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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!