Dedicated to Delivering Talent
McGregor Boyall is a privately owned global recruitment consultancy established in 1987. We are headquartered in the City of London, with additional offices covering the UK & Europe, the Middle East and North America. We provide permanent, contract and project-based recruitment services focusing on the mid-senior candidate market. We deliver within Financial Services, Commerce and Industry, and the Public Sector. Our primary specialisms cover all technology verticals and core business functions.
McGregor Boyall was founded in 1987 by Laurie Boyall, initially as a Financial Services IT recruitment consultancy. During the early 2000s, the company developed their recruitment offering through diversification into a wide range of business sectors. The company was founded in Windsor before moving swiftly to the City of London. Over the years, the business has opened multiple further offices to provide greater coverage and better service to its client base.
UK Financial Services liberalised.
Established McGregor Boyall
Laurie Boyall and Kay McGregor launched McGregor Boyall Associates.
Achieved ISO 9001 Quality accreditation.
Established Edinburgh Office
Opened Edinburgh office to focus on recruitment across Scotland.
Established Dubai Office
Opened Dubai office to focus on recruitment delivery across the Middle East region.
Established Manchester Office
Opened Manchester office to provide further coverage in the Midlands and North of England.
Became Members of APSCo
Joined the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).
Established Glasgow Office
Opened Glasgow office to provide further coverage in Scotland.
Cyber Essentials Plus
Achieved Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation.
Achieved ISO 27001 Information Security accreditation.
Training & Development Programme
Introduced a formalised Training and Development programme across the business.
Disability Confident Committed
Began our Disability Confident journey by achieving the Level 1 Disability Confident Committed accreditation.
Launched Dukebridge. A dedicated brand to support our Projects and SoW offering.
Launched Fincentria. A dedidcated brand to support Governance, Risk and Compliance Projects.
Established Presence in Poland
Launched our business in Poland to further support our clients in Europe.
McGregor Boyall became digitally inclusive by introducing the Recite Me toolbar to our recruitment websites, allowing neurodiverse candidates and clients to interact with our sites.
Celebrated 35 years of being in business.
Established Presence in North America
Launched our business in North America to further support our clients in the region.
Established Presence in Saudi Arabia
Launched our business in Saudi Arabia to further support our clients in the region.
Published our Charitable giving scheme as part of our CSR programme.
Living Wage Employer
Became members of the Living Wage Foundation.
Heart of the City
Launched our partnership with Heart of the City as part of our ESG programme.
Launched our Wellness pledge to support our commitment to employee wellbeing.
The Recruitment Network
Joined The Recruitment Network, a training platform for the ongoing professional development of our consultants.
Launched New Corporate Website
Enhanced the McGregor Boyall Brand to better reflect the needs of our clients and candidates whilst supporting business growth.
Appointment of new Managing Director
Appointment of Lucy Frost as the new Managing Director for the McGregor Boyall Group.
Since day one, our mission has been to do recruitment better. Bridging the gap between our clients, candidates and contractors. We strive to provide the highest quality, safest and most responsible recruitment services available on the market.
A company’s culture is not something that is created overnight. It results from consistent values influencing its development over a sustained period. At McGregor Boyall, we believe our core values form the foundation for shaping our company culture and the way we work.
We expect everyone to work together to achieve our common corporate goals, whilst acting with openness and respect at all times.
We take responsibility for what we say and do. We do not excuse ourselves nor blame others.
We are constantly striving to uphold the highest professional standards, through the quality of our people and excellence in everything we do.
We believe in doing the right thing, we say what we mean and mean what we say.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
At McGregor Boyall we aim is to create an environment that encourages and values diversity within its workforce and placements and builds on the differences individuals bring, enabling the company’s and our client’s continued success. We aim to draw upon the widest possible range of views and experiences to meet the changing needs of our staff, clients, partners, candidates, contractors and temporary workers.
Corporate Social Responsibility
We at McGregor Boyall believe our day-to-day business actions can positively affect society. We do this by having socially responsible business practices and processes and by encouraging socially responsible employees.
McGregor Boyall is strongly committed to providing a structured and consistently high-quality service and, in 2001, was awarded ISO 9001 Quality accreditation. We are audited annually and have successfully passed all audits to date. We achieved Cyber Essentials Plus and ISO 27001 certification in 2018, on the first attempt in response to the growing importance of information security. We have been corporate members of APSCo since 2015 and adhere to their strict code of professional conduct.
ISO 9001 accreditation is an internationally recognised certification that verifies an organisation's implementation of a quality management system that meets the requirements of the ISO 9001 standard. It demonstrates a company's commitment to customer satisfaction, continuous improvement, and quality assurance.
