Business Support & Secretarial
Recruitment Solutions for Business Support Jobs
With the digital transformation of our workplaces well and truly underway, business support jobs are changing to respond to the new roles and requirements of the modern business environment. At McGregor Boyall, we’ve provided business support and secretarial recruitment for organisations which have helped their clients to scale their operations and grow their productivity and profitability.
We’re dedicated to delivering talent across all business support roles, from financial and analysis work to research, clerical and secretarial duties, data protection and executive support. Our client base comprises many industries and organisation sizes, from start-ups in the financial services and FinTech sector to multi-national enterprises in pharmaceuticals or telecommunications.
The business support and secretarial recruitment team are focused on helping organisations to discover the areas in which they could profit from the assistance of business support. Through our staffing solutions, we aim to provide a seamless hiring and onboarding process for interim, fixed-term or permanent recruits. With assistance from McGregor Boyall, we can ensure that you benefit from the productivity and organisational skills that business support professionals bring.
Business Support & Secretarial Recruitment Sub-specialisms
We’re passionate about how technology is reshaping business operations. Therefore we’ve focused our business support recruitment efforts on assisting clients that are at the cutting edge of the financial services and FinTech sectors alongside market-leading organisations in technology and software development, fast-moving consumer goods and retail.
In addition, we’ve sourced candidates for business support roles with niche skills in HR, digital, risk and compliance, identifying and providing productivity, efficiency and resiliency gains for our diverse client base. We recruit business support and secretarial roles at the executive level, and we place these across the UK and Europe, the Middle East and North America.
Our consultants have successfully facilitated business growth and expansion into overseas territories for our clients, many of whom have become long-term partners that have relied on our staffing and executive search solutions over our 35 years of work.
Our Industry Sectors
Although we’re often associated with our strong reputation in the financial services industry, McGregor Boyall can provide business support recruitment services across various sectors. We can assist organisations of all sizes, from start-ups to international enterprises, in securing talented professionals for their business support roles.
We hire talented professionals for various job positions within the financial services industry. This industry encompasses a wide range of businesses involved in managing and investing money, such as banks, insurance companies, investment firms, and accounting firms.
Professional services recruitment involves sourcing, assessing, and placing highly skilled professionals in roles within the consulting, accounting, legal, engineering, and other related sectors. It focuses on identifying candidates with specific industry expertise and matching them with client organisations to meet their talent requirements.
We hire talented professionals for various job positions within the fast-moving consumer goods industry. This industry encompasses a wide range of businesses involved in producing, distributing, and marketing consumer products with a short shelf life.
We hire talented professionals for various job positions within government and non-profit organisations. This sector includes government agencies, public universities, hospitals, and other public services funded by taxpayers.
IT, Media & Entertainment
We hire talented professionals for various job positions within the media and entertainment industry. This industry encompasses a wide range of businesses involved in the creation, production, distribution, and marketing of content such as movies, TV shows, music, games, and books.
We hire talented professionals for various job positions within the retail industry. This industry encompasses a wide range of businesses selling consumer goods directly to customers, such as department stores, supermarkets, speciality stores, and online retailers.
We hire talented professionals for various job positions within the energy industry, including businesses involved in producing, distributing, and supplying energy resources such as oil, gas, coal, renewable energy, and nuclear power.
We hire talented professionals for various job positions within the pharmaceutical industry. This industry encompasses a wide range of businesses involved in the research, development, manufacturing, and distribution of drugs and medical products.
McGregor Boyall is the Preferred Business Support & Secretarial Jobs Recruiter
Since 1987, we’ve been at the forefront of talent delivery and executive search solutions for businesses reshaping what we mean by banking, asset management and technology. We’re committed to investing in our consultants, ensuring they can always support our clients by providing the highest-quality service.
While we’re always looking to the future, we keep our history in mind. The time-served experience and openness to inclusive, diverse and transformative concepts that have set our recruiters apart are what we offer to our clients. We’re passionate about supporting our partners as they look to expand their business operations and increase their profitability.
