The Merit Engineering Management Team

Michael Prophet: President MENA

Michael is an industry professional with 35 years business management experience. In 2005 Michael relocated to the Middle East, to become pivotal in the growth and development of an international engineering recruitment organization. Michael’s recruitment industry reputation is respected across the region and he has fostered firm relationships with operators, consultants and construction contractors alike. Michael’s other passion is motor racing and one of his recent successes is driving for Aston Martin’s 24 hour Dubai Race winning team! Merit Engineering Resources is therefore proud to announce Michael as our business leader in the Middle East and Africa regions.

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Gary Taylor: Director

A leading recruitment industry professional, Gary’s 20 years of resourcing experience began following an early engineering career within & gas construction. Having managed in two PLC listed recruitment companies, Gary has successfully developed teams & delivered services for the UK & International markets. Gary is highly experienced in partnering international clients & has an in-depth understanding of the Middle East markets amongst other regions, his technical expertise includes oil & gas, power generation, construction & rail infrastructure. Outside of recruitment Gary is competitive & plays 1st eleven cricket & is always keen to speak with other members of the bowlers union!

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Craig Gourlay: Director

Craig began his career with a national recruitment firm in 1994 & after progressing quickly realised a move into the IT sector in the late 90’s. As the firm's most successful consultant, Craig recognised his opportunity & left to set up Merit  Resources in 2003. Craig brings 18 years business experience, of which 10 years have been as a founder in niche growth sectors, across commercial, sales & international senior appointments. 

Craig’s recruitment experience working at boardroom, commercial and executive sales levels enables Merit Engineering to source ‘proven industry professionals and strategic thinkers’ to strengthen our UK & International client base.

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Why Choose Merit

Merit Engineering Resources is the recruitment company which combines a fusion of engineering and technical sector knowledge, commercial knowhow and a capability to cross international and cultural boundaries.

Our years of experience enable us to assess requirements and offer valued recruitment solutions to our clients, with guidance and support to our candidates.

We know the impact high calibre people can make to the success of our clients projects and we therefore strive to provide the best capability across all our industry sectors.

With office locations in the UK and the Middle East our operational support is there when we are most needed. Whether you are looking for your next permanent career move or for a project hire opportunity, be it the UK or overseas, Merit Engineering Resources would like to speak with you today.