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Our Partners


Find out what partners have to say about our relationship and result-driven service

When working with employers, we believe it is crucial to construct an exact specification of the ideal candidate and gauge the technical and personal skills each role requires. At Marcus Donald, we deliver high-performing permanent and contract IT professionals across our niche markets. In addition to traditional services, such as job boards, reference checks, and skill-matching; we focus on keeping our services up to date, and in-line with current digital advances. That said, in early 2016 we implemented our customisable Online Technical Testing Platform, partnered with Eight Club Moorgate, and upgraded our office’s infrastructure to optimize our daily operations and capabilities.

Partners we currently support

Some of the companies we’ve helped recruit excellent applicants over the years

When working with employers, we believe it is crucial to construct an exact specification of the ideal candidate and gauge the technical and personal skills each role requires. At Marcus Donald, we deliver high-performing permanent and contract IT professionals across our niche markets. In addition to traditional services, such as job boards,
reference checks, and skill-matching; we focus on keeping our services up to date, and in-line with current digital advances. That said, in early 2016 we implemented our customisable Online Technical Testing Platform, partnered with Eight Club Moorgate, and upgraded our office’s infrastructure to optimize our daily operations and capabilities.

Partners we currently support

Some of the companies we’ve helped recruit excellent applicants over the years

Financial Information and Business Corporation

“Consultants provided a range of high skilled, quality candidates. Ensuring the contract staff is of an expected standard and carefully prepared to take part in the available roles. The MDP team has taken the time to meet in person and get familiar with the department, and listen to our needs and concerns. The results ensured only top candidates were taken for the roles: continuing a positive relationship with Marcus Donald People Consultants.”

Multinational Bank

“We contacted MDP on a Monday and by the end of the week we had an IT manager ready to start. The consultant took into consideration sensitive time limitations and role specs and delivered tremendously.”

Nationally Spread UK Charity

“The consultant worked diligently to contact candidates according to specific requirements. Which, resulted in effectively filling multi-channel positions that are normally tough to come across with complete match and long-lasting success.”

International Engineering Management and Development Company

“MDP managed to offer assistance in a crucial time, and a situation of approaching project failure for our company. The consultant quickly sourced excellent candidates when resource availability was limited. Placements was made within a short period of time- ensuring problem-free oath to project success.”

Business Development Consultancy

The consultant dealt with our requests during the communication process, delivering results accurate as well as efficient to the various recruitment challenges we faced. The candidates that were hired with MDP’s help are still successful parts of our current team moving forward.

Pharmacy Retailing Chain

After getting to know our business and familiarising with the specific requirements for the available roles, the consultants at MDP assisted us in the screening process of potential candidates- conducting interviews, knowledge checks, and suitability tests. As a result, number of contracts have been granted to successful candidates. We were incredibly satisfied with consultants’ abilities to take the time to understand the specific needs of our division.

Global Advertising Company

As we did not have enough knowledge about recruiting in the IT sector, the consultant took the time to guide us through the process step by step. Ensuring we know exactly what to look for when looking for someone in a permanent role other than professional skills and education. We were happy with the results, after letting MDP take over the recruitment process from beginning to the final stage bringing the right people into our company.

Multinational Public Relations Company

As our goal was to add a few professionals to our team including an IT manager, as well as multiple engineers: The MDP team sat down with us to understand our team goals and the type of people we were looking to recruit. Due to the fact that time restraints were flexible, the consultants took the time to hand pick candidates that will be an all-around fit in our organisation and the specific team dynamics. MDP made the interaction and communication with candidates smooth and effective, conveying our ambitions to potential candidates while always keeping a positive attitude.

Private Medical Insurance Provider

After struggling to find the right people to join our team through an internal recruitment process in our company; we decided to trust MDP in carrying out the task, and the results spoke for themselves. In a short period of time, the consultant had a list of professionals that had shown great potential to join our team. Through using MDP’s service, our managers could focus solely on hiring based on their interviews with candidates- saving us time and resources that would otherwise go on locating and contacting people. The consultants at MDP still communicate with us to ensure both our managers and the new recruits are happy with their position.

