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Jamie Draper

Business Manager

Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire & Milton Keynes

Jamie joined Macildowie in 2007 and has over twenty years of recruitment experience across the East Midlands. He has recruited for the majority of the regions employers of choice and is an established senior finance recruiter specialising in helping businesses to attract and hire the best qualified Business Partners, Finance Managers, Financial Controllers and Finance Directors.

Jamie is also very well known in the senior networking space where his relationships with practice firms, lawyers, bankers and local business groups is second to none. Jamie heads up and chairs our Macildowie CFO Leadership Forum in partnership with RSM and Knights PLC.

With an exemplary reputation in the market, Jamie is renowned for his excellent candidate and client knowledge. Jamie’s role as Business Manager focuses largely on recruiting for and consulting with businesses in the Blue Chip, high growth, emerging and SME space, where he continues to develop an impeccable track record of success.

Jamie's client testimonials

SCOTT, CANDIDATE

"I found Jamie to be extremely professional, personable and passionate in his work. He identified my needs and found a position to suit me whilst at the same time offering advice and coaching in a constructive manner. He was always at the end of the phone if I needed him both before and after I was accepted for a new position. I would not hesitate to recommend Jamie and I hope our paths cross again in the future." 

ANDY LIGGINS, FD AT RCI EMEAI

​"Macildowie has developed a strong, enduring partnership with RCI’s Finance team built on a great understanding of our business and an equally important understanding of our culture and team dynamic. Their approach is refreshingly innovative and also potentially quite brave. Workshops on how to use LinkedIn from a personal and also corporate perspectives could be seen as a risk, but amazingly has strengthened our relationship driving a better use of both our resources". 

SALLY CAMPBELL, COMMERCIAL MANAGER AT SPIRE LEICESTER HOSPITAL

"I have known Jamie for over 10 years both as a candidate and a recruiter. Throughout this time I have found Jamie to be professional, knowledgeable and highly experienced at this role. As a candidate he never forced me into any roles that were unsuitable and gave me guidance that helped me gain the most from an interview and enabled me to show my best. As a recruiter Jamie always delivered a targeted selection of candidates who were best matched for the role and made the whole process seamless and stress free. Along with this the courses on LinkedIn and “How to Recruit for Free” have been a refreshing approach for a consultancy to help empower the recruiter to find and approach the best candidates out there."

SHILPA PANDYA, REPORTING & CONTROL MANAGER AT BARCLAYCARD

“I found Jamie to be highly professional & personable. Jamie offered superb advice and helped me secure a position at Barclays that matched my brief perfectly. I have appreciated the advice and quality of service and highly recommend both Jamie & Macildowie.”

PAUL HARGATE, FINANCE CONTROLLER AT GREENCORE NORTHAMPTON

“I have found Jamie to be a valuable resource both as client and candidate. He can be trusted to deliver without unnecessarily bothering you and provides an efficient service.”

CANDIDATE, FINANCIAL DIRECTOR

‘" really appreciate you taking the time to meet with me yesterday and it was a breath of fresh air talking to you about opportunities with ambitious SME's, but more importantly the candid feed back and advice about positioning myself through Linked In and improving my CV. It has given me renewed vigor and I am looking at those today. What was refreshing the most was your personal approach and look forward to working with you in the near and more distant future.

Thank you for getting me on the Linked in Session, I recognise that I need to use it as a tool and am rapidly playing catch up, so the session will be invaluable" 

Jamie Draper enjoys...

Outside of work, he is an avid Leicester Tigers fan and has been a season ticket holder since he was 13. Jamie also enjoys many sports including playing golf, skiing and mountain biking. Over the last two years Jamie has also fulfilled another passion of his, completing a nuts and bolts restoration on his classic car, of which he plans to drive down to Le Mans in 2022!

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