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Ash's bio

Ash Higgs is the multi award winning Managing Director of MCG Healthcare, one of the most accomplished leaders in the UK’s healthcare recruitment sector. Despite the desperate circumstances of lockdown and the unbelievable pressures on the NHS, Ash’s agility meant that the company placed over 700 healthcare professionals every month during the crisis, re trained private nurses for Covid wards and sourced an app for emergency placements.

As well as doubling his staff during lockdown, doubling his turnover and acquiring two businesses, it’s no surprise that his achievements were acknowledged when he was awarded the national SME Award for Business Innovation, followed by a prestigious Director of the Year Award from the Institute of Directors.

He and his team are at the coalface, recruiting healthcare professionals in Primary and Secondary care, as well as much needed staff for care homes. Ash began his career as a marketer and set up his own successful marketing agency. He eventually sold his agency to move into a marketing director role within a healthcare recruitment agency, which gave him an excellent understanding of how to attract the best candidates, an essential skill when there is such a national shortage of healthcare professionals.

His understanding of the issues that Primary and Secondary care are facing helps guide his business decisions and the management and development of his staff. He also likes to challenge himself and continues to learn and grow in his role, focusing on his ambitious 5 Year Plan for the business, including expansion into international markets.

A firm believer in enjoying a work life balance, he enjoys being a dad to his lively 3 and half year old daughter and having as many family trips as they can, travel being a real passion of Ash and his wife.

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