About Us

Excellence in recruitment relies on relationships. Through our culture of quality, honesty and integrity, Godfrey North has developed strong connections, allowing us to remain finely tuned to changing conditions and industries.

We employ only specialist recruitment consultants for each practice area that we cover. This ensures our team has expertise in their specific area and is able to offer valuable expert advice and service to both employers and job seekers alike.

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Matthew Godfrey, Managing Director

Matthew Godfrey, Managing Director

Drawing on twenty years of recruitment experience, Matthew worked for twelve years with Michael Page in London, Tokyo and Abu Dhabi. He then joined a privately owned recruitment firm in Dubai where he played a key role in its rapid growth for 6 years. 

Matthew has a truly global network and has recruited across all sectors, gaining a reputation for high quality and candidate care.

Matthew has a broad and multinational background, having spent his childhood in both Britain and Australia. He earned a BSc (Hons) from Durham University in the UK and then traveled briefly before moving into the field of recruitment.

Mobile - 07525 413 563

Email - matthew@godfreynorth.com

Breige Mac Manus, Director

Breige Mac Manus, Director

Breige has worked in recruitment for 18 years with experience across the UK, Asia, and the Middle East. A global career to date is accompanied by an outstanding track record in corporate executive recruitment, Breige has worked on mandates across a wide number of sectors including Financial Services, Legal practices, Accounting firms, Senior Government office, as well as FMCG, Retail and heavy industry.

Breige started her career with a leading Global Search Firm  in Tokyo and Abu Dhabi, working with International Investment Banks, Financial Services, and Government entities, before moving to the lead Executive Search  in Dubai focusing on Retail and FMCG conglomerates. 

A native of Northern Ireland, Breige has returned to Belfast and now focuses on senior appointments in Professional Services and Industry with a strong passion for value added executive recruitment.

Breige is a graduate of Ulster University with a BA (Hons) in Law and Government.  

Mobile - 07525 433 072

Email - breigemacmanus@godfreynorth.com

Godfrey North is dedicated to providing market leading recruitment solutions to job seekers and employers

We recruit across the UK, Republic of Ireland and the Middle East -

Recruitment Sectors

Finance and Accounting

The area of Finance and Accounting is a core strength at Godfrey North, we work across all sectors and have experience recruiting mid to senior level roles including Chief Finance Officers, Finance Directors, Financial Controllers, Finance Managers, Financial Planning and Analysis specialists, Chief Auditors, Audit Managers, Treasury specialists and Tax. Our networks and expertise in this area regularly demonstrates our difference in the market.



Our Legal team recruits roles from Paralegal to General Counsel and the majority of positions we work on are on an exclusive basis. We focus on roles within practice as well as in-house roles. 

Our specialist knowledge and experience in legal recruitment coupled with our network puts us in a strong position to partner with both businesses and job seekers with excellent results.


Strategy, Transformation and Change

Our expertise in strategy, transformation and change comes from years of experience recruiting into both leading strategy consulting practices as well as in-house strategy and change teams. We specialise in finding the right individuals to deliver essential change within your organisation. Our candidates have experience shaping business strategy and delivering complex transformations of people, processes and systems across a variety of sectors.


Project Management and PMO

Strong Project Management and PMO experience is increasingly in demand in the current climate of change, across all sectors. The need for leadership, organisation and direction is sought after within advisory practices as well as industry over a wide range of initiatives. This is a key practice area for Godfrey North and we are finding an increasing volume of work in this discipline.

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