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
Danny has over 18 years’ experience in recruitment and is a Fellow of the Institution of Recruitment Professionals. His career began as a labour controller and manager on major construction Read More
Steve Slade
Senior Recruitment Consultant
After completing his degree in Civil Engineering, Steve moved into technical recruitment, focusing on civil and structural engineering. Based in the North West, he worked for some of the industry’s Read More
Adam Wheatland
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Adam’s career in the Oil and Gas industry began as a Site Supervisor and Engineer in the Middle East where he worked on land reclamation, soil testing and site investigation Read More
Phil Wake
Recruitment Consultant
Phil graduated from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN), in 2014, with a degree in sports management. He began working in golf sales, which was a natural move after playing Read More
Chris Stirling
Search Consultant
Chris joined Vertical recruitment in 2014 having been attracted to the company by its recent growth and industry reputation. As a Search Consultant, Chris focuses on growing and managing a Read More
Brin Gleeson
Recruitment Consultant
Originally from Oxford, Brin moved to Manchester to study at MMU and continues to live in the North. Following University he set up an online social network business, which gave Read More
Will Pedigrew
Recruitment Consultant
Will began his recruitment career as a Graduate Consultant, focusing on the Power and Process Industry. He spent 18 months developing his knowledge of the industry and predominately sourcing candidates Read More
Amy Atherton
Office Administrator
Amy joined the business in 2015, as an office administrator, and soon became the glue that holds the business together. Amy is now responsible for Vertical’s accounts, payroll and new Read More