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UK High Growth Tech Consultancy Sector Update

Talent Demand

Demand for talent is high, and 50% of companies are actively hiring. Many companies are struggling to find developers, DevOps and UX professionals as businesses turn to consultancies to help them improve digital customer experience and design better ways of working in technology. The sector is still male-dominated, with only 6% of CEOs or MDs being female, and we are seeing more companies seek advice on diverse shortlists and inclusive hiring processes.


Investment into the sector dropped to £141m in 2021 compared to £183m in 2020. However, over £171m has been invested in the sector year to date over 46 fundraisings, so this year could be a record year rivalling 2017 when £207m was invested.

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We help fintech and cyber security businesses grow, scale, and become as successful as possible by hiring the best people in the most effective and impactful manner. Lucent was founded to beyond the usual transactional approach because one size fits does not fill all - businesses going through start-up and scale-up periods need bespoke, adaptable recruitment solutions and services created by experts. So we go above and beyond.

We work differently in the structures, systems and processes we use. That makes us more flexible and responsive – giving you faster access to higher-quality leadership and commercial talent, data-backed market intelligence and transparent progress reporting across executive search, key hires and people solutions.


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