamers the widest possible range of ways to pay; and ultimately delivering for the gamers of the UK. We do that through putting community at the heart of everything we do.

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.

GENBA

GENBA is a fully-automated, cloud-based, API driven digital logistics platform that bridges the gap between publishers and resellers on a global basis. We provide publishers and retailers with a faster route to customers, without the time or cost of building your own logistics infrastructure. GENBA eliminates the operational and technical logistics involved with publishing and selling digital content by enabling the automatic, secure delivery of activation keys, official publisher metadata and videos in multiple languages.

Green Man Gaming

Green Man Gaming is a leading global, data-driven video games E-commerce platform.  Green Man Gaming specialises in delivering games and services to a core gaming audience – those who love and live their games.  The ever-growing catalogue spans over 4,000 games provided in partnership with over 180 of the greatest publishing partners in the video games industry – Green Man Gaming  are an official, approved retailer of these Publishers and work closely with them.  Green Man Gaming believes in delivering games, whatever the platform, selling games across it&rsq

Koch Media

Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories in Europe and North America. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, videogames and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label.

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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Monteith Partners

Giving preferential exchange rates and no fees for members – Monteith Partners is an award-winning global payments specialist, headquartered in Central London. Our innovative approach to FX helps you to save time and money, improve cashflow and protect your profit margins.​

Myriad Associates

Myriad Associates specialise in providing innovative funding solutions to the Computer Games and Interactive Entertainment Industries. We assist Ukie members in successfully claiming Video Games Tax Relief (VGTR) as a reward for their development work.

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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!

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