Creating Organisations with Purpose since 1996

About Us

Celebrating over 25 years of success.

MCR Holdings is a corporate transformation specialist dealing in both fast growth and turnaround assignments with a proven track record since 1996. The core skills utilised in both situations are about driving sustainable change effectively and at pace. 

What We Do

Working in businesses with combined sales of over £1bn, MCR has led the development and completed the sale of multiple complex private equity backed investments returning over £700m to stakeholders and improving profitability 6 fold. Assignments have included a range of business cases from complex turnarounds, to high growth international roll outs, to technology start ups. 

MCR helps companies in difficulty and those seeking to optimise opportunities during periods of significant growth. In all cases MCR will take on Board positions and the leadership role in delivering the results. Sector experience now encompasses consumer, retail, business services, technology, healthcare and manufacturing. Blended with expertise in operational and financial restructuring, the key focus of MCR’s revival process is in implementing sustainable performance and profit improvement.

The Process for Business

Success in over 20 transformations.

The MCR transformation process has been applied across a full range of sectors and in companies with 50 to 5,000 employees. Initiatives have included detailed operational and efficiency improvements; international market expansions in the USA, China, India; major new product developments; new company launches and comprehensive programmes of management development and cultural change.

Over £1Bn+
Over £700m+
Jobs Developed & Retained
Over 8,000+


MCR Pathways

MCR Pathways is a national, award-winning mentoring programme. Our vision is that every care-experienced young person, or those who have experienced disadvantage, gets the same education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as every other young person. Our school-based mentoring programme supports young people to find, grow and use their talents. We help young people to build confidence, broaden aspirations and explore their future pathways.

Spun out from the MCR Foundation, MCR Pathways has been a major focus for Iain for the past 15 years (including as a full-time volunteer for the past 7 years). Starting in a single school in Glasgow’s East End, MCR Pathways has now scaled to across over 120 schools in Scotland and England.

Who We Are

MCR Holdings was founded by Iain MacRitchie in 1996 as a hands on management and investment business. As a longstanding business partner since 1989, Nick Walters joined Iain shortly after start-up. 

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