• I have used MDM to recruit the key members of my finance teams in both my current and previous CFO roles. Mike and Dan have an extensive knowledge of the North West finance and business communities, having built their relationships over many years. It’s this knowledge of the market and where to find key talent that is very valuable to us as a client. They carry out thorough recruitment processes and are excellent judges of candidates’ capabilities and motivations and how they might fit into a given corporate culture. I can confidently recommend MDM based on excellent experience of using them multiple times.


    James Argyle, CFO, O'Neill Patient LLP (backed by Inflexion Private Equity Partners)
  • Mike and the team at MDM ran a professional, tailored and thorough search for our CFO.  They listened to what we need not just in terms of skills and experience but also in terms of cultural fit.  We ended up with a fantastic shortlist, each of whom was excellent in presenting on the business. We are delighted with our chosen candidate who was already fitted in well and made a big difference to our business.


    Charlie Johnstone, Co-Founder, Newlands Capital LLP - recruiting a CFO for Capsule CRM
  • Mike Mesrie is a rare find in recruitment: someone who can take a brief and manage the whole process with a refreshing candour and skill. No avalanche of CVs from him, just a shortlist of good prospects. A very easy recommendation.


    Steve Donaldson, Head of Portfolio, Palatine Private Equity LLP
  • I was introduced to MDM over 15 years ago, when looking for a new role, and have stayed in touch ever since.  Apart from having a great knowledge of the North West market, and countless contacts, the main reason for trusting Mike and Daniel, as both a candidate and when recruiting, is their dedication to matching the right person with the right role.  You are respectfully treated as a person with a career, rather than just another CV in the pile, which is unfortunately rare in the field of recruitment.  Over the years, I have called on their advice numerous times, and I know I will always get a truthful and solid opinion.   Mike and Daniel absolutely deserve the great reputation they have!


    Andrea Hiorns, Head of Finance, Peel Land Property Group
  • I contacted MDM whilst looking to relocate from London back North.  I was extremely impressed with their relationships with key people in the local Corporate Finance market, and the excellent advice that enabled me to secure my dream job at Rothschild as Investment Banking Analyst.


    Endrit Gashi, Investment Banking Analyst, Rothschild
  • Recruiting new people provides us with the best opportunity to improve our team but it is also risky, as a bad hire can have completely the opposite effect. Therefore the choice of recruitment consultant is one of our biggest decisions. We have used MDM extensively, partly owing to their intimate knowledge of the North West market, but more importantly because of the long standing relationship we have and the trust this relationship has fostered. Assignments have included a full and highly successful search for a Group Financial Controller and numerous other qualified finance roles. MDM challenged our pre-conceptions and tailored the searches to our needs. Our recruits have without exception been excellent hires. We will be working together again in the future.


    Martyn Hawkins, Finance Director, City Football Group
  • My experience of working with MDM when looking for a new role has been fantastic. Their career planning guidance is objective and incredibly useful. Combined with their extensive knowledge of the business and financial landscape in the North West, the service that MDM provide is excellent. These guys go above and beyond and will put your career first; not many recruiters do that. On the back of my experience of working with them, I have recommended MDM to several people and will continue to do so in the future.


    Jack Clarke, Financial Reporting Manager, City Football Group
  • MDM recruited me into an ideal fit as Financial Controller (now Group FC) in a growing SME in my first move into industry.  They were highly professional and responsive throughout the process and would certainly recommend them.  It was clear that MDM knew their market well having been established for over 20 years, and have maintained a highly personal approach.


    Mike Balmforth, Group Financial Controller, Norkem Holdings plc
  • We instructed MDM to recruit a Group Head of Finance for our privately owned consumer products business.  They had an excellent understanding of our business and the ideal character that would fit into our team.  Dan and Mike presented a high quality, well-matched shortlist, and we appointed a high calibre candidate.


    Stephen Cann, CEO, Bollin Group
  • A first CFO for LDS was a key leadership appointment for our fast growing business so it was vital that we selected a recruitment partner with an in depth knowledge of the market. One of our NEDs had used MDM successfully in a previous business so he arranged an introduction.

    Mike ran an extensive and thorough process resulting in a strong shortlist with a choice of excellent candidates, all of whom met the standard that we were looking for. We have been very happy with the efficiency with which the process was managed and, most importantly, we are delighted with the appointment we have made.


    Mark Hawthorn, Founder, LDS Sales Guarantees / CEO, Landmark Group

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