Mitchell got into financial recruitment after leaving university nearly fifteen years ago, and it was apparent to him even in the very early days that he had found his niche and that recruitment was going to be his chosen career path. With no previous experience Mitchell was thrown in at the deep end somewhat and was asked to open up a new Birmingham branch for an established North West recruitment business. Armed with just a phone and a yellow pages, within three years he had created the company’s most successful branch and he had established himself as the most successful consultant in the entire business.
“It was from building something from scratch and with no supporting database or recognised brand that I learnt the recruitment lessons I still use today. Clients and candidates like to be treated as individuals, they want to experience a premier service and get the best advice possible. Now with the benefit of many years of experience and advanced networks all over the Midlands region, I am one of the best equipped people available to help guide your career in finance”
Although a serious recruitment professional who is very passionate about his job he has many other passions and believes in a work life balance. If he is not travelling around the globe then you will probably catch him playing football, as he is still very committed to becoming the next Paul Gascoigne! When it comes to winding down he loves spending time with his family, however enjoying a crafty cider in the local watering hole is also something he likes to find time for.
Check out Mitchell’s Linked in Profile.
Interesting Personal Fact: Spent 6 years on the books at a professional football club.
Song: The Final Countdown, Europe
TV Show: Take Me Out
Dislikes: A lack of motivation, pretentiousness, Lies, The X Factor, Facebook
Having graduated in Business & Accountancy, Adam spent his early career successfully developing the West Midlands clerical and part-qualified offering for a leading national recruitment group. After a stint in Melbourne setting up a commercial finance recruitment arm for one of Australia’s fastest growing firms Adam returned to the UK to establish a qualified recruitment network throughout the Midlands. In 2011 he set up Mitchell Adam where he is primarily responsible for qualified and part-qualified recruitment.
“We set up Mitchell Adam with the aim of providing a market leading service that offers honest, transparent advice based on many years of experience. I get real pleasure from understanding the businesses and people that we work with and think we are in a unique position to help our clients achieve their goals and make sure our candidates can leave work with a smile on their face.
I am excited by the opportunity to grow our business and I believe our focus on ethical recruitment and delivery of service excellence will help us to stand out in a crowded market. Done well, recruitment should add value for everybody involved, it’s what we strive for on a daily basis and what sends me home with a smile every day!”
Outside of work Adam enjoys cycling, cooking ever increasingly spicy food, real ale, spending time with his family and SCUBA diving when he gets the chance.
You can see Adam’s LinkedIn profile here.
Interesting personal fact: Once swam with a 6 metre long shark
Song: In the Air Tonight, Phil Collins
TV Show: Don’t Tell the Bride
Dislikes: Indecision, poor quality beer and the films of Jennifer Aniston
Regional Manager - Practice
Having graduated from Coventry University in HR & Law, Kuran fell into recruitment not so long after and cut his teeth at a national recruiter. Fast forward 4 years and Kuran now heads up Mitchell Adams practice team UK wide! Within this time, Kuran saw himself quickly establish a great reputation with both his clients and candidates in the marketplace – it’s testament to these relationships which sees the vast majority of Kuran’s work come via referrals and/or repeat business.
“Mitchell Adam are a business which maintains zero bias on which kind of recruiter we hire, however a few traits are mutually exclusive throughout the business; transparent, fun, hard working and entrepreneurial. By default these 4 key attributes are the reason why we have an impeccable reputation with so many great candidates and clients alike.
My role within our business is simple – grow and sustain a profitable arm of Mitchell Adam within Professional Services UK wide. Initiating strategic development in tandem with intertwining our firms culture and DNA will be critical in ensuring the success of our growth, whilst continued support and leadership from our Partners and wider infrastructure will enable us to achieve this.
I am excited by what lays ahead for the business and will look forward to meeting more clients and candidates who we can add value to”.
Outside of the office Kuran can be found in the gym, watching his beloved Manchester United or reading the stock markets. Family and friends are a huge part of Kuran’s life and he will always look to find time for them over some good food and drink.
Interesting personal fact: Played football for Coventry City U16 before injury ended a guaranteed Ballon D’or
Song: Prince – Purple Rain
Film: Notting Hill
TV Shows: Grand Designs
Dislikes: Manchester City, Negativity and Cold Weather
SENIOR CONSULTANT - PERMANENT APPOINTMENTS
Matt worked previous to joining Mitchell Adam within the Accountancy sector. Having worked his way up from Accounts Assistant to Purchase Ledger Clerk to Finance Assistant and spent almost 3 years studying towards his AAT alongside working in both Practice and Industry he decided it was time for a change. After coming in for an interview originally for another finance position, Matt jumped at the chance to divert his career to work as a Financial Consultant at Mitchell Adam.
