Since our formation in 2006 Advanced Technical Recruitment Ltd has been a constantly evolving company. 

Initially focussing on the Photonics, Optics and Laser industries, we have grown and diversified to cover a varied range of technical industries.

As we stand today we are actively recruiting in industries including – Photonics, Optics, Laser, Microscopy, Fibre Optics, Telecoms, UHV, L.E.D, Instrumentation, Electronics, I.T., Defence, Biosciences and many more.

We work with a wide range of clients from start-up to blue chip and pride ourselves on providing the best possible recruitment service.

Iona Mulligan

Iona joined Advanced Technical Recruitment in 2011, bringing with her an Executive MBA, and a long history in External Relations, International Collaboration, European Funding, Marketing and Academia. Iona has focused on introducing new sectors to the portfolio and recruiting for a range of roles.

In her spare time, Iona enjoys Running, Motorsport and keeping fit.

Iona can be contacted via or +44 (0) 1803 290333



Lee Mulligan

Lee started his career as an Electronics Apprentice with Nortel Networks and spent several years in Telecoms Manufacturing. Lee then moved into Applications Engineering, and latterly spent several years in Technical Sales within the Photonics Industry. Since forming Advanced Technical Recruitment in 2006, he has focused on recruiting for a range of industries and professions.

In his spare time, Lee enjoys Motorsport and Travelling.

Lee can be contacted via or +44 (0) 1803 290333



Alex Hobbs

Alex joined the team in early 2016, and brings with him a background in Robotics and Electronics.

Alex works with a range of clients and candidates, focusing on roles including Electronics Design, Firmware and Embedded Systems, along with Sales and Applications positions.
Having completed a BSc in Robotics with Embedded Systems, Alex is well placed to help and support both clients and candidates.

In his spare time, Alex enjoys video games, films and swimming.

Alex can be contacted via or +44 (0) 1803 290333



Rhys Coulson

Rhys joined the team in July 2017, bringing with him a background in Customer Service along with a BA (Hons) in Business Management and Sport.

Rhys works with a range of clients, across a wide variety of technical vacancies.
In his spare time Rhys enjoys fishing and football.

Rhys can be contacted via or +44 (0) 1803 290333



Tyler-Rose Woolley

Tyler is our newest member of the team joining us in September 2017.

Tyler brings with her a 1st Class BSc in Animal Biology and a strong back ground in Customer Service and Management.

Tyler will be responsible for working on positions from Technician to Director level.

In her spare time, Tyler enjoys caring for her tortoise, walks on the beach with her furry friend, and going to music events.

Tyler can be contacted via or +44 (0) 1803 290333



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Outside of the Office

Outside of office hours, Lee and Iona are both keen motorsport enthusiasts. They are in their 7th year of racing a Fisher Fury in the ASWMC sprint championships, and in June of 2013 they took the first step in to Stage Rallying with their home built and supported Citroen Saxo. Most weekends they can be found at a racetrack somewhere in the south west either racing, supporting or frantically trying to fix their home built and supported car.