UK recruitment firm launches first U.S. office in Tampa

July 30, 2020

Cloud technology staffing specialists, iO Associates announce new office in Tampa

Tampa, Fla. (July 30, 2020) – iO Associates, an information technology and digital staffing firm based in the United Kingdom, announced this week the launch of its first U.S. office in Tampa, Florida. iO Associates plans to create 40 new jobs in the Tampa office, specializing in cloud technology staffing.

Strong investment and demand for financial services, insurance, medical and defense sector staffing has driven this latest expansion into Florida’s Gulf Coast for iO Associates, which has a proven track record in recruiting for these industries.

“We are thrilled to be expanding into the U.S. cloud technology space and to be introducing something new to the Tampa staffing market,” said Mark Lloyd, Managing Director of iO Associates, who will lead the Tampa office launch. “Our success in the UK has cemented our position within the marketplace and we look forward to welcoming our new U.S. client base.”

iO Associates, part of Precision Resource Group, is headquartered in the South West of England, Bristol, with an additional office in London. iO has been supporting clients in the UK for five years, during which time it has experienced unprecedented growth and success. Services introduced in Tampa will include recruiting the highest caliber of permanent and contract talent across AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

“iO Associates recognizes that Tampa Bay has become a magnet for the some of the best talent in the country, along with an expanding start-up scene and a strong presence of companies in high-growth industries,” said Marie Chinnici-Everitt, Chair of the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council and Managing Director of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). “With the addition of iO Associates, we will have another significant partner to help our employers find the dynamic talent they need to thrive.”

As part of their launch, iO Associates have announced their partnership with Jeff Fudge, owner of meet-up groups Tampa Bay Azure and Tampa Bay AWS. iO Associates has become well known in the marketplace for its expertise in narrow technical disciplines but also for its technical meet-ups. These have flourished under quarantine with online meet-ups continuing to receive more than 300 attendees in the UK.

Fudge said of the sponsorship, “As a community, we’re looking forward to having iO Associates on board to contribute to our fast growing network of over 3,000 specialist Azure and AWS professionals and having our community benefit from the expertise they will bring to the table.”

About iO Associates

iO Associates are experts in recruitment for the technology & digital sectors. Specializing across contract, interim, search and permanent appointments, iO offer comprehensive solutions to clients in the UK and USA. iO is headquartered in the South West of England, Bristol, with further offices in London and Tampa. The firm is part of Precision Resource Group (PRG) which also include brands Panoramic Associates and Panoramic Care. Website:

About the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council

The Tampa Bay Economic Development Council is the lead designated economic development agency for Hillsborough County and the cities of Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace. Established in 2009 as a partnership between the public sector and private corporate investors, the EDC works to develop and sustain a thriving local economy through the attraction, retention and expansion of high-wage jobs and capital investment within targeted industry sectors, including Corporate Headquarters, Financial and Professional Services, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Defense and Security, Distribution and Logistics, and Manufacturing. The EDC exists because of the generous support of more than 100 corporations, Hillsborough County, and the cities of Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace. For more information, visit