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At Mary Iliff Recruitment we are proud of the strong relationships we have built with companies over the years. We like to visit all new client organisations so we are able to understand what their requirements, expectations and culture are.

Trust, discretion and confidentiality lie at the heart of our service, and we never compromise on quality.  For some companies we are so integral we act as an extension of their business – a remote HR Department, always on hand.


Our Candidates

We have built a strong candidate base which incorporates a range of skills and experience, and above all of professionalism.


Each person has been interviewed personally; we get to know them well so we can match their needs to a client’s. 

To date, our business has relied almost solely on word of mouth, so most applicants approach us on recommendation or as past users.  We also have close long-standing associations with a number of other well-respected London consultancies, giving us the benefit of a wider bank of people from which to draw.


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Organisations we work with​:


Finance and hedge funds

Multi-National Corporations

Charitable Institutions

High Net Worth Private Households

Property Firms

The Food Industry


The Art World Fine Art





"I have known Mary since 1988 when she successfully placed me in a property company working as an assistant to two directors in the West End. As my career unfolded and I worked my way up the corporate ladder Mary and I kept in touch with one another.

When I headed up the Recruitment Department of a large international property company with a remit to keep the staffing levels at full capacity with 1200 staff over 52 UK offices, I once again called on Mary’s expertise to help with the task. Mary spent time understanding the culture of the company along with the various roles, personalities, needs and expectations within it, and armed with this knowledge was most helpful with introductions both on the temporary and permanent side.  This gave me more time to concentrate on those other Human Resource duties that take up so much of our working day. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mary to both Candidates and Clients alike."

Sarah Gore


"I first came across Mary in 2004 when my then head of personnel recommended her to me to fill a temporary vacancy in a private household. Mary enabled me to do this speedily and with a very high quality candidate.


Since then I have asked Mary to find candidates for demanding roles on several occasions. I have been extremely impressed by the consistency of her suggestions. On interview they have invariably been well briefed, competent and very presentable.  This is a testament to the meticulous approach Mary takes to advising and preparing her candidates both in the selection of roles, and in the right 'fit' for the organisation.


I am delighted to have an opportunity to publicly acknowledge and recommend the professionalism and effectiveness of Mary's approach.”


Alistair Wood - Charity Chief Executive


“Mary has assisted us with recruitment over many years and we greatly enjoy and appreciate her specialist and friendly advice”. 

John Arkwright


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