The hire comes six months after Macildowie’s rebrand and the launch of its ambitious growth strategy, whereby the firm is planning to double its workforce over the next three years.
Richard, who previously held a senior position at Badenoch & Clark, will be responsible for the Procurement, Supply Chain, Sales and Marketing arms of the Macildowie business.
Having previously led teams in the UK, Australia and New Zealand in both the public and private sectors, Richard will oversee recruitment for permanent and temporary positions across the Midlands at all levels.
Richard said: “The Macildowie brand really stood out to me when I was considering the move. The consultancy shows such innovation in the digital communications space. With their innovative approach to using LinkedIn, they are breaking new ground in the recruitment sector and how it interacts with its customers – I wanted to be a part of that.
“The biggest challenge for me in my new role will be to boost the share of temporary roles filled. We have fantastic client relationships in the permanent side of the business, so it’s a case of working closely with them to fulfil all of their recruitment service needs.”
James Taylor, managing director at Macildowie, said:
“We’ve continued to make excellent progress in 2016 and Richard’s appointment is a great addition to what I consider to be a very impressive senior team here at Macildowie”.
“We’re now six months into our rebrand, which reflects our core values to provide an outstanding service to clients and candidates alike – while ensuring individuals in our team can grow their own careers within the business.
“I look forward to working with Richard to develop our temporary recruitment offering even further, and am confident that his wealth of experience will bring a fresh approach to the already successful procurement, supply chain and sales and marketing arms of the business.”
With expertise recruiting for the HR, Finance, and Business Operations sectors, Macildowie also has offices in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Milton Keynes and Northampton.