Jonathan is a Partner and Head of our Manufacturing and Engineering Executive Search Practice. Specialising in board, director-level, and senior functional appointments, Jonathan has over 20 years’ experience in delivering executive recruitment campaigns for both listed Plc groups, as well niche privately-owned SME organisations. A key advocate of diverse leadership teams and long-term relationships with ambitious and market leading organisations, he is fortunate to work with some superb manufacturing brands. Jonathan is supported by his PA Claire Crawford.

Partnering with organisations across the UK, and Europe, Jonathan works with leading manufacturers across our key industries: Advanced Materials, Aerospace, Automotive, Building Products and Construction, Chemicals and Polymers, Heavy Industry, and Precision Engineering and Electronics.

A key advocate of diverse leadership teams, and long-term relationships with ambitious and market leading organisations, I am fortunate to have been able to work with some of the world’s leading manufacturing brands.

Outside of work, Jonathan is a father to three very active children, a supporter of rugby union (former player / now watches his son play from the side-lines), avid walker, and lover of the UK’s beautiful and dramatic countryside.


AB Graphic International is a niche, family-owned, capital equipment engineering business. With annual sales of c£100m, we are a global leader in print finishing machines, with manufacturing locations in the UK, Germany, and Spain; sales offices across Europe, as well as North and South America. We appointed Jonathan to lead the search to find my successor, as the future CEO of the business, based on his previous success in helping us appoint a new Operations Director. With our location in East Yorkshire an important factor in the process, and the requirement to find an experienced and successful leader of a capital equipment business, this was always going to be a challenging search. Jonathan and his team had to work hard on our project by going back to the market on several occasions. Whilst I am sure that may have been frustrating at times, their professionalism always won through, and we eventually found the candidate we wanted. I would recommend Jonathan, and Berwick Partners, for any similar strategic leadership roles. 

CEO, A B Graphic International

Jonathan and the team handled a high profile General Manager job for us. Jonathan took the time to understand the company in detail and gave us an excellent short list of candidates. We were fully kept up to date through the process and ended up with an excellent recruit. We would definitely work with Jonathan and his team again. 

Divisional Director, Porvair PLC

Jonathan and the team at Berwick Partners supported us on a challenging search for a Group Manufacturing Director. From their initial pitch and throughout the process they were attentive, thorough and transparent. Their access into sectors and candidates that ordinarily wouldn’t have been attracted to our position was brilliant and we had a really strong shortlist. All the candidates that we had at final stage we could have offered positions to, and all would have added value to our business and fitted our culture. To be able to have choice at the end of a process like this and have alternative options for alternative potential roles is a great position to be in. I would definitely recommend Jonathan and the team and look forward to working with them again.

Group HR Director, Severfield plc

Excellent understanding of the business environment, role and candidate requirements. All shortlisted candidates were credible contenders for the role which allowed the hiring team to consider a wide range of skills and experience in choosing the final candidate. Progress updates were regular and informative which ensured I knew exactly at what stage the recruitment process was at and thus enabled seamless communication to other internal stakeholders.

SVP Human Resources, Venator Materials Plc

Working with Berwick Partners on the recruitment for the position of Managing Director within our organization has been a true success and I can only express my utmost satisfaction and appreciation for the service and results delivered. From the initial stages of sourcing and shortlisting candidates to the final selection and onboarding, the team exhibited professionalism, expertise, and a deep understanding of our requirements and company structure. The ability to identify high-caliber candidates who possessed the necessary skills, experience, and leadership qualities we sought for this critical role was outstanding. I would like to extend my gratitude to Berwick Partners for the outstanding recruitment efforts in filling our Managing Director’s position. I would wholeheartedly recommend your services to any organization seeking top-notch executive recruitment solutions.

Group Distribution Director, Gindre Group