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On the 2nd January our Twickenham office will be moving to the City as we open the doors to our newly completed shared office space at 52/54 Gracechurch Street EC3 0EH. Cross sector and cross service line collaboration is now a part of our everyday life. Becoming one team, in one place and working closely together with Business Support close to hand will help us take our business to the next level in 2020.
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.
We are delighted to announce a new service offering from MRG. We have built a Community of industry experts available for hire as Interim Executives. The full details and profiles are available here or you can get in touch if you would like further information. MRG Interim Executives is a community of experienced, high calibre professional consultants spanning the fields of Real Estate, Development & Construction, Estates & Facilities Management, Hospitality, HR & OD and Bids & Work-Winning. Services provided by our Associates include but are not limited to: interim management, participation on interview panels, strategy development advice & consultancy, project support, organisational development reviews, governance & assurance support and coaching & mentoring. Our Associates can be retained on a bespoke and flexible basis – often giving a tailored solution that can be procured and implemented expeditiously. Foind out more at https://www.mrgpeople.co.uk/interim-executives
London’s skyline has changed dramatically over the last decade and will continue to do so in the next. Since October 2008, London has seen the likes of – The Leadenhall Building (The Cheesegrater) and 20 Fenchurch Street (The Walkie Talkie) both opened their doors in 2014, whilst 110 Bishopsgate (Heron Tower) appeared a few years before in 2011 and Broadgate Tower a few years before that in 2009. In addition to the various office developments which have been completed in the Square Mile, the first vertical City, The Shard, opened in early 2013. The Shard was different to the other “tall buildings” being constructed in The City, not only was it South of the River, but it was the first Tower in the UK to be truly mixed-use. The Shard itself has not only has office accommodation for a range of commercial occupiers from Mitie and Heinz through to The University of Warwick but it also includes retail, a luxury five-star hotel, destination restaurants, a hospital and a major tourist attraction. Due to its distinctive design and location, The Shard stands out from the crowd. The next wave of interesting new buildings is once again due to change the London skyline in the next few years. Nearing completion is 70 St Mary Axe with its striking shape and design, and Twentytwo will change how we view a traditional office buildings, with more communal space and a sense of community. Also, currently under construction also is 1 Undershaft, Spire London and Landmark Pinnacle all due to complete in the next few years. The Shard will remain the tallest however, not only in the UK but Western Europe at a staggering 310 meters, Undershaft and Twentytwo will raise up at similarly staggering heights but be just slightly shorter. Obviously constructing such impressive buildings as The Shard, 70 St Mary Axe and Twentytwo is a highly complex and specialist operation, which requires exceptional Development Management, Construction and Project Management skills. From MRG’s standpoint, it is the ongoing operational management of these assets which we are particularly interested in. While having completed a vast number of Estate/Property Management roles across horizontal campus’ such as Shopping Centres, business parks, public sector estates and Universities; in the past 18 months we have gained a track record of working with managing agents and landlords setting up and managing vertical campus’ in some London’s finest Tall buildings. A snapshot of some of our current mandates include – General Manager – Shard Quarter General Manager – 70 St Mary Axe Head of Engineering – Twentytwo The skill sets, competencies and characteristics of these types of appointment are varied and each look for something slightly different. However, due to the very fact that 10 years ago, London was not a City full of Tall Buildings, the skill set is limited. We must look to aligned sectors with complimentary skills to enhance the candidate pool available to us. Hospitality, retail, traditional business parks and public attractions, offer similarities from an operational and customer focussed approach. Customer service levels are improving and the need to ensure that occupiers have the very best experience is vital to the success of such structures. The Landlords and Investors behind these schemes seem to have come to the realisation that the people running the operations of these Buildings are just as important as the physical structures surrounding them. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or a candidate information pack.
The Management Recruitment Group (MRG) held its second charity event of the year last Friday in the form of a ‘Mad Hatters Prosecco Tea Party’ in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Held across two of its offices in Twickenham and Monument, the staff got their ‘Great British Bake Off’ on and threw the Lewis Carroll-themed cake sale with a strict ‘No Cake, No Prosecco’ policy. Some amazing cakes were baked by the staff ranging from ‘sparkly glitter’ vanilla & chocolate cupcakes, chocolate brownies, mars bar slices, ‘Tooty Frooty twist’ Victoria sponge, various other types of cup-cakes, pistachio cookies, red velvet cake, coffee cake, Battenberg, chocolate cake; and even some monstrous home-made sausage rolls! Charity committee member and marketing manager, Nick Hamilton, said, “We had such an amazingly huge and varied selection that it was hard to tell which were the most popular!.......In fact, that’s a lie – it was the Prosecco. The Prosecco was the most popular. “But the guys outdid themselves as overall we managed to raise a stunning £612.50! Not bad for an afternoons (sic) work, and all in a very good name. “Thanks to everyone who baked and donated and a special thanks also to Leap Legal Software (also based in Regal House Twickenham) who generously donated £100!”