About us

At McCabe & Barton we offer a bespoke recruitment service specialising in the placement of high calibre, technology and business change staff for Financial Services companies around the globe, and more recently for the UK Government Sector. We are a small, focused and professional organisation with years of practical experience in this area.

Set up in 2000 by Gillian McCabe and Russell Barton to focus at the mid to senior level, we have since grown and now very successfully work with all levels of individuals on both a contract and permanent basis.

Gillian's unique background (she worked in IT in the City for 18 years, latterly as Head of Treasury IT for a major US Bank) and Russell's headhunting expertise allows us to fully understand both our client and candidate needs and the intricacies of individual roles, and means we have excellent company and market information.

Our consultants' in-depth and consistently updated knowledge of the marketplace allows us to work swiftly and accurately whether it is a retained search or an exclusive piece of work. Relationships with clients and candidates have been built up over a number of years to allow us to understand what our clients want, what our candidates are looking for and where their skills lie - a huge number of these relationships go back to our inception. We pride ourselves on working interactively and honestly with clients and candidates.

Alongside our database that has been built up since 2000, we place high value on finding candidates using a mixture of cold research, referrals and headhunting. This is essential in order to maintain high levels of service and ongoing relationships and means our clients often rely on us to deliver against their harder to fill roles.

Our vision is to help our clients move their business forward by providing them with exemplary candidates, found through our extensive networks and market knowledge. We want to continue building long-term business relationships with both our clients and candidates, who value our integrity, transparency, attention to detail and know that we will do what we say. Candidates choose to work with us as they have access to the best roles in the market and constructive career advice. Clients choose to work with us because we work hard to understand their business and their culture, the types of people they want to hire and have access to some of the best candidates in the market.

Our culture is one where intuitive and exceptional people thrive by inspiring each other to be the best they can be.