“I started at Mitchell Adam in October 2015 after initially coming in to interview for an Accountancy position. After speaking to a few of the consultants I realised there was a genuine career opportunity at Mitchell Adam where I could use my technical experience as an Accountant, accompanied with my passion to develop relationships and add value to a growing business. I was given extensive training / support specialising within the part-qualified sector which means working alongside candidates ranging from AAT qualified right the way up to newly qualified accountants. A year and a half later I am fortunate enough to receive the promotion I have been working towards as a Senior Consultant. I will be focusing on progressing further within the recruitment industry whilst assisting Mitchell and Adam with expanding the company. There are exciting times ahead for Mitchell Adam and I am glad to be fully on board.”
Matt is an avid gym fan who likes to push and better himself not only academically but physically. He also puts a lot of time aside for his family and friends partaking in many social events.
Interesting personal fact : Used to be 13th in England U16 Squash
Song: Phil Collins – Take me home
Film: The Shawshank Redemption
TV Shows: Storage Hunters
Dislikes: Lack of enthusiasm, Peanut Butter and Mess
SENIOR CONSULTANT - PERMANENT APPOINTMENTS
After graduating from Portsmouth University in Applied Languages, Megan fell into her first recruitment job working in the supply chain sector. After working for a big agency, Megan decided her personality and recruitment style was better suited to a smaller independent agency.
Megan has worked as a Finance Recruiter for the last five years recruiting both temporary and permanent appointments from a clerical level through to a qualified level. Whilst this has given her a wide breadth of experience, she is now enjoying focusing on one part of the market- permanent clerical appointments.
“With the candidate market becoming increasingly buoyant, I thought it was more important than ever to specialise in a particular level of Finance candidates to provide my clients with the best people in the market, and to offer a very personalised service to the candidates I am representing. I can offer market expertise to both candidates and clients at the clerical level and give them both a top service, which is what I am all about as a recruiter”
Outside of work, Megan enjoys a good game netball or badminton and is a bit of a foodie so loves to eat out and travel as much as she can- especially Italy where she tries to return every year.
Interesting personal fact: Megan has lived abroad in Italy, France and Turkey and speaks Italian and French
Song: The Cranberries, Zombie
Film: Mean Girls
TV Shows: Anything with a hospital involved
Dislikes: Sauce, winter, not having a plan
SENIOR CONSULTANT - PERMANENT APPOINTMENTS
9AAT qualified and formerly working in finance for almost 4 years, Ron felt it was time to begin a new career path and joined the team at Mitchell Adam. He wanted to put his communication skills to better use whilst still being able to utilise the transferable skills gained from his time in accounts.
“I started at Mitchell Adam in July 2015 where I joined as a Consultant on the clerical desk having previously worked in accounts around that level. After about six months developing well within the clerical desk I naturally progressed towards Part Qualified recruitment due to my strong technical knowledge; this involved working with candidates and helping them bridge the gap from being AAT qualified Accounts Assistants to newly qualified accountants. Prior experience within accounts gave me a really good platform to build on and during my time here at Mitchell Adam my knowledge has broadened further with the need to understand a variety of different roles from both a client and candidates perspective. Through hard work, good attention to detail and the odd long night or two, I have now been given the opportunity to move into a Senior Consultant position here at Mitchell Adam. I am looking forward to getting more involved in helping to develop the business and bringing some new ideas to the table.”
Outside of work Ron is a keen footballer and likes to try and keep fit by going to the gym. With 6 days out of the week being pretty fast paced with work and football, when it comes to a Sunday, Ron likes nothing more then unwinding with a day full of sitting and lying down.
Interesting Personal Fact: Has a vast recollection of world flags. 9 times out of 10 if you were to show me a flag, I would know the country.
Song: Keith Sweat – Twisted (Sexual Healing Remix)
Movie: The Nutty Professor
TV: New Girl
Dislikes: Being caught in the rain unprepared, the cold, fish
CONSULTANT - PRACTICE APPOINTMENTS
After finishing school in 2015, Ben went to work for his family business for two years. After working there for a couple of years he decided Recruitment was the route he wanted to go down believing with his sport background he could relate many traits within Recruitment and Rugby. In 2017 Ben joined the Mitchell Adam team where he specialises In Practice with Kuran.
