BlackCode is home to expert recruiters delivering tech talent on single-search and managed projects, working in and alongside business leaders with some of the UK’s largest brands, as well as ambitious start-ups and scale-ups.

We help our clients with their demand for the digital ability to engage with their customers when they want, where they want, with dependable brand and user experience.

Loving what we do is the start, enjoying the satisfaction that comes with delivering measurably better results for our clients and candidates drives us in going the extra mile. We’re a company of mature professionals with common values that unite our business and how we work with our customers.

Our Expertise_

Architecture & Strategy

  • CTO, VP, CISO, Consultant
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Security Architect
  • Solutions Architect
  • Technical Architect

Change & Transformation

  • Programme/Portfolio/Project
  • Transformation Manager
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Business & Process Analyst
  • PMO


  • CPO, VP, Head of Product
  • Product Manager
  • Product Owner
  • Product Designer (UI/UX)
  • Business Analyst

R&D Engineering

  • Security Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Data Engineer
  • Platform Engineer (DevOps)
  • QA & Test Engineers

Cloud & Infrastructure

  • Systems Administrator
  • Infrastructure Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Cloud Engineer
  • Application Support

Our Values_

Customers come first:

  • We are driven by customer happiness
  • We are built on relentless commitment
  • We are delivery focused


  • We encourage and support new ideas
  • We are extremely resourceful
  • We operate an ‘excuses are your own’ dogma


  • Coming together propels our learning & development
  • Cognitive diversity is key to innovation
  • We make positive changes and partnerships


  • Trust
  • Transparency
  • Honesty throughout every interaction

Meet the Team_

BlackCode Director and Co-Founder Paul Wakeman

Paul Wakeman

Partner | Co-Founder

With an intrinsic desire to help people grow, whether that be a business or an individual’s career, Paul Wakeman founded BlackCode to help improve how we engage and treat one another. Believing it’s time for us to all be a little more human, kind and understanding – a relentless focus to help people with their challenges of change ahead.

As a client, I have found Paul’s approach to addressing our requirements to be efficient, professional and adaptable to our needs. Paul takes the time to understand our business which was at early stage in its definition and growth. He provided a selection of candidates that helped us develop our thinking and bring on the talent we needed. Paul is a gentleman and a pleasure to work with. He is easy to engage with, knowledgeable, very professional and proactive always.

CEO, Shared Services, BNP Paribas

BlackCode Director and Co-Founder Aditi Fernandes

Aditi Fernandes

Partner | Co-Founder

With a passion for the Digital world along with the desire to genuinely help change how recruitment is done, both now and in the future, Aditi Fernandes founded BlackCode so that she could truly integrate Diversity & Inclusion as part of her own working practices, whilst supporting clients to incorporate this as part of their own working and recruiting practices.

Aditi worked diligently to understand my requirements and put forward potential applications that met all business needs and made the hiring process smooth and seamless. I couldn’t recommend Aditi more.

Senior Project Manager, GMF now Open Vauxhall Finance

Our united values & endeavour drive us to deliver the best outcome in the most meaningful way.