Gary joined Macildowie in 2015 and has a focus on Procurement disciplines across sectors in the North Midlands, South Yorkshire and Staffordshire areas. Gary joined Macildowie early on in recruitment having moved from a life in the Armed Forces and private security.
'I worked with Gary closely through the hiring process for an Interim role. Gary had his finger on the pulse of the content/scope of the assignment, as well as securing the terms I sought with a minimum of fuss. Gary's personable nature ensured the process was efficient and at all times, I was fully informed about the status of the process. Gary kept in touch regularly through the initial assignment (phone and face to face) and completed the necessary renegotiations and contract revisions at the time of the assignment being extended. Moreover, Gary built a rapport from the start which will run beyond the length of the assignment. Gary's straightforward and conscientious approach keeps him focussed on getting the right result for client and candidate alike.' - Client
'After spending months talking with various recruitment agents, I had become very concerned and despondent about the professionalism, ethics and lax attitudes. Then I found Macildowie, Recruitment! Gary Simpson made a very daunting process quick and simple, and with a fantastic customer service ethic. My skills in Project Coordinator and Procurement Analyst were appropriately recognised; from the initial telephone contact, Gary Simpson put me at ease and I was more than impressed with his knowledge, experience and honesty.
I cannot thank Gary enough for his support and would say, if you are thinking of making the move to a new career; do not waste the time I did and just contact Macidowie Recruitment.' - Madaline Dixon, Sky
'I found it very useful when Gary came over to see me in person. I thought that chat we had got the formalities out of the way, in terms of signing papers etc, but also of help in giving me some confidence when we went through my cv. You continued to help my confidence in subsequent telephone conversations, with a lot of encouragement, and I am grateful for that. Also, I would like to say that I have had many conversations with other agents, but that you were one of the few who kept in touch, and that you seemed to care about getting me into employment, which I didn't feel from any other agencies. I think this is the right way to conduct oneself in your industry, and it is a shame that more do not choose this way.' - Graham, Candidate
'My experience with macildowie and Gary was excellent, everything ran smoothly from the initial application to the interview. I had support from Gary all the way through and he gave me the confidence to get the job. A big thanks to Gary for his hard work and commitment when helping me through the macildowie process. Thanks again' - Richard, Candidate
'I really enjoyed working with Macildowie. Whether it was Gary or the team at the office, there was always someone to help sort things out or talk to when I needed. The preparation Gary gave me for the interview really helped give me that extra confidence, and having someone to talk to about the job and the other prospects that came along really helped me figure out what to do. ' - Steven, Candidate
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AI in procurement; What does it mean for you
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“So, is it Mr DJ Coolvibes or is it just DJ Vibes?” DJ Vibes or Paul as he now wants to be known, met with me earlier to discuss why his CV isn’t getting as many hits as he was ...
From Commando to Consultant – How Dropping Your Preconceptions Can Help You Achieve Your Full Potential
“So, what exactly are you doing here??” I am sat in a swanky blue chip head office surrounded by people busy with their day to day errands all suited and booted waiting for my f...