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Edward Manson

Barry McDonald joins MERJE as Business Manager for Scotland to support the business in its ambitious growth plans as it strengthens its standing in this strategically important territory. This comes after MERJE recently revealed a record annual turnover of £10.06m.

Operating in this new location, which is home to some of the world’s leading Financial Services and FTSE listed firms, will allow MERJE to expand its already extensive network of trusted client partnerships.

MERJE MD and Co-founder Jonathan Abelson said: “We are in a strong position given that we already have some long established relationships in Scotland and, given the importance and scale of the Scottish market, we are keen to further our physical presence there.

“Barry is extremely well regarded in the Scottish market and we are delighted to welcome him to MERJE. We now look forward to achieving the same levels of success in Scotland as we have observed across the rest of the UK.

“Having recently enjoyed our most successful financial year-to-date, I am confident Barry is the ideal person to advance us along our continued pathway so that we can surpass our long-term commercial goals.”

Barry will be responsible for further establishing MERJE’s considerable portfolio of services across eight core disciplines, which include the company’s recently launched Legal division.

Barry has 15 years’ worth of recruitment experience, mainly across Contact Centre and Operations. During this time, he has delivered projects to blue chip clients and taken on retained assignments, specialist roles and management recruitment, meeting both volume driven and individual requirements.

Speaking about his appointment, Barry said: " I am delighted to be joining a forward thinking business such as MERJE and I am really excited about taking this well-respected brand into the Scottish recruitment market.

“Given MERJE’s diverse service offering across industries including Financial Services, Retail, Outsourcing, Utilities and Telecoms, I truly believe there is an opportunity for us to continue the success enjoyed in England and grow the business north of the border.

“I look forward to taking the brand to my network of clients and candidates across Scotland and offering the outstanding services which are already enjoyed by existing MERJE clients.”