we are a group of contractors and we have been working as senior developers for more than 15 years. We have worked in retailer, insurances and media agencies and we got a very strong back ground in all the MS technologies.
Usually in UK the companies that need developers for implementing their product/software ask IT recruiters to provide them developers with a specific skills-set that fits with their needs.
We were thinking to build up a software limited company, make some contacts, and try to sell our services (software development). Basically we would like to go to the clients to implement their software(working there as contractor provided by our company) introducing us as a software house that can take their projects and implement it
The problem is of course that usually the clients(companies)trust the recruiters and at the really begin no one will know our company as alternative for implementing their software.
The question is how can we start to introduce ourselves as software development company to the clients ? What are the main steps for starting this business? we would like to highlight also that the recruiter usually provides very bad quality software developers as the they do not care about the developer and all they care is their commission.