Woodrow Mercer are ahead of the curve when it comes to technology with a recruiting team fully immersed in the latest trends and demands of the sector.

Woodrow Mercer’s Technology team is a hive of niche, focussed and technical savvy consultants who have embedded themselves in their respective markets.  Whether that be software specific or developer relative, all of our consultants work with businesses and candidates alike.


                                                 OUR INDUSTRY EVENTS

                                        Woodrow MercerTechnology are proud to organise a number of community-driven events:

Time To React

This Meetup group is for all tech enthusiasts that have a keen interest in everything React.js, the JavaScript library created by Facebook that has taken over the Front-End Development market. Each event we host we will look to bring everyone from React veterans to guys/girls that want to take their first step into React Development. This is a friendly environment where developers can come and learn more about React, share experiences and make more like-minded friends along the way.

We will be hosting these events all over London and hosting the events at the industries most renowned companies, with interesting talks on everything React! Plus the meetup essentials - Plenty of Beer and Pizza!!


TechHeads is a growing community of IT leaders in the Midlands, hosted out of Woodrow Mercer's dazzling meetup space on Newhall Street, Birmingham. The aim of the event is to create a forum for IT Leaders to share their experiences of working in Tech. The West Midlands is home to one of the largest tech clusters in the UK with more than 40,000 people employed in the sector. We should be proud about this!

Product Circle

The majority of the members in a Product team are often ignored when it comes to meetups, so this is an opportunity for all PMO's, Product Owners, Project Managers, Delivery Leads, UX Designers, Product Designers, and anyone involved in a Digital Product / Project team to come and network, discuss trends and topics, and of course sample some of London’s finest pizza and beer!

We will be partnering with a diverse range some of the UK's most innovative and experienced Product environments who will be excited to bring you into their office and share their successes and failures within their Product teams! (Currently running remotely via YouTube Live stream)

QA Babble

We encourage the content of each event to be guided by what our audience are most interested in.

Suitable for Testers with a thirst for knowledge. We aim to offer a light-heartened and relaxed post-work environment for people to share their experiences within the world of Quality Assurance. If you weren’t lucky enough to know about QA Babble before then why not join now to see what it’s all about

Technology Consultants


Daniel Ostrowski

Managing Director

Daniel founded the business in 2012 with the vision of developing a recruitment company that treated its staff, customers and candidates differently. Having worked himself up from recruiter to manager to Managing Director, Daniel understands the value of fostering good relationships and taking longer term approaches which benefit all parties.  A proud father and Liverpool fan, Daniel is one of the rare MDs who is always available for his staff and customers.


Matt Drinkwater

Director Technology

Matt is a co-founder and Regional Director of the London office, which opened in January 2014. As one of Woodrow Mercer's senior statesmen, Matt has been working exclusively within Testing recruitment since 2006.  Outside of work you will most likely find Matt on the badminton court swatting away a shuttle or two, or following the trials and tribulations of his beloved Aston Villa.  He is an eternal optimist!​


Anthony Speed

Senior Consultant

Anthony joined our Technology team in November 2017 and is based in our Birmingham Head Office.  Anthony has over 10 years experience in both permanent and contract recruitment.  He specialises in Testing roles including (but not limited to) developers in all key technology stacks, (.NET, JavaScript, PHP, Java, Oracle, Python and C++), Architects, Mobile, Developers in Test, QA, Software Testers, Agile consultants, Scrum Masters, Dev Ops, PM's, Business Analysts and Support.


Jennifer Washbrook

Senior Consultant

Jen joined Eloco, now known as Woodrow Mercer Engineering, in January 2015 as Senior Recruitment Consultant. Jen is one of our most experienced members of the Woodrow Mercer team; she has worked in recruitment for over 11 years and now looks after our well known clients across the UK and throughout Europe. Jen is a specialist recruiter of Sitecore and works together with Liberty to provide the very best talent that the industry has to offer.

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Candidate Testimonials

In my opinion, Woodrow Mercer is the only adequate recruitment agency dealing with Sitecore currently on the market, with agents who do understand what both clients and candidates are actually looking for.  I have recently come across numerous zombie-agencies either working too inertly and passively or they were simply a useless bunch of CV-harvesters and time-wasters.  Asking a Sitecore expert whether he or she knows C# or can create pages with ASP.NET tells me that these people are miles away from understanding the platform and their internals - that should go without saying.

Unlikely, Damien from WM is drilled in Sitecore, constantly organising and sponsoring user groups, know plenty of useful hints and insights about the Sitecore scene.  So, I'd better keep working wit him!

Martin Miles

Sitecore MVP

As a contractor, I've had my fair share of terrible experiences with recruitment agents.  Pestering me constantly, fishing for leads, sending me totally inappropriate opportunities and just generally wasting my time.  Alex does none of these things.  She is utterly professional, courteous and does her job incredibly well and I have no intention in highly recommending Alex to anyone looking for a great recruiter.

Jason Georgiades

Sitecore Consultant

I felt that Damien listened to what I wanted and was a good go between employer and employee to help both parties get what they want.  I would work with him again.

Phil Gainely

Sitecore Architect

Few recruiters take the time to understand their clients, potential clients, the technologies that they cover and the detailed nature of the roles that they recruit for.  Alex understands her CMS and Sitecore niche extremely well and often attends related technical and marketing user groups.  She has a good feel for the level of the ability of potential candidates and as such can make sure that only suitable candidates are put forward for available roles.  She has built a good rapport with both clients and candidates and is well respected in the industry within which she operates.  I would definitely recommend Alex to any organisation seeking to fill a role or to any potential candidates.

Mobeen Anwar

Sitecore Consultant

When searching for a role, Damien helped me to secure a perfect match, by taking the time to understand what I was looking for and conversely what the client needed.  Damien took the time to understand what I was looking for and conversely what the client needed.  Damien took the time to understand the process and guide through it.  I would certainly recommend Damien to anyone looking for a new role, or looking to fill one.

Max Davies

Sitecore Developer