Pete Marshall | Managing Director

MLC was started in January 2015 driven by Pete Marshall. Pete has previously spent the previous eight years recruiting into the Public Sector across Finance and HR. He started his career with Michael Page, becoming the second highest biller in the UK,  before joining the then leading UK public sector finance recruitment firm Allen Lane to set up a new HR Division. Always having wanted to own and run his own business, five years later, Pete enlisted the help of serial Angel Investor and Entrepreneur Shaun Lawson and set up MLC Partners. This new business would be built around strong core recruitment values and long term relationships in a sector that he was and still is, truly passionate about.

Contact Number: 07930 153 672

Sonal Chauhan | Head of Operations

Having spent 10 years in recruitment and some time off travelling, I thought maybe it was an opportunity to try my hand at something new. BUT something drew me to the crazy bunch at MLC. What was on offer? Well, a chance to make something my own, draw on my experience and put into practice what makes a recruitment company stand out from the rest – great customer service and a flawless process. Being part of a great team who appreciates the importance of both candidate and client experience is what makes MLC proud of what we do.

Contact Number: 07947 316 883

Daniel Abrahams | Principal Consultant

I have worked for five years in the recruitment industry; specialising within the Estates and Facilities sector. I decided to join the exciting journey of MLC Partners to help them further grow as a company and build their Estates & Facilities division.

The reason I chose MLC is because the company share a lot of the same values I personally believe in; in particular the emphasis on building long term relationships.  They’re also a great bunch, which I believe shines through when working with both candidates and clients.

I’m really excited to be continuing my recruitment career here and watching the company grow.

Contact Number: 07377 876 262

Theo Diejomaoh | Principal Consultant

I arrived at MLC Partners in the Summer of 2017 along with Josh McLeod to launch the Strategic, Operational and Commissioning (SOC) division, which has gone from strength to strength to become a reputable market leader within its field.

With Josh, I work in partnership with a number of organisations within healthcare, predominantly focussing on of mid-level to senior opportunities in the “SOC” market of both a substantive and interim nature.

At MLC, we endeavour to differentiate ourselves from our competitors by stripping it all back and going ‘back to basics’ – we certainly wouldn’t say we’re the biggest and I certainly wouldn’t say we’re the loudest, but what we are is a collection of some of the most honest, reliable and hardworking individuals you’ll come across! Whilst it might sound cliché, by ACTUALLY adhering to these simple values, believe it or not we’re able to effectively cater to the needs of our respective clients and candidates.

If you ever require a conversation about your business needs or about your own career please feel free to reach out for a confidential chat.

Contact Number: 07377 876 245

Josh McLeod | Head of Practice

Originally from London and having graduated from the University of Manchester in 2011, I started my Recruitment career in the north before relocating back to work in the capital. I am delighted to be continuing my journey at MLC Partners which offers me the opportunity to work for one of the fastest growing Recruitment Companies in London and to be part of something special from its infancy.

Having previously managed and grown a successful Healthcare Strategy, Operations and Commissioning division at a previous firm I am extremely excited to be continuing in this important area, which while also incorporating MLC’s core values I believe will enable us to offer an unparalleled level of service to our clients. I’m looking forward to working with my fantastic new colleagues and challenging the perceptions of the Recruitment industry.

Contact Number: 07825 394 421

Richard Knudsen | Principal Consultant

I have recruited mid-to-senior HR professionals in the NHS since 2013, and haven’t looked back since joining Pete Marshall and MLC Partners in the summer of 2017. Pete has been the leading NHS recruiter across the South East over the last decade; so working with him has been an eye-opener to what excellent recruitment practice looks like.

Our knowledge of the market, candidate judgement, and most importantly long-term relationship approach is what sets us apart from the rest. We aren’t comfortable with quick wins that tarnish relationships and go against our core values, and are mature enough to see the bigger picture in every situation.

MLC has achieved a lot in a short space of time across the public sector, but given the team we have built there is no doubt we will only go from strength-to-strength.

Contact Number: 07377 875 417

Sarah Doherty | Head of Central Government

It is a super interesting and challenging period for UK Central Government, with talent at the heart of critical decision-making. I joined MLC in Summer 2018 to build a Central Government business which enhances the expectations of a recruitment partner!

I genuinely believe in MLC’s honest, transparent and consultative approach. By humanising the recruitment process we truly partner with our clients and candidates to challenge and support them.

Having spent 4 years recruiting professionals into the Central Government market at Michael Page, I am incredibly excited to have joined MLC as Head of Central Government!

Contact Number: 07908 435 856

Lara Altamimi | Business Manager

I decided to join MLC Partners because of their different approach to recruiting. Having spent 8 years within recruitment both in house and agency, I felt that they represented everything I was looking for in my next role.

MLC offers something different, it’s provided me with opportunity to grow with an agile and entrepreneurial business which allows me to test boundaries and create a role for myself that has not been within the business before. Being part of such a well-respected, market leading consultancy is something I am extremely proud of and will continue to champion throughout my time here.


Contact Number: 07375 048 723

Jane Lucas | Recruitment Consultant

I recently relocated to London after spending the past few years in Australia enjoying a cross-sector career path, travelling and finishing my studies in Psychology. I firmly believe that psychology is pivotal to successful and meaningful recruitment. Stripped back, recruitment is about people.


I chose MLC because of their genuine belief that recruitment should be driven by strong core values and long-term relationships. I recruit finance professionals into the Third sector, a sector I am truly passionate about. I focus on working with ambitious and entrepreneurial charitable organisations, who want to challenge themselves internally and attract the best people. My goal is to build strong networks across the sector and to provide genuine, consultative advice to customers.

Contact Number: 07722 124 970

Shaun Lawson | Chairman

I started in the city as a Stockbroker, working in corporate finance. But in 1975 I set up a venture capital and consultancy business. My real passion is mentoring and using my experience and knowledge to help others. So for the last 40 years I have been working with people and businesses across a range of industries; helping them to grow and reach their full potential.

I saw real potential in Pete, and believe that MLC will go from strength to strength.

Contact Number: 0203 675 0979

Pip Cox | Director

My background is business and PR, and I have used those skills in IT Network Management, lifestyle management and remote medicine, in the UK and across Europe.

I dived into the recruitment world 12 years ago by joining Joyce Guiness, where I am now the Managing Director. We are a very well established support recruitment agency, with 40 years’ service.

It was a real privilege to get involved with MLC and I am proud to be part of the Board. My role is to be a sounding board to Pete and to share my years of experience in running a successful recruitment agency.

Contact Number: 07980 744 449