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Our Forward Rollers

Simon Lawson

I’m an experienced tech recruiter with 7 years of tech rec knowledge behind me.

I’ve tackled all aspects of software development recruitment, from Embedded C++ , high level JavaScript, open source development with Golang and most recently Data. Here at Forward Role, my responsibility is to take charge of all things data, from the technicalities around data science, to the management and manipulation of it by big data engineers.

With the recent introduction of complex data policies and GDPR, it’s important that many companies understand that while data is a valuable tool, it is one that should be handled responsibly. So, naturally If you have any questions on the world of data don’t be afraid to shoot them my way!


I am a recent addition to the FR Technology team and a recent addition to the city of Manchester too. Having moved North from the South, the only thing I can complain about is the weather. However, with blonde locks like mine it’s probably best to stay out of the sun! I’m excited to start to get to know Manchester and its incredible offering to the data world. So hopefully see you around!

5 quick questions

1.      Favourite boxset of all time?

True Detective -  Season 1 of course..

2.       Tipple of choice

Usually some kind of overpriced craft beer with a fancy name.

 3.       Spirit animal

Chimpanzee

4.      Favourite album
I forget where we were – Ben Howard

5.       Talent for…

Losing socks.

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