Recruitment firm opens Manchester office with focus on legal sector

James Mills

Recruitment and selection firm Meraki Talent has opened a Manchester office where the focus will be on legal recruitment.

Recruitment, like many sectors in 2020, faced a turbulent time and, like other businesses, Meraki Talent encountered challenges.

However, the company said it is now able to invest in new markets.

It already focuses on professional markets, with specialisms in financial services, accountancy and technology.

The Manchester office, at 3 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, will be the latest addition to premises already established in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and London.

The new team will consist of James Mills and Joanna Robert.

Both James and Joanna are qualified solicitors who have transitioned into recruitment.

They will bring a depth of market understanding and expertise to add unique value to hiring processes.

Andrew Welsh, chief executive and founder of Meraki Talent, said: “With our strong track record in professional services and significant need for high quality legal recruitment services within our existing clients, this move makes sense for us.

“When opening a new location you need a defined proposition and target market, and, of course, a high quality management team – I feel both boxes are ticked on this occasion.”

He added: “It is also an exciting region and I can, of course, see potential for building our other specialisms in the North West.”

Although some sectors have been hit hard by the current pandemic, the legal profession remains strong with the areas of corporate and employment law being particularly busy.