FLASH Build Companies at Scale

FLASH specialises in building Engineering, Product and Data Science teams within start-ups and established technology businesses.


Scale Up,
Scale Fast. FLASH.


FLASH helps companies of all shapes and sizes and can build tailored services to your needs. Our standard rate cards are detailed below....


Fully Retained Search service. The same service as an Exec Search Firm but with a better price and faster results. FLASH!

20% + 5% Kick off Fee. Total = 25%


Dedicated & Tailored Search services to your business with a contingent fee. Get the best people in the quickest time.

Rate = 20% of base salary.


Progression and Levelling, Salary Bench Marking, L&D initiatives, Flash have a network of People Partners who can support you on your journey.


Who have we done it for?


We started working with Ed almost two years ago as we went from Series Seed to Series B. He was instrumental in getting key early hires across our Product org and enabled us to scale our business quickly. What I like about Ed are his dedication and focus. He is able to easily connect with great talent and sell them on our vision. He just gets stuff done. Candidates love him too. Finding great talent is an artisanal trade and Ed is a master at it.

Filip Sturman
Co-Founder @ Fonoa

We have worked with Ed for the last year, helping us to initially build out the original Brit Insurance innovation team, and then our incubated digital challenger insurer, Ki Insurance. When we started on our innovation journey, Ed was quick to understand the brief and design a collaborative approach to co-create the team structure and type of candidates that we needed. Ed gave us access to a range of candidates that we would have otherwise not been able to interview and ultimately hire. He continually challenged the status quo and worked tirelessly to source new and creative options to help us build a well-rounded and complimentary set of skills across the team.

James Birch
Head of Innovation @ Ki

We got in touch with Ed when we asked Index for the best recruiter for a senior product manager role. And already from the start of our collaboration you could sense that Ed just gets it. He's really committed to figuring out what you need and also how best to pitch your role to potential candidates. I was actually surprised that it's just Ed behind the scenes, no big agency waste of time. You can fully rely on Ed to put in the work at finding the best talent out there. If you give feedback to him on the incoming candidates he is quick to adapt and improve the targeting so it feels as if Ed is actually in-house rather than outsourced. Always transparent, always upfront with everything and super down to earth. We enjoyed working together and will continue doing so for other product roles.

Kasparas Aleknavičius
Co-Founder @ LocTax

Ed has been of great help with hiring top talent! He understood our needs and our culture quickly, only bringing forward candidates who he felt we would click with. It was super easy to bounce ideas with Ed and the whole process felt super natural. We ended up hiring 3 people who are now not only our top engineers but also fantastic cultural matches!

Kristofer Turmen
Co-Founder @ Montonio

Ed's goes above and beyond do deliver candidates that perform - he's helped us fill a number of positions with no issues and he's always our first call when we need to add top top talent to the team

Co-Founder @BUMP

Over the years I've become a real skeptical of external recruiters for Lingokids. In my experience it quite never worked or I got flooded with too many candidates that didn't quite fit the requirements. I was highly encourage by a trusted friend to try working with Ed and.. I'm so glad I did! Ed has completely changed my perspective of what a headhunter is able to do. Not only was the process super fast, he delivered very few, very high quality candidates and supported me during the process of hiring a VP-level in Lingokids. I can say nothing but good words about Ed, he's made of me a believer! :)

Cristobal Viedma
Founder @ Lingokids

We were recommended to work with Flash / Ed by Index Ventures to help hire a Senior Product Director for a new product that David Okuniev wanted to handover. Ed very quickly understood the need and was fully immersed in the search from day one. He provided numerous incredible profiles and successfully completed the search very quickly. Due to his success and commitment, we ended up also hiring a Group Product Manager and Senior Product Manager from him as well. I could not speak highly enough of Ed and whenever we need support he is my go to headhunter.

Will Gee
Principal Recruiter @ Typeform

I worked with Ed to make an early critical hire at Penfold. He very quickly gave me confidence that he understood our unique requirements and the state of the market for the role we wanted to fill. He provided a  number of very relevant candidates, and helped us refine our hiring process (from an organisational and decision making perspective) and ensured our time was used efficiently to find the right person. He was an invaluable advisor through the whole process, including the offer stage & got high marks from the person we ended up hiring. I'd thoroughly recommend Ed.

Pete Hykin
Co-Founder @ Penfold

We worked with many recruiters and agencies at YPlan, but Ed stood out among all. He has achieved excellent results and always provided great service while keeping excellent communication. Ed understood very well what we were looking for and therefore was able to deliver only the best candidates of whom we successfully hired quite a few. He was the only recruiter who managed to capture our startup culture and knew exactly what we needed. I would absolutely recommend Ed to anyone, with no hesitation.

Ausrine Kersanskaite
COO @ Operations Nation, ex Yplan, City Pantry, DICE

Ed has been vital to our search for a VP of Engineering. Ed is diligent when it comes to understanding the culture, technical, and business needs of our hire. His advice derives from his deep experience in the tech industry as a result is a trusted partner for growing our engineering team. The candidates that he's been able to connect us with are always top notch, and I couldn't recommend him enough when building your start-up from the ground up.

Joanna Palermo
COO @ Fat Llama / ex Palantir

I've had the pleasure of working with Ed a number of times over the years. On top of being able to find quality candidates he’s genuinely a nice guy who is really easy to work with and I’ve always appreciate his honesty. He’s one of the few recruiters I reach out to first when I need a helping hand filling software engineering positions.

Kerry Jones
CTO @ Blend Media

Ed was instrumental in helping Travelex through a period of digital transformation, he contributed to the overall hiring strategy, how we should be positioning ourselves in the market and leading the charge to source the best people for our Engineering team. He was extremely diligent and knew exactly the type of culture we were trying to build, one of the key pillars of success for us. I would highly recommend Ed to any company who is looking to hire great Engineers and scale their company and or product quickly.

Nasir Ghlam
VP Engineering @ Toyota / ex Travelex + LoveFilm

Ed has been a successful partner to us and where others have found it difficult Ed has managed to understand the type of people we are looking for and then deliver. He has a very good knowledge of the London tech scene, which has been useful when building our technology team. I would be happy to recommend him to any start-up/technology company looking to hire world class engineers

Kieran O’Neil
CEO + Co-Founder @ Thread | 30 under 30

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