Network Rail

Case study

The Brief

Since 2016, Network Rail have approached us with their need to drive greater revenue from their property portfolio.

To do so they needed sharp commercial development talent, however previous recruitment campaigns had been unsuccessful.

Network Rail is a well known brand, though they’re not immediately known in property development. The Development team at Macdonald & Company extensively worked to learn the finer details of Network Rail’s business to confidently address and misunderstandings of the development roles and culture.

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The development team at Network Rail had not had a certain level of interest from a recruitment firm. The knowledge of Macdonald & Company enabled Network Rail to better market multi-level vacancies.


The Development team worked to quickly send high quality CVs to meet the brief, which Steve Peggs, Head of Development, describes as ‘of a very different level to what we have been able to attract previously’.

Steve Peggs

Head of Development, Network Rail

"On engaging Macdonald & Company it was obvious straight away that they took getting to know the clients business very seriously and spent a lot of time in our office getting to know the team and the sort of work that we do.

I have not had this sort of interest in what we do from a recruitment consultant previously. That knowledge enabled them to better market our job opportunities which were at multiple levels and as a result we got a very high quality set of CVs of a better standard than I had expected and of a different level to what we had been able to attract prior to using Macdonald's services.

The client care was excellent and I was always kept in the loop on progress particularly where we were up against others to land certain candidates. We are pleased with the quality of candidates we have been able to convert and a number are now working with us. I would happily recommend Macdonald & Company as a professional, effective and easy to use consultant for those recruiting within the Property Development industry."

Placements at Network Rail

Development Manager


Quantity Surveyor with Fund Monitoring exp – Manchester



Investor Relations/Capital Market



ESG Property Development Engineer



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