“I specialise in Professional Services. I believe I can offer a young and energetic approach to Mitchell Adam which will allow me to interact and recruit top quality candidates and also deliver a 1st class service to our clients. I loved the idea of Recruitment because you come across a new task every day and this excites me immensely. Going forward I hope to develop my career within recruitment and I belief under the guidance of Kuran and Mitchell Adam this is possible”
Outside of work, Ben is a semi-professional rugby player for Stourbridge RFC. Away from Rugby, he likes socialising and exploring new restaurants and bars with his friends. Also he’s a big fan of travelling different countries.
Interesting Personal Fact: Won a Rugby National Cup final where the final was played at Twickenham Stadium.
Song: Firestone – Kygo
Movie: Step Brothers
TV Show: Love Island and The O.C
Dislikes: Bad weather, rude people and losing
CONSULTANT - PART QUALIFIED APPOINTMENTS
Jessica has 7 years’ experience in accountancy, starting as an AAT apprentice in the public sector and eventually becoming fully qualified. After completing her studies she moved to an IT recruitment company working as an assistant accountant before relocating to an SAP consultancy. During this time Jessica decided she wanted to continue with a career in the recruitment sector after missing the atmosphere it provided and took the plunge December 2017 by joining the Mitchell Adam team.
“I have worked in accountancy for 7 years, whilst studying towards my AAT qualifications working in different businesses in industry from care, recruitment, to IT. After working in accountancy for a recruitment business, I realised this was actually what I would like to do and decided to take the jump into recruitment. I decided it would be best for me to work in finance recruitment, because it would be easy to relate to candidates in the part qualified market and also have the knowledge to understand what clients want when recruiting the best talent. I am looking forward to the challenges and job satisfaction recruitment gives you on a daily basis.”
Interesting personal fact: Used to disco dance competitively from the age of 4 to 16.
Song: Anything RnB
Movie: The Hangover
TV: The Only Way Is Essex
Dislikes: Cold weather, untidy people, unambitious people
WARWICKSHIRE CONSULTANT - PERMANENT APPOINTMENTS
After deciding to leave his Full time rugby playing career, Chad has decided to embark on a career with Mitchell Adam specialising in Permanent recruitment. Previous to Chad joining Mitchell Adam he played for Coventry RFC and most recently joining Rotherham Titans. Chad wanted to employ his people skills and ability to communicate to a variety of people to help individuals find their perfect roles in finance and accounting.
“I specialise within the clerical permanent sector. My approach to recruitment is to be unique and to go above and beyond the normal recruiter in the sense it energises the clients and candidates alike. I love that this job changes everyday and can bring different situations and that it will never allow me to be bored. I enjoy the fast pace of this market while ensuring that the quality of Mitchell Adam is consistently being delivered. I look forward to starting my career in a team that embodies the concept of work hard, party hard. “
Outside of work, Chad still plays semi-professional rugby for Stourbridge RFC, and enjoys lifting a weight or two but after playing rugby games on Saturdays has been known to have a shandy.
Interesting personal fact: Has played rugby for England students, and scored the only try when they played against Portugal’s national team in Lisbon.
Song: Neil Diamond – Forever in blue jeans
Film: The Fox and Hound – Disney
TV Shows: Great British Bake off
Dislikes: Baked beans, not having money, being hungry and rude people (manners cost nothing)
WARWICKSHIRE CONSULTANT - PERMANENT APPOINTMENTS
After graduating from Manchester University in Economics, Nick fell into his first recruitment job working in the education sector. After almost two years recruiting for schools, he decided it was time for a change. Nick wanted to use his previous experience and desire to provide a high quality service to help further expand Mitchell Adam’s reputation across the Warwickshire region.
“I specialise within the clerical permanent sector. After cutting my teeth in education recruitment, I have recently joined Mitchell Adam in the pursuit of a new challenge in a new sector. The honest and personable approach to recruitment by Mitchell Adam is something I really believe in and I am very excited to be a part of a fast growing organisation.
I believe that people are the most important resource to businesses, and that the right job can transform a person’s life. Mitchell Adam is driven by providing the best possible service to both clients and candidates and I look forward to helping the company grow in Warwickshire”
Outside of work Nick likes to travel and experience new places. He also enjoys keeping active and playing football.
Interesting personal fact: Has walked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Song: Toto – Africa
Film: Jungle Book
TV Shows: The Inbetweeners
Dislikes: Tomatoes, spicy food, coffee
WARWICKSHIRE CONSULTANT - TEMPORARY APPOINTMENTS
Dee worked in an all industry recruitment consultancy and recruited for both temporary and permanent requirements prior to joining Mitchell Adam. After studying Law at Coventry University Dee decided that the skills that she had developed with her legal studies were actually a good fit for recruitment. Dee enjoyed the negotiation and mediation side of things which allowed her to problem solve using communication alone- which was something that she really enjoyed! Her previous role had given her an introduction to recruitment which allowed her to work on finance roles where she was quite successful. After considering her skills and interests, Mitchell Adam stood out as the company for Dee because of their consultative approach to recruitment. When given the chance Dee grasped onto the opportunity of growing her career here at Mitchell Adam.
