Meet the team

James Adamson
Director
James’ displayed an early interest in business, setting up his first company at 17. After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in Business & Marketing, James took his first Read More
James Smith
Director
Prior to establishing Vertical Recruitment, James enjoyed 10 years as a successful Recruitment Consultant. In that time, he progressed from a junior position to managing a team of eight, with Read More
Danny Craigie
Managing Consultant, Construction Team
Danny joined Vertical Recruitment to manage the Construction side of the business due to his twenty years’ experience in the industry. Prior to his arrival, Vertical was pre-construction focused so Read More
Brin Gleeson
Senior Consultant, Property and Fire Engineering
Brin is a Senior Consultant here at Vertical Recruitment, who has been with us for over three years. Brin takes charge of the Surveying and Architecture positions within the business Read More
Mike Tobin
Senior Consultant, Civil, Infrastructure Engineering Consultancy
Mike is a Recruitment consultant here at Vertical and has five years’ experience at a major competitor in the North West. Mike operates in the Civil Infrastructure, Water section of Read More
James Lynam
Senior Construction Recruitment Consultant
James came to Vertical from a competitor towards the end of 2018. He joins Vertical as a Senior Construction Consultant specialising in White Collar, Operational and Commercial roles. He recruits Read More
Dave Skimming
Senior Recruitment Consultant (Housing Division)
Dave joined Vertical Recruitment in January of this year as a Senior Recruitment Consultant to set up our Housing Division. Dave recruits at all levels from recently qualified to Board Read More
Zoe Bloor
Office Manager
Zoe takes the role of Office Manager here at Vertical and manages everything that isn’t recruitment themed such as Invoices, admin, HR, GDPR, Payroll, first aid etc. Zoe is essential Read More
Kevin Bratherton
Recruitment Consultant, White collar Build/Fitout Construction
Kevin joined the team to assist with recruiting perm white-collar construction candidates into some of the North West’s major projects. Kevin’s day to day work consists of dealing with Site Read More
James Cooper
Building Services Recruitment Consultant
James joined Vertical in January of this year as a Consultant within our Building Services Team. He specialises in both contract and permanent placement of staff for both M&E Contractors Read More
Doug Smith
Recruitment Consultant, Civil Engineering and Transport Consultancy
Doug joined Vertical in January 2018 to work as a 360 recruiter in the Civils, Infrastructure and Transport team. He recruits directly into companies which are spearheading the ‘Northern Power Read More
Andy Clarkson
Recruitment Consultant, Utilities and Power Networks
Andy takes charge of the Utilities and Power Network side of the business at Vertical. Assisting Gas, Water and Electric Authorised Contractors across the UK with their key hires. Andy Read More
Ryan Brewer
Recruitment Consultant, Housing and Civils
Ryan has worked in Construction (Housing and civils) for four years at recruitment consultancies across the North West. Ryan joined Danny’s team here at Vertical to develop a successful desk Read More
Renata Francisco
Delivery Consultant – Building Services and Structural Engineering Consultancy
Renata works as a Delivery consultant here at Vertical and works very closely with our Director James Smith by helping him source candidates in the busy building services sector. Renata Read More
Seb Surridge
Delivery Consultant, Quantity Surveying and Project Management
Seb joined Vertical from another North West based consultancy and showed excellence from the start, winning an employee of the month award within the first three months. Seb works closely Read More
Kirk Davison
Delivery Consultant, Construction Team
Kirk joined Vertical with his primary goal being to work closely with Danny and source candidates for his clients in the building services field. Kirk’s day to day working consists Read More