  • If you are in Dev Ops looking for opportunities or a company looking for Dev Ops specialists then contact James. James is amazing!! James calls when he says he will!! James delivers! James matches the right clients with the right candidates! James makes the experience enjoyable! James is with you every step along the way"
    Naomi
    Agile Coach
  • My experience of working with Bobby was exceptional. He helped me find right candidates for number of roles. From start he was clear on our needs and priorities, found us right candidates and successfully placed them in right time. Highly recommended!!"
    Application Development Manager
    Advertising & Media
  • Bobby is a true professional. He took the time to look at my complex and somewhat unconventional background and realised that I would be a great fit into a very challenging and unconventional role. He was fast on the uptake, communicated updates and expectations very clearly and very quickly and got me into the role with zero fuss and maximum clarity. I recommend Bobby very highly indeed."
    Ian
    Project Manager
  • I have worked with Bobby to recruit number of contractors and a permeant position. I am pleased with how Bobby has handled this for us and finding the right resources in the short space of time and in some cases in emergencies. He is a dedicated individual and understands the business well.
  • She is an expert in her field. She has been very supportive, extremely professional and has asked the right questions to understand our requirements, I would highly recommend her.
  • She did a great job for us in finding us suitable candidates for a vacancy at very short notice. I was very impressed by her quick interpretation of our requirements, identification of suitable candidates and determination to follow-up calls and discussions with action.
  • She is another fine example of the quality staff Marcus Donald has to offer, I believe the best demonstration of her skills was on a recent occasion of where she had actually sold my skills so well the client didn't feel the need to interview ….. Another quality that seems be common in Marcus Donald is the honesty and delivery, when she says she will do something she does, and she doesn't over embellish which I find refreshing. In my position as a contractor I am hectic enough with work, it is an immense relief knowing I can firmly place my confidence in her and the rest of the Marcus Donald Team to handle the rest and have my next assignment ready!
  • It was a pleasure to work with her, she secured my contract at a very high profile client. She is a professional recruiter who took the time to understand my expectations and the role I was after. Recruitment process was quick and ongoing cooperation with her team couldn’t be more efficient. I have no hesitation recommending her to those looking at exploring their next career move.
  • I have worked with him to identify both Risk and Project professionals for roles within the Risk and Compliance function based out of the HO in London. I found him to be enthusiastic and willing to listen to business requirements. He ensures that both the candidate and the business are kept informed throughout the recruitment process. I would be happy to work with him again.
  • He took the time to understand the nature of our work and how the SharePoint Developer role would more specifically help us to achieve our team goals.  With his accurate knowledge of the market place, he presented back to us a very suitable candidate who was based over in Spain who was seeking to relocate to London – I personally had never recruited from overseas before but he was very encouraging about exploring this potential opportunity …. he was very supportive in terms of assisting the candidate’s relocation, maintaining contact with him via email and Skype, ensuring the proper documentation was in order. All of this definitely helped the on-boarding process, and now the candidate has settled nicely in to his new role.
  • James is one of the most diligent and thoughtful consultant I have ever met. I had an opportunity to interact with him in my current job change and whatever I wish to be in new role I got through his best efforts. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking to get into better roles.
  • One word best describes James Clayton - Exceptional! This is a man that means what he says and says what he means when it comes to sourcing roles for I.T. professionals. James successfully placed me with a client; ensuring that contact and communications were maintained on both sides i.e. myself and the client. He also went out of his way calling me every day to confirm and reconfirm interview times and dates; also placing me best where my skills matched the clients expectations. He's a credit to his organisation and at the rate of effort and quality that he puts into his work, then it is almost certain that I'll be looking forward to more future work and placements with James.
  • He handled the interview process more efficiently than any recruiter I have ever seen. From the initial contact on the phone to the contract being sent and signed. All in about 4 hours in fact for full turnaround. We spoke just before lunch for the first time and then by about 4pm, he had gone over the CV with the client, arranged the telephone interview, reviewed the feedback, shook the clients hand, wrapped up the contract and got me a start date and time to start.
  • Bobby is a competent and focused recruitment specialist, with a high level of knowledge and professionalism. Since our first contact, he has always been quick to respond and has consistently maintained communication.
  • Bobby managed to arrange an introduction and interview within hours of finishing my last engagement, with absolute efficiency and professionalism. It is great to get to deal one of the straight talkers in the business that can actually help you!
  • Gemma is one of the best recruitment consultants I've worked with. She gave me time and consideration and really listened to what I had to say. She has an enthusiastic and fun telephone manner which made me feel at ease. She constantly kept me in the loop and she gets things done when she says she will which I appreciate in other professionals.
  • From the first contact I had with Bobby to now the ongoing relationship we have developed, I couldn’t speak higher of his professionalism and market knowledge. His preparation before interviews is second to none and the high calibre of ongoing support I am now used to is faultless.
  • Bobby has been a fantastic help in sourcing an IT Manager for us this week. We tasked him with finding suitable candidates for us on Monday and have appointed someone by the end of the week. Bobby is responsive and hardworking, and I would highly recommend him if you are looking for a professional service.
  • Gemma is a professional, dedicated hard worker. She was able to deliver on each aspect of our recent recruitment drive, and over exceeded any expectations when dealing with any requests i.e. possible candidate information or time sensitive deadlines.
  • She provided an attentive and professional service recruiting permanent staff for our bank. She was able to gain a good understanding of our needs and fully manage the recruitment process. I would not hesitate to recommend her services.
  • Bobby was very helpful in getting me out of a tight spot when I had an urgent project requirement and did not have the technical resources available to me. He was able to quickly source some excellent candidates and I am delighted with the service that he provided. Thankfully the project was a success and Bobby had a large part to play in that.
  • She was able to deliver on each aspect of our recent recruitment drive, and over exceeded any expectations when dealing with any requests i.e. possible candidate information or time sensitive deadlines.
  • I found her to be 100% professional, always polite and extremely personable. When I was looking for a new member of the IT team, she was always happy to discuss and easily understood my requirements and did lots (if not all) of the hard work that people like me don’t have time for.
  • I highly recommend David Kelly. I put him at the top of my list in terms of capability, responsiveness and knowledge of the industry. Filling multi-channel positions is particularly difficult given the unique skills that are required in that environment; David always comes through with great candidates and works diligently to ensure success.
  • Bobby is a pleasure to work with and really takes the time to get to know his clients, their working environments and the industry his candidates will potentially work within. I have secured several contract candidates through Bobby at Marcus Donald and his understanding and willingness to deliver our exact requirements is a credit to him.
  • On presenting candidates for interviews, Jack consistently puts forward highly skilled, presentable quality candidates – ensuring the contract staff we employ within our department …. are suitable, adequately skilled and of the standard we expect from staff. Jack has taken the time to meet with me on campus to assess the environment he is placing candidates – this reflects well, as in my view it is essential an agent understands fully both the organisations culture and a candidate who will easily fit or adapt well in the environment.