At the Management Recruitment Group we are all particularly proud to have a thriving higher education division which has supported many of the leading Russell Groups institutions including UCL. Their research and innovations with UCLH have resulted in life changing breathing equipment for Covid-19 sufferers. The speed at which those in the sector have responded to the ever changing landscape has been incredible to watch. It highlights why higher education is such an attractive career move for estates and facilities management professionals. You support endeavours that change and safe lives. https://www.med-technews.com/news/mercedes-f1-ucl-and-uclh-manufactured-breathing-aids-approve/
We are committed to protecting the health and well-being of our staff and external stakeholders that visit our premises, so our teams will be working from home as of today. Our ‘working from anywhere’ culture is well established and has been part of our strategy across our office network in London, Manchester and most recently Malaysia. We have developed robust contingency plans and the technology and processes in place to ensure continuity of service regarding our current and planned Search Campaigns. Additionally our Interim Executive business will remain unaffected. We look forward to working with you all moving forward and wish you well in these challenging times
We are delighted to announce that James Gregory has joined our higher education practice to further enhance our service offering within hospitality and commercial services. Renowned for working with HEI’s and leading PBSA providers, MRG has strengthened its industry position by appointing James Gregory to the team. He will focus on senior management and director level commercial and accommodation focused roles across the UK. James has a strong track record in growing small businesses in the retail, hospitality and Property space. He was integral in the growth of Switch Consulting from 4 members of staff to 40 over a successful 5-year period, where he partnered a number of FTSE 250 companies in the retail and hospitality space. James has also held a senior management role at a growing property recruitment SME and worked in the search field for an international search firm. James will use his extensive property, hospitality and retail network to work alongside leading universities and student accommodation providers to add exceptional leaders into their businesses.
How higher education leadership must act to regain the trust of the nation Interesting research and debate on the future of universities undertaken by Policy Exchange. Their main premise is: Universities in the UK are not yet in crisis – but they could be if they continue down their current path. In this report, based on over 50 interviews with vice-chancellors, chairs of council and other senior leaders, we set out the steps that university leaders must take if they are to put their institutions on a robust footing and regain the trust of the nation. This is a wide ranging debate and discussion which highlights once again the importance of looking at a diverse range of professionals when appointing to senior leadership roles in higher education. Very often appointing individuals from outside the sector can provide a fresh approach and perspective. Challenging issues that must be fully explored and addressed to ensure that the UK’s higher education sector secures it’s global reputation for world class research and teaching.
Over the last year our Bids team have been expanding into new markets, outside of our original specialisms and are at the point where they are ready to move on to bigger things. To do that they need a new brand to help all their contacts better understand who we are and what they do. Their new website bidrecruitment.com will make it easier for existing and new contacts and new candidates to find them, giving them a wider range of clients and helping them capture a wider range of candidates. From next week the Bids team at MRG will become: If you have any questions about the group businesses or any of the services we can offer please get in touch. In the meantime it’s business as usual at The Management Recruitment Group – Senior Appointments in Estates & Facilities Management, Real Estate, Project & Cost Management, Construction, Housebuilding & Civil Engineering and Consulting Engineers.