Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Macildowie strengthens team with seven new starters

Midlands-based recruitment consultancy Macildowie is once again expanding, with seven new starters, following a very successful first half of 2017 and a surge in demand for its award-winning services.

The appointments include a managing consultant, three recruitment consultants, two trainees and a member of support staff, across its offices in Nottingham, Leicester and Milton Keynes.

Milton Keynes is set to benefit from the extensive experience of Sunil Bali, who joins the team as a managing consultant, recruiting in the senior HR space. Sunil is a coach, published author and speaker, and in recent years has been Head of Talent at business giants Vodafone, Santander and Co-op.

Leicester’s newest additions include Becca Wilson, who after a period away working in the family business, re-joins Macildowie, working within the Supply Chain team. Leicester is also welcoming Neale Farthing, who joins as a trainee consultant within the HR division, after a successful Rugby youth career, playing for Leicester Tigers Academy and going on to achieve five caps in England’s Under 18 side. 

The Finance division in Nottingham will be enhanced with the addition of Megan Ward as a recruitment consultant, whilst James Proctor joins the Procurement and Supply team as a trainee. Chantelle Arnold will be the newest recruit to the support team.

Commenting on the appointments, managing director James Taylor said:

“We are delighted to be welcoming such a pool of talent within the wider team here at Macildowie. Our internal recruitment process was sparked by an increased demand from our clients to find high quality candidates to support their business needs.

“Our ambitious three-year ‘Building Great Futures’ initiative, which focuses on internal staff development to create a market-leading customer value proposition, is well underway. The appointment of these seven new starters, all of whom join an additional seven appointed in the late spring, is solid evidence of the success of this strategy, and marks a period of unprecedented growth for the business.”

Macildowie, which counts Paul Smith, E.ON and Boots within its client portfolio, made a repeat appearance on the Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For list this year. It was also awarded the prestigious 3-star ‘extraordinary’ accreditation, which uses questionnaires to measure staff satisfaction in eight areas across the business, such as personal growth opportunities and the leadership provided.

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