The Management Recruitment Group

Our Management Team


Simon Cheshire - CEO


Simon has worked in specialist management recruitment since 1986. He was previously with an international recruitment consultancy holding senior roles in the UK, Australia and Europe running and developing large scale recruitment operations as well as starting up green field sites. He has extensive experience in search at Director level, multiple hire campaigns, international resourcing campaigns and outsourcing.

E: simon.cheshire@mrgpeople.co.uk
T: 020 8892 0115




Robert Smith - Chairman


A Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals, Robert has worked in recruitment since 1978 and was Managing Director of the UK’s largest construction and property recruitment business for nearly 20 years. He is a Trustee of the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity , a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Constructors and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

E: robert.smith@mrgpeople.co.uk
T: 020 7868 5038





Howard Bridgwater – Finance Director


A Chartered Accountant, Howard has 25 years experience at plc board level including 10 years as UK Finance Director with a FTSE 250 recruitment business. He has held FD roles at a major quoted housebuilder and a leading logistics provider. With a wealth of experience in the UK recruitment market , he is an executive committee member of the Association of Recruitment Consultancies.

E: howard.bridgwater@mrgpeople.co.uk
T: 020 8892 0115





Ben Duffill – Director


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 7868 5038





Michael Hewlett – Sector Director


Michael joined MRG in early 2008 to launch a public sector division specialising within Estates and Facilities Management.  He personally delivers Senior Management/Director level campaigns across all aspects of Operational FM including Campus Services, Maintenance & Engineering, Sustainability and Student Residences. After graduating from the University of Leicester in 1997, Michael joined an international recruitment consultancy managing the ‘non-profit’ teams.

E: michael.hewlett@mrgpeople.co.uk
T: 020 8892 0115





Stuart Cullum – Senior Practice Manager


Following some 10 years industry experience in HR at Board Level, Stuart has specialised for the last 15 years in executive resourcing across construction, civil engineering, rail and infrastructure and development. He has in depth experience of management resourcing, including search, advertised campaigns, international resourcing and specialist interim executives. Stuart also advises on salary and remuneration packages, on-boarding and assessment.

E: stuart.cullum@mrgpeople.co.uk
T: 020 8892 0115





Matthew Evans - Sector Director

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 7868 5038


Nick Frost – Regional Manager

Nick joined MRG in 2015 to lead the MRG Manchester office where he focuses on the Residential market. After graduating in the late 1990’s, Nick started his recruitment career with an executive search and selection business before moving to a leading executive recruitment consultancy where he developed a specialisation in senior appointments in the Residential sector. He then ran his own Search business before moving into the Oil & Gas market in 2009.

E: nick.frost@mrgpeople.co.uk
T: 0161 638 0936



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