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Delivering talent that has an immediate impact

Supporting our clients, from SMEs to global multinationals, we deliver talent solutions from managerial roles up to senior leadership positions.

The candidates we place have impact from day one and we are proud to deliver and build world-class teams. We help our clients deal with and overcome the challenges of today’s ever increasingly complex and competitive world.

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The Complete Talent Partner

Focussing on the Consumer & Retail sector, and building the know-how in our six specialised discipline areas, underlines our position as the UK's only fully focused Consumer & Retail sector specialists.

Some of the best talent available is now globally mobile and we help our clients tap into our global network of exceptional candidates delivered by our consultants during their worldwide searches.

As talent shortages become more evident in our key disciplines we are also committed to the Transferability of Talent. With the ability to think outside of the box and identify the right skilled candidates, we will find the right person with or without exact and specific sector experience. 

8 Reasons to partner with us

MacGregor Black is the only recruitment company in the UK to specialise wholly in the Consumer & Retail sector, with a multi-discipline approach.

Our specialist teams (across key disciplines of Digital & Technology, HR, Marketing, Operations, Sales and Strategy & Finance) have the knowledge and expertise to continually meet and surpass our clients’ recruitment needs – from managerial roles through to senior leadership positions. 

We are specialists in our disciplines and pride ourselves on being in constant communication with people in the market, whether they’re currently looking for a job or not.

Many of our candidates and clients return to us, attracted by our extensive network, which is constantly growing through the way we work; mixing the recruitment expertise of our market-facing teams with the latest digital marketing techniques. 

The key to a long-standing relationship is communication. We help our clients understand what is going on in the talent market, informing them of candidates who are actively looking for a new challenge and also informing them about what their competitors might be planning with their teams.

We are constantly monitoring remuneration factors, understanding why candidates are looking and what also might make them look for a new job. This gives our clients critical market insight and helps them plan for the future, shaping their long-term talent strategies.

We pride ourselves on being an extension of our clients’ HR teams. By representing our clients’ employer brand and reputation in the talent market, we can help promote their brand with innovative employer brand projects; candidate packs and microsites, for example, to improve the overall experience for candidates and adding to the clients’ reputation.​

Sometimes the best talent may be located in other countries or working in adjacent sectors, but, with the required skills set to achieve success in a specific role. When mapping out the market, after in-depth client requirement discussions, we look at the talent available in other sectors or geographical locations, thinking out of the box to fulfil the client brief and deliver the best candidate.

From a simple one candidate search undertaken on a purely contingent basis, to a full-blown RPO approach, we understand that clients require a flexible way of working with their recruitment partners.

Whatever level of service, we will deliver the very best candidates available. Our approach of working exclusively in the Consumer & Retail sector has enabled us to become a specialist partner of choice for our clients. We can help our clients build teams across job functions, departments and disciplines and through that, strengthen their future long-term talent planning, thereby fulfilling the majority of their talent requirements.

It is this approach to partnering with our clients that means we enjoy an ongoing flow of repeat business, with our customers returning to us as they see MacGregor Black as a partner, not a supplier. 

As a strategic recruitment partner we deliver by mixing the recruitment expertise of our market-facing teams with the latest digital marketing techniques, leaving no stone unturned in our painstaking researches.

Our recruitment teams are supported with the latest technology and tools to capture the best talent, faster than the competition and there is also a seamless experience for both hiring managers and the candidates. 

MacGregor Black supports and advises a wide portfolio of private equity funds dedicated to the Consumer & Retail sector across both the UK and international markets. We partner with industry specialists in the formulation of portfolio boards from non-executive and chairmanships through to functional directorship level. 

How we work

As industry experts, our specialist teams have a deep and proven track record of success across the consumer and retail sectors.

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Our brand values - shaping our service to you

Our brand values shape how our people do business, giving you the confidence we will act as your trusted advisor.


We love what we do. Internally or externally, we are utterly compelled to excel, delighting our customers, suppliers and colleagues every day.

Respect & Integrity

Acting with humility and focus our culture encourages open communication and a transparent approach. Very simply we do what we say.


We are change enthusiasts, nimble, agile and adaptable. Whether we are ahead of the game or adopting a great idea, if we can do something better we will.