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Meet the Team - Michael McGaw
February 8th, 2018
The latest addition to our Meet the Team series of articles is Michael McGaw, Director of Nelson Chambers.
Michael is coming up quickly on his 2-year anniversary with the Chambers group, having initially joined as an Associate Director with our sister company, AJ Chambers, to head up their National Recruitment division. Following a stint on that desk where he laid the groundwork for what is now the Home Counties division, Michael took on the challenge of developing AJ’s offering in London, and after another success on that team he came over to the Nelson Chambers brand to lend his expertise in getting the then-new company off the ground.
Under Michael’s leadership, the Nelson Chambers brand has grown from a small sub-division of the Chambers group into an out-and-out success in its own right, encompassing a team of 7 to offer a market leading recruitment service for Legal firms and in-house finance professionals across the UK.
Prior to a career in recruitment, Michael studied a BSc at Anglia Ruskin University with the goal of becoming an Optician, though upon leaving he quickly decided that wasn’t for him and soon found his true calling in recruitment. With over a decades experience in the industry, working at both a National Independent firm and later a large International Corporate firm, and working his way through the ranks from Trainee to Director, Michael found himself with the opportunity to join the Chambers group back in 2016, and since then has fully made the most of it.
Michael had the following to say;
“I’m coming up to two years with the Chambers Group and it has been great to see how far it has come in that time. The real excitement though is yet to come, there is a wealth of opportunity here for the right people and so far, it’s been a real privilege watching and helping some great individuals achieve their potential.
On a personal level I have had the opportunity to put my own stamp on something, to be a speaker at events, to work with some fantastic organisations not just locally but on a national level and most importantly to meet some fantastic and talented individuals both inside and outside of this company some of whom have become friends. My role here is never dull, I am a ‘details’ guy and for that reason I get involved in absolutely everything I possibly can to make sure my teams and I are all doing the best job possible.
They say if you find a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. I’m not sure how true that is in the real world, but I do believe that you make your own luck.”
Outside of the office Michael is kept busy with a young family, with a son and a daughter both under the age of 10, and an upcoming wedding to plan for with fiancé Sarah there’s rarely a dull moment in the McGaw household. When he does get a moment to himself, Michael is a keen rugby man – though these days a spectator rather than a player- and enjoys a round of golf, or perhaps a spot of skiing where possible.
It’s been an incredible success having Michael onboard these past 2 years or so, and with Nelson Chambers now fully established as the regions leading professional services recruitment firm we’re very excited to see what else he can bring to the table in the future.