MRG is 11!

It hardly seems possible that it has been a year since we celebrated our 10th birthday on The Arcadian King Edward floating down the South bank of the River Thames, and true to form we have managed some further milestones over the last 12 months.

But it seems 2018 hasn’t been just a year of milestones for MRG, in fact it’s been a pretty busy year both in and out of the office.

In January the UK’s second-largest construction company, Carillion, went into liquidation.

In March the ‘mini beast from the east’ brought heavy snow bringing much of the UK to a standstill. By contrast on a sunny and warm Saturday in May The Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is held at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, with an estimated global audience of 1.9 billion.

By the end of May GDPR became enforceable, meaning MRG undertook a compliance process to update data policy and protect the privacy rights of our clients and candidates alike.

On July 10th The Royal Air Force (RAF) marked its 100th anniversary with a flyby of 100 aircraft over London and South East England. The Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, also presents a new Queen’s Colour to the Royal Air Force at a ceremony on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.

And the very next day on Wednesday 11th July, sadly Football didn’t come home, and England were defeated by Croatia in our first World Cup Semi Final in 28 years.

Back on the 20th February – Brexit secretary David Davis states that Britain will not be “plunged into a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction” after it leaves the EU and suggests a Brexit deal by the end of 2018 is “well on the cards”, It’s now August and it still continues…….

For us personally at MRG we had an office move at the end of April, and our city office is now located at 52-54 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0EH, next to Santander and opposite The Folly, benefitting from a larger modern open plan space office with views of the city.

Not only did we have an office move but we have also worked on some fantastic assignments across the board with some particularly interesting campaigns including;

  • Director of Campus Infrastructure at Trinity College Dublin
  • Director of Campus Infrastructure at Trinity College Dublin
  • Director of Estates at Lancaster University
  • Director of Estates at the University of Bristol
  • Estates Director at the Girls’ Day School Trust
  • Head of FM at Ascot
  • Director of Estates at Royal Botanical Gardens Kew
  • Associate Director Planning at Countryside Properties
  • Group Strategic Land Director at Avant Homes
  • Regional Technical Director at Taylor Wimpey
  • Head of Regent Street Management Direct at JLL
  • Development Director at Argent

We are also currently working with Twentytwo London for both their Head of Twentytwo and Soft Landings Manager campaigns and have ongoing campaigns with Essentia Trading Limited.

And finally, we made 3 internal promotions this year all at Director level.  We promoted Hayley Mintern and Stephanie Howe to Business Director and Ashley Evans to Associate Director.

We also have some pretty exciting plans for growth and development in the next 12 months ahead so watch this space!

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