MM Search, Scotland’s award-winning and fastest-growing executive search firm, is coming to the end of a highly successful fifth year in business. The headhunter has enjoyed financial growth, further expanded its client base, and is now a thriving team of 20.
Since MM Search launched in 2018, the business has gone from strength to strength, reaching and exceeding the targets set by founding managing partners Ken Morrice and Derek MacFeate. Over the past 12 months, the headhunter has seen substantial financial growth, experiencing a 32 per cent increase in revenue since 2022
In addition to financial success, MM Search’s client base continues to expand, with global brands KCA Deutag, WH Malcolm, Havelock One and CCL joining the portfolio. As well as welcoming new business from a range of sectors, the MM Search team is continuing its relationships with many long-term clients, including Wheatley Group, SMS and CJ Lang. These global partnerships have strengthened the brand’s presence, and in the last year, MM Search has made successful placements in over 40 countries and doubled its retained client list.
2023 has also seen the MM Search team grow significantly, with five new team members joining the business, including two associate partners and a senior business delivery manager. Managing partner Ken Morrice says, “At MM Search, we know that a company is only as good as the people within it, and over the last year, we have been focusing on building the best team possible. Our most recent appointments include seasoned search consultants Rachael Brooks, Lindsay MacLeod and Ryan Harper. With their specialised expertise, we are confident that they will embrace our people-centric approach to executive search, which has been instrumental in our success thus far.”
This year, MM Search focused on developing key sub-divisions crucial to their continued growth. Managing partner Derek MacFeate explains, “We have created dedicated divisions to address high demand in areas such as HR and Professional Services, Procurement and Supply Chain, IT/Tech and Energy and Renewables. Our experienced team are swiftly becoming the go-to consultants for senior roles across Scotland and the UK.”
MM Search was awarded the accolade of Top 5 Executive Search firm in the UK earlier this year by Manage HR. “We’re delighted to have been recognised as one of the Top 5 firms and within our first 5 years of trading” says Ken Morrice. “We were also runner up in the High Growth Award at this year’s WeDo Scotland Awards, recognising our commitment to excellence”.
As the company prepares to embark on its sixth year, Derek MacFeate says, “We are immensely proud of our recognised brand and unique approach to executive search that has propelled us into our sixth year with great success. With the support of our exceptional Board and team of experienced professionals, we remain dedicated to achieving our business goals while giving back to our communities. Through initiatives like the MM Athletes program and our sponsorship of Greenock Wanderers Rugby Football Club, we are able to support valuable projects and watch them flourish. We are committed to further growth, development, and excellence as we continue to serve our clients and provide top-tier talent.”