Richard Abelson
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Richard Abelson

Managing DirectorSpecialising in Compliance, Risk Management

I have more than 20 years’ worth of specialist recruitment knowledge and experience and cover all areas of Risk and Compliance, placing both permanent and contract roles across multiple top businesses. I take pride in cultivating and maintaining a host of professional client and candidate relationships. My consistent engagement and proven track record of delivering strong results lies at the very heart of what I do.

In my spare time, my life revolves around the ‘four Fs’ -  family, football, food and friends.


MERJE is everything I wanted it to be when we founded the business. In an industry that can sometimes be aggressive, we want to engage in a personal and positive way. Our people are at the heart of what we do and joining our team creates boundless opportunities. There are financial benefits for sure but also the chance to choose how, when and where you work. We build long-term relationships through careful listening, patient dialogue and a deep understanding of the needs of our clients and candidates. Retaining this culture, which was fundamental right at the beginning, has been crucial to our success and phenomenal growth.

Loves & Loathes

I love my family, Manchester City, holidays and trainers. I also like to talk a lot, an awful lot...

I loathe anyone who doesn’t write MERJE in capital letters and people who pity me for having three daughters and never getting ‘my boy’.

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