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Jamie Draper

Business Manager

Leicestershire & Northamptonshire

Jamie joined Macildowie in 2007 and has over eighteen 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 recruiter specialising in helping businesses to attract and hire the best qualified Financial Controller’s, Finance Director’s, CFO’s and senior board level executives in the Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Peterborough and Coventry and Warwickshire area.


Very well known amongst our clients and renowned for his excellent candidate knowledge, his reputation in the market is second to none. Jamie’s role as Business Manager focuses largely on recruiting for and consulting with businesses in the PE, High Growth,  emerging and SME space where he continues to develop an impeccable track record of success.

Jamie has also been a key member of the Macildowie management team in leading and delivering senior leadership forums and workshops to both clients and candidates. 

"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." - SCOTT, Candidate


"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". - Andy Liggins, FD at RCI EMEAI


"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." - Sally Campbell, Commercial Manager at Spire Leicester Hospital


“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.” - Shilpa Pandya, Reporting & Control Manager at Barclaycard


“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.” - Paul Hargate, Finance Controller at Greencore Northampton


‘I 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’ - Candidate, Financial Director