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Macildowie Invests in Growing Successful Teams


Recruitment consultancy Macildowie has announced the appointment of a number of new members of staff following a rebrand and the launch of its ambitious growth strategy.

Macildowie, which has offices in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Milton Keynes and Northampton, welcomes seven new starters to the agency.

Having joined the agency’s graduate scheme in 2007, Alex Alcock has been promoted to the role of operations director. The appointment follows eight and a half successful years within the business that has seen Alex build up a loyal client base including the likes of Boots, Experian, Next, Specsavers and a selection of successful SME businesses.

Macildowie_PromotionsThe new positions created in Nottingham, Milton Keynes and Leicester will address each location’s vocational requirements, and meet the varying demands across a number of growing industries.

The company’s business operations and clerical finance team is bolstered by recruitment consultants Lee Gibbons (Nottingham) and Amy Harris (Milton Keynes) who will specialise in sourcing and placing business and operations professionals across their respective regions. Amie Twells also joins the Nottingham team, specialising in the recruitment of procurement professionals.

Following an increase in demand for accountancy professionals, Macildowie’s finance team also receives an injection of new talent. Recruitment consultants Oliver Starbuck and Becky Clarke join the respective teams in Milton Keynes and Leicester, with Larrissa Kerr also joining the Nottingham office as assistant management accountant.

Petronella Bartosekova joins the Leicester team as business support administrators, with Sally Fawcett-White taking up the same role in Nottingham.

The recruitment consultancy has also recognised the talents of Nav Rattan, the firms’ most successful consultant of 2016, with a promotion to business manager within the firm’s record-breaking accountancy division. Nav has been the company’s highest biller for the past two years and has played a critical role in developing new business, many of which use Macildowie on an exclusive basis.

Nav said:

“It’s been an incredible journey for both Macildowie and myself since joining the business in 2012. I have been part of an evolving finance & accounting division that has grown year-on-year and I’m proud to be part of this current team.

“My new role will allow me to work even closer with customers to overcome the challenges and trends of the current recruitment market and continue to exclusively represent the most sought after talent in the Midlands. I’m thrilled to be taking on this new challenge in my career – watch this space for the some exciting developments to our already award winning customer value proposition in the coming weeks and months.”

James Taylor, managing director at Macildowie, said:

“The first half of 2016 has been an exciting time for Macildowie as we begin to witness the impact of our new look brand and website.

“In collaboration with all our members of staff, we have redefined our core values to ensure all members of the team are equipped with the adequate tools and resources to grow their own careers within the business.

“The growth of our team is another step towards our company vision – building great futures for our staff, clients and candidates.

“Following their fantastic starts, I look forward to seeing the development of these new recruits in the coming months.”

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