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MRG Tracy founder

Tracy Collins


Almost all of Tracy’s 20 year career has been within the recruitment sector. At school she wanted to be a physiotherapist but like many recruitment professionals she ‘fell into’ recruitment taking her first agency role with Change Recruitment in 2006. Initially specialising the office, customer service and sales areas of the industry she took a leap into the more technical side of the industry, joining her now business partner Iain at Xltec in 2013.  Finding her niche, Tracy loved the variety and pace of the sector and enjoyed working clients at an international level.  Building her specialism she took the leap to set up MRG (MAC Recruit Group) in 2018, and the rest is history.  Tracy is hugely passionate about doing good business with good people and this ethos is at the heart of MRG.  Look after the team, deliver on promises, and do the right thing!

MRG Iain founder

Iain McBride


Graduating with a Law degree in 1999, Iain quickly worked out this wasn’t going to be the career path for him and entered the world of sales.  Quickly rising to management level he and now business partner Tracy connected when she headhunted him for a role with one of her clients.  This started the discussion around recruitment and how well-suited Iain would be to the sector.  Iain ventured into recruitment in 2011 joining the international arm of Change Recruitment, however, soon after joining he was attracted to the more specialist technical side of the industry joining Xltec in 2011.  Spending 7 years across a couple of agencies, Iain built his knowledge, expertise and strong relationships with companies and candidates all over the world. In 2018 he, along with Tracy, made the decision to set up MRG where they would be in the driving seat of building a business, they could be proud of. Very much one of the team, Iain is hands-on, loves developing people and ideas and enjoys a good laugh in the process …