EMEA Recruitment was founded in 2007 by Paul Toms and his wife Kelly, initially focusing on Finance & Accountancy recruitment. Having worked in international recruitment for over 18 combined years, their aim was to build a recruitment company that offered something different to existing recruitment businesses - giving clients and candidates a genuine reason to use EMEA Recruitment ahead of their competition.


Paul Macildowie (ACA) joined EMEA Recruitment as Chairman. Paul has a track record of success in the financial recruitment industry and has demonstrable business acumen. Paul was founder and owner of Macildowie Associates, a financial recruitment company that he founded and later sold in a multi-million pound deal after 15 years of management and ownership.


Swiss Director, Brad Daniel (ACA), was appointed. Brad assists with the commercial development of EMEA Recruitment GmbH in Switzerland and was instrumental in opening our Zug office.


Richard Bailey joined as Managing Director. Richard brought with him many years of Finance and Professional Services recruitment experience. His focus has been to support the highly ambitious growth plan of the business - further developing our offering and strategically developing new complementary markets.2


Our HR recruitment division is launched. Our HR recruitment teams in Switzerland and the Netherlands are managed by Keely Straw and Katie Insley respectively.


EMEA Recruitment launches Procurement & Supply Chain and Operations divisions, led by John Byrne, now Switzerland Country Director. 


A dedicated Attraction & Development Consultant, Laura Henderson, was recruited into the business to help EMEA attract the best recruiters in our market. Laura also takes responsibility for onboarding and providing each new employee with a consistent training/development program, which aligns with our vision and values.


EMEA Live was introduced, providing a virtual meeting room service for both clients and candidates. Meetings and interviews can be recorded and, with permission of the attendees, the meetings can be shared with clients instantly. Contact us to find out more about how this can improve your recruitment process.


Izabela Darmstetter, Associate Director, celebrates her ten-year work anniversary with EMEA Recruitment. 


Mark Robinson joins as our Insight & Optimisation Director. He brings with him almost 30 years' experience in recruitment and data management. 

Our Director, Michelle Ewing, was welcomed to the EMEA Recruitment board of directors. 


Hannah Mallia, Director, launches our Finance Leadership recruitment team to work with clients on their senior requirements, such as CFOs, Heads of Finance, and Finance Directors.

John Bower, Director, celebrates his ten-year work anniversary.

John Byrne becomes Country Director for Switzerland, overseeing all divisions. Following John's promotion, Neil Cope becomes Manager of our Procurement & Supply Chain and Operations recruitment divisions in Switzerland. 
Claire Stone joins us as our first Group Finance Director. 


Paul launches our Nordics division by opening an office in Stockholm.