Award winning new recruitment business grows with support from Business Gateway

Gordon Coyle (MDH Recruitment)

A LANARKSHIRE recruitment business has recently won a string of awards after the business owner received specialist start-up and marketing advice from Business Gateway.  

MDH Recruitment specialises in recruitment across the Scottish industrial sector, with a particular focus on Warehousing and Logistics, Production, Manufacturing and Engineering. The business was launched in May 2022 by

Gordon Coyle, who was determined to make a difference to Scotland’s recruitment industry.  

Gordon, an industrial recruiter by trade, spent years in the industry working for some of the top players in recruitment. With over a decade of success and experience under his belt, complemented by his extensive network, he decided to take the plunge and set-up his own bespoke recruitment business, and approached Business Gateway Lanarkshire for support. 

Gordon accessed a suite of Business Gateway’s start-up services, including one-to-one support from a dedicated business adviser, as well as advice on his business plan, HR, and marketing, as well as tips for managing cashflow.  

Business Gateway was also instrumental in signposting MDH Recruitment to the Business Start-up Grant from South Lanarkshire Council, through which Gordon was awarded £3,500, which funded the necessary equipment to start the business.  

Through attending many of Business Gateway’s start-up workshops as well as funding and marketing webinars, Gordon was able to learn about the practical skills required for starting a business. Gordon was also able to improve MDH Recruitment’s social media platforms and increase its Google ranking after attending a 1:1 bespoke surgery on Search Engine Optimisation.  

MDH Recruitment has enjoyed great success since launching and has supported a variety of different clients and companies with advice on the industrial job market. The business was awarded ‘Best Recruitment Consultancy – Newcomer’ at the S1 Job Awards and was recently named ‘Best New Business’ at the 2023 Lanarkshire Business Awards.  

MDH Recruitment has contributed significantly to local communities to raise awareness of child poverty, nutrition, mental health, assisting families and children’s learning and development through sports and play. To date, the business has donated around £300,000 back to local causes to support families living through daily crisis, with the goal of treating the people in its communities with care, compassion and dignity.  

Gordon Coyle, Founder, MDH Recruitment, said: ‘‘I was always looking to start my own business, but having three young kids and usual life commitments had held me back. I knew I had the drive to do it, but I just needed to take that leap of faith. I can’t thank Business Gateway enough for their support in getting MDH Recruitment off the ground.” 

Bill Duncan, Business Gateway Operations Manager, said: ‘‘We have supported MDH Recruitment with a range of Business Gateway’s start-up services, which have been essential to make Gordon’s vision a reality. I’m so pleased to see the business doing so well, and getting the recognition it deserves through recent award ceremonies.’’ 

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