Last month saw The Candidate close the doors to its Quay Street abode for the last time and move to their Piccadilly Gardens facing penthouse. 19b Quay Street had been their home since The Candidate was first launched in 2012 by Managing Partners, Brian Matthews and Colin Telford, but as the company has expanded so does the need for space and comfort for The Candidate family, their candidates and clients.



Brian Matthews - Managing Partner - ‘The location seemed like a natural choice as we can call many of our clients 'neighbours'. It's exciting for us as it feels like we are in an exciting era in Manchester’s history with its thriving marketing community; it's also a new era for The Candidate as we grow so rapidly and continue to branch into other markets such as offline marketing, brand and creative. We feel like this location will help us keep our finger on the pulse of what's going on in Manchester and the North West.’

Up to the 5th Floor, The Candidate's new home, bustling Manchester can be heard whistling in the distance. The building has a 180 degree view of Portland Street, Piccadilly Gardens and down to Piccadilly Station. The light and airy offices, boast exposed, original, red brick walls, light beech, wooden floors and white wood, non-offensively compliments the room making it feel authentic, yet modern. For downtime, there is a pool table and fully stocked beer fridge! There is also grand Chesterfield suites beside the fire that allows a quick chat or coffee away from the desk. There is apt private space for meetings, thinking space and for time away from the energetic ‘shop floor’. In the office, you can hear playlists of disco, house and indie sing, punctuated with laughter and camaraderie for a business that is loved as much by each member as the next. In all The Candidate’s vision for its new M1 era is definitely a challenging one but they are now positively equipped with the backdrop to achieve it.

We are always looking to add new talent to the team, so if you'd like to join us here in our new office, send your CV to [email protected] or call us on 0161 833 1044. 

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