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 a successful recruitment career, moving through the ranks into senior management roles. He specialises in Consulting Engineering and has built up a large Read More
Danny Craigie
Operations Manager
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
Maria Peavoy
Senior Recruitment Consultant (Housing Division)
Maria joined Vertical Recruitment in May 2019 to establish and grow our Housing Division. Maria has over eight years’ experience in the construction and house building industry and specialises in Read More
Dave Skimming
Recruitment Consultant (Architecture)
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
Head of Administration and Finance
Zoe takes the role of Head of Administration and Finance here at Vertical and manages everything that isn’t recruitment themed such as Invoices, admin, HR, GDPR, Payroll, first aid etc. 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
Senior 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
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
Recruitment Consultant (M&E Midlands)
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
Imani Gardner
Recruitment Consultant Consultancy Engineering
Imani supports our Consulting Engineering division, working with candidates to meet the demand for highly skilled Civil Engineers within Highways, Bridges, Infrastructure and Transport.  Prior to Vertical, Imani worked in Read More
Jack Roberts
Delivery Consultant (Construction Management)
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