About Us

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About us

We are The Marketing Recruitment Group.  We are focussed solely on marketing recruitment – it’s all we do and it’s who we are.

“We started the company with the sole intention of creating a simple and effective recruitment service that we would like to use ourselves; one that creates great futures for our candidates and the employers we work with.  But we wanted it to be values led, with personality and soul too.”

We have an unrivalled combination of experience and contact networks.  We also have access to the latest software and technology. However, relationship building is the true key to our success .  We benefit from the freedoms larger corporate recruiters don’t enjoy and as a result, deliver a service that is genuinely consultative, hassle-free and unbiased.  Above all it’s a service that people want to use.

We have a proven track record of success in marketing recruitment, we really do understand the needs of both candidates and clients in the Midlands and surrounding areas.  Recruiting is one of the most stressful and important parts of any business.  Through an approach that allows us to really get to know our clients and candidates properly, we introduce the right talent to the employer.  But we do it in a simple, effective and professional way.  After all recruitment doesn’t need bells and whistles, but it does need to be done properly.

Our Approach

We don’t claim to do anything different, we simply want to do it better.

“Whether you are a candidate looking to advance your career or a client seeking the best marketing talent around,  we’ll treat you in exactly the same way.”

Formality is not what we do but this doesn’t mean we are not totally professional; it simply means that when you meet with us we’d prefer do it in a relaxed and conversational way. As a candidate at your first meeting we’ll have an informal chat over a coffee, a mutual ‘getting to know you’ before concentrating on the serious business of finding you the next position.  As a client our aim is to understand your business as well as you, to ensure you recruit the right person.

You need confidence that we fully understand you, your aspirations, attitudes and concerns.  Only once we have all of this information to hand can we introduce talented marketing professionals into exciting opportunities with brilliant brands and employers.   We make no apologies for being thorough and taking our time to do a well-informed job.  It’s one of the reasons we have been so successful in our careers to date.

Above everything we are passionate about recruitment and marketing. Everyone who works for us must have had experience of either recruitment or marketing before they can join our team.  It means that you can trust us with you chosen career or business.

Words on a CV will only get you so far.  If you are looking for a thought provoking recruitment business specialising in marketing appointments, that dedicates the right amount of time towards each assignment and candidate, individualises each approach, then there really is only one choice.

Our Team

Andy Farr

Managing Director

I started in recruitment way back in 1984 at Michael Page, when it was just a small 5 office business in UK. I learnt loads about working in a small, energetic, fully focused team that knew the value of teamwork. They invented the term ‘work hard, play hard!  I eventually left and started Nicholas Andrews in 1987 with my business partner.  Over the next 14 years we grew the business to 14 offices and 150 staff, then sold it to Manpower.  I had a couple of years off and in 2004, started Andrew Farr Associates. Ably supported by many ex Nicholas Andrews employees, this new venture grew  to 7 offices and 50 staff.  I then sold the business to Randstad in 2008. Since then I have been involved as an investor to numerous small companies.

Jo Faria

Operations Director

I have lots of experience in recruitment – I have worked in marketing recruitment since 2011 and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute – I now have the benefit of working in a small town looking over rolling hills and countryside – idyllic !  I enjoy working with a diverse range of candidates and clients from manufacturers to professional services.  Everyday is different I love recruitment and couldn’t imagine doing anything different.

Outside of work I chill by going to Pilates up to 4 times a week and combine with this meditation and mindfulness.   That’s sounds all very well – however I also love afternoon tea – especially the cake so most weekends will involve a little indulgence…

Tina McLoughlin

Sales - Division Manager

How did I get here! In 1994, I joined Prime Time Recruitment as a Sales Administrator, within 3 months, I was promoted to Recruitment Consultant without a driving licence which at the time was unheard of and I have never looked back. There is method in my madness! I am passionate about recruitment and I am proud that I have maintained the training I received all those years ago and I haven’t fallen foul to becoming a processor in a saturated market but a professional recruiter with longevity who believes that Recruitment is a partnership between myself, the candidate and Client

Kim Barnes

Sales - Managing Consultant

With over 10 years of sales experience growing global accounts, implementing effective marketing and sales strategies across the UK, Middle East and GCC I am now loving the new challenge of recruiting sales roles for global clients, sourcing superstars and helping business and careers flourish.

Lorren Daly

Sales - Managing Consultant

After studying within Equine Science, I decided to put my education to use and become a Recruitment Consultant…Haha I’m not kidding! I originally fell into the world of recruitment after speaking with a recruitment company about a role I was applying for. After a lengthy conversation, we established, I love speaking to new people, building relationships and creating opportunity. Forget the horses, recruitment was actually the perfect career path for me…6 years later, I haven’t looked back! Having worked within the Automotive, Sales & Events industry; Sales is most definitely my “cup of tea” when it comes to industries so here I am!

Shannon Parker

Marketing - Recruitment Consultant

Having worked previously in Marketing and Account Management, in both the Automotive and Rewards Services Sector. I am now enjoying the world of recruitment. I love supporting both clients and candidates through they’re journeys to find the right fit. The understanding I have gained from working in Marketing, helps me to connect quickly to the type and scope of roles that I am now placing.

Nofa Zahreddine

Marketing - Managing Consultant

I have a creative background, which is how my career began. I soon found that I was enjoying the sales side of my role more and more. I knew that I wanted to marry the creative with the sales aspect and decided to go into marketing recruitment. Throughout the past 3 years I have dedicated my career to getting to know the ins and outs of marketing, digital and communications. During this period I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know marketers, understanding their strengths and placing them in roles that allow them to progress and achieve.

Charlotte Booth

CRM Executive

After working within the Aerospace Industry for 6 years, I decided it was time for a change…. A new challenge. I thoroughly enjoy talking to new people and finding out their backgrounds, so I just knew I needed a job that would involve exactly that. I was extremely lucky to be given the chance to join an amazing team of recruiters. I just know, I will never be looking back!

Sarah Bishop

Marketing Manager

Having worked in Marketing for over 12 years, it’s so exciting to join such a fantastic agency at such a formative time. Having seeing lots of growth already, this team are set for great things –  they work incredibly hard and love what they do. To be working with them is not only hilarious, but inspiring seeing how they work together to achieve their goals.

Steve McGrath

Digital Consultant

I started working in recruitment over 20 years ago and during the last 10 years have worked predominantly in IT positions advising on, and implementing hardware, software and digital presence strategies for a number of recruitment companies. I am happiest with my head stuck in a laptop or server, or doing some late night coding on my latest web project.


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