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!
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.
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. I used Mike in a newly qualified search, partly owing to his 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. He challenged our pre-conceptions and tailored the search to our needs. We interviewed an excellent shortlist and are very satisfied with our hire. We will be working together again in the future.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.