Meet the Team

Gordon Coyle

Hi. I’m Gordon, the founder of MDH in 2022. After years spent working for some of the biggest players in recruitment, I decided the time was right to create something a little different from the norm. One year later, older, and a lot greyer, I’m confident I made the right decision.

Outside of work, I am a big sports fan, and a proud father to my three young children, Madeleine, Dominic and Harry.

I am an industrial recruiter by trade. Happy to chat about temporary or permanent roles within the industrial space, including manufacturing, warehousing, production or logistics.

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/Gordon-coyle-mdh
Email:
Contact No: 07852623671

Lauren Smith

My name is Lauren, and I am the Office Manager at MDH Recruitment. I joined the company in September 2022. With a strong administrative background, I bring a wealth of experience and expertise to my role.

In my position, I work closely with the full team to ensure our documentation meets compliance regulations and we are ‘audit ready everyday’.

I also process our payroll each week and carry out all other duties as required, including looking after our pet fish in the office!

I have learned so much in my time at MDH Recruitment and enjoy the opportunity to expand my knowledge and skills that the business offers me.

Working at MDH Recruitment is great – we are a close-knit team who work well together and always have a good laugh.

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/laurenannesmith
Email:
Contact No: 07494018012

Liane Fox

Hi, I’m Liane and I am an Account Manager here at MDH recruitment. I began my career in recruitment early 2023. Prior to working in recruitment, I spent 15 years at the UK’s biggest manufacturer in their field, where I gained valuable experience that has been easily transferred to my current role.

My time in the manufacturing and customer service industry has given me a deep understanding of customers needs, whether they are clients or temporary staff, and has equipped me with the tools I need to deliver excellent service. I pride myself on building strong relationships with clients and delivering results.

When I am not working, I enjoy travelling and spending time with my son. Most weekends are spent attending his football matches and cheering him on from the sidelines.

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/liane-fox
Email:
Contact No: 07570021908

Helena Simpson

My name is Helena and I am delighted to be onboard with MDH Recruitment as the Operations Director.

With 30 years Management experience and 20 years of starting up and growing businesses I bring a wealth of experience in building effective teams and developing businesses.

I have a passion for working with people and a proven record of achieving remarkable outcomes as an Operations Director. I excel in transforming challenges into opportunities and I’m committed to driving continuous improvement and making a lasting impact on the business’ success.

I enjoy spending time with my family, Riley, Harris and my husband Ken.  If you’re looking for me out with the working week, you’ll be sure to find me on a dancefloor!

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/helena-simpson
Email:
Contact No: 07717103342

Sheila Russell

My name is Sheila, and I am a Senior Recruitment Consultant at MDH Recruitment. I joined the company in November 2023. With 15 years of experience in recruitment, as a 360 consultant for the Construction Industry for trades and labour.

I am aiming to develop meaningful relationships with new clients, candidates, charity partners and the local community through trust and communication.

In my position I will be running an A-to-Z desk, and I am looking forward to a new challenge of introducing myself into the Manufacturing, Engineering, Production, Warehouse & Logistics world. Also, I am very much looking forward to managing my own team down the line.

Outside of work, I love going to the gym, spending time with the family and a good night out with the girls. Favourite drink is Dom Perignon, and my favourite meal is mince and tatties.

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sheila-russell
Email:
Contact No: 07342681064

Peter McGarty

Hi, my name is Peter and I am a Senior Recruitment Consultant at MDH Recruitment. I joined the company in January 2024.

I started out in recruitment back in March 2019 having actively sought out a career in recruitment. I love working with people and building strong relationships with both my clients and my candidates.

My time at MDH has been great. The team are very welcoming and eager to help you out where it’s needed to give you the best possible start with the company.

Outside of work, I love my football, going to the gym and going out for a few social libations at the weekend.

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/peter-mcgarty
Email:
Contact No: 07946656781

Jack King

Hi, my names Jack, I joined MDH Recruitment as a Senior Recruitment Consultant at the start of 2024 to help carry on and develop the fantastic success the team have already achieved.

Whilst most people “fall” into recruitment – I plummeted. A change of career one month before lockdown due to Covid-19 meant learning hard and fast. Since then I have grown my knowledge and understanding of the sector, delivered countless successful recruitment projects and (mostly) managed to keep a smile on my face in the process!

Whilst not walking around the office on the phone you can hear me discussing all things football, rugby, darts or generally anything sports related. Whilst at work it will be all things Industrial & Manufacturing. If you make it or move it I can recruit for it.

Since joining MDH it has been a breath of fresh air. A company with strong morales, a modern approach and both a fantastic vision and future.

Senior Recruitment Consultant
Phone: 07470331408
Email:
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jack-king

Keir Strathie

Hi, my name is Keir and I joined MDH Recruitment in January 2024 as a Senior Recruitment Consultant.

Previously an apprentice electrician, I have over 6 years’ experience in recruitment primarily within the engineering and manufacturing sectors.
I am a very outgoing person and love meeting new people and building quality long lasting relationships.

When I’m not working, I’m spending time with my family and friends. I also love travelling and enjoy watching the football with a cider or two!

Senior Recruitment Consultant
Email:
Phone Number: 07748074502
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/keir-strathie

Meet the Co-Founders: Madeleine, Dominic, and Harry!

Hey there, future friends and fellow adventurers! We’re the spirited trio that brings the extra dose of fun and creativity to the heart of our Dad’s recruitment company. Allow us to introduce ourselves:

Madeleine (Age 8) – The Creative Dynamo:

With a paintbrush in one hand and a storybook in the other, that’s how you’ll often find me! I’m all about expressing myself through colours and crafting magical tales that transport everyone to far-off lands. From drawing whimsical creatures to building cardboard castles, I’m the go-to person when you need a splash of imagination. Just like our company finds the perfect match for job seekers, I find the perfect hues for my artistic masterpieces. I also love to dance, and I am forever showing my Dad my new moves!

Dominic (Age 6) – The Brave Explorer:

Hi there, curious minds! If there’s something to explore or a question to ask, you can bet I’m right there, leading the way. The world is my playground. Just like our company connects people with exciting opportunities, I’m all about connecting dots of knowledge and filling my backpack with my Marvel toys, particularly the Hulk and Spiderman. Adventure is my middle name (well, not literally, but you get the idea)!

Harry (Age 3) – The Beautiful Wee Dynamo:

I might be the smallest of the bunch, but don’t let that fool you. I’m a bundle of giggles and wiggles, bringing pure joy to every room I enter. My energy is contagious, and I’m here to remind everyone that sometimes, the best way to tackle a challenge is with a big, hearty laugh. I love all things Spiderman and Paw Patrol. I’m learning to swim just now too. While I might not have a job title yet, I’m the company’s unofficial happiness ambassador!

Together, we’re a dynamic trio that mirrors the heart and soul of our Dad’s recruitment company. Just like MDH works diligently to connect the right people with the right opportunities, we’re on a mission to connect hearts, minds, and imaginative worlds. So, whether you’re a fellow explorer, artist, or just someone who loves to spread joy, we can’t wait to meet you and make your acquaintance on this incredible journey.

Big smiles and even bigger dreams,
Madeleine, Dominic, and Harry