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Testimonials

 

"At life-changing moments, MRA has become a trusted key player for me. Since 1997, Andrew Rutherford has placed me 3 times, with senior media roles in UK, Europe and Asia. He has superb listening skills and an intuitive understanding of people's abilities and aspirations. When applying those skills to his fantastic network of clients, who also trust him, Andrew is able to initiate and present outstanding, unadvertised opportunities."

Richard Avery, Consultant Partner, Questex Asia and former Sales Director Haymarket Publishing Hong Kong
Questex Asia

 

"I have known and used MRA for the past 15 years for National Press, Directories and now Digital. I enjoy working with MRA as the service is very good and the level of candidates is very high. They do not waste my time with candidates that are not suitable and to date MRA is one of my key recruiters. Andrew and his team are very professional and are always willing to listen and help. I would recommend MRA as an agency to others."

Nicola Perrozzi, Head of Sales
Northcliffe Digital, Part of Northcliffe Media Limited

 

"MRA has proven time and time again to be a perfect partner when I have had to recruit senior and experienced media professionals. Whether that has been locally in the UK or internationally, the team always takes time to research each role, where the position will fit in within the organisation and of course understand the type of individual I am looking to hire. Recruiting the right candidates is a huge responsibility and I have always found Andrew and his team to throw themselves into the process with gusto and confidence. Invariably the quality of the candidates is first class and as importantly well briefed ahead of the interview. It's no surprise that Andrew is so well respected within the media sector and I know that a lot of very talented people in the industry owe their careers to him."

Kumaran Ramanathan, Managing Director
IDG Global Solutions

 

"Having worked with Andrew and the team at MRA for the past 20 years I have always been impressed. It is a rare talent in today's recruitment market to find an agency that actually listens to and understands your exact requirements whilst at the same time offering some alternative candidates for consideration. I trust Andrew and his judgement implicitly and would always contact him when looking to grow my team."

Julian Clogg, MD
Rollersigns

 

"Since Andrew first placed me as a graduate recruit 20 years ago, I have found him and the MRA team to be first rate recruiters, headhunters and industry knowledge providers. Over the years, Andrew and MRA have consistently delivered a high quality service with a personal touch that separates MRA from any other recruitment company. If I have a role that needs a bit of special attention, I ask Andrew. I cannot recommend Andrew and MRA highly enough. If you are in media and need help recruiting then look no further than MRA."

Alex Khan, CEO
Catch Digital Asia

 

"MRA has helped us fill a number of key vacancies over the last few years including one of our most senior sales hires. Their advice has been excellent and their contact book is second to none."

Paul Halliwell, Managing Director
Trinity Mirror Digital

 

“Over the years, I have tried all types of different channels to reach and recruit the right type of sales person and MRA more often than not seems to find that person. MRA is a reliable and ethical business which doesn’t waste your time by bombarding your desk with random CVs. MRA is, in my opinion, one of the few recruitment agents out there who takes the time to understand what your business strives to achieve and the ethos behind it. This in turn helps them to deliver the right type of sales person without wasting your valuable time."

Chris Pitchford, Managing Director
Real Response Media

 

"MRA consistently provides top quality candidates for Ucas Media, across a wide range of commercial positions. Andrew and his team approach each brief with the same high level of professionalism and enthusiasm. They take time to maintain their knowledge of our brands and apply their understanding of our sales culture ensuring they only put forward candidates who will thrive. This is borne out of attention to detail and well honed people skills - these feature very highly in MRA's DNA"

Keith Parkman, Head of Sales
Ucas Media

 

"Over the last couple of decades I have had contact with many recruiters, however, few have impressed me as much as MRA both as a candidate and employer. They are well connected and have a good understanding of skills, experience and, equally important, the personalities of the people they are dealing with. This means as an employer I get to see a good choice of very suitable candidates, where others tend to bombard me with CVs that just don’t fit the role or environment. They are far more proactive in helping candidates than most others and you feel you are being looked after rather than being just a number on a book of candidates, the jobs presented are always appropriate and fit the bill"

Steve Ray, Business Development Director
Menzies Digital Marketing

 

"I hired Andrew in January 2012 to help with Geeknet's UK recruitment needs. He has a great knowledge of the media industry, an exceptional ability to attract great talent, professional and very personable. I won't hesitate using MRA's services for future projects"

Courage Aihevba
European Sales Director
Geeknet

 

