EMEA Recruitment was founded in 2007 by Paul and Kelly Toms, initially focusing on Finance & Accountancy recruitment. Having worked within 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 the 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 plans of the business - further developing our offering and strategically developing new complementary markets.
A dedicated Attraction & Development Consultant, Laura Henderson, was recruited into the business, acting as an internal recruiter 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 & values.
EMEA Live was introduced, providing an easy-to-use 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.
Our Environmental, Social and Governance committee was formed, which helped us offer additional benefits and flexible working to our employees in a post-COVID world.
Michelle Ewing was welcomed to the EMEA Recruitment board of directors.
Claire Stone joins us as our first Group Finance Director to drive growth and streamline our recruitment processes.
Paul launches our Nordics division by opening an office in Stockholm.