When Eric Wright Group had a requirement to make a key hire of a Group Financial Controller who had the potential to quickly step up to Group Finance Director, we wanted to work with an expert who could comb the market for the best and brightest talent. Mike ran an excellent, professional process resulting in an outstanding appointment who has quickly stepped up into the Group Finance Director role as we had hoped. We were delighted with the service Mike provided and I can provide no better testimony than the fact that we have since used him again for another senior finance role with the same success. I can strongly recommend him.
We instructed MDM to search for an Associate Director for our Manchester team. MDM followed the brief with great care and dedication, and demonstrated an expert knowledge of the North West Corporate Finance market. The recruitment process was extremely efficient, with a strong short list which enabled us to fill this key position quickly.
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.
During a relationship now spanning around 20 years, I have called upon Mike’s and Dan’s wise counsel at a number of critical junctures in my career. Their concern to make sure that you make the right career decisions is quite unusual in my experience, and it’s no surprise that they take the same degree of care when recruiting someone for you. You can trust these guys and they’ll always tell it you the way it is.
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.
Manchester United have used MDM for several years, primarily to source qualified finance professionals. MDM have an established reputation in the North West finance market and are diligent and discreet in the service they provide to both clients and candidates, all of which are important to us.
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.
Replacing our retiring Finance Director of 35 years was always going to be a critically important appointment for us so we needed a recruitment partner who could grasp the personal dynamics of our Board as well as the technical skills needed for the role. MDM listened carefully to us, understood us, challenged our thinking and helped us to form a view as to the right kind of character and experience to suit our business and its plans for the future. They then delivered a first class shortlist and supported us through to the appointment of a Finance Director whom we continue to be delighted with. A fantastic customer experience!
MDM placed me in my current role (my 2nd move in industry from practice), which was exactly what I was looking for at that time. They listened to the type of role/business I would be interested in and only contacted me when the right role came up. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to other like-minded professionals.
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!