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“Senior level recruitment by senior level recruiters”

The Management Recruitment Group, formed in 2007, focuses on senior appointments in the Built Environment. Our team, currently over forty strong, work in specialist business units covering a broad range of activities from Estates Management to Bids, Design, Construction, Property and Infrastructure. When you work with MRG you will deal with an expert, someone who speaks your language and will grow with you as your business grows or help you when you need to move to develop your career. Our Board has an average of over twenty five years’ experience in recruitment in Construction and Property, our Managers average over twelve years’ in their specialist fields and our Consultants average over ten years. Welcome to The Management Recruitment Group, senior level recruitment by senior level recruiters.

About us Our Services Our Specialisms The Recruitment Landscape Testimonials

We are unlike most other recruiters you will come across, we are a specialist management recruiter, a hybrid between an Executive Search business and a recruitment agency. The benefit to our clients is that we can offer choice. We look for solutions rather than sell a specific service - be it search, permanent campaigns, freelance, or a bespoke campaign that uses different elements of each. We focus on managerial, technical and first board appointments working in vertical niche markets. These specialisms have been developed over 25 years by our Directors and they match and mirror exactly what our clients do. This means you have the benefit of talking to someone who really knows what they are talking about.

We ask to be judged on what we have done rather than what we say we can do. We’ve done some really interesting work and are happy to stand behind our track record and list of references.

Our Board is made up of industry leaders. They have successful track records building specialist recruitment businesses. Our Business Sector Directors, who form our Management Board, are also your Account Directors and are some of the best specialists in the market. Our recruiters are also different. They have an average of 10 years’ recruitment experience and the average age is 35. We call it senior level recruitment by senior level recruiters.

About Us Our Services Our Specialisms The Recruitment Landscape Testimonials

Freelance Staff The supply of freelance personnel on daily / hourly rates. Good Freelance staff should enhance a team and we work hard to ensure that we deliver the right candidate with the right experience at the right time and price. so we employ the same rigorous approach to the identification of Interim Managers as we do for senior level permanent appointments. Interim Staffing The supply of specialist Interim Managers on either weekly / monthly hire or Fixed Term Contracts. Interim Managers need to hit the ground running and add value to a project or organisation from day one

Permanent Selection Success only (Contingent) or retained fee based permanent selection of talented professionals on permanent employment contracts. We understand good candidates are very difficult to find and all of our Consultants access a wide range of networks to identify the best candidates “in the market” rather than the best candidates “on the market”. Campaign Management The design and execution of multiple-hire campaigns including advertising, selection and on-boarding, ensuring smooth mobilisation of teams or specialists.


All our campaigns are designed and executed by a Director and Lead Consultant, using our in house research function and our bespoke Candidate Selection Matrix.

About Us Our Services Our Specialisms The Recruitment Landscape Testimonials

Our Specialisms We work in specialist teams, each led by a Business Sector Director who understands the marketplace and is an expert in their field.

Public Sector Estates Management Real Estate Advisory Project and Cost Management General Practice and Building Surveying Bids and Marketing Residential Construction and Development Infrastructure Facilities Management

About Us Our Services Our Specialisms The Recruitment Landscape Testimonials

Recruitment is competitive Almost every business we meet has recruitment high on their agenda. They are either actively recruiting or are looking to add to their current headcount in the coming months. This makes the recruitment landscape competitive and the process more complicated and challenging. Standing out from the crowd Good candidates are difficult to find. Companies need to stand out from the crowd and need to market themselves to candidates in the same way as they market themselves to clients. As a result of the competitive landscape, candidates are rarely exclusive unless they are identified via a Search campaign. Our experience ensures that we represent our clients in a professional manner and our marketing helps our clients to raise their brand awareness to attract the best candidates. This could either be through the design of Candidate Briefing Packs, digitally published “Flipping Books”, co-ordinated social media campaigns or via direct Search.

About Us Our Services Our Specialisms The Recruitment Landscape Testimonials

Don’t compromise on your criteria Because good candidates are scarce it can be tempting to compromise on a specification when under pressure to appoint. However, a wrong hire is more costly than no hire and getting a campaign off on the right footing helps minimise risk. We use the unique MRG Matching Matrix to help our clients crystallise key selection criteria, defining those elements of experience and ability that puts one candidate ahead of another and helping widen the potential candidate pool. Best Practice – choosing your recruitment partner It seems there are more recruiters than ever; 4000 new recruitment businesses were registered in the UK last year making a total of over 20,000. This can frustrate rather than ease the process. Clients can be bombarded with irrelevant CVs and candidates approached with inappropriate opportunities. We cut through this wherever possible by working exclusively with candidates and clients thereby simplifying and controlling the process. Whilst longevity is not always a guarantee of excellence, we believe that experience, expertise and track record count. We have a track record that backs up what we say we do. We stand by our reputation and work closely with our clients and candidates to deliver what we say we can do.

About Us Our Services Our Specialisms The Recruitment Landscape Testimonials

“Dom at MRG has been working for Berkeley for some time during which he has consistently provided a quality service. He has excellent industry contacts and always delivers to the brief. I have no hesitation in recommending Dom to those who are looking to recruit or develop their careers within the construction industry.” David Bannon - Technical Director, Berkeley Homes - East Thames. “MRG have been an invaluable support to our recent recruitment drive in bidding. They have worked as a trusted part of the team, understanding our culture, objectives and requirements, and tirelessly canvassing the market to source candidates of the right quality and fit. Their support of candidates before, throughout and after the recruitment process is exemplary. All things considered, we couldn’t be happier with the outcome of working with MRG.” Matt Gough – Group Head of Bids, Mace. “Michael successfully recruited for three senior and varied roles for UCL Estates. Michael and the MRG team are highly experienced, extremely professional and of the highest integrity. Customer service was exceptional and candidate feedback consistently very high.” Andrew Grainger - Director of Estates, University College London. “James has successfully recruited a number of senior roles for Weston Homes Plc over the past 2 or 3 years. James is very experienced and has gone to considerable effort to understand the wider culture and principles of our business to ensure we recruit talent with the right qualities and attitude, as well as the right experience. Our staff numbers have increased by over 20% in the last 12 months and MRG have been key in finding high calibre people to help fuel our growth.” Jane Stock - Organisation Development Director, Weston Homes Plc. “Over the course of the past 12 months, MRG have been working closely with us in support of our recruitment needs in what has been a challenging recruitment market. They take time to fully understand the specific skill requirements of any vacant role before putting together a tailored list of suitable candidates. This approach has resulted in us recruiting a number of high calibre individuals over recent months. In addition to being commercially aligned with our business needs, they are also nice people to work with!” Nick Lees - International Director, JLL UK Property & Asset Management. ”I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Nick Frost for many years. He now brings his wealth of experience in the residential sector to MRG. We have recently made a key senior hire using MRG, and the process was completed with the usual speed and efficiency that I have come to expect. Nick has always taken the time to understand our exact needs and only supplies top quality talent. I would not hesitate to recommend Nick and MRG and I look forward to working with them again in the future.” Nick Uttley - Regional Director, MJ Gleeson.

Our Experts Ø Bids & Marketing Ø Construction, House Building & Development Ø Civil Engineering Ø Estates & Facilities Management Ø Real Estate, Asset & Property Management Ø Project & Cost Management, Building Surveying

Construction, House Building & Development Board Appointments, Senior Managers and Managers for Production, Commercial, Technical, Land and Sales & Marketing positions with Developers, Housing Associations and Contractors.

