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We help you research the market to find the best talent for your business

The importance of sound market intelligence

We all know that good decision-making is more likely when based on reliable, high-quality data. Over the years, customers have sought our insights to help solve many different challenges, including:

  • Company, subsidiary or team relocation
  • Supporting investment decisions
  • Improving retention
  • Improving Board effectiveness
  • Succession-planning
  • Ensuring market competitiveness
  • Improving employer value proposition
  • Downsizing

Consequently, due to our time in the market and reach across multiple geographies and job-types, Macildowie has access to an extraordinary volume of up-to-date recruitment and retention intelligence to help business leaders with their decision-making.

Tailored insights

At Macildowie, our search consultants can prepare market insights tailored to your requirements and can be for executive or non-executive recruitment. These might include:

  • Talent pool analysis
  • Remuneration/salary surveys
  • Competition for talent
  • Competitor mapping
  • General investment landscape
  • Outplacement services
  • Retention/talent management insights

Our executive search team also maintain active partnerships with other subject matter experts that we may refer you too if it helps get you the data you need.


We also appreciate many of the reasons such insights are sought are highly sensitive. We know the meaning of the word “confidential”. If you contact us with commercially sensitive information, we only share it with people authorised by you.

Our Difference.

Every brief is unique. We believe our difference lies within our unique value proposition and our ability to listen, consult and deliver against your brief as a committed partner in a way that contributes towards your vision.
  • We wanted to say thank you for finding our new CEO. I am really excited about the future or our business and am also looking forward to not always being at the helm! You have been a pleasure to work with on this appointment
    - Margaret Mason OBE, Founder/CEO Children 1st Nurseries
  • We have had a great experience with Macildowie. I would strongly recommend anyone making a similar Director level appointment to try them!
    - HR Lead, Health Services Company
  • Due to our rapid UK and international expansion plans we urgently needed a Franchise Director who could help deliver against those plans. Macildowie Executive Search found, engaged with and secured a number of candidates for us to meet, out of which one was the perfect candidate. This was all delivered by Macildowie against very niche search criteria and tight timeline.
    - Muhummed Ibrahim, Co-Founder, Chaiiwala
  • Macildowie’s service was excellent – very responsive. They understood, quickly, exactly what we needed and provided three candidates in a very short turnaround time. We had two very strong contenders, one of whom we offered and is doing a fantastic job.
    - HR Lead, Health Services Company
  • Jo is very focussed and has an extensive candidate knowledge. I was delighted with the high quality candidates she found and she successfully filled both roles. I would recommend Jo and will certainly use her in the future.
    - Director of Finance
  • 'Macildowie kept in contact with me throughout the process of recruitment so I knew what was happening. Providing excellent interview guidance, notes and preparation, which I found very useful, they also gave me feedback after every stage. I was fortunate enough to be selected for the position and they have made sure that everything was OK and kept in contact. I would more than happily recommend Macildowie.'
    - Julie, Candidate - HR Director
  • I set Macildowie a tough challenge - needing a high calibre individual with a unique set of skills, in tight timescales, to help our rapidly-growing business and they delivered.
    - Geoff Love, CEO - Commify
  • 'The team at Macildowie took time and made the effort to really understand what our needs when we were recruiting for our FD. It was a nice change to have candidates appropriate to our requirements rather than simply the job title. From the top down, the Mac’s ethos of a greater understanding of the business needs makes recruiting so much easier.'
    - Carl Gamble, Managing Director - The SAA

    Interested in exploring how we can help you research your market?

    Our executive search capability is designed to partner with you to identify, engage and on-board inspirational individuals for those roles where it’s too important not to get right. First time.