Our story

Founded in 1984 by George Materna, who remains a valued member of the board today, Gattaca began life under the name ‘Matchmaker Personnel’. After early success in the market, our focus shifted towards engineering recruitment, with ‘Matchtech Engineering Ltd’ being born, before the two brands were merged to develop the ‘Matchtech Group’ in 2002. Since then, the group has continued to grow.

Here are some key milestones from our journey:


Matchtech Group Plc became listed on AIM, a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange. We also launched the professional services and training recruitment specialists Barclay Meade and Alderwood.


Awarded the ‘most respected agency’ title by our competitors. The same year, we acquired Oracle recruitment specialist Provanis.


Celebrated the 30th anniversary of our ever-growing, ever-aspiring company.


Matchtech Group Plc acquired technology recruitment specialist Networkers International increasing our global capabilities, whilst retaining our localised approach.


Following the integration of Networkers into the business, we rebranded from Matchtech Group to Gattaca.


Acquired a 70% stake in Resourcing Solutions Ltd, an engineering recruiter with a specialist-focus on the rail market – a business which complements the services offered by our engineering recruitment specialist Matchtech.

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