"Andrew was initially recommended to me over 15 years ago by a well respected senior executive in the publishing industry. And he has more than lived up to those words of praise becoming my 'go to' person for recruitment needs and advice. MRA provide all the services that you'd expect and so much more. In fact, knowing Andrew is like having a big brother in the industry who really understands what your objectives are, what else to consider, and yet isn't shy of making suggestions where other consultants might just agree with their client"

Jason Franks, Executive Vice President
DMG Events

 

"I have been using MRA for 18 years for bothpersonal career changes and recruiting for teams I have worked in. Andrew and the team always look to fit the brief and have always put me in front of great companies so here's to the next 18 years"

 Michael Brown, Sales Director
Supersonic Ads

 

"I have worked with MRA for many years both as a candidate and a recruiter. All I can say in short is that the services they have provided me have been no less than 5*. The team are always happy to listen to what I am looking for in a candiate and have always provided me with quality rather then quantity.

Whenever they have assisted me in my personal job search they have always put forward roles that are tailored to my experience and I have had great success with the roles they have put me forward for.

I would happily recommend MRA to anyone within my professional network."

Neil Kettleborough, Head of Trading
EMEA OpenX

 

"As a candidate and a client of MRA's over the years, I would have to say that the agency and staff are the best in the industry. Andrew Rutherford is a person who I hold in high regard on a business and personal level and is always available to speak to regarding recruitment matters across the board. I would always recommend MRA first to potential clients and candidates alike."

Chris Haill, Managing Director
D&C Media Limited

 

"MRA has been an important recruitment partner for many years and has helped my business through a significant period of growth. They take the time to understand our business and the people we require at all levels from graduates to senior directors. Through a dedicated and consultative approach they continue to supply not only the best quality candidates but those that other recruiters always find difficult to source."

Karl Turner Director
Fusion DM Limited

 

“Having been a client and a candidate of MRA, I would not hesitate in recommending them. They always take the time to understand my vacancies and only send candidates that they know will be relevant for the job.”

Matt Comley, Head of Sales
GAAP Web

 

"I've used MRA for all levels of Sales and Management through the years and always had a great service. They quickly understand what I'm looking for, and their strong reputation attracts candidates I wouldn't have found elsewhere."

Dan Richards, Sales Director
Trinity Mirror Digital

 

 

"We have used MRA for placements in Dubai from the UK for more than seven years. They always have a clear understanding of our business and its requirements and ensure appropriate candidates only are put forward for the interview process. For us MRA continues to be our first port of call for executive search from the UK."

Adam Broom, Chief Operating Officer
CPI Financial

 

"Andrew and his team at Morgan Rutherford Associates have consistently proved, over a number of years, to be an effective resource for finding high quality candidates for a range of media and events positions. They seem to have a particular gift for selecting just the right candidates for some very specific roles, making the whole recruitment process that bit easier"

Iain Blackhall, Managing Director,
Civil Aviation

 

“I have worked with Andrew and MRA for over 20 years now and have always found the service and quality of candidates second to none. In our business it is so often the quality of the team that makes the difference between satisfactory and great performances. Andrew’s tenacity and focus on delivering the best fit of candidate to our needs has helped me build great teams. I’m happy to recommend the services from MRA since they always represent good value for money in the long term."

Simon Devitt, Director
Incisive Media

 

"What makes a good recruiter, then I am sure various qualities come to mind, someone who is sociable, a networker etc but really the proof is in the pudding and at MRA, they make good matches. MRA, and in-particular Andrew, has placed me in two key roles, both of which have been perfect fits and opportunity wise, spring boarded my career. Andrew is truly the only person who has got the relevant contacts for my industry, which is within the digital publishing media space. Nowadays, I use Andrew for recruiting for our own vacancies and highly recommend him."

Rowena Wallace, Director of European Sales Operative.com

 

"Andrew is undoubtedly one of the most knowledgeable and professional recruiters I have ever dealt with. I have worked with Andrew for many years as a client and also as a candidate ( In fact, he has placed me in three companies ) Do not underestimate his remarkable market knowledge, huge network, and the ability to genuinely match people to very suitable roles....work with this guy if you get a chance! "

Jimmy Kyriacou, Head of Business Development, BraveNewTalent

 

"I have been working with MRA for 10 years now and they are without doubt the best and most straight talking consultancy that I know. Andrew and his team are committed to finding a role that is right for you – not for them - and they are always my first port of call when I am looking for a new challenge. I often get asked who are the ‘good’ recruitment agencies to talk to and MRA are always top of the list. Keep up the great work!"

Jon Benjamin, Account Director
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