“I started at Mitchell Adam in February 2017 after interviewing at many commercial recruitment agencies. I was drawn to Mitchell Adam for many reasons, the main reason being that all the management were focused on providing a consultative experience for both candidates and clients. Mitchell Adam pride themselves on quality placements and run on a no KPIs structure- this wasn’t an agency that cared about ticking boxes but one that focused purely on doing recruitment well! This went hand in hand with my approach to recruitment as I pride myself on making quality relationships with clients and candidates. Clients are just as busy as me and candidates should know that I am there for them! With each interview that I had at Mitchell Adam, I began to genuinely foresee that this was an opportunity to be mentored, supported and one of growth. I had found a company that mirrored both my vision of recruitment as well as my drive to progress within an organisation. I am very lucky to find an employer who values their staff and takes time to sit and develop us. I’m really looking forward to growing my career here at Mitchell Adam and I can’t wait to see what the future brings for me here!”
Outside of work Dee enjoys getting creative and spends most of her evenings writing poetry and being artistic. When she isn’t busy being Picasso she spends her time being social with her family and friends. Dee is very spontaneous and is always looking for a new adventure, so you can always find her planning new and exciting experiences. Although she is a little bit of a wimp deep down she enjoys the challenge of adrenaline filled activities as she isn’t one for comfort zones! Dee has a real love for learning new things and has aspirations of travelling a little more; exploring museums, galleries, new cultures and foods of the world is right up Dee’s street!
Interesting personal fact: Dee has been white water rafting on the River Nile but cannot actually swim! Brave!
Song: Destiny’s Child – Bootylicious
Film: Despicable me
TV Shows: Traffic Cops
Dislikes: Liars and being cold
CONSULTANT - TEMPORARY APPOINTMENTS
Kieran speaks French fluently and has lived in Paris. After graduating from the University of Leeds in Law with French, he taught English in Lille before joining an award winning Recruitment agency in London. There he selected and coached students from underrepresented backgrounds to secure roles at top investment banking and finance organisations including Deutsche Bank and KPMG. After returning to Birmingham, he used his background to launch a successful career in Legal recruitment. Kieran’s passion for Finance influenced him to springboard his career into the Midlands Finance market joining Mitchell Adam where he specialises in temporary assignments.
“The breadth of recruitment experience, impressive track record and proactive leadership at Mitchell Adam is second to none. My desire to join MA stemmed primarily from the commercially mature approach that is pervasive in its business growth, candidate management and employee development.
I enjoy working in an established but growing boutique finance business surrounded by focused, ambitious and fun colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
My mission for the temporary assignment division is clear. To ensure that I foster and grow existing relationships, expand the reach of our brand and continually advance our offering to the needs of our individual finance clients.
The Midlands –Birmingham in particular- remains one of the highest prospects for European Investment and I am excited to use my recruitment experience and French language skills to support organisations with their most valuable resource, its people.”
Interesting personal fact: Participated in the ‘running with the bulls’ as part of the San Fermin festival in Spain where he faced up against seven bulls weighing 600kg (1,320lbs) and survived!
Song: Miami – Will Smith
Movie: Black Panther
TV Show: House of Cards , G.O.T and Brooklyn Nine Nine
Dislikes: Badly made French pastries, Trump
After studying Business and Administration for two years at college Louise was offered an apprenticeship at a local telemarketing company where she stayed for four years. During this role she supported a team of B2B telemarketers promoting a range of government and university based initiatives. Whilst working there Louise developed a number of skills, most notably research, the use of Microsoft Excel, CRM systems, data manipulation and social media for business. When it became clear that there were no further developmental opportunities available, she worked in a High Court Enforcement office typing correspondence and joined the Mitchell Adam team December 2017.
“I’ve found I enjoy supporting smaller teams where I am responsible for my own workload, which makes this role at Mitchell Adam perfect for me. Whilst working here I’ve found I can use a wide set of my skills and no day is exactly the same as any other.”
Louise spends most of her spare time supporting her local roller derby league. If she’s not on track she’s coaching new recruits or running the café at home games. Also, she’s studying towards a History degree part-time.
Interesting personal fact:
Completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks in 2017 and decided never to attempt the National challenge, however she would like to walk the border of the Isle of Wight.
Song: Anything Disney
Movie: Harry Potter
TV: Gilmore Girls
Dislikes: Cats, sloths