Ben Palmer 

Team Leader

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A content creator and Sector Lead focusing on a select group of handpicked market leading clients. Trusted by these clients to produce packages of work that have enabled my clients to recruit on large volume as well as key hires. Providing a market leading service within the EMEA region. As one of the original members of DataX I’m now a key part of an exceptional team that sources talent and provides the highest level of customer service, across the globe.

For companies I…

  • Identify and source exceptional data centre talent for organisations across EMEA.
  • Work with organisations to increase and utilise market brand.
  • Develop recruitment plans to ensure you have access to the best talent when you need it.
  • Build and maintain a network of exceptional talent.
  • Utilise my background in customer service to create tailored plans for my trusted business partners

For individuals I…

  • Identify market leading opportunities for organisations and projects in the UK and around the world.
  • Educate and guide you how to source the best opportunities in the sector.
  • Provide content to increase your knowledge and awareness of the data centre sector.
  • Share knowledge to allow you to expand your own network and business opportunities.
  • Introduce you to leading contacts within the DC sector.


  • A focus on technical engineering recruitment within Data Centres for 5 years +
  • Experience recruiting across every weird and wonderful Data Centre Department
  • Part of team with over 30 years experience within Data Centre recruitment
  • The ability to source exceptional passive talent through the maintaining of a leading network of professionals specifically within the data centre sector
  • A leader of a successful team of specialist recruiters within the Data Centre field


I’m a proud dad of a two year old boy called Samuel. With his boundless energy I spend most of my spare time trying to keep up with him. I was fortunate enough to be able to work from home since he was born and spend that time with him that I would never have otherwise gotten and you can’t get back. I currently split my time between home and the office and love what I do. I love working for DataX and have been here since the beginning. I’m a massive Southampton FC and Green Bay Packers fan (both equally as painful to support). I also enjoy a spot of golf when I get the chance!

My current roles

“I’ve been working with this agency for a number of years now and the reason I keep returning to this agency is due to the quality of service they provide. DataX is not simply about putting CVs in front of you. They take time to understand the business and they know the type of candidates that we are looking for. For me a recruitment agency is all about the person I’m working with. This is why I value the fact that I’ve had the same contact from day one and I can honestly say that Ben Palmer has been an absolute pleasure to work with. The thing I like about Ben is that he listens but is not afraid to push back if he thinks a candidate is worth an interview. With him it’s not about the margins, it’s about the relationship. Ben has a great understanding of the data centre industry and we have successfully filled a number of technical vacancies, such as Facilities Managers, Data Centre Managers and Construction Project Manager. Ben is not simply a recruiter, he is also my sounding board if I need some insight or trends within the sector. Over the years DataX has become my go to agency for the majority of our technical roles and that is all down to Ben and his ability to build great relationships.” - Senior HR Manager EMEA for Global Data Centre Client Side Operator


“Love working with Ben and have done for a number of years over different contracts, always manages to find good candidates, who fit our brief, the market has been tricky this time, but he's still managed to find us a great candidate. I've said to Ben before I like working with him as he's not overly pushy, I feel like he would rather the quality of the candidates do the talking and there's nothing worse than being hassled by agencies.” - Account Manager for Major Data Centre Service Provider