TRIA Recruitment


Technology and Business Transformation Staffing Specialists


We formed Tria in 2015, having worked in the recruitment industry for more years than we care to remember. We've seen huge changes in the market over the years, most of them positive, and believe that there is still a demand for a staffing organisation that embraces modern recruitment practices, and focuses solely on working with their clients to fill those specialist and hard to fill staffing requirements.

At Tria we welcome the fact that most large organisations are building their own in house recruitment capability and are using effective employer brand strategies to attract great talent. This means our clients only work with us when there is a genuine need for specialist staffing. We don't want to try and be all things to all men, we know what we're good at, and we stick to it.

We genuinely hope that working with Tria will be a breath of fresh air. Lots of start up organisations make big promises and talk about what makes them different from their competitors. We won't do any of that. We recognise that recruitment is all about people, and with Tria you will work with one of our founders, who have been in the industry for a very long time. They're straight talking, honest, hardworking and actually quite nice people to work with.


Tria specialise in Technology and Business Transformation staffing. We provide a full range of permanent and contract recruitment services and these include:

1 Contingent Recruitment

We work closely with our clients to understand their requirements, their culture and technology skills. We want to take the pain out of the recruitment process by delivering the best talent available for every role we work on.

2 Managed staffing services

We work with our customers to deliver a completely tailored and managed programme of staffing services. This may include onsite recruitment teams, supplier management or recruitment process auditing and outsourcing.

3 Retained projects

Whether this is a specific recruitment campaign, contractor reduction program or a retained executive search, we will work with our clients to share the risk of any defined project and of course share the rewards too.


Here's a selection of testimonials we've received over the years from both clients and candidates.

client: CIO at ASOS

I have worked with David since 2007, he has a great track record in the retail sector and has always been able to gain a detailed understanding of what I look for and deliver good quality candidates in a timely and efficient manner. David is very thorough and manages the recruitment lifecycle effectively to deliver the top talent on the market. He has a great network of candidates and I highly recommend him.

client: Global Head of Service Management at Catlin

I have worked with Harriet as a client of hers at Marks and Spencer, Pret and Catlin and she has successfully recruited multiple candidates for me over the last 8 years. Harriet takes the time to understand her client’s needs fully and not only understands the importance of a technical match to a role but also the cultural and personality fit within a team/organisation. Harriet is always successful is finding me a match which is one of the key reasons why I actively approach her rather than the dozens of other recruitment agencies in the market who contact me on a regular basis. I have100% trust in Harriet that she will find me the right person and quickly, be it a permanent position or a contractor. Candidates who have been supplied by Harriet always speak very highly of her approach and professionalism which also reflects well on us as an organisation. I highly recommend Harriet to anyone looking to engage a new recruiter, she is a pleasure to work with.

client: IT Manager at Energy Saving Trust

Harriet has shown herself to be both thorough and truly professional during every phase of the recruitment process. These are qualities that I have not come across for a very long time. She is a true credit to the Recruitment Industry as a whole and she stands head and feet above the majority I have meet over the past 26 years. Harriet will bring credibility and kudos to any organisation she works for. It was a real pleasure to be managed by a true professional.

client: Service Delivery Manager at IT Services and Technology Company

Having been on both the client and applicant side of countless agencies for the best part of 25 years, and come to the conclusion that the majority of agents must have come from double-glazing sales backgrounds before moving into IT recruitment, it's a huge breath of fresh air to deal with someone that knows what they're doing, gets back to you when they say they will, and is adaptable, diligent and eloquent enough to consistently impress us.

client: Portfolio Manager at IT Services and Technology Company

I have had the good fortune to have worked with Harriet and have always been delighted and impressed in equal measure by both the level of professionalism and detailed understanding of both role and wider context. Harriet takes the time to gain a full understanding of requirement and fully validates each candidate prior to presentation. As a consequence only highly likely matches are presented saving hours of wasteful CV filtering and disappointing interviews. If you're looking for a true recruitment consultant, rather than just another agency, I highly recommend getting in touch with Harriet.

client: Head of Digital Software Development at Argos

I have worked with David for over 2.5 years. He has helped me recruit a large chunk of the Web Engineering team at M&S. David understands my requirements and always manages to provide quality candidates. David is highly professional and I would recommend him to anyone.

