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New Year, Same Ambitions - reflecting on 2020

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Aisling Harrison Blog, Work Life, About Us...

2020, you’ve certainly left your mark. For many people, you’ll go down as the worst year of their entire lives. Right now, we all long for the day when you are a distant (albeit unpleasant) memory.

That said, it’s not entirely your fault for the trauma that has consumed 2020. You’ve been plagued by this horrendous pandemic too. You initially offered us so much to enjoy and look forward to.

Major events like the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and 75th VE Day couldn’t happen, as well as other annual festivals, ceremonies and celebrations we previously took for granted.

While we could bemoan what a dreadful year you became, Ambitions Personnel is celebrating the highlights you gave, despite the challenges and uncertainty. Thing’s won’t magically resolve themselves from 1st January 2021, so why not end this year on the highest high possible, because truthfully,  there is a lot to be grateful for.

Here are some of our highlights! 

 

 

JANUARY 

 THE LINCOLNSHIRE BUSINESS EXPO 2020. 

Members of the Lincoln Branch attended the expo and had a great day of networking with other local businesses and candidates. 

 


 

 

 


 

FEBRUARY 

the North Notts Business Awards. 

In February, Team Leader, Emily had the opportunity to meet the finalists of the Employee of the Year Award which Ambitions Personnel sponsored. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

February

National Apprenticeship Week 

We celebrated National Apprenticeship Week by announcing that our apprentice and Recruitment Consultant, Cheila, had been promoted to Team Leader! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

FEBRUARY 

Recruitment in Lincoln

Ambitions Personnel met Lincoln MP, Karl McCartney, to discuss recruitment and life in Lincoln. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MARCH

EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DAY

To celebrate Employee Appreciation Day, our directors treated every branch to lunch and announced that every staff member and their immediate family would be treated to a Corporate Family Fun Day at Alton Towers courtesy of Ambitions Personnel. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MARCH

THE AMBITIONS PODCAST SERIES 4

Shortly before we went into our first national lockdown, we filmed the fourth series of The Ambitions Podcast. Thank you to all the staff that took part, as well as our special guest. 

 

 

 



 

 

APRIL

Ambitions Personnel's 30th Anniversary 

Sadly, company-wide celebrations had to be delayed, but we really hope to celebrate properly in 2021! 
 
Congratulations Mandy and Claire on your amazing achievement! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

APRIL 

NATIONAL LINKEDIN CAMPAIGN 

 
Ambitions Personnel's Operations Director, Becky Gench, featured in a social media and television campaign to promote essential workers and available vacancies. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MAY

75TH VE DAY 

 The Newark Branch celebrated 75th VE Day and took part in a fundraising photoshoot. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

JUNE 

PODCAST ANNIVERSARY 

 
The Ambitions Podcast celebrated its 1-year anniversary. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

JULY 

NEWARK BUSINESS AWARDS 

 
Ambitions Personnel was announced as a finalist for Employer of the year.
 
 
 
 


AUGUST

RECRUITMENT DAY

Ambitions' Grantham and Peterborough consultants hosted their first, socially-distanced Recruitment Day. This was the first event like this since lockdown. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SEPTEMBER 

LINCOLNSHIRE TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION AWARDS 2020

 
The Ambitions Podcast was shortlisted for Digital Campaign of the Year. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


September 

meet the team

In September, we were lucky enough to film a brand new campaign focused on our fantastic team, their industry experience and their journey with Ambitions Personnel so far. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


October

THE AMBITIONS PODCAST SERIES 5

 

After much doubt about when we could record again, in October, we filmed the fifth series of The Ambitions Podcast ... with social distancing measures in place! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

OCTOBER 

MANDY JOINED THE GREATER LINCOLNSHIRE LEP

 
Our director, