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We are The Marketing Recruitment Group. We are focussed solely on marketing recruitment – it’s all we do and it’s who we are.
“We started the company with the sole intention of creating a simple and effective recruitment service that we would like to use ourselves; one that creates great futures for our candidates and the employers we work with. But we wanted it to be values led, with personality and soul too.”
We have an unrivalled combination of experience and contact networks. We also have access to the latest software and technology. However, relationship building is the true key to our success . We benefit from the freedoms larger corporate recruiters don’t enjoy and as a result, deliver a service that is genuinely consultative, hassle-free and unbiased. Above all it’s a service that people want to use.
We have a proven track record of success in marketing recruitment, we really do understand the needs of both candidates and clients in the Midlands and surrounding areas. Recruiting is one of the most stressful and important parts of any business. Through an approach that allows us to really get to know our clients and candidates properly, we introduce the right talent to the employer. But we do it in a simple, effective and professional way. After all recruitment doesn’t need bells and whistles, but it does need to be done properly.
We don’t claim to do anything different, we simply want to do it better.
“Whether you are a candidate looking to advance your career or a client seeking the best marketing talent around, we’ll treat you in exactly the same way.”
Formality is not what we do but this doesn’t mean we are not totally professional; it simply means that when you meet with us we’d prefer do it in a relaxed and conversational way. As a candidate at your first meeting we’ll have an informal chat over a coffee, a mutual ‘getting to know you’ before concentrating on the serious business of finding you the next position. As a client our aim is to understand your business as well as you, to ensure you recruit the right person.
You need confidence that we fully understand you, your aspirations, attitudes and concerns. Only once we have all of this information to hand can we introduce talented marketing professionals into exciting opportunities with brilliant brands and employers. We make no apologies for being thorough and taking our time to do a well-informed job. It’s one of the reasons we have been so successful in our careers to date.
Above everything we are passionate about recruitment and marketing. Everyone who works for us must have had experience of either recruitment or marketing before they can join our team. It means that you can trust us with you chosen career or business.
Words on a CV will only get you so far. If you are looking for a thought provoking recruitment business
I originally came from a background in professional services, specialising in HR, I joined the recruitment industry through some great people that I met and formed lasting relationships with. Originally working as a temps consultant, I eventually moved on to become a permanent consultant, manager and then regional manager. I have been lucky to work with great people and teams which has in turn resulted in many awards regionally and nationally. I have recruited through just about every sector you can think of and many many types of skill sets too – this includes marketers and accountants.
I love marketing recruitment because: Marketing for me offers a chance to meet a huge diverse range of candidates and clients – with equally diverse skills sets and needs.
Guilty pleasure: Cream Teas!
Little known fact: Pretty Muddy Participant!
Favourite advert: Currently the Money Supermarket dance off
Superpower I want: I love history so ….. Time travel
I came into recruitment many years ago and have worked in financial, high street and executive search businesses – I thoroughly enjoy meeting candidates and clients and building those long term relationships that add value. Many clients see me as an extension of their own human resources department and candidates I’ve worked with throughout my career see me as someone they can trust to represent them and offer the very best opportunities that suit their aspirations and career goals long term. I have worked as a temps and perms consultant in many sectors of recruitment and I am proud that due to my ability to match clients’ needs with the skill sets and experience of my candidates I’ve been able to strike up partnerships that have been beneficial for both.
I love marketing recruitment because: I enjoy working with people that are enthusiastic about what they do – Marketing is something to get excited about.
Guilty pleasure: I love cheese and wine
Little known fact: I have performed many lead roles in a number of amateur dramatic shows across the Midlands and my voice was used in a national radio advertisement
Favourite advert: The haribo adverts where the adults have children’s voices and the new flash advert; I’m cleaning products obsessed and would love a singing dog.
Super power I want: Invisibility
I have a creative background, which is how my career began. I soon found that I was enjoying the sales side of my role more and more. I knew that I wanted to marry the creative with the sales aspect and decided to go into marketing recruitment. Throughout the past 3 years I have dedicated my career to getting to know the ins and outs of marketing, digital and communications. During this period I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know marketers, understanding their strengths and placing them in roles that allow them to progress and achieve.
I love marketing recruitment because: Because I love hearing about creative, engaging marketing where marketers reach out to their audience in so many various platforms, I find it so exciting and it’s possibilities endless!
Guilty pleasure: Feeding people up oh and a tiny bit of reality TV
Little known fact: A keen equestrian who over indulges her prima donna horse
Favourite advert: Official 2015 FIAT 500X Super Bowl – this just has me in hysterics every time and has obviously done its job because it stuck in my head
Super power I want: I would like to be able to change and control the weather like Storm
I moved into recruitment with Nicholas Andrews & Temps Financial in 1988. I discovered a genuine talent and passion for recruiting the best calibre candidates and have never lost the desire or ability to do deliver an unrivalled service that I’m very proud of. I grew with the NA Group from their one office in Birmingham setting up and managing the satellite offices in the West Midlands. I stayed with the group until 2009.
