About Us

We pride ourselves on the quality of the service that we offer to our customers, developing strong, lasting, relationships with our clients and candidates ensuring they trust us to meet their needs.

Our process

Macildowie is an award-winning recruitment & retention consultancy with a reputation as the go-to brand in the East Midlands. Since 1993 we have built our reputation as one of the UK’s leading professional recruitment businesses, expanding our coverage into the West Midlands, Milton Keynes and the South East as well as nationally in some markets.

We serve contract, interim and permanent markets with expertise in a number of key disciplines across both the private and public sectors. We also have a specialist division offering executive search and senior interim recruitment.

In 2020, following feedback from our client base, we expanded our offering to cover retention and outplacement services as well as a fully comprehensive outsourced recruitment and on-boarding solution (Macildowie RPO).

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Our Approach

We take a personal approach to our work and ensure we have a complete understanding of our clients and their business needs. This helps us deliver winning results with some of the best companies in the Midlands and Home Counties ranging from SMEs to FTSE 100 businesses. Our clients include E.ON, Paul Smith, Vision Express, Capital One, Barclaycard, Coors, Next and Boots among many others.

The consistent high level of service we offer, alongside our unrivalled client portfolio, means candidates of the highest calibre come back to us time and time again.

Our Approach

We take a personal approach to our work and ensure we have a complete understanding of our clients and their business needs. This helps us deliver winning results with some of the best companies in the Midlands and Home Counties ranging from SMEs to FTSE 100 businesses. Our clients include E.ON, Paul Smith, Vision Express, Capital One, Barclaycard, Coors, Next and Boots among many others.

The consistent high level of service we offer, alongside our unrivalled client portfolio, means candidates of the highest calibre come back to us time and time again.


  • Nina Harris, Finance Manager, Omega Red Group Ltd

    I strongly recommend Macildowie and we keep using them to fill vacant positions.

    Nina Harris, Finance Manager, Omega Red Group Ltd
  • Carol-Ann Martin, HR Manager, Healthnet Homecare

    One of the key differences about my experience with Macildowie was that they offered me help and support before I knew whether my board proposal to recruit would be given the go ahead.

    Carol-Ann Martin, HR Manager, Healthnet Homecare
  • Andy Appleby, Supply Chain Finance Manager EMEA, Avon

    The candidates who joined us gave us very favourable feedback on Macildowie in contrast to some of their competitors.

    Andy Appleby, Supply Chain Finance Manager EMEA, Avon
  • Ellis Rooney, Site Finance Manager, Pepsico

    I would fully recommend Macildowie for their bespoke targeted service.  If you have never worked with them before give them a go and let them show you some brilliant candidates.

    Ellis Rooney, Site Finance Manager, Pepsico
  • Natalie Walker, Head of HR, Now Pensions

    Delighted with the service Macildowie have provided, placing two fantastic candidates into my team in a tough candidate market…exactly what I needed. Thank you!
    Natalie Walker, Head of HR, Now Pensions
  • Rebecca Russen, Operations Recruitment Specialist, Travis Perkins

    An absolute joy to work with

    Rebecca Russen, Operations Recruitment Specialist, Travis Perkins
  • Rakesh Sava, Accounting Manager, STERIS® Solutions Limited

    Macildowie had a great pool of candidates and filtered the CV’s effectively which, for me, took out the hard work of finding the correct individuals.
    Rakesh Sava, Accounting Manager, STERIS® Solutions Limited
  • (2) Nina Harris, Finance Manager, Omega Red Group Ltd

    Very professional and helpful with a hands-on approach.

    Nina Harris, Finance Manager, Omega Red Group Ltd
  • (2) Carol-Ann Martin, HR Manager, Healthnet Homecare

    I would advise anyone recruiting to have the conversation with Macildowie first to see what’s on offer and how they do it differently.

    Carol-Ann Martin, HR Manager, Healthnet Homecare
  • (2) Andy Appleby, Supply Chain Finance Manager EMEA, Avon

    If you’re looking to recruit and haven’t worked with them before then give them a try, I think you'll be pleased.
    Andy Appleby, Supply Chain Finance Manager EMEA, Avon
  • (2) Ellis Rooney, Site Finance Manager, Pepsico

    My favourite thing about Macildowie was the bespoke targeted service.  I was surprised by the speed with which we got a strong shortlist of candidates.
    Ellis Rooney, Site Finance Manager, Pepsico
  • (2) Natalie Walker, Head of HR, Now Pensions

    Delighted with the service Macildowie have provided, placing two fantastic candidates into my team in a tough candidate market…exactly what I needed. Thank you!
    Natalie Walker, Head of HR, Now Pensions
  • (2) Rebecca Russen, Operations Recruitment Specialist, Travis Perkins

    All candidates had a great understanding of the role.
    Rebecca Russen, Operations Recruitment Specialist, Travis Perkins

    Our People

    Our people are at the centre of our brand values. We focus on the continuous improvement of our culture and Employee Value Proposition. Adopting this strategy has led us to receiving the highly coveted “Extraordinary” 3 star status on each of the six occasions that we have entered the Sunday Times Top Places to Work awards.

    We are committed to ensuring Macildowie is a great place to work with highly trained staff, this means we can guarantee that you will be looked after by a passionate professional who will do their utmost to exceed your expectations.

    "Our 2019 success led us to be the highest ranked Nottinghamshire business and the highest ranked recruitment agency in The East Midlands. We were also named the 3rd best company to work for in The Midlands in 2019."

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