• 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
  • 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.


    James Holt, Financial Controller, BWA Water Additives
  • 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)
  • I needed a recruiter who would find me the best talent in the market with the minimum of fuss. MDM listened to the brief and enhanced it through their knowledge of the market, then delivered me a small handful of candidates of a consistently high calibre, all of whom were a good fit. What a luxury! We made a great appointment and MDM is a business I trust and would not hesitate to use again.


    Danielle Davies, CFO, Footasylum PLC
  • 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.


    Jeremy Hartley, CEO, Eric Wright Group
  • 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
  • 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.


    Ben Thompson, Director, DC Advisory
  • 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.


    Steve Little, Finance Director, Certas Energy
  • 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
  • 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

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