Having worked with various other recruitment companies I have now decided to specialise in the vibrant world of marketing recruitment; a new and exciting challenge
I love recruitment because: I enjoy the satisfaction of providing a far superior service to many of our competitors.
I love recruitment because: I enjoy the satisfaction of providing a far superior service to many of our competitors.
Guilty pleasure: The Jam!
Little known fact: I love stones and rocks and I’m a keen amateur painter.
Favourite advert: John Lewis – Tiny Dancer – Best ever!!!!!
Superpower I want: All of them. I guess I’m not easily pleased
Having spent 18 years working in admin and support within professional services – I was looking for something that would use all of those skills, be a bit more exciting and where I could add real value.
When I met the team at TMRG not only was the role interesting , varied and a challenge but I really liked the team and felt immediately at ease with them. Its early days but I am settling in well and feel part of the team already its fulfilled my wish to work in a professional environment but also a more relaxed and fun environment too.
I am new to recruitment but have an excellent track record in organising and managing processes and systems and I’m looking forward to helping the team continue to grow.
Guilty pleasure: Honey Jack Daniels
Little known fact: Irish Dancing Competitions
Favourite advert: Guinness surfer advert
Superpower I want: Teleportation – to be able to be anywhere on a whim instantly
This is my first experience of the recruitment industry; after meeting the team I knew immediately it was the right place for me to build my career in recruitment.
I have worked in sales from a young age across many different products and services. The majority of my career has been in the Insurance industry which as most people will tell you it’s not the most exciting! However it has given me a great understanding of sales and customer service. Within marketing I have been involved in PPC previously which was used to segment the market and target both B2b and B2C clients in unexplored markets – I managed a budget of £400 per day for this – which gave me a very useful insight and knowledge of the role of a digital marketer.
I love to meet new people and build lasting relationships, which is why I have always been keen to move into recruitment. I love the idea of finding people their perfect jobs!
Guilty pleasure: Terrys chocolate orange!
Super power: Time travel, I would love to see the future
Favourite advert: Adidas impossible is nothing
Little known fact: I am colour blind!
I started in recruitment way back in 1984 at Michael Page, when it was just a small 5 office business in UK. I learnt loads about working in a small, energetic, fully focussed team that knew the value of teamwork. They invented the term ‘work hard, play hard! I eventually left and started Nicholas Andrews in 1987 with my business partner. Over the next 14 years we grew the business to 14 offices and 150 staff, then sold it to Manpower. I had a couple of years off and in 2004, started Andrew Farr Associates. Ably supported by many ex Nicholas Andrews employees, this new venture grew to 7 offices and 50 staff. I then sold the business to Randstad in 2008. Since then I have been involved as an investor to numerous small companies.
What do you love about the Midlands? The people for their direct, blunt approach and as a mad Birmingham City fan, the football!
Why do you love marketing: It is always pushing the boundaries
Guilty pleasure: Chocolate
Little known fact: I was offered, and turned down, the job as drummer with, at that time, the unknown Dexys Midnight Runners – 6 months later they were Number 1 with Come on Eileen – and I’m supposed to give career advice!!!!!
Favourite ad : John Lewis Christmas ad (Lily Allen) – love Christmas
Robert Woodford – Marketing Consultant
I have been doing marketing in the recruitment industry for almost 15 years. Beginning my career as an economist, I soon became attracted to marketing as it allowed my analytical side to interact with my creative side; a perfect mix for me. In 2007 I won Birmingham Young Professional of the year (communications category) and began my own marketing consultancy in 2014. I champion midlands based creative projects and professionals. I have worked with Andy and Jo previously in two different ventures.
What you love best about the Midlands: I was born here and have lived in or around the Midlands for most of my life. It’s home. What’s not to love about home.
Why do you love marketing: It fascinates me – I call it an inexact and separate science. To me that’s what it is.
Your guilty pleasure: Cake and chocolate.
Little known fact: I was a child model.
Favourite advert: When I was young I used to find the Hamlet cigar adverts hilarious (that’s probably so wrong these days!). But I would have to say the Cadbury Gorilla drumming to Phil Collins’s “In the Air Tonight“. Simple, left of field, funny yet memorable. Having said that, I can’t find anyone over 35 who doesn’t know the shake n vac song, so maybe it is that!
If you had a super power what would it be: To read peoples thoughts!
Steve McGrath – Digital Consultant
I started working in recruitment over 20 years ago and during the last 10 years have worked predominantly in IT positions advising on, and implementing hardware, software and digital presence strategies for a number of recruitment companies. I am happiest with my head stuck in a laptop or server, or doing some late night coding on my latest web project.
What you love best about the Midlands: Whilst not a Midlander by birth, most of my work has been in and around the Midlands and the city is my spiritual home.
Why do you love recruitment: I love networking and meeting new people and in recruitment, there is lots of both of them!
Your guilty pleasure: Little Mix!
Little known fact: In my spare time, I am an accomplished Wedding Photographer.
Favourite advert: Any John Lewis Christmas advert, they always have me in tears.
If you had a super power what would it be: The ability to fix a computer without having to turn it off and on again!!
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