ISO 27001 certification indicates that a company's information security management system (ISMS) meets the international standard for security controls. It helps organisations manage and protect their information assets, ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information, and minimise the risk of security breaches.
Cyber Essentials Plus
Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation is a UK government-backed scheme that verifies an organisation's compliance with basic cyber security practices. It involves an independent assessment of the organisation's cyber security controls and systems, helping to protect against common cyber threats and demonstrating a commitment to cyber security best practices.
APSCo is a professional membership body for recruitment agencies. It stands for Association of Professional Staffing Companies and aims to promote best practices and ethical standards in the staffing industry. Membership is voluntary and requires adherence to a strict code of conduct.
We provide a full suite of services to help our clients find and hire top talent for their organisations. We are a trusted advisor assisting businesses through times of growth and change. Our services can be tailored to your current and future recruitment needs.
Our Industry Sectors
We have a global network of consultants that combine in-depth industry knowledge with specialised discipline expertise, making us well positioned to source the top talent you need for your business.
Recruitment within Financial services is a highly specialised and competitive field. It involves finding the right candidates for positions in banking, insurance, wealth and asset management firms and other financial services organisations.Read More
Commerce & Industry
Recruitment within the Commerce & Industry sector has become increasingly competitive in recent years. It involves finding the strongest candidates for positions in Energy, FMCG, Media & Entertainment, Pharmaceuticals, Retail and Telecommunications organisations.Read More
Recruitment within the Public Sector is a complex process requiring various skills and qualifications from candidates that differ from that of the Private Sector. It is important for employers to ensure they hire the best candidates for the job and ensure they meet the required standards.Read More
We pride ourselves on delivering the best possible advice, market intelligence, recruitment solutions and service across the following specialisms.
We hire professionals who provide administrative, operational, or managerial support to a company's core business functions. These functions include but are not limited to clerical and secretarial duties, data protection and executive support.
Change & Transformation
We hire professionals who can lead or support organisational changes, transformations, and innovations. Change and transformation recruitment aims to identify and attract candidates with the skills and experience needed to drive change and achieve desired outcomes within an organisation.
Compliance, Governance & Legal
We hire professionals who specialise in ensuring that a company complies with all applicable laws and regulations, as well as industry standards and best practices. This may involve hiring individuals to manage corporate governance, risk management, legal affairs, and compliance programmes.
Cloud, DevOps & Infrastructure
We hire professionals specialising in managing and maintaining a company's cloud computing infrastructure. This involves hiring cloud architects, DevOps engineers and infrastructure specialists with the necessary technical skills to support the organisation's infrastructure.
Data & Analytics
We hire professionals specialising in collecting, analysing, and interpreting data to help organisations make informed business decisions. This involves hiring data scientists, business analysts, and other professionals with the necessary technical skills to support the organisation.
Development & Testing
We hire professionals who specialise in software development and quality assurance testing. This involves hiring software developers, testers, QA engineers, and other professionals with the necessary technical skills and experience to support the organisation's software development division.
Digital Marketing, Communications & Sales
We hire professionals who specialise in promoting a company's products or services through digital channels and developing and implementing communication strategies that enhance the company's brand reputation. This involves hiring digital marketing and communication professionals to support the company’s marketing goals.
Finance, Accounting, Tax & Audit
We hire professionals specialising in managing a company's financial operations and ensuring it complies with all relevant accounting, tax, and audit requirements. This involves hiring accountants, financial analysts, tax professionals, auditors, and other professionals.
Human Resources & Talent Management
We hire professionals specialising in managing an organisation's workforce and ensuring it has the necessary talent to meet its business objectives. This involves hiring HR business partners, talent acquisition specialists, culture and E,D&I leads, and employee relations professionals for organisations from diverse sectors.
Information & Cyber Security
We hire professionals specialising in protecting an organisation's information and technology systems from cyber threats and attacks. This involves hiring information security analysts, cyber security engineers, penetration testers, and other professionals.
Project & Programme Management
We hire professionals specialising in managing complex projects and programmes from initiation to closure. This involves hiring project managers, programme managers, project coordinators, and other professionals with the necessary skills and experience to support the organisation.
Risk Management & Quantitative Analytics
We hire professionals specialising in identifying, analysing, and managing risks associated with a company’s operations, investments, and projects. This involves hiring risk managers, quantitative analysts, risk analysts, and other professionals with the necessary technical skills and experience.
Companies Within the Group
McGregor Boyall was established in 1987, initially as a Financial Services IT recruitment consultancy.
Dukebridge was established in 2020 as the consultancy arm of the McGregor Boyall Group to supply projects under SoW agreements.
Creative Recruitment was established in 1995 as a Creative Talent Agency.
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