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Develop Awards 2015: Partner Spotlight - Amiqus

The recruitment specialist tells us why it's backing this year's awards
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Amiqus is one of the many companies that is supporting this year's Develop Awards.

As we build up to the awards next week, we catch up with business manager Liz Prince, who applauds the increasing diversity of roles in the games industry, as well as the variety of finalists.

Partner Spotlight: Amiqus

Year founded: 2000
Website: www.amiqus.com

For any readers who might not know you, tell us a little more about your company and its goals.

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, we got cracking defining our own unique approach to recruitment. 15 years on and we’re pretty chuffed that we’re in a position to connect great candidates with studios in the gaming industry who share their values and vision.

What differentiates you from similar outfits? What's unique about you?

We treat each candidate and studio as a very special opportunity to support the industry. We love what we do and we work super hard at it, recruiting internationally for roles right across the games industry at all levels. Taking time to listen and get to know what our customers want means that we match brilliantly for the benefit of both parties. Our friendly and experienced team know the industry inside out and are always happy to give advice, insight and support to studios from start-ups to PLCs.

What excites and/or encourages you about the games industry and games development today?

The continued evolution of the sector is awe inspiring. The games industry is so progressive and many jobs didn’t exist even five years ago. In-demand skills are rare so keeping across an ever-changing landscape is a real priority for us. It’s part of the fun though!

Regarding the Develop Awards finalists, what does it say to you about the industry and development today?

It’s great to see the breadth of finalists across platforms, genres and studio size. This variety reflects the industry as a whole which is what makes the Develop Awards so special. There are some first-timers as well as veteran nominees and it goes to show the thriving level of innovation and creativity, not to mention cutting-edge technical excellence. We love being part of honouring the brightest and best talent in this amazing sector.

Do you have a message for the finalists?

Congrats on your nomination! Enjoy your well-deserved pat on the back and have a speech ready; it could well be your year.

Was there anything else you wanted to say about your company and the Develop Awards?

The Develop Awards is special to us, although we are proud to have been honoured with Awards before, we never, ever take anything for granted. It makes us so happy when people appreciate the work we do. Here’s to a fantastic night and to sharing it with everyone there.

About the Develop Awards

This year’s Develop Awards ceremony will be held at the Brighton Hilton Metropole on Wednesday, July 15th. It runs alongside the Develop: Brighton conference, organised by Tandem Events.

You can book your tickets over at www.developawards.com, or by contacting Kathryn Humphrey via khumphrey@nbmedia.com or call her on 01992 535646.

Other Develop Awards supporters include gold partners UKIE and Unity, table gift partner OPM, drinks reception partner Keywords Studios and event partners Aardvark Swift, Game Connection, Green Man Loaded, InnoGames, LocalizeDirect and Universally Speaking and Develop: Brighton. Unity is also partner for the Micro Studio Award, while Iconicfuture is sponsoring the Use of a Licence or IP Award.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Charlotte Nangle via cnangle@nbmedia.com or call her on 01992 515303.

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