The Maine Group

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The Maine Group has and always will be a consultancy specialising in the recruitment and retention of the highest quality of personnel.

Based in the heart of our client base in London for over 30 years, we know the West-End and City, the culture, the economy, the people, the heartbeat.

Our CEO, Meeta Sahni, joined the business in 1997 as Financial Controller and realised immediately that she had become part of something special, a business built on relationships. Meeta was so committed to the way that The Maine Group did business and the value that we added to our clients’ world that she bought the business out in 2011 and has seen it go from strength to strength.

It was with this passion that The Maine Group was created to partner with London businesses in providing them with their secretarial and admin support staff. What made us unique is that we offered a three month 100% financial guarantee. We were the first and only ones then and we are the only ones now who offer this as standard.

As a true partnership we are able to offer the full suite of recruitment solutions and again with quality and service as the driving forces of our business we created a methodology that was an exec search style service for contingency based recruitment.

Now The Maine Group, Consultants in Recruitment, is a specialist business support consultancy with 5 individual divisions looking after Secretarial and Business Support, HR, Charity, Sales and Marketing and Consultancy in permanent, temporary and interim solutions. 

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Getting the hire right, first time every time is crucial

At the MAINE-GROUP, our unique recruitment methodology, known as The Maine Method, guarantees that you will only see profiles of candidates who will fit your business perfectly. In fact, the hardest part of the process for you is to choose which out of the three perfectly matched candidates is the best for you.

We offer a full exec search style service for each role and we insist on meeting with you, because meeting with you, your team and experiencing your environment allows us to bring your business and the role to life. We immerse ourselves in your world.

The reality of recruiting the right person for your business is that there are usually only less than a handful of perfect candidates for that role. When we immerse ourselves in your world, we ensure that by the time we unveil the role to the candidate, we know you so well that we can bring the role, the environment and the vision to life. It unveils your world to the candidate so accurately that we will find a guaranteed match. By the time the candidate meets you, we will already have completed the first round interview. You will only meet candidates who have been thoroughly vetted, who fit the emotional intelligence of your business and who we believe will comply with your business cultures and values.

But we don’t stop there, from offer to acceptance, to the first day and beyond, we will be there ensuring everyone is supported. We help with the on boarding process, we will even help you write your contracts and ultimately ensure the candidate is adding value from day one.



The Maine Group is proud to be able to offer 5 specialist divisions, which are experts in their market and are able to add maximum value to our business partners through recruitment and retention and an extensive consultancy services. We are finding more and more that our clients are becoming true partners and this means we not only get involved with the people we recruit into the business, but we are also engaging with the wider workforce of the organisation in coaching and managing. Alongside this, we work on a strategic level with businesses to plan hiring strategies for the year to come. Ultimately this refines and perfects the businesses environment and adds maximum value to the bottom line.

At The Maine Group, our consultants are trained and tested to the highest standards. Our promise to you is an unequivocal recruitment experience with guaranteed results. This is based on a deep understanding of your business through a partnership mentality and continual meaningful engagement with HR/Line managers/Business owners, our candidates and all The Maine Group partners. We look forward to building a successful business relationship with you.

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Meeta Sahni




Our areas of expertise:

  • Secretarial
  • HR
  • Charity
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Executive Search
  • Recruitment solutions
  • Permanent
  • Interim/Temporary
  • Contract
  • Temp to Perm


  • West-End
  • City

The Maine Group is a unique business within the recruitment sector. We are Consultants in Recruitment, something no other recruiter or agency can claim to be. We recruit for your businesses future, not just for the here and now. This is why retention is equally as important to us, as recruitment. Our unique methodology ensures that we become an extension of your business, immerse ourselves in your world and successfully hire your future corporate family.

Our CEO, Meeta Sahni, is so proud of the way we do business that, in 2011, after working for the business after 17 years, Meeta bought it out and embarked on the journey of making our unique brand of recruitment consultancy available to a wider range of clients in London. We have chosen to stay local, and immerse ourselves in the heart of our client’s word. London is in our blood and through the many years of steering this business through the world of talent attraction, one thing that always rings true is that London is the leader in the business world. We know how important it is to match business strategy with a winning culture.  

