Meet the Management Team

Mark Bracknall, Director

Mark, a post Graduate within Careers Guidance, is a ten year veteran within the recruitment industry having worked with some of the region’s most reputable recruiters across the core sectors of Engineering and Manufacturing.

Prior to co-founding Theo James, Mark built an enviable reputation in the region as a Managing Consultant of a leading provider of specialist recruitment solutions. For the past five years Mark, has specialised within niche areas of Manufacturing and Engineering, with a special emphasis on Maintenance.

Likes: Sheffield Wednesday, health and fitness and spending time with the family.

Dislikes: Sheffield United, lack of manners and coffee.

Gary Bainbridge, Director

Gary has twenty five years manufacturing and engineering experience, including sixteen years as an Operations / Production Manager in fast moving, technically demanding multi-national environments.

Leveraging real world experience in resourcing similar organisations employer side, he subsequently moved into recruitment consultancy and has a proven track record of creating accomplished, technically competent and successful recruitment teams.

Likes: Newcastle United, horse racing and spending time with the grandchildren

Dislikes: Poor time keeping, TV soaps and baked beans

Vicki Richardson, Manager

Vicki is a highly experienced recruitment professional with fifteen years industry experience gained within reputable North East recruitment consultancies. She is known within the industry for being one of the leading recruiters in the region with a reputation for her dedicated, conscientious and highly professional approach to recruitment.

In recent years Vicki has led teams in Manufacturing and Engineering recruitment with an emphasis on Commercial and Supply Chain.

Likes: Running, reality TV and spending time with the family

Dislikes: Dishonesty, fishing programmes (Robson Green) and pigeons

Carl Jones, Chairman

Carl is a serial entrepreneur and internationally experienced business executive holding a BA(Hons) and MBA from Durham University Business School. Starting life as a sales professional, his career has spanned public and private sectors worldwide in a variety of senior roles, revolving mainly around the use of technology to solve business challenges. Carl is currently Founder & CEO of Technically Compatible and Co-Founder of Theo James Recruitment, alongside partners Mark and Gary, where he acts as Non-Executive Chairman.

Likes: Reading, watches, cars

Dislikes: Negativity, racism, waiting