client: IT Director at Fat Face

I have worked with Lara for a while now as she has been supplying me with a number of different types of contract resources to augment my permanent team at Fat Face. Lara has been one of the most resourceful recruiters I have ever worked with and I find her to have a no nonsense approach, willing to go the extra mile and commercially astute. She has a wide network of contacts and has leveraged that on a number of occasions to get me out of a hole. I am looking forward to further developing our business relationship in 2015.

client: COO at eCommerce Consultancy

Lara is the first person I turn to when I am looking for the kind of roles which are the most difficult to find. Her knowledge of the market and, crucially, the people who make up that market, are second to none. I know that if Lara recommends someone for me to interview, then the candidate will be a great fit and I won't be disappointed. She always clearly describes each candidate in advance and how they fit the brief (and sometimes where they don't fit every criterion). The people she has found for me have all turned out to be superstars and I won't hesitate to ask for her help again when the next role needs to be filled.

client: Business Architect at Post Office

I have worked with Lara to recruit both permanent and contract Business Analysts. Lara has always provided an exceptional service - she really seeks to understand what you are looking for in a candidate and ensures only the most appropriate candidates are put forward. Lara is very professional, reliable, and trustworthy and consistently delivers. I would not hesitate to recommend her services in recruitment. Lara is a pleasure to work with.

candidate: Project Manager

Harriet provided a level of service above and beyond all expectations during her management of my recruitment into Marks and Spencer. Her knowledge of the industry, the clients' expectations and the requirements of the role were second to none but what made Harriet stand head and shoulders above the crowed was the investment she made in securing me the role, on a personal level - always available for advice, guidance and support and backing my corner in negotiating the best contract. I recommend Harriet without reserve.

candidate: eCommerce Infrastructure Manager

Harriet understood the detailed requirement from her client so thoroughly, that when she discussed it in detail with me, she set the scene, portrayed the role very well and we 'conversed' about the requirements. I have been in the contracting market for close to 15 years now, and to have an agent/recruiter as dedicated and thorough as Harriet marketing you and her customer, it’s no wonder there was an offer, almost instantly, as the match was perfect. This is true client and contractor representation.

candidate: Service Desk Manager

Harriet is an exceptional individual who is not only tenacious but also someone who cares. She is thorough, trustworthy and consistent but more importantly someone who delivers time after time. Harriet found me a position after the third attempt but never gave up and always had me in mind when a position became available. Harriet is most certainly a rare breed in the recruitment arena, because she does what she says and when she says she will deliver she will most certainly will deliver. I would strongly recommend Harriet for your recruitment needs.

candidate: Business Analyst

Lara gave me invaluable detailed advice and was extremely professional in placing me at Marks and Spencer. I was also updated regularly throughout the process. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lara. She is a top class recruiter!

candidate: Business Analyst

I would like to take this opportunity to commend Lara for her perseverance in placing me at the company of my choice. I have found her to be truly professional and hard working with a friendly and caring disposition. Lara is an experienced recruitment consultant and is well connected in the industry. I would recommend her to anyone looking for new job prospects in the IT field.


Lara Webb

Lara Webb

Lara has been working in technology recruitment all her career and is widely regarded as one of the most successful and prolific recruiters in the country. Normally never one to blow her own trumpet (that's why we're doing it for her), she's most at home with the phone to her ear, working with clients to fill interim or permanent assignments. When you can tear her away from her desk, Lara is a loving and very proud mum to Fin and Molly.

David Kirkpatrick

David Kirkpatrick

David has also worked in technology recruitment for all his career and he has been a highly successful consultant as well as becoming an excellent manager of large, high performing recruitment teams, skills he will come to use well as Tria grows. David has the recruitment industry to thank for meeting his beautiful wife Harriet, who he has also convinced to work with him in this new venture.

Harriet Kirkpatrick

Harriet Kirkpatrick

Harriet is the person who is going to keep the Tria ship on the straight and narrow. In addition to being an exceptional recruiter in her own right, she is also an absolute whizz on processes and procedures, and will make sure that David and Lara toe the line when it comes to systems. Harriet is also a proud mum and Henry keeps her on her toes when she's not at work.


As a young and growing company we're always looking to grow our team. We offer an entrepreneurial start up environment, we pay one of the most generous commission schemes around and you can genuinely be part of building something special. If you're looking to start your recruitment career or you're an experienced consultant fed up of big company politics please get in touch.


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