Develop Awards Partner Spotlight: Amiqus

Develop Awards Partner Spotlight: Amiqus
Will Freeman

By Will Freeman

July 8th 2013 at 4:50PM

We shine a spotlight on the specialist recruitment agency

In our latest Develop Awards partner spotlight we speak to Amiqus about the agency, its work and its message to this year's finalists.

Amiqus has signed up to support this year's Develop Awards as Gold Partner. The event will take place on July 10th, just one week away.

Company/organisation name: Amiqus
Year founded: 2000
Website: www.amiqus.com
Telephone: +44 (0)1925 839700

Could you introduce your company to our readers who might not know your role or goals?
Amiqus is a specialist recruitment agency providing professional candidates across the games industry. This includes console, social / casual, mobile and publishing / marketing domains. We provide permanent and contract / freelance professionals across each of our specialist areas to clients in Europe, North America and Canada with a truly global reach.

What distinguishes your company from similar outfits? In other words, what’s unique about your organisation?
Established within games for over 12 years we have a deep understanding of the industry, and have built a trusted reputation for quality of service and excellent results.

A passion for games has always been at heart of Amiqus, and our consultants are hand-picked and trained to be exceptionally knowledgeable and committed to making our service exceptional.
 
To reflect the diversity of the games industry we focus on core business areas of social and mobile, console and commercial. The growth of our newest sectors has been phenomenal over the past 18 months pushing our service out to mobile and casual game developers and being recognised as a recruitment specialist across analytics and monetisation of product.

We know about games, the industry and recruitment - we know your world.

What excites and/or encourages you about the games industry today?
The continued growth of this sector never fails to amaze us. Whilst it is still very tough to be an instant success we love seeing smaller studios grow into the forces that they have become today. It’s also encouraging to see some of the mainstream console developers starting to build larger teams for next generation products on PS4 and Xbox One platforms as the last two years have really been about consolidation and emerging markets.

Looking at the Develop Awards finalists, what does it say to you about today’s games industry?
The game industry has definitely changed over the last 18 months with more and more finalists coming from new start-ups. There are some really innovative IP’s and game ideas that companies may not have previously green lit on established platforms. It’s certainly exciting to be part of honouring the brightest and best talent in our industry and looking around the room during the evening it will be great to see so many new faces being part of the awards.

Do you have a message for the Develop Awards finalists?
Good luck this year and don’t get too nervous about facing over 500 people on stage if you win <gulp>. It will be an amazing night as always and enjoyable whatever the outcome.

Was there anything else you wanted to say about your company or the Develop Awards?
We love the awards and are so pleased to be a part of it, looking forward to the compere, can’t believe he was a QA tester in the industry, talk about a change of direction…

Here’s to a fantastic night and to sharing it with everyone there.