The focus isn’t just about LightBurst, it’s also about you.

About Us

LightBurst is a next generation IT Recruitment business, operating directly in core Technology Practices across the UK and Europe.

Founded in early 2017, LightBurst was created with a clear and defined mind-set - "Building exceptional Technical & Technology Sales teams, whilst changing the way both Customers and Candidates perceive the UK’s IT Recruitment Industry".

LightBurst are consultative, we bring passion and expertise to the ever-changing world of technology resourcing, LightBurst are all about achieving results and minimising risks – that’s why we listen, understand and advise you every step of the way...




About You

LightBurst are changing the industries perception by implementing a ‘recipe for success’, ensuring consultative advice is directed at the needs of our partnerships.

For Customers, it means that your requirements truly define any of LightBurst’s services and prior to LightBurst engaging in any service, it’s key that we fully understand your business needs by listening to exactly what it is you would like to achieve! If you would like to simplify the way recruitment is conducted then please visit our SERVICES page, whereby we can offer you a bespoke solution created with a twist for your business!

For individuals seeking their next challenge (whether active or passive), it means that your requirements are truly defined prior to any customer introduction. We listen, we understand, we act on what 'right' looks like for you and partner with you to ensure you have the best journey possible through the 'Recruitment Experience'.

Meet the Directors

Matt Sellwood

Prior to founding LightBurst, in 2011 Matt Sellwood helped grow a start-up technology recruitment company. During his tenure, he established himself within senior management and a consulting capacity. He was responsible for contributing to millions in company revenue and grew their market reach globally.

Seeking a new challenge in 2017 Matt launched LightBurst, a next generation technology recruitment business – with the single intention of changing the industries perception of the UK recruitment industry by delivering exceptional first class services to its customers with a twist – Just ask!

Outside of business, Matt spends his time cooking up disasters, making divots on golf courses and following UK’s boxing elite around the country!

James Edgson

Director & Co-founder of LightBurst, James Edgson, has nine years’ experience of leading both large scale recruitment campaigns on behalf of FTSE 250 organisations and assisting innovative Technology start-ups during early stages of Growth, across the UK and Europe.

James' expertise lie across the Data and Digital space, where he has proven experience of leading teams in the identification of talent, building capability and expertise for his clients.

James has built a reputation through exceptional delivery, understanding his customers, their environment and their needs.

In his spare time, James enjoys spending time with his young family, is an avid Arsenal supporter and, when time allows can be found on the Golf Course!