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.
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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.
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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
PARTNER - 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.
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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
AAT 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.
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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: Pussycat Dolls – Don’t Cha
Movie: The Nutty Professor
TV: New Girl
Dislikes: Being caught in the rain unprepared, the cold, fish
BUSINESS MANAGER - SENIOR PLACEMENTS
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.
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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.
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Interesting personal fact: Megan has lived abroad in Italy, France and Turkey and speaks Italian and French
Song: Blazin’ Squad, Crossroads
Film: Mean Girls
TV Shows: Anything with a hospital involved
Dislikes: Sauce, winter, not having a plan
CONSULTANT - WARWICKSHIRE
Prior to joining the world of recruitment Dale had experience in General Management, Supply Chain Analysis with a foundation in Customer Service. Able to build rapport and relationships with customers Dale has made a real impact in what has been a very successful first year.
A Biological Sciences Graduate, Dale decided standing in a Laboratory wearing a white lab coat and goggles was not for him and instead went on a venture of discovery gaining work experience and travelling the world.
On his return to England, Dale moved south and was employed as a General Manager of an LPG distribution hub in London, becoming a qualified Transport Manager responsible for a large team and a fleet of vehicles and drivers. Following a seven year stint living in East London he returned back to the midlands working in supply chain management, with a focus on realising value from existing contracts and driving change through process optimisation.
As a recruiting manager for a number of years I was on the receiving end of some questionable service from Recruitment Agencies. It is this experience that drives my own approach to recruitment. I am not a big fan of sales-patter and prefer to embrace the title of consultant, analysing a client’s need and truly understanding their business in order to provide an appropriate solution.”
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Interesting personal fact: Works with the NFL each year at the Wembley and Tottenham based games as a brand ambassador.
Song: A million love songs – Take That
Film: Last Action Hero
TV Shows: Antiques Roadshow
Dislikes: Salesmen, Wafflers, Loud Eaters
CONSULTANT - SENIOR INTERIM
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
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.”
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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
CONSULTANT - PRACTICE
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 within our professional services team, specifically within UK Accountancy Practice. Initially joining Mitchell Adam to assist in setting up our Warwickshire business, Nick has developed his desk focusing solely on Accounting firms.
Nick specialises in manager to partner level placements, with extensive experience in senior level headhunting assignments.
“I specialise within the Accountancy Practice sector, which is an area I find interesting and challenging. Operating within such a candidate short market has meant my job here has developed into a headhunting and project delivery focused role. Mitchell Adam have always supported and encouraged my preferred style of a ‘people focused’ approach to recruitment – the mature and professional environment at MA is something we’re all incredibly proud of and has allowed me to develop personally and professional during my years here so far.
I started my career in recruitment working within the Education sector, before moving over to MA to help set up the Warwickshire business. I have now found my home in Accountancy Practice, and look forward to continue to do my part to drive the growth of the company.”
Outside of work Nick is a season ticket holder at Birmingham City Football Club, and enjoys travelling, mountaineering, and basketball.
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Interesting personal fact: Has walked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Song: Toto – Africa
Film: Jungle Book
TV Shows: The Inbetweeners
Dislikes: Tomatoes, traffic, bad coffee
CONSULTANT - TEMPORARY DIVISION
After enjoying a successful career in hospitality, having progressed from a humble glass collector to managing an independent coffee house, George was searching for a role that could utilise his transferable skills. The move into recruitment has been somewhat of a seamless one for George, who truly enjoys engaging with new people daily, building relationships and, above all else, helping people to find new careers as successfully as he found his. George identified the Finance market to be one of particular interest to him due to having family connections within Corporate Finance whilst also identifying the opportunity in this sector.
“Having made a big decision to leave an industry that I was forging a decent career for myself in, taking the risk to start again was one I could not take lightly. Having put the time in to draw up a new CV, research businesses that I would like to join and then actually come round to submit some applications, I was stunned to read a hilarious advert which I now know was written by our director, Mitchell.
Running off what I can only assume was a critical instinct, Mitchell took the punt to give me a call. Since that first call I can honestly say I have not looked back. I could not have possibly dreamt up a smoother transition into a new career and also feel grateful to be surrounded by likeminded, fun-loving individuals who are a pleasure to spend five days a week with… and the occasional Saturday too!”
In his spare time, George enjoys sports of all kind, from football through to aggressive inline skating, you name it, he’s got something to say about it at the very least. It is worth noting that even in his mid-twenties George has officially retired from all form of competition, choosing instead to be a sofa pundit.
Interesting personal fact: George has a mixed English and Serbian heritage, hence his incomprehensible surname. It is worth noting that he is not at all sensitive about how you pronounce it so take your best shot!
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Song: Careless Whispers George Michael
Film: Wayne’s World 1 and 2
TV Show: Any “reality” TV, seriously, any.
Dislikes: Closed books
CONSULTANT - PRACTICE
Following school, Ben felt that the University pathway wouldn’t suit his needs or aspirations, and therefore decided to work for his family business in a bid to gain real workplace. 18 months later, he began to expand his horizons by working in a variety of sectors before completing a 6-week work experience programme in a recruitment agency, resulting in the decision to pursue a career as a Recruitment Consultant. From the start, Ben loved the exposure to working with clients and interacting with candidates. After an 18-month stint at Mitchell Adam, he re-located to London where he gained further experience at the London office of a global agency for 12 months. Eventually, he realised that Birmingham was where he wanted to settle and saw Mitchell Adam as the perfect place to continue to develop his career as a Recruitment Consultant.
“After having my first Recruitment job at Mitchell Adam in June 2017, I thoroughly enjoyed the training I was given and really brought into the direction the company was going in. With not going to University I felt it would be a good idea to try a different city, after giving London ago for 12 months it really made me realise I love where Birmingham is going as a city and also where Mitchell Adam are going as a company. I’m really keen to carry on my career within the Professional Services team & make a real different to both my clients and candidates. I feel very lucky to be able to carry on my Recruitment career within Mitchell Adam & I’m looking forward to carry on developing as a person and as a Consultant.”
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Interesting personal fact: Outside work Ben is a Semi Professional Rugby Player at Bournville RFC, when not playing Rugby on weekends Ben likes to go travelling if that’s around the UK or Europe.
Song: Anything to do with Kygo
Film: Blades of Glory
TV Shows: The O.C.
Dislikes: Bad breath, being late, and trains (see previous dislike)
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