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About Mike Harley


Mike Harley

- Head of Tech Permanent Recruitment Phone: 0117 926 9530

Mike offers several years IT recruitment experience, impeccable ethics and a proven background in delivering talented techies from junior/graduate to director level to digital agencies, software houses, SMEs and start ups across the south west and beyond. All of which make him the perfect person for driving the continued success and growth of ADLIB's digital technology team.

Mike shares what it's like to work at ADLIB.


When I was a kid I wanted to become…

A sports or music writer.

For me, this is “what working at ADLIB” is all about:

Knowing that everyone has your back, there are no big egos and people want to be successful without acting unethically. 

My biggest feel-good moment since I’ve been at ADLIB:

Getting recommended within the local community always gives me a buzz.  I’ve been at ADLIB so long it’s hard to focus on one highlight specifically but helping my team to develop and working daily within a B Corp certified business means a lot.

How I explain what I do at a party:

Helping local tech business to grow their teams is the most simple explanation.  But obviously it’s much more than that.  I enjoy being part of the Bristol tech scene and passing on my experience to my awesome team. Unlikely you’ll catch me talking shop at a party though ;-)

Beyond recruitment at ADLIB, I care about...

I’m very interested in how technology can tackle climate change and have led the team to create GreenTech South-West, a free meetup where people can come and get inspired by some of the apps and software being built to promote sustainability and greener living.

Out of work, I’ve nearly finished a challenge to run a marathon race in all 27 EU countries for M.E research and I’m an advocate for the charity Invest In ME (  I also get out to gigs, am writing a book and enjoy making my 1-year-old daughter giggle.