Our personal approach to Patent and Trade Mark recruitment engenders trust, quality and success in placing people. Our process is backed up by extensive market knowledge and an objective, bespoke approach for every client. We achieve this through our experienced research team, an alliance network of patent attorneys and IP specialists in addition to our successful, expert process.
Placing people with passion and purpose
Our team brings a wealth of experience to MWA and the IP Recruitment industry, but beyond them, MWA engages with a network of industry professionals who support MWA and form part of the team on all search-driven campaigns. This is part of our unique offering.
Your IP recruitment partner
We work with private practice IP firms through to a broad range of corporations, ranging from start-up enterprises to Global Blue-Chip organisations, offering them an international search.
Our in-house search team is in regular contact with the industry’s top attorneys, enabling us to source the right individuals for each role. We want to work closely with clients and candidates and be recognised as industry experts who are trusted, knowledgeable and genuine recruitment partners.
MWA aspires to be one of the top IP recruitment firms in Europe. We have a value-driven approach to passionately and cooperatively working alongside our clients and candidates. Our aim is to bring exciting opportunities to fruition and open avenues within the world of Intellectual Property.
Our team have been placing people in Intellectual Property positions internationally for over 30 years. At MWA, we are known for our commitment to delivering an honest, tailored and consultative service.
As Director of MWA, Kieron extensive experience recruiting in the IP sector, he has forged strong partnerships with leading IP firms and in-house IP departments across the globe. During his 25 years of experience, Kieron has established and maintained prosperous relationships across Europe, China, Australia, and the USA. Kieron’s work is driven by humble values and a determined work ethic, which is reflected in all of the work MWA do.
When I’m not at work: I can often be found watching my son play rugby for his school, something I look forward to every weekend.
Interests: I am a passionate sailor of small boats. I have the privilege of teaching junior sailors at two sailing clubs local to where I live, and where I am also an avid member.
Favourite place: I always enjoy the sanctuary of the Lake District – just being near the water is enough for me!
Why I love working for MWA: We have a fantastic team, who all get on so well together. We all invest so much time at the office that it is important to have great colleagues to work alongside as well as people who care deeply about the clients and candidates we have the privilege of working with. I feel grateful to have a team who exceed in these areas.
Lisa has worked for MWA since its inception and provides back office support in respect of assignment administration and financial management systems. Lisa built her career in marketing and administration prior to joining MWA.
When I’m not at work: You will find me walking our cockerpoo, Bailey, around the lovely Yorkshire countryside, I also enjoy a part-time job in an interior design store where I get involved in putting fabrics and colour schemes together for clients; a real passion!
Interests: I’m an avid art follower, if time allows I like to visit galleries. I love travelling in “normal” times. I love cooking programmes and find they give me lots of inspiration, I enjoy reading and seeing friends and family.
Favourite place: Transport me to a beautiful beach, preferable by sailboat and I’ll be very happy.
Why I love working for MWA: The company ethos that has been adopted at MWA is such a pleasure to be part of. I love the friendliness and honesty of our team. Good days and a few bad days, we are all in it together; I feel really well supported. I am proud to say I work at such a great place, where I genuinely look forward to coming into work each week.
Graham has a wealth of experience in all aspects of the IP recruitment sector spanning over 20 years. Graham had a prosperous career establishing and running his own successful UK IP recruitment practice, Marlow IP. He now provides expert consultancy as part of the MWA team to support the ongoing assignments.
Before forming Marlow IP he pioneered the development of the IP recruitment sector of his previous company over a seventeen year period. His knowledge of the IP market is legendary and he enjoys a reputation of integrity and dogged determination to deliver results for his clients.
When I’m not at work: I enjoy spending time with my family and my very energetic grandson. Or, walking our very cute Romanian rescue dog, Tia.
Interests: I am an avid sports fan, especially rugby and American football but, I am perfectly satisfied watching any sporting event from around the world.
Favourite place: a charming French town called, Ceret, which lies just inland from Perpignan in the foothills of the Pyrenes. The scenery is unspoiled and the wine is rather good too!
Why I love working for MWA: I have great colleagues who are fun to work with in the most fascinating area of, Intellectual Property. The whole team is dedicated to providing successful results to our clients but just as importantly, helping candidates to progress in their career.
Louise has been involved in European recruitment for many years. She works on both in-house and private practice assignments providing support in our recruitment process by liaising with candidates and consultants to find the right fit for each role. She is very involved in the day to day running of assignments ensuring that the recruitment process runs smoothly and to a high standard. Among other jurisdictions, Louise oversees our French activities and is the contact point for our Paris office.
When I’m not at work: Living in the middle of the French countryside, finding something to do is never too difficult. I’m surrounded by beautiful scenery, wildlife and a labyrinth of ‘chemins’ or footpaths to explore.
Interests: One of my passions includes entertaining friends and attempting to cook. I am now a seasoned experimenter, kitchen crisis manager and a ‘bringing back from the brink’ expert!