Both businesses and potential employees know what they want. Culture is of paramount importance, business strategy and planning is more important than ever, and you need a recruitment partner with the skills to match – they have to be at the top of their game, we are, we guarantee we are and we work hard to stay there. 

As Consultants in Recruitment, getting to know you and the heartbeat of your business is vital, but what is a strategy but a piece of paper without the people to bring it to life. This is where The Maine Group comes in, business may be about maximising bottom line, but when you engage with us, we put the right people on your journey. 

Your success is our success and we won’t stop until we get there.



At the Maine group, who we are is just as important as what we do. 

We believe that for a business to achieve its highest success, who they are and what they do, are inextricably linked. We live and conduct ourselves by a set of values that we all engage in, with our clients, candidates, business partners and our own internal team. 

In recent years, we have embarked on our own journey of discovery and what we learnt from this is that culture eats strategy for breakfast. Culture is the blood that runs through the veins of a business and when this is defined, it creates a platform to higher levels of success than ever imaginable. We mirror this principle when engaging with our clients to find them the perfect match for their business. You can teach skills, but you can’t teach attitude. It’s EQ over IQ, mind-set over skillset and ultimately 80% of successful hires is down to getting a cultural fit, you’ll know you’ve got it when your Maine-Tucker candidate starts on day one and it feels like they’ve been there for years. 




What sets our service apart from the rest?

As a true consultancy, retention is equally important as recruitment if not more, therefore our business is structured to ensuring that we not only place the right candidate but we make sure they stay there for many years to come. We can offer coaching, training and managerial advice to ensure you retain your biggest commodity, your people.

Our consultancy approach is what sets us apart from the rest. We immerse ourselves in your world, we get to know your people, your brand and your vision. We understand the heartbeat of your business and it is because of this partnership approach that we are able to underwrite our service.

Our 100 days 100% guarantee was unveiled in 1987 and continues to be the market leader. We share the financial risk with you, so if we don’t get it right, we don’t get paid. There are no other recruiters in the industry who are willing to do this. It shows our confidence in our service and our product.

From our initial meeting with you, we will help you create the perfect job specification to ensure that we find the right fit for your business, rather than just replacing the person that’s left. It is for this reason that once again, we stand out from the crowd and we ensure that every candidate that walks through our doors is referenced by us as standard. Even before you receive a shortlist, we will have already received confirmation of skills, fit and experience from external sources. Our testing and vetting of candidates ensure they are who they say they are and they can do what they say they can do, our methodology ensures a risk free service.

With nearly three decades of experience, we know what works and we understand that a thorough approach, leaving no stone unturned is paramount. We can offer interview advice, and we even offer to re-write your internal hiring policies for free. We advise you how to appraise and retain your people, and we help you understand what the future of employment law holds with our ELF brand. We present five forums a year in the form of seminars and webinars. Our experienced employment law partners can also provide you with employment law advice on the day.

Not only do we test on the usual software skills, we also offer a suite of psychometric testing tailor made to your needs. As Consultants in Recruitment, ensuring our candidates ‘fit’ your business is the key to a successful hire who will work with and add value to your business for many years to come. 

We have many other differentiators, including the below:

  • Video interviewing and introduction
  • CSR Policy
  • CV Commentaries
  • Director/Owner involvement
  • Quality audit check-in
  • A-C model 
  • Adhoc benchmarking exercises
  • Full AWR Management and Consulting
  • Candidate clinics
  • Outplacement support
  • Payroll services (reduced rate payroll fees for candidates sourced directly)
  • Temporary worker inductions
  • Face to face briefings on new jobs
  • Exit interviews
  • National capabilities to support your regional offices

For more information on any of these, please get in touch with our CEO, Meeta Sahni, today! 



An unequivocal recruitment experience. Honesty and transparency are the cornerstones of our consultants in recruitment methodology. We will work in partnership with you as an extension of your business or as a counsellor/coach in your career. We focus on speed of service, the right match of culture and clear lines of communication. We will always provide exceptional people for exceptional companies.