About Us

The Bridge IT is the information technology division of a well-established international executive search and contracting business based in the United Kingdom. Young enough to offer a new approach, but sufficiently well established to offer a comprehensive range of services, we are one the UK’s fastest-growing businesses with growth at a compound rate of 64% since 2003.

In that time we have delivered large resourcing projects for employers in fields as diverse as international telecommunications, global pharmaceuticals, mass- and multi-media, investment and retail banking, warehousing and logistics, manufacturing, health, fmcg, national public programmes, government and much else besides.

For job seekers, our customers offer you the fastest career development and the most challenging technical projects. Our mission is to elevate your professional status and then keep you at the top of your field by finding you the most stimulating work with the highest rewards.

For employers, striving within an ever-changing and always competitive economic environment, you can prosper from our devotion to raising the quality of your employees above that of your competitors.

Founded in 2003 by joint owners and working Directors, Duncan Walker and Julian Goddard, The Bridge now employs nearly 20 trained professionals, each with an average of over 10 years’ experience in their chosen speciality who recruit on behalf of many of the world’s major corporations and a far greater number of smaller, more focused employers. Our recent move to larger newly appointed premises in the heart of Leeds’ business district is a sign that the Bridge means to continue its success for years to come.

The Bridge offices
One minute from the main east coast rail station and close to all the city’s amenities, the offices meet the highest modern environmental standards. The self-contained floor offers plenty of natural light as well as a selection of private offices for interviews, presentations and client services. In tandem with the latest superfast broadband, there is a skype-ready interview room for lightning face-to-faces, and a flexible and purpose-designed network brings the latest web-based career products to each desk in every room.
The Bridge offices
Duncan Walker
Duncan has nearly 25 years’ experience in recruitment, every one of those spent in the IT industry. Formative years in HR led to 14 years at an industry specialist recruiter where he rose to Managing Director via successful projects for the UK’s leading enterprises. Then followed the foundation of the Bridge as the realisation of Duncan’s ambitions for providing employers and job seekers with the finest possible recruitment service. Testament to Duncan’s skill, reliability and determination is the roll call of customers who have used him now across three decades. Duncan is married with 3 children and a keen sportsman, still active as coach of youth football sides, and an enthusiastic golfer.
Duncan Walker
Julian Goddard
Julian joined the recruitment industry in 1985 straight from Oxford University where he read Modern Languages. His professional career started in the City of London hiring for international investment banks before a move to Yorkshire at the advent of the 90s ultimately led to the formation of his first enterprise, a specialist recruitment group in the sectors of IT, Law and Marketing, which was floated on the London stock exchange in 1998. Several successful years later, Julian joined Duncan to found The Bridge, initially to provide funding, financial management and strategic advice, later spearheading The Bridge’s growth into international markets. Julian is married with 2 teenagers, is an avid mountaineer and proud that his children aren’t embarrassed to snowboard alongside him. As long as he foots the bill.
Julian Goddard