About us

Evolve has grown out of the need for organisations to better understand their people. They wanted to unlock employee potential, and garner the most productive and engaged workforce they could hope for.

The solution was simple: they needed information about those crucial characters who kept the company afloat. Who they are, how they feel, what they know and how they work.

Our story:

Founders Richard Anderson and Matthew Thompson created Evolve in order to offer organisations a platform to host and deploy bespoke assessments that are tailored by, or specifically for, their clients. Our proprietary, personalised software allows clients to extract and analyse the specific information they require to bolster productivity, staff retention, applicant suitability, diversity and engagement.

We’re an organically grown, young business and we’re passionate about people. We strive to convey this to our clients in every project that we undertake, and the powerful insights that they obtain through the application of our intuitive software reaffirm our principal belief: an organisation is nothing without its people

We know what we do

We’ve always known who we are and what we do. We’re software guys, providing an assessment platform. We’re not trying to do everything – we’re certainly not a test publisher, we’re not psychologists or psychometricians, and there’s no mixed messages

You know what you do

Because we know what we do, we also know what you know – you are the experts in your assessments, tests and questionnaires and we recognise this – and it’s our job to give you the best possible platform to deliver your content with the care and pride that it deserves and as you’d expect from software.

Assessment expertise and attention to detail

We’ve worked on hundreds of assessment projects and we know full well that no two are the same. That’s why we fully immerse ourselves in every assessment project we get involved with. We take our time to fully scope, understand and work to strict project plans with constant reviews and feedback – ensuring that every project is on time, specification and budget.

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End results to be proud of

We fully believe that the technology that is used to deliver your assessment should never compromise the quality of the assessment itself. We have worked incredibly hard to ensure that our user interface and experience is dynamic, modern and customisable to every client project. The platform should always mold to the requirements of the assessment – never the other way round!

Ongoing partnership care and managed service

Every client receives a fully-managed service. This means that as well and hosting and maintaining all client solutions, each will receive upgrades, updates and content amends throughout. Each client receives a dedicated account manager (and their mobile phone number!) who will be responsible for the relationship. We work in partnership with all of our clients – your success is our success. Each client receives tailored support – for some that means sending weekly stats – for others, its joining them on sales pitches to talk about our software… and we’re delighted to help!

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Meet the Team


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Richard Anderson
Co-Founder and Commercial Director
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Richard Anderson

Co-Founder and Commercial Director
Co-Founder and Commercial Director

I started Evolve Assess with Mathew in 2017 – with the spec for an MVP and a burning desire to build a software business in the HR Tech space. 

My main role at Evolve Assess is ensuring that the company keeps growing and that we are attracting and retaining our fantastic clients. I have a real love for all things sales and marketing, but I must confess, I love to get involved in the scoping and delivery of software projects.

I also have the genuine pleasure of leading our incredibly talented team here. I’m hugely proud of the team we’ve built – the work ethic that they all show and their dedication to our clients is unparalleled.

I’m really excited to see what the future brings – watch this space!

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Mathew Thompson
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
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Mathew Thompson

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

I started Evolve Assess alongside Richard in 2017 – with a passion for building cutting-edge assessment technology.

My role, as well as a director, is to architect and help the team build all of our technology projects, with a keen eye on always introducing the latest tech into our offerings.

I’m grateful to work with our fantastic team here at Evolve and I couldn’t be prouder of the team and product we’ve built so far – really excited to share the amazing things we’re currently working on soon!

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Ben Williams
Head of Assessment
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Ben Williams

Head of Assessment
Head of Assessment

Having worked previously with Richard and Mat for many years to deliver custom psychological assessments in partnership with my firm of business psychologists Sten10; I was delighted to have the opportunity to join Evolve Assess as a Director in 2020. So many of Evolve’s values are those that are important to me: openness, integrity and quality of service being of particular importance. 

My personal drive is to try and understand the way humans behave at work, and why. The assessments we design as a result provide a rich source of evidence for recruitment, promotion and development decisions. The Evolve platform enables me to design assessments that deliver this insight to clients, in an engaging and intuitive manner.

I am typically brimming over with ideas about new, improved ways to enhance the assessment experience and I am excited to have the chance to do this with Evolve and see these ideas brought to life!

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Ashleigh Collie
Project and Operations Manager
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Ashleigh Collie

Project and Operations Manager
Project and Operations Manager

I joined Evolve Assess in March 2019 as the second full-time member of staff in the team. Since then, I’ve seen the business go from strength to strength, expanding both the internal team and client base.

My passion is helping clients bring their assessment concepts and solutions to life. My current role allows me to do this by getting involved in the early stages of a client project to fully understand what success looks like for each client. I enjoy working in partnership with clients throughout their implementation journey to launch a solution that is tailored to their needs and requirements.

I’m very proud to be part of the team here at Evolve Assess. Having been involved in the journey so far, I’m looking forward to seeing what we achieve next!

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Mia Bennett
Senior Software Developer
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Mia Bennett

Senior Software Developer
Senior Software Developer

I joined Evolve Assess in July 2021 as a full-time Software Developer.

As a self-taught software developer, my passion is to learn and grow my skillset further so that I can help build better solutions.

My role sees me being directly involved in the development of all client projects and assisting the team in helping clients build the product they’re looking for.

I feel honoured to be part of a team that is so welcoming. I hope to use my growing skill set to further improve the application and continue to keep up with cutting edge technology, providing clients with the best user experience on the market!

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Will Marriott
Sales Development Representative
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Will Marriott

Sales Development Representative
Sales Development Representative

I’m a recent addition to the team, only being involved since September 2021. 

One of the things I’ve enjoyed the most about my position so far is thinking of new and creative ways to reach out to people. I really enjoy talking to people, and the flexibility I’ve been allowed at Evolve Assess means that I can do this in my own way. It’s rewarding to think that by connecting with people either online, on the phone or even in person, I might be able to save them a lot of stress and hassle, and perhaps make their life a little easier!

I’m really looking forward to seeing how things progress with Evolve Assess and in what ways I can get involved!

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Morgan Place
Marketing Assistant/Business Admin Apprentice
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Morgan Place

Marketing Assistant/Business Admin Apprentice
Marketing Assistant/Business Admin Apprentice

I joined Evolve in March 2021 as a Business Admin Apprentice having previously worked in the Equine Industry for several years. It’s been great to step into a new world and join an ever-growing business like Evolve, and to join such a friendly and driven team.

I assist in the day-to-day admin work for client projects, making content uploads and amendments for client solutions, creating demos, and assisting with regular platform testing. Since starting, I’ve discovered a new passion for marketing. I help with updates to our website and predominantly run our LinkedIn page. It’s been so interesting to learn how to analyse metrics and create campaigns to continually engage our clients as well as a wider audience.

I’m grateful to be in such a positive, fun, and supportive team. I’ve already learned so much here, and I’m excited to continue to grow with the business. 

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