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MERJE bolsters team with flurry of new appointments

Bringing together over 26 years of combined experience in the finance sector, as well as 11 years recruitment experience, the new team members will enable MERJE to better serve the needs of its growing client and candidate base.

Joining MERJE as principal consultant, Richard Hatchett, 39, will be responsible for the recruitment of mid to senior-level candidates for clients in the accountancy and finance sector. Having previously worked as a senior financial consultant at WWB Recruitment and Badenoch & Clark, Richard’s extensive knowledge will aide MERJE’s continued growth in the market.

Joining Richard as a principal consultant is Ramsbottom-based David MacDonald. 31-year-old David will be focusing on placing candidates in the public practice arena, an area in which he has four years’ experience.

David said: “Having worked with a variety of firms from the & lsquo;Big Four’, Top 10 and Top 50, to mid-tier and independent accountancy practices in the UK, I plan on utilising my large portfolio of candidates and clients to increase MERJE’s presence in this expanding market. With its ambitious growth continuing at a rapid rate, it’s an extremely exciting time to be joining the company, and I look forward to working alongside my colleagues in both Manchester and London.”

Additionally, Darragh Lee will be joining the customer contact team as senior consultant, whilst Natasha Copitch joins as a resourcer. Together with the rest of the customer contact team, 34-year-old Darragh, from Cheadle Hulme, and 22-year-old Natasha, from Whitefield, will generate networks of candidates across the telecoms, utilities, financial services and communications arenas.

Jonathan Abelson, director of MERJE, said: “In the first quarter of this year, we’ve experienced strong growth, as predicted in January. The appointment of key team members, such as David and Richard, alongside Darragh and Natasha, reflects how passionate we are about bringing the best people on board. We’re confident that all team members will solidify the knowledge and experience we have, which enables us to make successful placements across our areas of expertise.”

Focusing on candidates in niche roles in areas such as finance, compliance and customer contact, MERJE has experienced significant development since being founded in 2011, posting annual figures of &pound3.8m for 2014, representing a growth of 125 per cent on the previous year.


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