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Award winning specialists in delivering
excellent recruitment services.

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Specialists in Leadership and
Professional Recruitment Services

Established in 2005, we are specialists in leadership and professional recruitment services; working across sectors we are experts in assessing capability and cultural fit to ensure we deliver recruitment services that deliver for our clients.

We offer a variety of flexible permanent end to end recruitment solutions across the UK along with other services all wrapped up in our various Perfect Packages. We have a package for every situation and if not, we will create a bespoke service just for you.

Let’s face it, the world of business can be fast and furious at the best of times, and so can recruitment in all sectors. But as behavioural leadership experts, we will make your life easier – whether you are a candidate, client or a potential employee pick up the phone and talk to us – we guarantee to talk your language.


The core of
our business

Unlike many companies who have numerous unnecessary and overcomplicated Values, we have just three that we believe summarise our culture and core values in a simple format:

We do work hard but we also focus on enjoying ourselves. We spend a lot of time at work so everyone has to feel part of something special. We approach everything with dedication and a passion for delivering at our best.

We always question if we are approaching things in the best way and discuss how we can improve our ways of working to become more efficient. We encourage the sharing of ideas from the whole team, with the aim of being inclusive, progressive, and yet challenging. This drives us to be clever about our ways of working and means that we are continuously seeking to improve our business processes in all areas.

Our culture is people-centric and we always aim to keep our employees at the heart of what we do; ultimately our business doesn’t function without great people and we firmly believe that it is very important that our team are happy people; both in and out of work. Our company was founded to provide a different working environment than the norm for our people.


What We Stand For
& Believe In

As a business our purpose is to create a profitable business which is sustainable and provides us all with the ability to build a life outside of work which meets our needs, our goals and also provides choice for ourselves and our families.

Our Vision focuses on the key areas below:

  • OUR

    We strive to partner with our clients, providing all of our customers with a consultative, honest, high quality and efficient service which focuses on their priorities. We listen and we care, we want to become a long term partner for all of our clients.

  • OUR

    We aim lead our team towards excellence, celebrate their achievements and provide opportunities for them to develop and reach their potential. We know that our team is the key to our success.

  • OUR

    We endeavour to maintain the integrity of the Company and develop a profile in the market place that is synonymous with success, value for money, honesty and partner relationships.

  • OUR

    We seek to identify and develop new services, recruitment, practices and be innovative in our approach to providing recruitment solutions to maintain and improve our competitive edge in the marketplace.

  • OUR

    We have developed a culture which values authenticity, promotes teamwork, shares best practice and maintains high levels of energy, drive and fun. We are a family and we aim to be the best we can be at all times.

  • OUR

    We aspire to challenge the recruitment marketplace to be different, we strive to create a new set of recruitment standards, providing a service that is flexible and solution focused. We will provide a service that our competitors strive to achieve.



Its simple but critical, our passion is service delivery and the biggest frustration for any customer is a lack of honesty and poor delivery. We won’t say we can do it if we can’t, we say it how it is. We are challenging and solution focused and we do whatever it takes to deliver for our partners.



We pride ourselves on behaviourally led recruitment that matches the right client culture with the right candidate. To do this we need to know you, your brand if you are a client and your career goals, leadership style if you a candidate. Getting to understand you takes time and we promise to give you that, we want to know everything about you and your world.



We will listen to your challenges and we will be honest in our approach.

We will work closely with you whether you are a candidate or client and ensure that we focus on your needs and address your challenges.

We will be open and authentic in our approach putting your needs first every time.



We meet with all of our candidates and clients; we use video technology for efficiency at times but in all circumstances, our aim is to chat face to face and build a solid partnership.

For clients, we will spend time in your business as well as meeting you. For candidates, you will notice the difference immediately in our approach, we will spend quality time with you and be available 24/7.



Our Founder &
Managing Director

From an initial desire to create something different to now being a three-time winner of Great Places to Work, Kate and Ian have built McCarthy from the ground up and created a highly successful business along with an amazing workplace culture.

Meet Kate & Ian


The MCCarthy

The team Kate MCCarthy put together back in 2005 has earned a reputation for a can-do attitude that gets the job done and done well! We may have years of industry experience between us, fantastic facilities and a list of clients that would make you choke on your own biscuit, but we still have our same simple values... putting clients first.


Take a Tour of
Our Head Office

Our office environment is designed with our culture and values in mind, it is modern, clean, bright and branded in the McCarthy colours. We have music on at all times, energiser play lists and a sense of purpose and focus at all times. The environment enables us to get the best from each other!


Our success is based on the unique relationships we have build with our clients, providing a professional, personalised partnership like no other.
Our awards


We Have Raised Over
£103,000 for Charity!

At McCarthy we are committed to supporting both Local and National charities. At our annual Team Building event we vote for specific charities and make a democratic decision as to which Charity Partners we are going to proactively support in the coming year. We only work with reputable charities who are transparent and accountable with their funds and we always make sure that we can make a real difference in the fund raising we undertake.

  • This year we all dressed up and created our own Mannequin Challenge video which we promoted on social media. This was great fun and a team effort by everyone in the office!

  • We have held a breast cancer awareness day and a MacMillan Coffee Morning as well as 5 of our male employees growing Moustaches for ‘Movember’.

  • We have raised funds and provided prizes for various events, this has helped a number of the team who have been supported by Alder Hey to feel like they have been able to say Thank You.


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