Our history

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:

2006

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.

2013

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

2014

Celebrated our 30th anniversary.

2015

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

2016

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

2017

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 Matchtech.