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M acstaff is a high-impact recruitment consultancy majoring on right-fit permanent placements in the UK construction, property, engineering and manufacturing industries. Macstaff was founded by Anthony McCormack who brings almost 20 years’ of an excellent track record in specialist recruitment for global and independent agencies. We will act with expertise, integrity, and commitment to ensure the right result for our customers, and fast!

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I am MacStaff founding consultant and Managing Director, Anthony McCormack. I have learned a lot through almost 20 years of experience in the recruitment industry. I have witnessed much industry change in this time and a variety of different styles and standards in my industry peer group. Some may say the good, the bad and the ugly! As a consultant, whilst I am proud of my tenure and track record, I am always striving to hone my own skills, and indeed character, to distinguish myself in a competitive market. As a Manager I am always seeking to identify and unlock the potential of my employees, ensure they thrive, and in turn help customers do the same.

I graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 1996 and, in truth, ‘fell’ in to recruitment which has been my passion and profession ever since. I cut my teeth in driving and industrial recruitment with Securicor recruitment services now Randstad, where I learned to work hard, act quickly and give great customer service. I moved for career development in 1999 into specialist recruitment with Synergy, majoring in Facilities Management, where I developed skills in contingency permanent recruitment and executive search.

From 2002 – 2016 I worked with Hays PLC where I honed my leadership skills; fulfilling roles of Business Manager, Division Manager & Branch Manager, without ever leaving the ‘sharp-end’ as a recruitment consultant, successfully filling jobs and placing candidates which is in my mind the ‘magic’ in recruitment.

Founding MacStaff in 2016 is the fulfilment of a dream I have held over the years, and opens the next chapter of my career. As I continue my recruitment adventure, I am driven to make great things happen through provision of first class recruitment solutions and look forward to sharing the journey with professionals such as yourself going forward.

At MacStaff we are committed to our client and candidate partners and are proud to deliver first class recruitment services. We appreciate that this can only be consistently delivered by first class consultants with industry expertise who share our values and level of commitment. Therefore, as you may expect, we have a rigorous selection process, only engage experienced consultants and typically utilise consultants who we already know and trust.

We are able to back up our commitment to consistently great service, and more importantly great results, with excellent client and candidate testimonials. The culture of MacStaff, conceived and demonstrated daily by founder Anthony McCormack, is one of building long term partnerships based on earning loyalty and trust.   We believe that there is no shortcut to such robust partnerships which are built, step-by-step, by working diligently, honestly and enthusiastically on each client and job individually.

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MacStaff Recommendations

Anthony McCormack and Macstaff have done a great job in recruiting for a series of technical and operational positions with Sertronics. Anthony quickly got a good handle on the roles and requirements, was proactive in sourcing high-calibre candidates, and communication was fast and accurate throughout. Just what we needed to help take Sertronics to the next level, thanks Anthony!

Dave Ince - Managing Director at Sertronics Ltd

Anthony approached me for a job opportunity last week. After recognising the skills noted in my CV, he paired me with a fantastic conpany and sent the details and information accordingly. He updated me throughout the process with regular calls and emails. He gave me an abundance of advice which helped prepare me for the interview. I couldn't recommend Anthony highly enough.

Gabriella Hopka - Coordination Administrator






Overall, Anthony is a fantastic recruiter. He has been able to provide amazing advice for video interviews and assessments. Furthermore, he has helped me along every step of my new career journey with great communication skills and a strong and in-depth knowledge of the engineering industries.

Rami Chalf - System Engineer at Martin-Baker Aircraft

Anthony and I spoke after I applied for a job he had advertised and he took the time to get to know me on a personal level. He could see that the skills I had were perfect for the role, showed a human and personal touch during the time we spoke and worked quickly in arranging an interview for me. I highly recommend him as a talented recruiter. 

Sinita Kaur Cheema, ACSI - Finance Support Administrator

Anthony and Macstaff have been fantatsic in supporting our efforts in recruiting franchisees and coaches to facilitate the expansion of didi rugby. He designed 'Response and Scout' services to suit our needs at reasonable rates and we have had a number of successful introductions. I am more than happy to recommend him. He's 100%, the best in the business!

Vicky Macqueen - CEO of didi rugby UK

Anthony has bought energy and a fresh approach to the SOLO recruiters group in TEAM. He has not only won TEAM member of the year in his second year in the network but is also one of TEAM's most prolific collaborators on sharing roles and supporting other members fill their jobs with elusive candidates. In the 5 years that he has been a member, I believe he has invoiced over £300k in job shares!

Simon Bliss - Chairman at TEAM

Anthony has been amazing in helping me move industry. he invests a lot of time in understanding you as a person and a candidate, helping to guide you throughout the interview process. On top of that, he was proactive in getting feedback and invaluable information. He is a pleasure to work with and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a new role.

Jake Mannion - Mechanical Engineer

Anthony is a talented and conscientious recruiter who I highly recommend. Recruitment is a crowded market, but very rarely do you come across soneone who takes the time to be strategic and bespoke in their approach. If you are looking for someone who will treat the hire to your team as though it was their own, then Anthony is your man. It also helps that he picks up the phone and treats you like a person, not just a number.

Verity Stone - Marketer and Content Creator

Anthony held my first video call interview and was kind and insightful to put me at ease. Following the call, he went the extra mile to ensure that I was successful in my in-person interview. He then kept me up to date with the stage of my job application. All in all, a great friendly guy. Thanks Anthony! 

Daniel Arnison - Technical Sales and Project Management

I applied to Macstaff for a civil/structural position as they specialise in technical/engineering roles. Anthony and Natalie were quickly able to secure an interview with the right type of company and location. It was obviously a good match because I got the job! I was very happy with the whole process and would recommend Macstaff.

Adrian Jimenez Ortiz - Structural Technican

I worked with Anthony and Dawn in making a career move recently. The screening interview was professional, they identified a match with a fantastic job opportunity and represented me effectively throughout the process, helping me to ultimately secure the position. I certainly recommend Macstaff to other professionals considering a move.

Asif Javid - Technical Project Manager

Anthony and Dawn were great in helping me secure a great new role. The recruitment was professional, communication was transparent and their advice was valuable. To cut a long story short...I got the job and cannot wait to start! Thanks again Macstaff.

Debbie Evans - BSc (Hons) Psychology

I have worked with Anthony and Macstaff Global for the past year through NPA Worldwide and I can attest to his high calibre as a recruiter. Anthony has partnered in several senior level searches in the Canadian manufacturing sector. He consistently sources first-class candidates, always acts with integrity and I look forward to our ongoing relationship.

Herbert Hess - Helping Companies Hire Exceptional Staff

I worked with Anthony and Jeremy in making a career move recently. I was impressed by their knowledge and professionalism. I was supported throughout the application, interview and offer process and am very happy with the result. I highly recommend the service.

Tirthankar Chakraborty - Landscape Consultant at Enzygo

Anthony is the best recruiter I have ever dealt with. It is clear that he not only cares about what is best for the client but for me as a candidate too. After getting to know me though an easy conversation - not a formal interview, Anthony placed me in a perfect technical sales role. I would highly recommend him if you are looking to kick-start your career.

Toby Nalder - Area sales manager at Q-railing

Having worked with Anthony on a number of vacancies, he is a class act and one of only a few recruiters that I would wholeheartedly recommend. He is honest, hard-working, knowledgeable about his sector and always delivers on promises. He treats his applicants and clients with respect and is committed to delivering a good service and doing the right thing, rather than simply earning the fee. What more can one ask for?

Lorna Dane - HR and Recruitment

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