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McCarthy Recruitment wins coveted 2018 UK Best Workplaces Award

Management and leadership recruitment specialist McCarthy Recruitment has won the highly coveted UK Best Workplaces Award for 2018 in the small business category (20-50 employees).

McCarthy Recruitment wins coveted 2018 UK Best Workplaces Award

Run by Great Places to Work ®, the Best Workplaces Awards are the UK’s most prestigious accolades, recognising top-performing employers, brands and businesses who are regarded as high-trust and engaging and who are widely viewed as employers of choice. The award was presented at the black tie ceremony which took place on Wednesday 25 April at London’s Tobacco Dock. Hosted by well-known impressionist Rory Bremner, the evening was attended by businesses who had been shortlisted across the four award categories of Best Workplace: Small, Medium, Large and Laureate.


The company, which has its headquarters in Cheshire, was set up 13 years ago by Managing Director Kate McCarthy to focus on leadership and managerial recruitment in the retail sector. Rapid business growth has since led to McCarthy Recruitment expanding to cover other sectors including head office, leisure and hospitality and warehousing and distribution.


"As an employer I know I've a responsibility to create an environment thats positive and where our employees feel valued. A lot of people leave recruitment because they feel they can get burnt out."
Kate McCarthy

Kate comments, ‘As an employer I know I’ve a responsibility to create an environment that’s positive and where our employees feel valued. A lot of people leave recruitment because they feel they can get burnt out. I don’t want that for anyone. Looking after my team just makes sense and it’s fantastic to have that recognised and endorsed by the Best Workplaces award. I’m so proud of everyone who works at McCarthy.’


She attributes a lot of their success to the mindset within the company. ‘Our whole ethos has never been about “filling vacancies”. We see every assignment as a business opportunity for a client. We approach recruitment with a talent management mindset and will find someone who’s 100 per cent in tune with our client company’s purpose. That translates into our workplace too. We don’t specifically look for people who’ve worked in the recruitment sector, we look for people who are passionate about what we do. And based on the amazing team I have, I know it works!’


Along with other companies who are recognised as Best Workplaces in the UK, McCarthy Recruitment will also have the opportunity to be recognised as a 2018 European Best Workplace which will be announced later on in the year. For further information about McCarthy Recruitment, visit their website at www.mccarthyrecruitment.com.

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Having enjoyed the experience of working within marketing and recruitment for a national charity, Duane moved into legal recruitment several years ago after completing his Law degree at The University of Manchester. He is now the director of Realm Recruit, a legal recruitment consultancy. Realm works across the North West, Yorkshire and the West Midlands to secure legal roles at all levels. Duane is also an active member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and an ambassador for Forever Manchester.