What Our Clients Say About Us
We’re proud to hear how our consultants have helped to make a difference in the professional lives of our clients and candidates. We’re always pleased to see the feedback we receive on our staffing and executive search solutions from our long-term partners.
Global Head of HR | FTSE 100 Organisation
"McGregor Boyall has exceptionally supported me from both a client and candidate perspective. As a client, I found my contact to have an unparalleled network, and they were able to present me with a selection of exceptional candidates across a range of roles when I was looking for “hard-to-find” skill sets."
Head of Technical | FMCG
"McGregor Boyall supported my site’s needs for interim managers flawlessly. They acted as the perfect business partner, listening carefully to my brief and presenting multiple candidates that were ideal for the roles."
Talent Acquisition Manager | Financial Institution
"I’ve worked with McGregor Boyall on three roles during a busy time for the internal TA team. The team not only delivered excellent candidates quickly but was also able to keep me updated and engage with all their candidates effectively."
Chief Technology Officer | Consulting
"I have worked with McGregor Boyall multiple times during my recruitment exercises and always valued their expertise and ability to source the right candidates."
Marketing Director | Financial Services
"The team at McGregor Boyall are a joy to work with. When I was a candidate, they were attentive to my needs, generous with their time and advice, and seemed genuinely invested in me finding the right role, not just placing me anywhere. I’m now working with them on the other side of the fence."
Senior Technical Business Analyst | FinTech
"McGregor Boyall are genuine and professional recruiters. My recruitment experience with the company was great. The recruiters have the right skill sets and talent to perform highly; they are true SMEs."
Product Owner | FinTech
"My recruitment partner is an absolute professional who takes care in selecting the right candidate for the role that meets both the client and business requirements. They have a vast network of clients, demonstrating their ability only to provide the best candidates."
HR Director | Membership Body/NFP
"McGregor Boyall has been a great help in supporting me whilst building our HR team. They have successfully supported me with multiple roles."
Popular Business Support Roles
Executive Assistant salaries can range from £45-70K, which will depend on the level of the senior they are supporting. Executive Assistant’s will support C-Suite & Board level and need to be skilled in this area. Candidates looking for Executive Assistant roles will be highly organised, professional individuals and can communicate at all levels. They will be the gatekeeper for their Executives will all matters and be credible for their business.
Average salaries for a Personal Assistant will range from £38-45K. Typically, Personal Assistants will support Director/Partner level & teams if needed. A Personal Assistant needs to be an efficient candidate who is flexible at being involved in other administrative duties alongside supporting senior Executives. They will have excellent organisation, administration, and team player skills.
Most teams in a business will require Administrators, so they are relied upon extensively within many different industries. An administrator will have an excellent working knowledge of all MS packages, can juggle multiple tasks, be friendly and build good relationships with team members. Salaries for Administrators will vary from £23-29K.
A great receptionist will be two things, highly interactive with clients/guests & go above and beyond to provide a 5* service. The average salary for a senior receptionist will range from £28-35K. They will be interactive, approachable & excellent communication with internal and external individuals, and represent any company to a high standard making it a pleasant experience for anyone attending.
Facilities & Office Managers are vital to any business, as they are the core of any operation running smoothly and effectively. They need to have in-depth knowledge of procedures within a business and understand areas for improvement. They will have the ability to communicate at all levels effectively, be highly organised, and be able to work to tight deadlines. Salary can vary from £40-60K.
Discover Your Next Executive Assistant with McGregor Boyall
At McGregor Boyall, we provide permanent, fixed-term and interim recruitment solutions in business support roles for organisations across several sectors and of all sizes. So whether it’s a mid-career or executive hire, you can contact us to discuss your requirements and open positions.
Discover Our Business Support & Secretarial Roles
Whether you’re a recent graduate or a business support professional with decades of experience, our business support recruitment team can assist you in discovering your next role, making a career change, or taking your next steps towards the senior or executive level. See our job search to find our latest business support jobs.