Favourite place: I can’t be more specific than say the west coast of France. It’s something about the calm, wide expanse of sand running for miles alongside the crashing waves of the Atlantic ocean. Guaranteed to please in either summer or winter.
Why I love working for MWA: I love meeting so many amazing people and being part of their story as they progress along their chosen career paths. Of course, the chance to work alongside a fabulous team of dedicated professionals is also key. At MWA it’s our personal touch and that we genuinely care about our clients and candidates that makes the difference.
Rachel is the newest member of the MWA team and makes up a key part of our marketing communication and research team. Rachel works across all of our assignments and provides key support to our team. With significant research experience in the field of Psychology and Education, Rachel provides thorough research support to identify the most well suited candidates. She also manages the MWA online communication and creative marketing department.
When I’m not at work: I can usually be found with my friends and family or, with my beautiful Labrador, Bernard, enjoying the outdoors and exploring the Yorkshire Dales. You can often find me in my favourite local coffee shop chatting away or reading a good book!
Interests: I am a passionate reader and I founded a book club with close friends. I also love travelling and exploring all of the wonderful cultures the world has to offer!
Favourite place: There are too many! Italy, as a whole country, is one of my favourite places to visit. The food, the scenery and the wine – need I say more. Although, upon a recent visit, I was blown away by the magnificence of the Swiss Alps. Truly a place of outstanding natural beauty.
Why I love working for MWA: Since I joined the MWA team, I have been welcomed with open arms into a truly supportive team. It is a pleasure to work with my colleagues, who have genuine care for the work we do and people we meet. I love learning about the world of Intellectual Property, there is always something new to discover. Overall, I simply love to work with our brilliant clients and candidates– it is a pleasure to have a positive impact on genuinely lovely people.
Senior Search Associate
Sophie brings a wealth of knowledge to the team, having worked in IP recruitment for over 20 years with clients in the UK and throughout Europe. She supports the delivery component of each search assignment and is a primary contact for both clients and candidates. Sophie also manages the candidate post-placement division within MWA, she ensures the link between MWA and our candidates and clients is enduring and provides support through this transition period.
When I’m not at work: I love spending time outdoors with friends or family. Living in the Yorkshire Dales, we are spoilt for beautiful places to visit and enjoy all our local area has to offer – be that, walking up hills or swimming in rivers!
Interests: I love to bake although, I’m not sure if it is the baking or eating the finished product that I enjoy the most.
Favourite place: you can’t beat being in the mountains – especially the Alps in winter, there’s no where I’d rather be.
Why I love working for MWA: I’ve worked with Kieron for over 20 years and you couldn’t find a nicer person to work for. He’s dedicated to finding the best outcome for both his clients and candidates and his work ethic and warm personality make him a pleasure to be with. We work with some fantastic companies throughout the world and I enjoy making a positive impact on candidates careers.
Monika joined MWA in 2022 to support our ongoing growth; she plays a key role in assignment research as well as candidate sourcing. Monika previously worked for two multinational financial institutes whilst she lived in London; her roles were focused on delivering high profile events and services for an international client base. As Monika is often the first contact candidates have with MWA, her experience and conscientious personality ensure this is always a professional yet friendly and positive impression.
When I’m not at work: I love spending time with my family, which includes my husband, son and our cockapoo,Rocky; we really enjoy walks around our local town. We love exploring and adventuring as a family, be this through biking or camping. Where we live, there are so many outdoor opportunities to make family memories that will last forever.
Interests: I love travelling and learning about new cultures and customs. I really enjoy cooking – we are lucky to have amazing farm shops, with the best quality food around, it makes it very easy to prepare delicious meals. I also support and admire many local charities, especially ones focused on children and the elderly, and try to help when I see the opportunity arise.
Favourite place: Is at home with my husband, son and dog, Rocky! If I was not there, then I would love to visit Africa on Safari. I have travelled the world quite a bit, but this is one of my biggest dreams.
Why I love working for MWA: There is a very friendly team of great professionals working at MWA. Everyone is a valued member of the team, and always ready to help or step in for the others. After taking a longer maternity break, it was crucial for me to find a position that allows me to utilise my professional skillset, as well as giving me the opportunity to flexibly balance family life. MWA is all of that and more. I love speaking to new people every day, learning new things and being a part of a team that can make a huge, positive impact to their lives.
At MWA we believe that running a business brings responsibility and should have a positive impact on our society. Business is about more than just making profit and when we are doing well we want our chosen charity and community partners to benefit.
Our nominated charity for this year is Candlelighters, an organisation close to our hearts and based near our Yorkshire office that supports and cares for children with cancer and their families. Candlelighters funds cancer research, family holidays, grants, essential additional services within hospital and provides vital support for families battling children’s cancer.
Once a candidate has been successfully placed in a role we donate a proportion of the fee to Candlelighters. We have had an incredibly positive response to this initiative from both candidates and clients. We hope that our contribution will go some way to helping such a worthwhile cause. And as a people-centric business, it is an obvious choice to help such a commendable charity.