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Our History

We’ve recruited in professional services for over 30 years and we’re proud of our track record of success.

Established in 1993, Macildowie is a market leading recruitment firm. Our specialisms include: Finance, HR, Procurement & Supply Chain, Office & Commercial and Marketing roles in both private and public sectors and we have specialist teams at every level from Senior Executive to customer service and clerical roles.

Our Public Sector & Not For Profit division is a high performer on the key public sector frameworks and our growing Executive Search team provide a value add service with excellent local knowledge and relationships that competitors from elsewhere can’t match.

In 2020, following feedback from our client base, we expanded our offering to cover retention and outplacement services as well as a fully comprehensive outsourced recruitment and on-boarding solution (Macildowie RPO).

We’re proud to be an award winning business: • Named 'Best Large Recruitment Agency' in the National Online Recruitment Awards (NORAs) 2018. • We have been placed in the top 100 'Sunday Times Best Small Companies To Work For' (now Best Companies) every time we have entered. Ranking at No8 in the UK most recently (2022) and achieving the highest 3 star status, every single time. • Shortlist in the Recruiter Awards 2016 for ongoing excellence regarding "Client Service"

In 2022 the Macildowie group acquired Signet Resources, based in Maidenhead.  Signet work very similar specialisms and their values closely aligned with Macildowie’s.

Our Clients

We work with a huge variety of companies, big and small and from all sectors. See a selection of them here.

Our Aim is to:

  • Build trust and work in partnership with our clients
  • Deliver what we promise and focus on long term relationships
  • Fill jobs with the best candidates quickly
  • Save time and add value to your business

What does Partnership mean to us?

Building long term relationships,
not just focusing on the next fee.

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Macildowie Through The Years

In 1993 we were founded as Macildowie Davids and we incorporated as Macildowie Associates in 1997. In the next 30 years we successfully navigated the economic impact of the attack on the twin towers, the banking crisis, bird flu, the COVID Pandemic and others. We’ve learned that from adversity comes opportunity. We became the UK’s first “Recruitment and Retention” consultancy in 2020 and the resulting explosion of growth has created massive opportunity for our people.


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