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Executive Search firm welcomes new Operating Director to spearhead strategic growth initiatives – Scottish Business News



NAVIGATING a year of economic challenges, MM Search, Scotland’s leading, award-winning executive search firm, has demonstrated resilience and strategic foresight during their first half of year 6. Despite the challenges, the firm has achieved double-digit growth in turnover, added to its team with four strategic new appointments, celebrated a notable team promotion, and secured an infusion of funding from Scottish Enterprise, setting the stage for a dynamic second half.

The firm’s expansion has been driven by working with clients UK-wide and worldwide, placing candidates in 35 countries to date across various senior and executive levels. This global reach, coupled with a consistent stream of repeat business, is underpinned by the brand synonymous with a robust quality service and one that remains professional with personality.

Ken Morrice, Founding Managing Partner, reflects on the journey: “In the face of tough economic headwinds, which have influenced hiring strategies across industries, MM Search has stood firm. Our unwavering focus on providing top-tier services that align with our brand’s promise has been and continues to be our guiding principle. Looking forward, we remain excited and optimistic about the path that lies ahead — a path marked by continuous investment in our team, refinement of our processes, and deepening the fruitful relationships we have cultivated over the years.”

Echoing this sentiment, Derek MacFeate, Founding Managing Partner added: “Responding to the evolving marketplace, we’ve broadened our specialist areas, elevating our capacity to meet the diverse needs of our clients. By introducing dedicated divisions in HR and Finance, Tech, Sales and Marketing—while reinforcing our core Executive Search services—we are poised to deliver unparalleled value across all sectors and disciplines.”

During their formative years, the company built a solid foundation that has facilitated significant revenue growth. MM Search is set for a further exciting phase of growth, welcoming Stuart McRobbie as their new Operating Director in May. With a strong track record hailing from recruitment heavyweights Hudson and Michael Page, Stuart is the ideal addition to continue the firm’s journey of success and innovation.

“Reuniting with Ken and Derek at MM Search feels like a seamless integration of past collaboration and future innovation. Our shared experiences have laid a strong foundation for trust and strategic vision. As Operating Director, I am eager to lead our talented team towards future success, ensuring that the growth of our firm mirrors the exceptional calibre of the service we provide to our clients.” – Stuart McRobbie, Incoming Operating Director, MM Search.

With Stuart taking over the day to day running of the team, Ken and Derek will continue to embody the passion and dedication that have become synonymous with MM Search, working closely with existing and new clients to transform the way businesses hire leaders.

Expanding the team further beyond Stuart’s welcome arrival, the firm has announced three key additions: Toni Hatton as Client Engagement Manager, Lauren Ryan taking lead in Sales and Marketing as Business Delivery Manager, and Helan Abdul Rahman stepping in as Business Delivery Executive. Additionally, Aria Naughton’s promotion to Business Delivery Manager, overseeing the HR and Finance division, is a testament to the company’s ethos of internal growth and development.

The company’s ambitious growth strategy is supported by recognition and funding from Scottish Enterprise. This further validates MM Search as a high-growth entity focused on international expansion and sustainability through their dedication to achieving Net Zero through their efforts. With their sights firmly set on new offices in two international locations, this underscores their global vision and dedication to both market and team development.

MM Search stands at a pivotal juncture with the resolve to sustain double-digit growth and deliver remarkable service amid a competitive landscape. By continuing to invest in their people, processes, and international presence, they have set their sights firmly on shaping the future of executive search with their professional with personality approach, focusing on the needs of their clients and the broader community they serve.

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