Macildowie is significantly expanding its presence in Nottingham, by moving to a brand new, purpose-designed headquarters, which is over 40 per cent bigger than its current office.
The Midlands-based recruitment consultancy, which is due to celebrate its 25-year anniversary in 2018, is relocating its Nottingham office from Archer House on Castle Gate to the 6th Floor of Waterfront House on Station Street.
James Taylor, managing director of Macildowie, is excited about what the move means for everyone associated with the business, from candidates and clients through to their own specialist consultants and business support staff.
He explained: “Our new headquarters will be a fantastic space for our talented staff. It will be a true representation of our employer brand, boosting employee engagement and allowing us to meet 40 per cent more candidates than ever before.
“We have such strong heritage in Nottingham and an incredibly loyal customer base, keeping our headquarters in the city centre was never in question. This year, we have already taken on 32 new members of staff, and have ambitions to increase our team of specialist recruitment consultants here even further.
“At Waterfront House, we believe that Macildowie will be able to house more specialist recruitment consultants under one roof than anywhere else in Nottingham.”
The new 6,210 ft2 space has been purpose-designed to enable Macildowie to deliver every aspect of its ‘customer value proposition’ in-house, including their own “Academy” events on topics such as GDPR and the Apprenticeship Levy.
Staff, who already receive coaching from some of the best recruitment professionals in the sector will soon have access to a training programme delivered in a bespoke learning & development suite. As well as providing visitors with spectacular 360° panoramic views across Nottingham, the office also has excellent transport links making it easier for customers to come and enjoy the full Macildowie recruitment experience under one roof.
James continued: “It’s fair to say this relocation has been in the pipeline for some time; we’ve been looking for a couple of years but had not found the perfect place until now.
“Our rebrand in 2016 was a significant strategic investment for us, positioning us as a ‘courageous consultancy’ with a real desire to add value, deliver growth and create opportunities for everyone involved. As a result, we have attracted some brilliant people to come and work for us. We wanted a brand that enabled us to create an office experience that will excite and inspire the whole Macildowie family to deliver an even better service, to even more candidates and clients.
“I’m fortunate to be able to say this (and mean it) every year but the next 12 months is set to be an incredibly exciting new chapter in Macildowie’s history. I am more passionate about the business than I have ever been, and I have already had 20 amazing years here.”
Employing 82 people across the Midlands, Macildowie has also recently invested in a move to a bigger office in Milton Keynes, enabling both future growth and the ability to satisfy the requirements of its loyal customer base.
Macildowie continues to be nominated for global and national awards for the quality of its customer service, client and candidate value proposition and for its internal training and development. As well as appearing in the Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For list in 2017, Macildowie also received the coveted 3-star ‘extraordinary’ accreditation for a fifth consecutive time from the nationally-recognised Best Companies Engagement survey, which uses staff questionnaires to measure performance on eight areas of the business from leadership to personal growth opportunities and wellbeing.
The recruitment consultancy is due to move in January 2018. The deal was supported by local chartered surveyors Geo Hallam & Sons, and law firm Shoosmiths.