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: 0203 766 0109 | 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: 0203 766 0108 | 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: 0203 766 0107 | 07377 876 262
David Godfrey | Director
Having previously worked with Pete and Sonal, I am delighted to be part of what I believe is the most exciting recruitment firm in the UK. I have a genuine passion for recruitment and value the people who choose to work with me. I believe in having long-term relationships and creating loyalty through providing innovative solutions to recruitment problems, whilst being realistic, relentless and most importantly honest in everything I do.
Previously, I have been the leading finance public sector permanent recruiter in London for both a national recruitment business and a specialist market-leading recruitment business, whilst also having set up an Interim IT Division for the latter. My goal is to help develop MLC into firm that is respected and appreciated by the people who matter most: our clients, candidates and colleagues.
Contact Number: 0207 227 8541 | 07375 048 723
Theo Diejomaoh | Principal Consultant
I have worked in the recruitment industry for 2 years, starting my career at Venn Group in 2015 as a graduate; specialising in Commissioning and Operations within healthcare, before I was promoted to Executive Consultant in May 2017.
Despite having only recently, been promoted at Venn Group, I decided to embark on this adventure with MLC Partners to help establish their Strategy, Commissioning & Operations team, a decision I’m delighted to have made.
I chose MLC over a number of organisations, as the appeal to be part of something organic, something I could add real value to, in addition to having many of the same key principles in alignment with my own appealed greatly to me. I’m really excited the challenge at hand and relishing the opportunity to once again get stuck in.
Contact Number: 0203 766 0152 | 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: 0203 766 0305 | 07825 394 421
Mark Crowley | Head of Practice
Having spent six years building a mid-senior level Finance desk across the 3rd Sector for the professional staffing brand of the world’s largest recruitment group, I’m proud to be part of the team at MLC Partners. Over the coming years, I will be working hard to build a market-leading team of permanent finance specialists across the broader Public Sector.
Both Pete and David are highly respected in their markets, but not only that, they share my vision for what a great recruitment business should be and prioritise honesty & integrity above all else. I’m excited by what the future holds for MLC and I look forward to seeing the business grow over the coming years into what I am confident will be the leading provider of public sector staff in the UK.
Contact Number: 0203 766 0306 | 07498 048 099
Richard Knudsen | Principal Consultant
Having spent almost 4 years recruiting HR professionals predominantly within the NHS, I am delighted to have joined MLC Partners in July 2017. The values and vision of the company are what attracted to me to MLC, along with the talented and experienced staff already working here. The service MLC provides to both candidates and clients matches the values I believe in, which was hugely important when moving to my next job.
Unsurprisingly, MLC are already well known across the NHS Human Resources market even within the short period of time, and I am excited to work with Pete who has a wealth of NHS HR recruitment experience. I am confident MLC will become one of the leading suppliers within the market and I am looking forward to being part of that journey.
Contact Number: 0203 766 0304 | 07377 875 417
Lucy Mavers | Head of Executive Search
Having spent the last seven years recruiting solely into the public sector; specialising in senior level executive appointments for the professional staffing brand of the world’s largest recruitment group; I am beyond excited to have joined the MLC Partners family as Head of Executive Search.
The prospect of working for a company with such customer focused values gives me immense pleasure and working alongside like-minded individuals is extremely refreshing. In the coming years at MLC I will be focusing on providing an exceptional search service to our clients and exceptional search process for our candidates whilst making a positive difference in areas such as Diversity and Inclusion; something that is scarcely focussed on enough within the industry. With honesty and transparency I will work with prospective clients and candidates on innovative search methodologies in order to make a positive impact and change to the senior public sector market in the UK.
Contact Number: 0203 766 0153 | 07722 124 970
Sarah Doherty | Head of Central Government
I am looking forward to building the Central Government market with MLC, enhancing the expectations of a recruitment partner along the way!
Honesty and transparency are pivotal to the service I give, and I am delighted that MLC’s genuine and consultative style shares these values. It is an interesting and challenging time for UK Central Government, a sector I am passionate about and have chosen to dedicate my career to advising.
Having spent 4 years recruiting finance professionals into the local and central Government markets at Michael Page, I am incredibly excited to join MLC as Head of Central Government!
Contact Number: 0207 227 8542 | 07908 435 856
Negin Afshar | Business Coordinator
I came to the UK with my family when I was 5 years old, you could say we came in search of a better life and opportunities. I grew up in a small town called Rotherham in Yorkshire and moved to London at 13 to continue my education, my parents were convinced London will have better opportunities for me, and they were right.
I graduated July 2017 with a BA Hon in Business Management and was pretty much thrown into the deep end with a new career as an Office Manager for a growing Digital Recruitment Company. Having spent a year there I felt it was time to embark on a new adventure and that is when I found MLC Partners and joined the team as the new Business Coordinator.
I’m ecstatic to have found a company that shares the same values as I do. I had the opportunity to meet some amazing companies with some fantastic offers however, MLC was always the one company that stood out for me and set the bar quite high. Their honesty and transparency were what I was drawn to and I look forward to working with likeminded people and helping MLC grow and achieve their vision.
Contact Number: 0203 766 0111 | 07494 893 133
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