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About Us

About Us

Wade Macdonald is an independently-owned specialist recruiter covering Thames Valley, Reading and Berkshire. With over 25 years experience in serving the area, we are trusted by large multinationals and SMEs alike.

Our Organisation

Clients trust us to find the right people to make their businesses thrive. It’s not a responsibility we take lightly, and it’s why we’ve gained a reputation of excellence and distinction in the area. We set ourselves apart from other recruiters by our thorough assessment process for each candidate. Not only do we evaluate skill set, we consider career aspirations and the company culture. Anyone can scour LinkedIn to find a candidate that ticks the box on paper. We offer a 360-degree view of the candidate so the employer can be sure it’s the right fit.

Our Values

Wade Macdonald is centred on one value: ‘People Count’.

Individuals are at the heart of our business, and relationships are key. We strive to achieve a good experience for everyone, and treat every person with total respect and empathy.


A note from the Founders...

"Wade Macdonald was founded in February 1991 with the intention to be markedly different from most recruitment companies at the time.  This included our core philosophy of treating everyone with respect whether they be a candidate, a client or an employee (after all clients become candidates and vice versa) and approaching the whole process of recruitment with a healthy sense of humour.  Honesty and integrity are also essential attributes in all dealings with people regardless of their status as a candidate, client or employee.  These beliefs have stood us in good stead over the years as they have fundamentally helped to build strong and enduring relationships which are essential in establishing and maintaining a successful recruitment business.

It is also the case that we strive to offer an enjoyable working environment where people feel supported, valued, nurtured and empowered.  Ideas are encouraged and the rewards of a successful career with the company can be generous.  All managers and directors operate an “open door” policy and all staff should feel free to discuss anything with management.

After more than a quarter of a century, it is safe to say that our values have seen us successfully weather some difficult times over the years having overcome a number of recessions and adverse world events.

Welcome to the Wade Macdonald family and we wish you a long and successful career with the company"


You can find our company brochure here for further information..

Meet the team


Our team has the local experience, expert industry knowledge, and contact list to quickly source the candidates you need. We do so much more than match the right people with the right employers. We also advise our employers on how to attract, retain, and motivate the best people.

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