Ken Morrice is MM Search’s Founding Managing Partner and whether he’s training for a triathlon or mentoring a new recruit, you’ll find that he always goes the extra mile.

August 2022
Ken Morrice, MM Search

I decided I wanted to work in recruitment when…
A recruitment company I was working with made me an offer! Before then I had worked with a variety of businesses and I always found that you could have the best product and service in the world, but if you didn’t have the right team, it wasn’t going to work. It always comes down to people, so recruitment felt like a really exciting place to be.

I started MM Search…
To create an executive search agency that prioritises finding candidates that fit with the culture and chemistry of a business. Derek and I understand that recruitment isn’t just about matching a role profile with a CV so we combined all of our energy, passion and personality to start a challenger brand that presents candidates in a way that nobody else does.

The first thing I do when I get to the office is…
Answer a question! I used to come in and have pleasantries with the team and clear my emails but now that we’ve grown, someone usually has a question for me before I’ve taken my jacket off!

My working day involves…
A huge amount of variety and my days can be quite high octane. Now that the company has grown, I spend around half my time liaising with clients and candidates and the other half managing our internal team.

My greatest professional strength is…
Communication. Sometimes I have to tell people things they don’t want to hear, and I like to think I can do that in a way that helps them understand it, that’s something I work hard at.

The highlight of my career so far is…
The growth that MM Search has experienced. I’m incredibly proud of the brand that we’ve created, the growth we’ve achieved and the great people we have managed to attract.

The thing I love most about working with the MM Search team is…
The culture is unique. In previous businesses I’ve found that people’s perception of professionalism can create quite a restricted atmosphere, but we pride ourselves on having lots of open and honest discussions.

When I’m not at work, you’ll usually find me…
I’m very much a family man so you’ll usually find me with my kids or doing some form of exercise. I’m a triathlete and last year I completed an Ironman – my kids call me Irondad now and I secretly hope they never stop!

My motto is…
Wring the cloth out on every day. I love to get the most out of every single day, so I was up at 5am this morning for a swim in Loch Lomond, then I had a busy day in the office followed by a lunchtime session with my coach. After work I usually spend time with my kids and join them in their swimming training.

My goals for the rest of 2022 are to…
We’re about to finish our Year Four with the business and I want to finish strong, which I think we will. Another goal is to add to our team and we’re currently looking for people to head up the divisions.

On a personal side, I have a couple of big races coming up. I’m competing in the World Triathlon Championships and the Europeans as well, they’re being hosted in Slovakia and Spain later this year. I’ve never competed at that level before and I’m delighted to be representing Great Britain.

My secret skill/party piece is…
I can speak in a Donald Duck voice!

What was the last gift you gave someone?
Our colleague Danielle was recently promoted and we got her a Wim Hof experience to say well done – she loves cold water immersion so this is right up her street. It was also Derek’s 50th recently and I got a local artist to do a sketch of his home – I had to go and take photos of his house at the crack of dawn before he was awake! It was definitely worth it though as he absolutely loves it

If you were an animal, what would you be?
The Duracell Bunny!

How would your best friend describe you in 3 words?
Full of beans!

How would your colleagues describe you in three words?
Fun, passionate and determined.

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