At McCarthy HR we appreciate that people are the true driving force behind every successful business.  We are an award winning recruitment specialist, (being named Best Recruiter in the UK due to our commitment to service and quality) which means we excel at sourcing talent for our Clients for their HR, Resourcing and Learning & Development Functions.


We work with Clients across the board; whether it be in Retail, Hospitality, Leisure, Manufacturing or Distribution Sectors, we source talent for roles at all levels, with excellent results.

Recent Roles Filled


  • HR Business Partner, UK Home Furnishings Retailer
  • HR Director, Healthcare Brand
  • HR Advisor, Value Multi Product Retailer
  • HR Director, Environmental Waste Business
  • Regional HR Business Partner, Fashion Retailer
  • Resourcing Advisor, Sportswear Brand
  • HR Manager, Outdoors/Lifestyle Manager
  • HR Manager, Hospitality Chain
  • HR Business Partner, UK Based Entertainment Brand
  • HR Advisor, Specialist Online Fashion Retailer


  • Head of Talent, Food Retailer
  • Recruitment Manager, Iconic Multi Product Retailer
  • Recruitment Specialist, UK Manufacturer
  • Resourcing Specialist, Online Retailer
  • Talent Acquisition Partner, Healthcare Retailer

Learning and Development

  • Learning & Development Manager, UK Based Footwear Retailer
  • Regional Trainer, Sportswear Brand
  • E-Learning Consultant, North West based Manufacturing and Distribution Business
  • Learning and Development Consultant, Outdoors Retailer

Specialist Roles

  • Organisational Design Business Partner, Electrical Manufacturer
  • Reward and Benefits Manager, International Food Retailer
  • Pensions Specialist, Football Club
  • Employee Relations Manager, Value Food Retaile


The Consultants in our HR team have considerable experience of sourcing talent for HR, Resourcing, Organisational Design and Learning & Development teams in businesses throughout the UK.  We understand that within the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality organisation great people and great teams are essential to driving an organisation forward; therefore the risk in not finding the right HR, Training and Resourcing professionals to manage the people side of the business can carry considerable risk. 

At McCarthy HR we understand the markets you operate in as well as their pressure points because we have extensive experience of recruiting within the field of HR and moreover, we all have a background within the Retail, Leisure or Hospitality Industry ourselves.  In fact, our in depth knowledge of the Retail and Leisure markets and their operations in turn ensures that we nurture strong relationships and broad networks and we are passionate about not only accessing the best talent but also staying connected to them!

Our approach at McCarthy is not just about being reactive to the market, we are proud of our proactive and innovative approaches, which, combined with robust account management and a clear customer focus ultimately means consistent delivery of the right candidate for each assignment. 

The McCarthy HR Recruitment Team will provide you with a unique approach. We have a team of experienced HR Recruiters who work with a broad range of clients including both larger and smaller Retail Brands as well as their Suppliers.  We can work to a wide range of client briefs, however, typical roles our HR team recruit for include:

  • HR Director
  • Head of HR
  • HR Manager
  • HR Business Partner
  • HR Advisor/HR Officer
  • Head of Learning & Development
  • Learning & Development Partner
  • Trainers
  • Learning & Development Co-ordinator
  • Head of Talent Acquisition
  • Head of Recruitment/Head of Resourcing
  • Recruitment/Resourcing Managers
  • Recruitment Partner
  • Recruitment Advisor/Co-ordinator
  • Reward Specialist
  • OD Professionals
  • Employee Relations Consultant


The Team at McCarthy understand that HR professionals are looking for a professional and consultative service from a Recruitment Consultancy.  At McCarthy HR we are able to not only provide you advice on your career prospects and opportunities available to you but we are also on hand to support you with your job search, offering you valuable yet constructive feedback on how to make the most of your skills.

If we are currently recruiting for a suitable role for you within HR, Internal Resourcing or L&D then we will take you through a comprehensive screening and interview process, followed by giving you a full brief on the role for which you're being considered.  On the other hand, if we do not have anything available that suits what you are looking for we will market your profile out to our network of relevant Clients within Retail, Leisure or Hospitality in order to find you your perfect job.

We are an award winning recruitment specialist, being named Best Retail Recruiter in the UK due to our commitment to service and quality. We are well connected across the Retail and Leisure Industries and have well established partner relationships built up since our inception in 2005.  Our HR Recruitment Team truly know the market, they are well networked, have their ear to the ground and are able to provide you with a range of advice including: Interview skills, CV Writing and assisting you with working out what you really want from your next role. As we work with candidates at all Levels within HR, Internal Recruitment and L&D we will seek to help you find the very best role for you within the Retail, Hospitality or Leisure Industry that will match with your skills, experience and desires in order that your next job move truly enhances your career.

Contact Us

To find out more about our in-depth specialist service, call our HR Recruitment Team on 0161 828 8726 for a confidential conversation. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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