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Chris Huffen

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    Notts, Derbys, Lincs, Staffs & South Yorks

    0115 947 0200
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  • Title: Commercial Director
  • Location: Notts, Derbys, Lincs, Staffs & South Yorks
  • Discipline Summary: Commercial Director
  • Phone number: 0115 947 0200
  • LinkedIn Url: https://www.linkedin.com/in/macildowiefinancejobsch/?originalSubdomain=uk
  • This consultant enjoys...:

    Outside of work, Chris's main passion is sailing, but he is also a big F1 fan and fast becoming a Leicester Tigers fan. He’s given up on ever trying to enjoy or learn to play golf…

Chris joined the business in 2011 as part of the Macildowie Training Programme and progressed through our Part-Qualified, Qualified and Senior Financial Recruitment desks. As part of a business growth strategy he recruited for Blue Chip clients in Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes, quickly growing and developing his desk.

After a successful period of growth in those markets, Chris established our Milton Keynes division, before returning to Leicester to run the Financial recruitment team. Following his success in those roles, Chris became Regional Managing Director for the North East Midlands and South Yorkshire.

He also specialises in Senior Executive Finance Recruitment across the wider East Midlands.

Chris' Client Testimonials

ALEX HILL

Commercial Finance Manager at Weetabix

"Chris Huffen was excellent. He listened understood what I was looking for but challenges me in the right way about what my next step needed to be. Really appreciated all his support."

SHETUL MASHRU

Group Marketing Accountant / Analyst (Manager) at Travis Perkins / Wickes

“I thoroughly recommend Chris for your recruitment needs, because he makes the recruitment process more structured and simplified than others, thereby ensuring a smooth journey from candidate registration to employment offer(s).

His competency and professionalism is the reason as to why I have already recommended Chris to my colleagues and friends looking to progress in their career.”

VICCI TAYLOR

Recruiter (Credit Risk, Finance and Marketing) at Barclaycard

“I have worked with Chris since joining Barclaycard in November 2011. Chris' understanding of Barclaycards requirements and culture is second to none and has provided some outstanding candidates. He always has Barclaycards best interest at heart and can see that his view is quality rather than quantity. I look forward to working with Chris in the future and would highly recommend Chris as an exceptional recruiter.”

Darius Matusiak

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    Leics, Northants, Warks, Milton Keynes & London

    0116 222 2590
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  • Title: Managing Director - Partnership
  • Location: Leics, Northants, Warks, Milton Keynes & London
  • Phone number: 0116 222 2590
  • LinkedIn Url: https://www.linkedin.com/in/macildowiehrjobsdm/?originalSubdomain=uk
  • This consultant enjoys...:

    Outside of work, Darius enjoys keeping active, developing property, learning about financial markets and learning about mindset and motivation.  

  • Testimonials (Consultant) :
    • Quote: Darius helped us do this by delivering a free 90 minute workshop that was focused on helping us to optimise our Employer Brand. It helped us define our 'purpose,' and create more of an awareness as to why someone would want to work for our business.  We were also given some great insight into how to enhance the interview experience and which levers to pull on LinkedIn to leverage the brand., Quote Reference: Jessica Davies, Internal Communications and Engagement Partner at Joules
    • Quote: Darius was highly recommended to me by a colleague when I was seeking my first HR job post-graduation and I can absolutely see why. He took the time to genuinely understand my level of skill and experience and subsequently put me forward for several relevant roles with a range of well-known organisations. He has been friendly and professional throughout my job search. I particularly appreciated his efforts to ensure I was making the decisions that felt right for me in relation to potential roles. I would wholeheartedly recommend Darius to anyone looking for an HR role in the Milton Keynes/Northampton area., Quote Reference: Ruth Harley, HR Graduate at Whitbread
    • Quote: I've worked with Darius on several HR requirements we've had as a business and would recommend him highly as a recruitment consultant. Darius has proved himself to be a true professional and sees the value in building up long term relationships with his clients in order that he is regarded as a partner to them. Darius has built his strong relationship up with the Norbert Dentressangle recruitment team through his demonstration of integrity and desire to understand our business, which in turn leads him to submitting only the most qualified candidates., Quote Reference: Katie Shaw, Internal Recruiter at Careers@Hudson

Darius joined Macildowie in 2010. Having built an enviable reputation as an HR recruiter of choice across Northamptonshire, and leading our HR and Sales and Marketing Divisions, Darius was appointed as Regional Managing Director for the South East Midlands. He also specialises in Senior Executive HR Recruitment across the East Midlands.

