The Management Recruitment Group

City Office




Ben Duffill

Director - Estates Management

Ben specialises in recruitment management consultancy at middle to senior and executive management level where he has executed campaigns across the higher education, scientific research, local and central government, NHS, public landmark attractions, charity and social housing sectors.  He previously worked for an international recruitment consultancy where he led the technical public institution and social housing sector businesses.

E: ben.duffill@mrgpeople.co.uk
T: 020 7959 2368 




Matthew Evans

Sector Director - Real Estate

Matthew leads MRG’s Real Estate and Project & Cost Management division.  Personally, he concentrates on Real Estate advisory, delivering assignments for some of the leading Real Estate businesses in London.  He graduated from Reading University and started his recruitment career in 2006 with an executive search company progressing to the Head of Real Estate Practice. In 2009 he joined a Real Estate and Construction search business as a Principal before moving to MRG.

E: matthew.evans@mrgpeople.co.uk
T: 020 7959 2368


Dominic Monaghan

Associate Director - Residential

Dominic specialises in management appointments for both developers and affordable housing contractors focusing on London, Essex, East Anglia and the North Home Counties.  After a number of construction site management roles, Dominic started his career in construction recruitment in 2006.  He has subsequently specialised in the residential market and joined MRG in 2010.

E: dominic.monaghan@mrgpeople.co.uk
 T: 020 7959 2368


James Paviour

Senior Manager - Residential Search

James heads our Residential recruitment team in the City delivering solutions for senior and board appointments.  A graduate of De Montfort University, James moved into recruitment in 2004.  After 4 years in construction contingency recruitment, he took a post with a senior level property and construction consultancy where he progressed to lead the business in Search across Construction and Development.

E: james.paviour@mrgpeople.co.uk
T: 020 7959 2368



Melanie Pye

Manager - Project Management

Mel joined MRG in 2012 and is responsible for Client Side Project Management recruitment campaigns within the Property Sector for PM Consultancies and Real Estates Advisors.  After graduating from London South Bank University in 1996, Melanie worked in Financial Services recruitment in London.  In 2008 she moved sectors to recruit accountants into the Property and Construction sector.

E: melanie.pye@mrgpeople.co.uk 
T: 020 7959 2368



Nanja Fourie

Associate Director - Cost Management

Nanja joined MRG in 2013 to develop our Cost Consultancy division across Search, Permanent and Interim following a period in finance recruitment, Nanja moved to the UK after graduating from university in South Africa. She started her career in recruitment in 2007 recruiting Quantity Surveyors on a permanent basis for construction consultancies liaising with clients at Partner, Director and MD level.

E: nanja.fourie@mrgpeople.co.uk 
T: 020 7959 2368


Leena Lais

Executive Assistant to Ben Duffill

Leena spent 3 years as a Recruitment Consultant before joining MRG as Executive Assistant to Ben Duffill providing high level project support on Higher Education recruitment campaigns.  Leena graduated from the University of Westminster with a degree in English Literature and was heavily involved in freelance reading and creative writing workshops during her early career.

E: leena.lais@mrgpeople.co.uk
T: 020 7959 2368



Marcus May

Manager - Public Services

Marcus started his career in recruitment in 1997 and has always focused on Public Sector roles within Technical, Facilities, Housing and Property Management, Building Services and Regeneration & Development for the NHS, Universities, Housing Associations, ALMOs and Local Government. He has supplied staff on a permanent, fixed term, freelance and interim basis at all tiers of management up to Chief Executive level.

E: marcus.may@mrgpeople.co.uk
T: 020 7959 2368


Stephanie Howe

Associate Director - Real Estate

Having joined MRG in 2015, Stephanie works within the Real Estate Advisory team specialising in retained appointments at mid to senior level.  She spent the first 8 years of her career with a large property services organisation where she oversaw the management and disposal of property interests on behalf of institutional investors and lenders. She later joined their Business Development providing property services to a range of clients including agents, solicitors and investors.

