MLC Partners was a pleasure to deal with, particularly when flexibility and an innovative approach was required. They were friendly, approachable and acted with both integrity as well seeking an evidence base to place me into a VSM director level position that had been difficult to fill, despite other agencies trying. There was a level of openness and honesty in their approach which made David Godfrey in particular a valued and trusted partner going forward. This was because of an approach which introduces candidates and clients across sectors. While in contact with David I made productive contact with colleagues from my own area as well education, central and local government. He helped not just in the placement itself but setup future contacts. I would recommend MLC Partners not least because they operate by forming strong, productive and professional relationships.
NHS Interim Director of Finance
Working with MLC partners has been great for us because they really took the time to get to know our organisation and only put candidates forward for jobs with the right skills and personality. Unlike other recruitment agencies, MLC place people according to their ability and potential helping us with some of our hard to fill vacancies. Since working with us on some initial contracts, they regularly call just to catch up and check on how their candidates are getting on; dealing with any concerns I have immediately.
It is brilliant to work with an agency that genuinely wants candidates to progress and succeed in their careers and work with organisations to find the right candidate, not just any candidate. Steve and Pete have always been professional, honest and reliable. As an NMNC framework agency, with a high understanding of the NHS and commissioning environment I would not hesitate in recommending MLC to anyone.
Head of HR Operations - NEL Commissioning Support Unit
I have worked with Pete as a client several times over the last few years, and more so recently in his capacity as founder of MLC Partners. Pete has, for many years, been the ‘go-to’ person for HR resourcing solutions, whether these be interim or permanent. In my experience, Pete looks to build effective relationships as a primary core to the way he does business, whether this be with clients or candidates. Working with Pete and MLC more recently, we have found that they take the time to send profiles of high quality candidates having taken the time to really understand what we have wanted from the person, and the expectations of the role. In addition, we’ve even been able to consider more creative solutions to some difficult to recruit posts, which other agencies have not been willing to consider. We have been very happy with the service from Pete and the team at MLC who continue to evidence a strong presence in the industry.
Deputy Director of HR & OD - Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
MLC are a strange bunch – but in a good way.
My experience has been that they see me as a unique individual, with particular needs and requirements, and willing to do certain types of work in certain types of ways only. Rather than put me in a pile of CVs that they can send out, I have found that they have tried to fit their service around exactly what I need and have not sent me off for interviews or meetings that make their stats look good but don’t really help me.
I am very pleased with the placement I am doing through MLC and although I doubt they make much profit from me I appreciate the regular contact, advice and check ins that I get.
So strange, unusual, bespoke, specific – but definitely worth working with.
Director - Communications Consultancy
MLC contacted me in 2017 following which they were engaged to recruit a Financial Controller for Nesta. This had been a challenging role to recruit successfully for during the previous 12 months with an exacting brief and personality fit being prerequisites for a successful placement.
Mark listened to our requirements faithfully and submitted a high quality candidate short list.
Importantly, he understood my instruction to only send cv’s of those candidates which he had met and discussed the role in depth with, and furthermore where he believed that only the personality/fit was the unknown variable as opposed to technical capability to do the job.We were highly impressed by all of the six candidates that we met through MLC and ultimately invited three very strong individuals back for final interview before making a successful offer on first attempt.
I really appreciate the commitment to Nesta that Mark gave and the quality of individuals that they presented to us. We wish them all the best in their new venture and hope to continue our working relationship for the future.
Chief Finance Officer - NESTA