After 22 years at the helm, the husband and wife team of Jonathan and Julie-Ann Clarke have sold Morgan Jones to four members of management, as part of an agreed buy out to continue their legacy.

New Directors

In 2000, Julie-Ann Clarke founded Morgan Jones to challenge the way recruitment as an industry was heading. Taking a customer service focused approach she built a company that quickly established a reputation in the East Kent area for professionalism and quality. Just one year later, Jonathan came on board with the company and has only seen success and growth since.

Now the husband and wife team have decided to hand over the reins as well as keys to four members of their staff.

“We owe so much to our wonderful staff for their unwavering support and continued professionalism in delivering high-end recruitment services to all our customers throughout the UK.” Said Jonathan Clarke, now former MD of Morgan Jones.

“It is particularly satisfying to note that the legacy Julie-Ann and I have created over the past 22 years is continuing with the people who have dedicated so much time to make Morgan Jones the company it is today. Undoubtedly the business is in very safe hands, full of energy and relishing the opportunity in front of them.”

“We would like to extend our thanks to all our clients, candidates and suppliers who have enabled us to build a company we are very proud of and we look forward to seeing the heights that Morgan Jones will reach during the next 20 years.”

The recruitment company will now be owned and run by Kim Tompsett, Nicole Ramsey, Anna Shelvey, and Chelsey Burt-Davies. All four have had long-standing within the company and have a combined experience of over 60 years at Morgan Jones.

As part of a joint statement, the new directors stated, “we all feel incredibly honoured to be given the opportunity to continue the legacy that Jonathan and Julie-Ann have worked so hard to create over the last 22 years.” 

“We’ve been here with Morgan Jones since its inception, so it felt like a natural progression for us to be able to buy the business and to continue the success as well as grow the business even further.”

“We are excited for Morgan Jones’ future, to develop the employees within the business and watch their careers grow as ours have done over the years. We have big plans for Morgan Jones, so watch this space.” 

“We wish Jon and Julie-Ann all the best for their retirement.”

As a result of this management buy out, there will be continuous service with no interruption or a significant shift in how they operate. It’s also with thanks to the support of James Bullock from Brachers Solicitors, Scott Miles from Kreston Reeves, Simon Mount from Empire Finance, alongside Liam Mulvee and Sean Gorman from Outset.

New directors photographs taken by Level 11 Photography, all rights reserved.


Established in 2000, Morgan Jones Recruitment is experienced in providing high-quality recruitment solutions. Whether you are a business owner looking to hire new staff or a job seeker looking for a new career, they provide the help you need. Working with big names like Pfizer, Kier, and Fujifilm to local businesses, you will find the right job or the right employee with them.

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