About Us

We’re extremely passionate about building relationships with both clients and candidates, offering a professional, honest and ethical service that delivers consistent results.

Welcome to Gillespie Recruitment Ltd, an independent recruitment agency situated in the North East of England.

Our aim is to build long term relationships with both clients and candidates, offering a professional, honest and ethical service that delivers consistent results. Communication is paramount at every step through the recruitment process and we will work closely with our clients throughout their journey with us.


We are passionate about ensuring clients and candidates alike are consulted throughout the recruitment process – communication is paramount.


With many years of recruitment experience under our belts you can be assured that our approach is professional and ethical at all times.

People Focused

People are at the heart of what we do and we are proud of the connections we make between our clients and candidates. We connect the right people to the right opportunity and during the process, change people’s lives.

Meet Laura, Our Founder & Managing Director

Laura Gillespie, an experienced people manager who is passionate about working with businesses to support their recruitment needs by supplying the best people to add value to their organisation.

With a career spanning 30+ years in recruitment, media sales, marketing and fundraising both locally and nationally, Laura has a wealth of knowledge and experience in matching the right people to the right roles and delights in changing people’s lives.

Laura is a true “people person” who genuinely cares about delivering a service second to none and is confident that her hard work on your behalf will exceed your expectations.

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Del Rowbotham , Operations Director

Brand new to the world of recruitment, Del is looking forward to the challenges ahead! As an IT Network Engineer, with over 30 years of experience in IT networking and installation, he has the experience and knowledge of both hardware and software to understand the needs of the digital world.

Offering our IT clients a person in the know who can  fully understand the needs of their business, the skill level of the candidates and all the acronyms that go along with it.

He sees himself as a musician, playing various instruments (His wife has thoughts about his skill level and so do the local cats!). And when he is being quieter, can craft a canny looking leather handbag!

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Adele Robinson, Recruitment Resourcer

Helping our candidates to find their dream job and introducing our clients to the best candidates on the market.

Adele has resourced candidates within the recruitment industry for over a decade, working with global corporations and local start-up companies alike.  Having recently joined CIPD at Associate level, she is passionate about people-development and ensuring our candidates find the perfect role to fit their career aspirations.

As an SEN mam, she is a champion for equality and diversity in all aspects of daily life.  When not out at the play park or watching endless re-runs of Thomas the Tank, she can usually be found in her greenhouse or enjoying time with her local craft group.

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Melissa Brown, Recruitment Co-ordinator

Keeping things moving. Responsible for all things admin, keeping our social media updated and searching for your ideal candidate.

With over 20 years of experience looking after a range of corporate customers she can see the needs of others before they know themselves.

As a mam of 3 she is well versed in all the Avengers and Star Wars movies and can even dabble with Minecraft, although she prefers reading in the garden.

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If you’re looking for quality recruitment and would like to discuss how we can support your recruitment please get in touch.

Don’t just take our word for it!

Here is what some of our clients say about us...

"My experience with Laura has been nothing short of excellent. Laura was extremely friendly and highly involved through the whole process. I would certainly recommend Gillespie Recruitment!"

Nicola Fisher - Managing Director

“Gillespie Recruitment helped me secure a job I love. The whole process was delivered in a professional but personable manner. Laura was very knowledgeable and offered me the best advice for my situation. I would highly recommend them and wouldn’t hesitate to contact them again.”

S. Jameison - Candidate

“Delighted when I heard that Laura has set up Gillespie Recruitment as I had been searching for a while to expand the team. Hey presto! Spoke to Laura Monday and introduced to three good candidates then sealed the deal Thursday. EXCELLENT SERVICE.”

DB - Client

"I can't recommend Gillespie Recruitment enough. Between my initial conversation with Laura and getting the job offer was less than 24 hours. Starting 1 week later."

DM Candidate

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