Pocket Living, established in 2005, is a residential development company with a vision to provide city living homes at 20% below market rate. They have a vision to create communities with space and energy saving solutions for modern lives.


The Brief

Macdonald & Company were asked devise a recruitment strategy for a new concept and new brand in the congested London development market. Since 2015 Macdonald & Company has been exclusive recruitment partner to Pocket Living, enabling it to meet year-on-year double growth for the past 4 years. We have helped to place 80 professionals in the company, from Land Buyers, Project Managers and Design to Finance, Marketing and Sales positions.

Marc Vlessing

CEO and Founder

"Macdonald & Company have been our exclusive recruitment partner since 2015. We have come to rely on Macdonald & Company as knowledgeable, patient and to always have our best interests at heart. Our team are our greatest asset and Macdonald & Company have played a big part in growing this team.”


A dedicated team of two established on hand for the project, whereby we conducted:

  • Careful construction of job descriptions and adverts based on the market
  • Promotion of the key leaders  at Pocket Living through our podcast series
  • Continual support of the lean management structure covering all recruitment and HR matters
  • Recruiting across all business departments, including; finance, development, project, sales, marketing and operations
  • A blend of recruitment tools to handle board level posts to business support departments

The Results

Consecutive successful placements with a blend of rising stars and seasoned operators, many of whom now occupy key board positions meaning they are now responsible for running and shaping the business of the future.

Featured Placements at Pocket Living

Development Manager


Quantity Surveyor with Fund Monitoring exp – Manchester



Investor Relations/Capital Market



ESG Property Development Engineer



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