Our Clients Weston Homes Taylor Wimpey

Countryside Properties

Sir Robert McAlpine

Redrow Homes Morgan Sindall Regal Homes

Gleeson Homes

Rydon Construction

Graham Construction

JJ Rhatigan

Testimonials “We have used MRG on a number of occasions to assist with technical, commercial and production opportunities within our construction business. As a business, we value MRG’s approach which focuses not only on the technical competence of candidates, but personality and team fit. We always find David Weaving responsive and consultative in his approach. I have no hesitation in recommending David or the team at MRG. .” James O’Loughlin - Recruitment Manager

Recent Assignments Morgan Sindall - Senior Site Manager Gleeson Homes - Commercial Manager Rydon Construction - Regional Director JJ Rhatigan - Senior Project Manager St William - Head of Cost Planning

Graham Construction– Senior Project Manager

Morgan Sindall – Operations Director

Galliford Try – Design Manager

Neilcott Construction – Senior Site Manager

MCS – Senior Estimator

Colin Fairbank, Business Sector Director Work Winning & Bids

Colin is the Business Sector Director for the Bids business at MRG. Colin personally delivers all Senior Appointments and Search assignments on behalf of our key clients and plays an active role in managing complex and difficult to fill vacancies. He spent 2 years in sales and marketing working with News International after graduating from the University of East Anglia, before moving into recruitment at HAYS and after four years he became a founding Director of a specialist recruitment business within the built environment.

07800 524 454 0203 962 9900

He joined MRG in March 2014 and has recently completed assignments for a Head of Bids, Business Development Director, Key Account Director, Solutions Designer and roles in editorial, design and financial modelling.

Key Areas of expertise: • Bids • Business Development • Graphic Design • Marketing

Testimonial: “Colin isn’t a CV jockey, scatter-gunning candidates at roles. He’s an experienced professional recruiter who understands his clients needs in detail and works his large network of industry contacts to find truly credible candidates, delivering an unusually high success rate. Colin proactively recognises and tackles potential worries or pitfalls for candidates, putting them at ease. He is well organised and committed to working closely with his clients to help them build successful teams. I would recommend Colin without hesitation”. Head of Bids - Construction, MACE.

Key Clients:

David Weaving, Associate Director Construction, Housebuilding & Development

David is an Associate Director at MRG and joined the business in 2011.

David leads our Construction Team specialising in main contracting recruitment, he specialises within Site, Project and Contracts Management and Design and Planning Management for National and Regional Main Contractors. His main emphasis is to support key clients with their Commercial and Project requirements, across London and the South East on an interim and permanent basis. David has over seven years’ experience developing key accounts within the contracting environment. He has helped grow MRG’s construction division and has built excellent relationships with clients and candidates. He has an extensive LinkedIn network coupled with over 2500 contacts on the MRG database. This has enabled him to develop a good knowledge and understanding of a client’s requirements and what is required of each particular position. Testimonial: “I have found David to be totally professional and fully understanding of the requirements for identifying suitable candidates that fit the roles advertised. Constant updates and reviews are maintained and follow up communication is applied ensuring the successful candidates are still suitable. I have no hesitation in using David in the future to address my recruitment requirements”. Oliver Barratt - Senior Project Manager, Morgan Sindall

07964 465 343 0203 692 9900

Key Areas of expertise: • Site / Project Management • Contracts Management • Design & Planning • Commercial & Estimating

Key Clients:

Laura Turner, Senior Practice Manager Bids & Marketing

Laura specialises in the recruitment of Bid Management, Business Development and Marketing roles for Main Contractors, Affordable Housing Contractors, Specialist Sub-Contractors and Maintenance providers. After studying at Kingston College, Laura started her career in technical recruitment in 2005. She moved to MRG in 2009 and provides Bid Managers, Bid Writers, Technical Writers, Bid Co-ordinators and Business Development Managers across London and the South East. She has recently completed assignments for a Regional Business Development Manager for a National Contractor, for a Bid Writer in Affordable Housing, a Bid Manager for a Fit-out business and a Business Development Manager for a specialist Public Sector refurb Contractor. Testimonial: “Laura was commissioned to source 2 pre-construction staff, within a day she had provided 3 CV’s all of which were suitable for the roles. Interviews were arranged quickly and efficiently and offers were made, both candidates accepted and have now successfully joined the business. Laura tracked progress through the whole process and ensured that I was kept up to date. A seamless recruitment exercise“ Paul Grisdale – Pre-Construction Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd.

07725 556 003 0203 692 9900

Key Areas of expertise: • Bids • Business Development • Graphic Design • Marketing

Key Clients:

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