Case Study

N Brown - Case Study

N Brown are a leading UK clothing & footwear digital retail group based in Manchester that have over 150 years of combined experience delighting shoppers. They are made up of five distinct brands that all-together capture a broad range of customers across the fashion space: Jacamo, JD Williams, Simply Be, Ambrose Wilson & Home Essentials.

From Virtual Pitch to Trusted Partner:

Securing a Partnership

Beginning in late 2020, during the pandemic's peak, we virtually pitched alongside other recruiters despite a hesitant market. Recognising their potential and our talent pool, we emphasised becoming a seamless extension of their brand. Our aligned values and drive for results secured the partnership.

Our success in filling agile roles led to a rapid expansion into platform engineering, cloud, data, and more, solidifying our role as a trusted talent partner for N Brown with roles filled including:

Agile Product Manager

Product Manager


UX Designer


UX Researcher

Beyond Filling Seats

Within 12 – 18 months we had successfully filled over 23 hires with N Brown and slowly made our way to eventually hiring people across N Brown’s core five main mission areas:

  • Re-platforming their website
  • Improving enterprise and agility (a massive one for us)
  • Building out an entirely new startup business within N Brown called castle
  • Developing/improving the brand’s data analytics output which has its squad
  • Creating a brand-new product area

Cracking Briefs, Delivering Results

Across these mission areas, we became adept at being given a brief and delivering quality candidates quickly. The reason for this? Simply put, we qualified and sold the roles better and believed in N Brown’s goals. 

The company had, and still has, a number of impressive developments unfolding internally. It was just a case of a good recruiter being able to see and translate this to potential talent.

A Partnership Built on Shared Values

At MRJ, our ethos is straightforward: if we don't genuinely embrace a company's vision, we won’t take the contract for contracts sake. It’s just our way of working. 

We value our strong, ongoing partnership with the N Brown team. This connection is so close that we not only continue to recruit for their open positions, but they even hosted one of our Manchester JavaScript (manc.js) networking events! Want to be part of this vibrant tech community? Sign up today!

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