Matt Townend

Matt Townend

Business Development Manager

 07810 508 532

My background in recruitment

I have worked in engineering recruitment for 15 years, so I have a broad understanding of the challenges facing engineering/manufacturing businesses in getting the best talent. I have introduced candidates for roles from the shop floor to senior level, mainly within SME businesses. My primary focus is to partner with organisations and role candidates, to simplify the process, in recruiting “white collar” specialists at mid to senior level.

I can help you with

I work on a limited number of projects to ensure timely and accurate results for everyone involved in proceedings. I set clear project plans with transparent milestones for the recruitment process. This means working in an open manner with clients and candidates to identify, not only the positives, but the risks and challenges; in effect, reducing lost time interviewing and screening CV's, to ensure that the person in the role can excel and add value.

- I'll do what I say I will do

- Non-intrusive and planned process

- Delivery of the best candidates on the market at the time

The best part of my job

Solving problems: I really enjoy working together with my clients in an open and honest way to get to a workable solution. Often this involves trying new methods of working and its very satisfying to be part of.

What I do when I'm not in the office

Spending time with my wife and daughter, cooking (and eating), BBQs, curries… I also enjoy going to the gym, reading and the Xbox.


"I have worked with Matthew Townend at ATA since 2013 and have always found him to be easy to work with, knowledgeable and has delivered excellent recruitment support to our business. I have used ATA almost exclusively since joining Rotork as they can deliver on a variety of engineering and technical roles very quickly and efficiently.

Matthew has worked hard to understand how I want to work and the culture of our business in order to work closely to plan our recruitment strategy in advance. I have always found that Matthew listens to what I am looking for and provides honest and genuine feedback to our requirements, so I can gauge how to approach the market.

I would recommend Matthew, and ATA, to any other businesses looking for a reliable, dedicated and knowledgeable recruitment partner."

Hayley Rollinson, Human Resources Manager, Rotork UK

"​Working with ATA has enabled us to work towards a more streamlined recruitment process. They understand our business and the people we are looking to recruit to take that business to the next level. Their technical knowledge is unquestionable, and Matt always provides us with open and honest feedback on the individuals, the market and our expectations. I will continue to enjoy working with ATA and would have no hesitation in recommending them."

Claire Quinton, HR Manager, Byworth Boilers Ltd