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About us

An outstanding reputation for excellence

All Consultants and Recruiters have extensive specialist market knowledge, proven networks of skilled professionals and an in-depth understanding of niche market challenges and trends. This expertise, alongside a consultative delivery model, is why we have built an outstanding reputation for excellence.

Working in close partnership with clients to provide long term talent solutions, we take a strategic, community-focused approach based on trust and added-value support to deliver contractors and permanent professionals of the highest calibre.


Michael Bailey Associates was founded by our CEO Michael Garlick in 1989 from a small office in London with just two people.

Today, we are an international group of organisations employing around 900 people across Europe and Asia Pacific with over 1000 highly skilled professionals working for an extensive portfolio of clients.

Our vision, unwavering client focus, strong business values and expert knowledge of the industry have contributed to our success. The business has expanded steadily, capitalising on new opportunities presented by acquisitions, entering new market sectors and moving into new locations.


The principal factor in our success is the people.

Meet our people

The principal factor in our success is the people working within our organisation across all roles and locations. Our teams are comprised of knowledgeable, experienced leaders who have been with the business for many years, together with carefully selected new hires at entry level ready to learn and progress and those in between.

The emphasis has been on setting up local companies as part of a wider group, all headed up and staffed by local, experienced talented people who are experts in their market sector as well as the region. Yet it’s very much a community feel, with staff in different offices and different parts of the group all connecting with each other as often as is practical.


As a privately owned company, we have the freedom to continue investing in the group, expanding and moving into new sectors and regions. Further expansion is likely to take place in the Asia Pacific region as well as moving into new markets, either organically or through strategically aligned acquisition.


Financial strength and resilience

The Michael Bailey Associates Group of companies has grown consistently practically every year throughout our lifetime. In challenging times, we’ve proven our ability to ride the storm, which demonstrates the financial strength and resilience of the organisation, and the confidence we have earned from our client partners and contractor network.

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