Belfast is a recognised hub for software development, attracting global players in the tech, finance and consultancy sectors as well as fostering a thriving start-up scene. NI produces amazing technology talent and opportunities now exist locally to develop fully fledged, international tech careers while being based right here.

We established Distil because we think there is a gap in the local IT recruitment sector for a company who can meet the needs of the new candidate centred market. With so many years in the industry across well-established recruitment businesses and as in house recruiters, we’ve learned from the best in the business and taken lessons from everything we’ve seen, good and bad.

Distil represents a new approach to recruitment – a range of services as helpful to the IT professional as they are to client companies. A brand that puts clarity, honesty and the Candidate Experience at the heart of its approach.

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Patrick Bingham


From County Down, but with stints living abroad in the USA and France, Patrick located back to NI after gaining BA (Hons) from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. A keen rugby player, Patrick has many connections across NI and further afield and enjoys the ‘people focus’ of the recruitment industry. Patrick worked in an internal resourcing role for a local software company where he developed skills in online searching and learned the importance of social media in the recruitment process. He is now enjoying employing these skills to assist a broader base of clients in their search for IT talent.