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
Mariella joined Mitchell Adam as the Office Manager and her role includes supporting the directors along side the rest of the team while looking after the general internal operations of the business including Payroll, Marketing, HR, Compliance, Finance and Reporting.
“I started working in Recruitment in early 2015 when I was offered a role as an Administrator in a Construction recruitment company. I was responsible for covering a large weekly payroll and supporting the consultants, this gave me the experience and confidence I needed to start here at Mitchell Adam which I am really enjoying. I am naturally a really organised person and I love getting involved in lots of different things so this job is perfect for me!”
Outside of work Mariella loves going out and socialising, trying out new restaurants and bars that open in the city.
Personal fact: Have won numerous competitions in Horse Riding
Song: Two Can Play That Game – Bobby Brown
TV Show: Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Dislikes: Bad weather and untidy people!!
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 - PERMANENT APPOINTMENTS
Jack has an accounts background and has previously studied AAT, this gave him a good base and understanding for Accounting and Finance recruitment. Having worked in education interim recruitment before, Jack felt it was time to use some of his accounting knowledge and make the move to a finance consultancy managing a permanent desk.
“I joined Mitchell Adam because of their values, I liked their transparent approach and thought they would be the best fit for me. I am really excited and I can’t wait to develop the part qualified desk and put my own stamp on it!”
Outside of work Jack likes to play football, watch his devoted Birmingham City, go to music gigs, wind down, meet with friends, enjoy the odd night out and eat out regularly.
Interesting personal fact: Has represented the county at football for 5 consecutive age groups, many of which were older than him.
Song: TLC – Waterfalls
Film: Never say never – Justin Bieber
TV Show: Love Island
Dislikes: Aston Villa, Liars, Jonny from Love Island (In that order)
CONSULTANT - PERMANENT APPOINTMENTS
After graduating with a degree in Human Biology, Chaz has decided to switch lanes and embark on a career with Mitchell Adam. Swapping working in labs to working with people, Chaz wanted to employ his confidence, charisma and communication skills to help talented individuals find their perfect roles in finance.
“I specialise within the clerical permanent sector. My approach to recruitment is beyond the norm in the sense it’s refreshing for clients and candidates alike – I take a very consultative & transparent approach. I enjoy the slightly faster pace of this market but still focusing on the prestige quality Mitchell Adam consistently delivers. Its great being part of a team which both works and plays hard with the brilliant team incentives such as trips abroad, lavish dinners & team work nights out”.
Outside of work, Chaz is equally ambitious running an online personal training business helping people with their fitness goals as well as also keeping himself in good shape for his fitness/bodybuilding competitions – But when the weekend rolls by he’s also slightly partial to a boozy night out, fancy meal or a trip to somewhere he’s not yet explored.
Interesting personal fact: Is a keen artist and has had his work displayed in galleries since a young age
Song: Eminem – Stan
Film: Inglorious Basterds
TV Shows: Family guy
Dislikes: Unambitious people, boring people, bad hair days, not winning & not having money
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
Josh gained his recruitment experience in the construction and automotive sector, he then decided to make the move into finance and joined Mitchell Adam in December 2016 specialising in Permanent Financial Recruitment. He is excited to build a career in a different sector while being able to use his previous skills. Josh has a strong passion to provide the best service towards clients and candidates.
“I specialise within the clerical permanent sector. I believe that I can bring professionalism and an approachable style of work to recruiting ambitious candidates, and deliver an outstanding service to my clients. I love this job because it allows me to exercise by business degree, display my personality and communication skills. I have worked in part time retail between the ages of 14 to 21, following that I have over 2 years experience in recruitment. I cannot wait to continue developing my career with Mitchell Adam, a company that offers me career progression, great development & training, a range of staff incentives and a fantastic team.”
Outside of work Josh loves to eat, he has visions of travelling the world eating amazing food. He also enjoys time in the gym and playing sports.
Interesting personal fact: Once captained Manchester United
Song: Bob Marley – No Woman No Cry (Piano Version)
Movies: Scarface, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Disney films
TV shows: Power, The Office (US), Master Chef (Australia)
Dislikes: Tomato Ketchup, being hungry, food that should be hot but served cold
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
Prior to joining the Mitchell Adam team, Dannika worked in a managerial role for an internationally recognised bank. Starting out her career specialising in sales and retail, Dannika then progressed into an analyst role dealing with front-line fraud cases and dispute resolution. After a successful number of years in these industries Dannika decided to look at a change of career and sought after finding a role that would allow her a fast paced and challenging environment but one that was morally rewarding in helping people. Being offered the role at Mitchell Adam, Dannika knew that specialising in temporary recruitment would give her that.
“Working as a specialist temp recruiter at Mitchell Adam has given me the career opportunity that allows me to utilise all my knowledge and experience gained over many different roles. I pride myself on being quick to respond in this fast paced environment whilst being morally focused on meeting the expectations of both client and candidate alike.”
Loving to travel and experience new cultures, Dannika has promised herself that’s she will only experience new destinations instead of revisiting the same ones again, as much as she loves Rome. Places she has recently been to include several states of the USA where she travelled around in a Mustang. Dannika loves to get out in the fresh air by walking around the local countryside and favours a glass of Sancerre every now and again.
Interesting personal fact: Gets told that she looks like Nicole Kidman
Song: Dude looks like a lady – Aerosmith
Movie: The Holiday
TV: Say yes to the dress
Dislikes: Loud eating, Pointless negativity and Bad breath
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
Rebecca has recently joined the Mitchell Adam team and specialises in temporary clerical recruitment. She graduated last year with a first class degree in Psychology and has worked mainly in hospitality and customer service roles. She is looking forward to utilising her skills and experience to make a positive impact on people’s lives and careers.
“Specialising in temporary recruitment has provided me with the dynamic, fast-paced environment I had been craving! I love that there is always a new task to be working on and that no two days are ever the same. Mitchell Adam really stood out to me because of their distinct commitment to providing top quality service and their serious interest in the success of both their candidates and clients.”
Outside of work Becky loves to get out exploring in the fresh air in areas like the Lake District. She also enjoys cooking new meals from her numerous cookbooks and frequenting Birmingham’s cocktail bars.
Interesting Personal Fact: Been inside a hot air balloon at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.
Song: B*Witched – C’est La Vie
Movie: Dirty Dancing
TV show: Don’t Tell The Bride
Dislikes: Rudeness, Seafood, Time wasting
CONSULTANT - TEMPORARY APPOINTMENTS
Lucy joined Mitchell Adam as a consultant in September 2016 specialising in Temporary Financial Recruitment, after studying Recruitment at college she decided to leave her career in retail and join the team.
“I specialise within the clerical temporary sector. I believe that I can bring a young and vibrant energy to recruiting ambitious candidates, and deliver a mature premium service to my clients. I love that this job will keep me on my toes, and that it will never allow me to be bored. I have worked in part of a team since the age of sixteen in a retail based environment, and it has been great moving forward to the Mitchell Adam team. I cannot wait to continue developing my career within a company that offers such great staff incentives, such as quarterly holidays and team nights out”
Outside of work Lucy would love to travel, she has visions of retiring and living in a different country, ideally somewhere warm and sunny! She also enjoys spending down time with her family and religiously watches far too many series on TV.
Interesting personal fact: Used to compete in gymnastics for the West Midlands
Song: Ugly Heart – GRL
Movie: Now You See Me
TV: Law and Order SVU
Dislikes: Negativity, Rain, The cold