Darius has pioneered various networking and Thought Leadership events for our customers and believes that working in a true partnership based on transparency and trust is the key to a long term sustainable relationship.

James Taylor

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  • Title: Chief Executive Officer
  • Discipline Summary: Chief Executive Officer
  • Phone number: 0115 947 0200
  • LinkedIn Url: https://www.linkedin.com/in/macildowieexecjobsjt/?originalSubdomain=uk
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    Away from the boardroom, he is a family man with two young children. When he has time, James enjoys all sports, particularly golf, and is playing off of a handicap of six.

James is CEO at Macildowie. He has been with the company since 1997 and was instrumental in the opening of the Leicester office in 2000. He launched the Procurement and Supply Chain division in 2009 and more recently, the Sales and Marketing division of the business.

His role now is very customer focused and he works to develop the business in areas including:

  • customer development,
  • new client and candidate attraction,
  • marketing
  • PR
  • and the training and development of Macildowie’s own people.

James has been particularly active over the past few years developing Macildowie's Retention Services and RPO service offerings.  He is also an active part of our CEO forums.

 

James' cllient testimonials

"I attended the LinkedIn workshop ran by James, which was a great use of a couple of hours in order to learn how to optimise my LinkedIn profile. I had previously attended a good course at Penna, this course with James reinforced, enhanced and built on what I had learnt previously.”

“James provides useful and insightful advice for executives looking to enhance their networking and job search capabilities. He is a straightforward and very enthusiastic person with an excellent ability to get his training across in a thoroughly motivational way.”

“James, from our first meeting was the consumate professional. His help and input was so influential in me finding not just a job but 'the' job. He is an outstanding communicator and with his warm and affable nature made me feel really comfortable in his presence. I cannot praise him and his team highly enough.”

 

Margarita Fedoseyeva

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    Public Sector (Local Gov)
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    0115 947 0200
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  • Title: Managing Director
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Discipline Summary: Public Sector (Local Gov)
  • Phone number: 0115 947 0200
  • LinkedIn Url: https://www.linkedin.com/in/margarita-fedoseyeva-a260431b/
  • This consultant enjoys...:

    Margarita enjoys Tennis, walking, & travelling.

Margarita is the Divisional Director for the Public Sector and Not for Profit Division which she established in 2018. She has been covering Public Sector and NFP since 2004 and has had national role since 2006, so she has strong knowledge and understanding and initiatives that affect the sector. The Division is responsible for permanent, fixed term and interim recruitment as well as consultancy solutions across Finance, Procurement & Commissioning, Project, Programme Management & Transformation, Marcoms, Regen & Economic Development, Policy and Performance, Planning as well as Executive appointments. The Division covers Local & Central Government, NHS, Education, Social Housing and Charities across the whole of the UK.

The Division has recently secured a place on the Crown Commercial Services RM6160 Public Sector Framework that covers the NHS and the Wider Public Sector. We also work in partnership with CIPFA and help sponsor events and seminars for the wider CIPFA members across the Midlands and nationwide. In addition Margarita and the team is able to offer psychometric assessments during restructures as well as new recruitment processes and deliver tailored client and candidate LinkedIn and CPD events.

Mat Lane

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    Nationwide

    0115 947 0200
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  • Title: Managing Director of Temp & Interim
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Phone number: 0115 947 0200

Richard Haaker

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    Executive Search
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    0115 947 0200
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  • Title: Managing Director
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Discipline Summary: Executive Search
  • Phone number: 0115 947 0200
  • LinkedIn Url: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richardhaakerexecsearchexecjobs/
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    Richard graduated from Birmingham University with a degree in Geography and in his spare time enjoys hiking, photography, drawing and playing guitar.

Richard is the Managing Director of Macildowie’s Executive Search and Outplacement Support capabilities and as such has full oversight for the operations for both practices. Richard is responsible for sourcing Director and C-Suite level candidates for private sector companies on a retained basis. Margarita Fedoseyeva is responsible for executive search for private and NFP organisations. From an outplacement perspective, Richard manages workshops focussed on improving employability.

