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. 

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:

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.

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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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.

Purewal & Partners

We advise people who make digital things, from video games to YouTube videos and from mobile apps to enterprise software.  The firm was founded in London by Jas Purewal, a lawyer and business advisor to  digital entertainment and technology companies with a decade of experience and contacts from working in the City of London, Europe and Silicon Valley.

Purewal & Partners was established with the following principles:

RSM UK LLP

RSM is a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market leaders, globally.
 
With around 3,500 partners and staff in the UK and access to more than 43,000 people in over 120 countries across the RSM network, we can meet our clients’ needs wherever in the world they operate.
 

Russells Solicitors

Russells is a leader in the fields of entertainment and media law. The Digital Media and Technology Department provides a full range of advice on both contentious and non-contentious matters to individuals and businesses, from start-ups to multi-nationals, across all digital, gaming and social media platforms.

Ukie members can get a free initial consultation.

Contact Marine Cabour or call 020 7439 8692

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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.

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