The first thing you’ll notice about MacKenzie King is that we genuinely care about making the right match. There’s nothing more rewarding than knowing that we’ve helped a candidate secure that perfect job or found an employer someone who’ll excel in their role. In our experience, this very rarely happens by chance. It takes skill, commitment, great communication, and amongst many other things, passion.
Co-owner and Director
Cheryl set up MacKenzie King in late 2011, with a view to offering a tailored, honest and genuine approach to accountancy and finance recruitment across Suffolk and North Essex.
Having moved from the North West in the early nineties, she spent 16 years working for the UK’s largest specialist recruitment business and has always concentrated on local finance recruitment, at all levels, for both permanent and temporary positions. As a result, she has an enviable network of clients and candidates who she has worked with over many years. As a Regional Director for the business, she was responsible for 13 offices across Essex and East Anglia. Fast forward to today, at MacKenzie King, Cheryl is still heavily involved in recruitment and recruits for all qualified roles and senior appointments. This allows her to still spend most of her time interacting with clients and candidates, which she thoroughly enjoys.
In her spare time, Cheryl looks forward to holidays and enjoys going to the gym. She has lived in Suffolk for over 25 years now and is almost a local although there is still a definite northern accent there somewhere.
Co-owner and Director
Catherine studied CIMA and spent five years working as a Management Accountant for a FTSE 100 business before joining the world of accountancy and finance recruitment in 2005. During her time working for the largest specialist recruiter in the UK, she managed various teams throughout Suffolk and headed up their Senior Finance Division. Today, Catherine recruits senior management, senior finance and board level roles. Her extensive network of professional advisors, candidates and clients, coupled with her finance and business experience ensures she delivers a valuable recruitment offering to the local accountancy and finance industry. She takes great pride in her work, ensuring that she gets to know her candidates and clients well and treats them as individuals.
Out of working hours, Catherine enjoys a hectic family life with her husband and two young children. She enjoys running for fitness and has raised over £1000 for her last charity race where she achieved a personal best time, something she hopes to beat again this coming year! For fun, you’ll find Catherine socialising with friends over a glass of wine or two.
Stephanie joined us in 2019 after graduating from UCLan with a first-class degree in Psychology with Psychotherapy and Counselling. With over 10 years’ experience in customer service, Stephanie is genuine in her approach to recruitment and specialises in non-qualified accountancy & finance recruitment throughout Essex and Suffolk. Stephanie is friendly, motivated and eager to provide both clients and candidates a memorable recruitment experience.
In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit and socialising over a gin or two! She also loves visiting her family in the south Lake District and spends a great deal of her time outdoors exploring with her dogs.
After completing his Degree in Business at the University of Suffolk Ben joined MacKenzie King in 2021. With previous experience in recruitment and customer service, he has found great pleasure in developing relationships with clients and candidates in and around the Bury St. Edmunds area.
Outside of work Ben enjoys all things automotive and is an active member of several local and national groups. When he isn’t in the garage he can normally be found in a country pub relaxing with his two sausage dogs.
Administration and Marketing Assistant
With a solid administrative career history, including recruitment industry experience, Miranda has us covered! Every day she comes in excited about the highly varied tasks and projects that she’s given to manage, including our brand refresh. As a creative thinker, she’s also continually developing her marketing skills to communicate our value.
Working part-time around her ‘busy mum life’ with her two sons, Miranda also loves spending time with family and friends. In any rare spare time, she enjoys travelling, going to concerts and West End shows, or more locally you will find her seeking adventure outdoors and enjoying some good food at a local pub.
Having gained ten years’ experience within the recruitment industry working for a technical recruiter in London, Hayley had a brief period working in hospitality. However, she soon realised that she missed the recruitment environment and joined MacKenzie King in 2015.
In her position as Accounts Coordinator, she oversees the running of our day-to-day accounts and payroll and has become quite a Xero expert!
Away from work, she is busy looking after her son and two daughters and is often called upon as mum’s taxi service! In her (rare) spare time she enjoys holidaying in the sun and a glass of wine with friends.
We love to hear from people who share our passion for accountancy and finance recruitment, and always welcome a conversation. Please do reach out to us.