Richard also runs Macildowie’s MD/CEO Mastermind Forum and our NED Network. Both are peer-to-peer mentoring and networking groups which meet ona quarterly basis. Please connect with Rich if you would like further details.

Prior to working at Macildowie, Rich has recruited into both the private and public sectors in the UK, Australia and New Zealand in a specialised recruitment career that spans 20 years.

Sarah Daniels

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    Executive Search
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    0116 222 2590
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  • Title: Head of Practice for Marketing
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Discipline Summary: Executive Search
  • Phone number: 0116 222 2590

Simon Lydon

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    Public Sector
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    0115 947 0200
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  • Title: Associate Director
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Discipline Summary: Public Sector
  • Phone number: 0115 947 0200
  • This consultant enjoys...:

    Outside of the workplace Simon enjoys playing rugby and keeping fit; although his ageing bones means he spends more time injured than playing! Other than that his young family of four children keeps him on his toes!

Simon joined Macildowie in February 2022 after 19 years with a blue-chip recruiter as the Associate Director for the Public Sector business.

Simon leads the team that specialises in the provision of consultancy services across their core disciplines of Finance, Procurement & Commissioning, Project & Programme Management, HR and Marketing.

He personally recruits permanent roles within Local Government whilst continuing to build their brand across the UK with the aim to make the Macildowie name synonymous with a consistently, high-quality delivery of services within Local and Central Government, NHS, Education, Charities and Housing.

Zoe Coy

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    0115 947 0200
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  • Title: Group Head of Talent & Development
  • Phone number: 0115 947 0200
  • LinkedIn Url: https://www.linkedin.com/in/macildowieclericaljobszc/?originalSubdomain=uk
  • This consultant enjoys...:

    Zoe has three children who keep her on her toes! If she's not out and about exploring with the kids, you can find her experimenting in the kitchen! Sometimes it’s a triumph and other times her cat gets an interesting dinner!

    Whether abroad or closer to home, Zoe loves to explore new places and she's always planning her next trip away. Nothing beats being near the sea and enjoying some local cuisine (and wine!).

After starting out as a trainee at Macildowie 10 years ago, Zoe is currently Associate Director based from our Nottingham office. Previously, Zoe has managed and grown our Clerical finance and Commercial Divisions across our Nottingham and Leicester offices. Currently, Zoe continues to support our Commercial Division in Nottingham in addition to assisting across the business with Training, Development, Mentoring, Recruitment and other projects.

Zoe also heads up our charity committee at Macildowie, working with local charities and organising fundraising events throughout the year.

Zoe's client testimonials

Edward Fernandez

“Zoe is a true professional in every way. She will work extremely hard to place you and is always honest. I would happily recommend her professional services as a recruitment consultant. Good luck and thank you.”

Nick Weatherspoon

“Zoe has supported the recruitment of key roles of the HR/Payroll Team, often at short notice. Zoe is great at building relationships to fully understand the businesses that she is finding resource for - I have no hesitation in recommending Zoe.”

Nicholas Carey

"I would like to put on record for you, my sincere thanks to both Ben and Zoe for the manner in which they conduct themselves and represent Macildowie.
I have recently found myself out of work and I have of course used the services of a few well-known Recruitment Agencies. Macildowie is the only one I will recommend to anyone.
Ben and Zoe have shown themselves to be unique, in that they are the only people that actually returned a phone call, and responded to emails from me. It doesn't matter that the roles discussed with Ben didn't materialise, or that I'm no longer available to attend my interview with FloGas, it's about them returning contact and doing what they said would do.


People who use your services, like me, are not at all happy about having-to in many cases, and it's a very stressful time, looking for work, staying positive, and coping with the lack of response, silence, and the knock-backs. Simple contact helps.
Customer service is a much thrown-about term, and every business likes to think they have it cracked, but actually very few do. It's just about courtesy and professionalism at a a human interaction level, and Ben and Zoe are a credit to your organisation in this respect.


I won't hesitate to recommend, and should the need arise in the future for me in my new role, to use your services.
Do please pass on my compliments to them both, as I always think good news should travel just as fast as bad news.
​Thanks very much indeed."