our story

Joe Hancock and Chris Parsons founded Hancock & Parsons in 2010 after building successful careers in IT recruitment. With a shared interest in Microsoft and Digital Recruitment, they wanted to set up the first high-quality recruitment agency dedicated to these fields. They are also co-founders of the UK Windows Azure User Group (UKWAUG).

Today Hancock & Parsons is the first port of call for employers and candidates in the Microsoft and Digital marketplaces. Contact us to learn more.

A brief introduction to the specialist recruitment services we can deliver to the Microsoft and Digital spaces.

our role in the community

Microsoft Azure User Group

Andy Cross and Richard Conway from Elastacloud with help from Chris Parsons and Joe Hancock from Hancock & Parsons established the UK Azure Users Group in mid-2011. Together they have built a thriving community of Azure users and developers with the help of Microsoft UK. The user group currently stands at over 1000 members and meets twice a month in London, but also in Birmingham and Manchester.

Meetings are attended by up to 100 people a time and all those with an avid interest to learn Azure are encouraged to attend. The group regularly gives a platform for the Microsoft Azure engineering teams and distinguished community speakers.

For more details on the group click here.

The group has been active since early 2011. Anyone can register for the meets at www.meetup.com/UKAzureUserGroup or follow us on @ukazure

Importantly they really understand our recruitment needs and take time and care to work to exacting standards

giving back

We have begun connecting with the team at ComputerAid. Founded in 1998, they have worked tirelessly to enable access to technology to over 1 million children and adults.

Today, Computer Aid is one of the leading ICT for development - ICT4D - organization, providing low cost solutions using ICT to tackle poverty and to overcome disadvantage, working closely with local communities. Integral to their approach is providing the training so desperately needed; not just computer competency but ensuring that ICT is integrated into curriculum's that seek to enhance life chances and provide equal opportunity to those otherwise disadvantaged.

The challenge is large but their ambitions is huge: the past 17 years we have witnessed how ICT4D can lift inequality by providing practical and empowering solutions to communities and they need your help to reduce further the digital divide and give a chance to more people to improve their lives.

Click here to find out more and discover how you can get involved.