E: stephanie.howe@mrgpeople.co.uk
T: 020 7959 2368


Harpreet Gill

Manager - General Practice

Harpreet is focused on developing our General Practice division.  Prior to joining MRG, Harpreet was based in Dubai specialising in senior appointments in the Middle East in the Property and Construction sectors.  His early career was spent in sales following his graduation from Solent University in 2001.  He moved into recruitment in 2010 covering mid to senior level appointments in the North Home Counties and East Anglia.

E: harpreet.gill@mrgpeople.co.uk
T: 020 7959 2368


Colin Fairbank

Account Director

Colin’s role as Account Director is to be the focal contact for senior partners / stakeholders within our major property and construction accounts. He spent 2 years in sales after graduating from the University of East Anglia before moving into recruitment. After five years he became a founding director of a specialist recruitment business focussed on the FM and Estates Management industry.    

E: colin.fairbank@mrgpeople.co.uk
T: 020 7959 2368


Sarah Bailey

Operations Manager

Sarah returned to the UK after two and a half years in Canada to join MRG’s London office to oversee business performance and ensure growth through operational excellence, standards improvement and systems management. She started within the recruitment industry in 2005 in the Defence and Aerospace sector before moving onto recruiting complex Petrochemical and Construction Projects across the EMEA regions. Sarah then transferred to Calgary, Canada looking at operational process and delivery, with a key focus on business improvement.

E: sarah.bailey@mrgpeople.co.uk
T: 020 7959 2368


Ben Lurton

Manager - Public Sector Building Surveying

Ben focuses on Building Surveying within HE Estates Management, Social Housing and the NHS and with building surveying consultancies that operate in the public sector property market. He began his recruitment career in 2007 and has predominantly focused on building surveying appointments with an emphasis on social housing and the NHS. He has previously grown a team providing permanent, interim and freelance recruitment solutions to these sectors as well as to building surveying consultancies.

E: ben.lurton@mrgpeople.co.uk
T: 020 7959 2368




Miles Smith

Resource Manager - Project Management

Miles is a Key Account Resources Manager at MRG and joined the business in 2017. He works on Project Management recruitment campaigns in PM and Multi-disciplinary consultancies. He is based in our city office, recruiting roles that span the London area and beyond. He spent 3 years in the Oil and Gas industry before moving into recruitment in 2011 working with mid to senior level candidates for international roles. He has experience on both permanent and temporary basis.

E: miles.smith@mrgpeople.co.uk
T: 020 7959 2368




David Bremner

Senior Practice Manager - Bids

David specialises in recruiting for senior appointments in the FM and Real Estate markets within our Bids and Work Winning team. Beginning his recruitment career in 2008, David gained his experience internationally with a national sales recruiter before heading-up the FM team of a multi-national property recruiter in London.

E: david.bremner@mrgpeople.co.uk
T: 020 7959 2368





Piers Edgar

Divisional Manager - Real Estate Advisory

Piers joined MRG in 2017, he focuses on real estate advisory appointments including real estate private equity and developers. He graduated from Newcastle University with a degree in Politics and has a Master’s degree from London Southbank University in Estate Management.  Piers worked as a Surveyor in both the UK / Asia with GVA and CBRE before joining a Real Estate search business in 2011.  He has completed a wide variety of complex, multi-regional assignments at a senior level both in the UK and Asia. 

E: piers.edgar@mrgpeople.co.uk
T: 020 7959 2368




Manny Forkuoh

Senior Practice Manager - Residential

Manny has 15 years house building recruitment experience, having placed both freelance and permanent staff within Residential Development and Main Contracting.  Manny has an extensive network of contacts throughout the South East, and has successfully completed recruitment assignments within Production, Commercial and Technical / Design disciplines at middle and senior management level.

E: manny.forkuoh@mrgpeople.co.uk
T: 020 7959 2368