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.
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.
Although we have tried other recruitment agencies, for qualified staff we have always completed the recruitment through MDM Resourcing for a number of years, so when we created a new role they were the obvious people to speak to. As this was a new role we didn’t even have a full job specification when I first spoke to Mike but he worked with us and helped us to come up with the role title and salary banding. However what really impressed us was the quality of the candidates he presented. He provided a shortlist of 4, any one of which we’d have taken- in fact we did consider whether we could create an extra role- they were that good. unfortunately we only had the budget for the one role we advertised but, almost a month in, the candidate is delivering exactly what we asked Mike to provide us with. As our team continues to grow, it’s great to know that I won’t have to trawl through mediocre CVs to find the best candidates as MDM do such a great job of matching candidates to roles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.