have a vision.

David and Simon founded BlairWest in January 2019 with the aim of creating a sustainable recruitment firm that places people and working environment at the centre and heart of our proposition.

Our mission is to build and maintain an environment in which the most talented, intelligent and aspirational recruitment professionals choose to work.


live by our values.

  • We keep raising the bar
  • We are stronger together
  • We listen first
  • We play to win
  • We take pride in what we do


are pleased to meet you.

Simon West


07736 471010

Co-founded BlairWest and now approaching ‘industry veteran’ status, Simon is embracing SaaS & D2C with the occasional detour back into Consumer & Manufacturing. Happiest when everyone else is doing well.

David Blair


07739 148732

Qualified as an Accountant with KPMG and had a career in M&A advisory and investments before co-founding BlairWest. Enjoys advising high growth, PE backed management teams and loves the challenge of building an early stage business.

Kathryn Davies-McGill

Head of Research & Operations

The glue that binds BlairWest together – delivers most of the operational work that David and Simon think they’re responsible for whilst leading our Research across all delivery areas.

Nigel Spurr

Senior Consultant – Finance

07885 813954

The region’s youngest ‘Nigel’ has finance in his blood and Rainman-esque powers of recall. Born & bred in Newcastle, he is a big supporter of the region and his interests are; Finance, Football, Food. Often in that order.

Chris Marshall

Principal Consultant - Executive

07468 359511

Music loving former Corporate Finance Manager at KPMG, Chris is leading the development of our Search business with his friends and former colleagues in Private Equity and Venture Capital.

Scott McGowan

Managing Consultant - Technology

Craig Stewart

Principal Consultant - Finance

07734 972433

One of the region’s best dressed males, Craig has a wealth of experience delivering Finance recruitment solutions to business across multiple sectors. Doting Dad.

Charlotte Warren

Senior Consultant - Commercial

07542 680982

Straight talking and focused on delivery, Charlotte has joined to drive the expansion of our Sales & Marketing recruitment offering. No stranger to a white wine in the more upmarket Newcastle bars.

Hannah Blakey

Research & Marketing Executive

Harriet Mak

Delivery Consultant - Technology

07885 813933

Charlotte Roscoe

Consultant - Professional Services

07720 926655

James McGonnell

Senior Consultant - Technology

Jason Hogg

Research Executive

07873 614806