Who We Are

Mo Banks

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Managing Director

Mo moved from Sierra Leone to Reading when he was 14 and has been based in the area ever since. After graduating from Bristol UWE with a BA in Business and Politics, Mo worked for Hays for a number of years before moving to a major national media group.

Mo is at the forefront of our Business Development and works closely with senior management teams to understand their requirements and source key individuals to help drive their business forward.

  • Mo, is a breath of fresh air to recruiting. He looks at the bigger picture to understand exactly what will add value to the client over the long term. A top guy, who I can’t recommend highly enough.

    Regional Sales Manager, Digital Security

Katie Morgan

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Managing Director

Katie has lived in Henley-On-Thames all her life and saw the region’s growing opportunities as she grew up. After graduating from Newcastle University with a BSc in Business Management, she was cherry picked by ‘Big 4’ recruitment firm Hays, working for the Reading office where she managed the Office Support and HR functions.

Katie recognised the rapid growth of the Thames Valley economy and its proximity to London, so knew Henley was the perfect place to base BBO.

Katie has worked with a variety of clients within the Public and Private sector, and is committed to recruiting the very best talent that will enable individuals, companies and industries to flourish.

  • She is a very talented recruiter. I asked her the other day how she does it and she said she’s ‘relentless’. That she is, in her pursuit of great candidates for her clients.

    Recruitment Manager, IT Distributor

Toby Howe

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Account Manager

Toby has lived in Marlow since an early age and having gone to Shiplake College for 5 years, he knows the local area extremely well. After finishing college, Toby secured an Apprenticeship in recruitment where he quickly gained a clear understanding of the industry. After recently completing his apprenticeship, he joined BBO as a Trainee Consultant and is quickly developing a strong reputation within Accountancy and Finance. Outside of work, you will find Toby down at our local rugby club representing the Henley Hawks.

  • Toby is an extremely dedicated recruiter.  He was incredibly attentive and focused on finding the right role for me. With his assistance I was able to find my ideal job exceptionally quickly.

    Graduate Candidate, Windsor

Harry Portch

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Consultant

Harry was born in Reading and moved to the Henley area during his teenage years. After completing his education, Harry decided to spend 3 months in Uganda working at an orphanage called Sonrise. When Harry arrived back in England he started an internship in a top London PR firm but soon decided people is where his passion lies and has chosen to embark on a career in recruitment, here at BBO.

When Harry is not working he spends time catching up with the friends he worked with at the orphanage and regularly embarks on fundraising activities, specifically aimed at creating better lives for the children in Uganda. On a more local level, he is an avid Reading FC fan and is often found supporting them from the sideline!

Teresa Wilcock

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Office Manager

Teresa was born in Marlow and has lived in the area for most of her life, living in Reading and then Maidenhead with her husband where they have raised their two daughters. Having worked in education administration for over 10 years this is her first role in the recruitment industry. Teresa plays a fundamental role ensuring the office runs smoothly and our processes are well looked after. When not working Teresa enjoys walking with friends, baking and has been a member of a local reading group for several years. Her guilty pleasure is a glass or two of Prosecco on a Friday night!

Mollie Harvey

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Marketing Manager and Consultant

Mollie has grown up in Henley for most of her life and is well equipped with the Thames Valley market knowledge. She graduated from Bath Spa University after studying BA Hons Photography and has always loved being creative. Having joined BBO a year ago she is now really pleased to have developed into the role of Marketing Manager to help keep BBO’s brand alive and on the tip of everyone’s tongue.

Huw Morgan

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Chairman

Huw has over 30 years’ experience working in the international sports industry. Having started his senior management career as the first CEO at Harlequins Rugby Club, he also worked within Formula 1 and for the PGA.

Huw has served on the Board of the Premier Rugby, and was Commercial Director for the International Rugby Board (now World Rugby) for 12 years, responsible for the commercial and broadcasting programmes for 4 Rugby World Cups. A former non-executive Director of Gloucester Rugby, Huw is currently Chairman of Welsh Rowing, and an Independent Director for Cricket Wales. He is also a Member of Council of British Rowing and sits on their audit and risk and governance committees.

Lisa Gordon

Lisa Gordon - Non-Exec Director

Non-Exec Director

Lisa has more than 23 years of Board level experience, in both Executive and Non-Executive Director roles. Most recently, she was a founder Director of Local World, having previously served as COO at Yattendon Plc, whose media assets became a component of Local World. She began her career as an investment banking analyst at County Natwest, before being appointed to the board of Chrysalis Plc as Corporate Development Director, where she spent 10 years developing the company’s radio, TV and publishing businesses. Apart from BBO, Lisa also holds Non-Executive Director board positions at Alpha FX Plc, Adgorithms Plc and Magic Light Pictures.

Noodle

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Head of Happiness

Meet Noodle, our little furry friend who was born coincidently exactly 1 year after BBO’s launch date. Whilst we’re busy on the phones, our Chief of Happiness is always ready and waiting to welcome our clients and candidates through the door!

Would you like to be part of our team?

We’re fun, flexible and relationship driven
and always on the lookout for exceptional talent;
if you’d like to discuss opportunities within the
BBO family, please call us for a chat!