A Little Bit About Us

Welcome to Sonovate! We’re really pleased you want to find out more about us. We’ve got a pretty unique culture and we’re proud to show it off!

Here you’ll find a short rundown of our story, where we come from, where we’re headed and how you could fit into the Sonovate journey.

So let’s get started…

"It’s really refreshing to be in a place that promotes opportunity and success. There’s a real sense that the company has ambitions for everyone to become an expert in their field. "

Katie Babich
Business Developer - Sonovate

The Sonovate Story

The story begins in 2012. Two recruiters, Richard Prime and Damon Chapple, after years in the industry, spotted a problem. One that had been affecting the contract recruitment market for a long time. So they decided to solve it.

The problem? Recruitment agencies have to pay their contractors before they are paid by their clients. This creates two problems. One - reduced cash flow. Two - less time on the phone selling!

The result? Strangling agency growth from the very start.

This was the start of Sonovate. Designed specifically to ease the financial difficulties and the stress of paperwork for contract recruiters, Sonovate weaves groundbreaking technology with unrivalled finance.

Richard and Damon, our co-founders and CEOs, have led the company to become the industry's fastest growing fintech solution and the the name to beat in contract finance.

Now with secured funding and an amazing team that’s growing each month, Sonovate is moving at an exciting pace. We’ve got ambitions and those ambitions are big.

Welcome to the start of your part in the Sonovate story…

How We’ve Grown

We’re proud of how much we’ve grown in just four years. Sonovate started as just four people and we’ve now grown to a team of over 100 spread across two offices in London and Cardiff.

Take a look at some of our most important milestones and achievements so far.

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Our People

From January 2014 to present we’ve grown from 15 people to an incredible 109 and counting…

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Our Departments

2016 saw some exciting new additions to the business including Product Marketing, Customer Experience, Risk & Control and Talent & Development.

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Our Clients

In 2016 we saw a 168.65% growth in our invoice value. We’ve got lofty ambitions and we’re on track to achieve them!

Who’s Who?

Part of what makes Sonovate so special as a business is the recruitment industry insight that it’s been built on.

That’s why we’ve made sure to assemble a C-Suite and Senior Management Team who really reflect what we’re about and who each bring genuine industry awareness to how the business works.

Let’s meet them…

Richard Prime


Richard spent nearly 20 years both on the front line of recruitment and at board level. He’s worked in the industry around the world, taking care of some of the market’s most recognisable brands.

His first hand recruitment experience and passion for the industry led him to the idea for Sonovate. He’s guided the business to become the only solution on the market that gives the attention to contract recruitment that it truly deserves.

Damon Chapple


Just like Richard, Damon has nearly two decades’ experience in recruitment. He experienced the frustration of so many recruiters first hand and saw the opportunity to really challenge what had gone before.

Damon is no stranger to building a business, having headed up the growth of multiple, international businesses. His vision is what drives Sonovate into the market transforming solution it is today.


Benefits - Taking Care of You

We know that for you to be at your very best you need a benefits package to suit. We want to help you thrive in every part of your life, whether that’s in work or out.

So we’ve put together an amazing benefits package that includes everything needed to take care of you and yours.

Let’s take a quick look at the little added extras you can take advantage of!

A Helping Hand

Sometimes we all need a little bit of extra support. Our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a completely confidential service that you and your family can tap into, to help out with any health or wellbeing hiccups that may be affecting your day to day life.


If you’re burning the midnight oil and putting in some extra hours grab a takeaway via our company Deliveroo account, it’s on us!

Spread The Word

We want to fill the business with the best talent around! And who knows our culture and value better than you? If you refer someone to Sonovate who is successful and passes their three month probation period, you get a £500 bonus!

The Most Important Meal

Y’know what they say about breakfast? Well, we agree! Every day you’ll find fruit, muesli, bread, pastries, avocados and eggs in the kitchen - everything you need to set you up for the day and keep you in good shape!

20/20 Vision

If you wear glasses, or need a little check up, we provide eyecare vouchers via Specsavers Corporate eyecare. So you can get a free eye test and money off any glasses prescription you may need.

Taking Time Out

You need some time to yourself, which is why you get 28 days annual leave with Sonovate, not including bank holidays, naturally! We currently close for the three days between Christmas and New Year so your holidays are adjusted to show this.

Keeping Fit

Whether you’re as fit as a fiddle, or you’re embarking on a new healthy lifestyle, we’ll pay for 50% of your gym membership directly. It’s an opt in benefit, so you just let us know, pay the other 50% as usual, hop on the treadmill and away you go!

Be Well

It’s important to us that you’re at your best at all times so we offer the option to take out Private Medical Insurance with AXA. We pay for the cover (you pay the tax on the value and a £100 excess) and AXA will cover up to £1,000 worth of consultations and tests.

Paternity Leave

Sonovate paternity leave entitilement is dependant on length of service. We offer up to two weeks paid paternity leave.

Giving Back

Outside of your holidays, you have the option to take two full days a year to support the cause of your choice! Whether you’re scaling mountains for charity or volunteering in a shelter, we want to support you in making a difference.

Work Life Balance

If you’ve got little ones you’re entitled to sacrifice a portion of your salary in return for childcare vouchers to help you out. You also save tax and NI on this amount so it’s also a little extra cash in your pocket at the end of the day!

Pedal to The Metal

Ride to work in style on a brand new bike with our cycle to work scheme. We’ve partnered with Evans Cycles, so you can pick a new bike and pay for it with monthly salary deductions over 12 months.

Just The Ticket

If you’re more of a bus, tube or train person, then Sonovate can still help you out. We offer an annual season ticket loan for your mode of transport of choice. Interest free! Once you’ve completed your three month probation period you can apply for the loan, then you’re off!

Beer Fridge

We all like to enjoy an ice cold beer at the end of the week. Whether you’ve had a great week or a killer day, grab something cold to relax with on a Friday!


Can you see yourself as part of our team? Whether in Cardiff or London we’re always looking for ambitious and talented people.

Don’t stay quiet, take a look at some of our current vacancies and get in touch!

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Where We Are

Sonovate has offices in two different locations, London and Cardiff. But the most important thing to remember is that we’re one team.

Richard heads up our London office, which takes care of Sales and Business Development, Marketing and HR and Talent.

Damon is based in Cardiff where you’ll find our Product and Tech teams, Client Services, Finance and HR.

If you want to get in touch with either office, just click on the link below to find all of our contact information! We can’t wait to hear from you.

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