The Crewing Company (TCC) has recruited former Escape Studios sales and marketing head Paul Wilkes to run a new department focused on the games industry.

The new unit will initially focus on securing permanent and freelance positions for artists, animators, designers, programmers and producers working in all areas of games including social and mobile games development.

Wilkes (pictured) will head up the London-based department, which will also target opportunities in the Midlands and the North via TCC’s Manchester office. 

TCC joint managing director Stuart Hatton said: “Games and interactive content, particularly the creative side of games development, has always been part of our plan as we see it as being a good complement to our current portfolio.

“We strongly believe that the ethos and approach to recruitment that works so well for us for us in TV and commercials will also work well in games.”

Wilkes spent eight years recruiting for the games industry at Datascope before developing a CG recruitment business at Escape Studios.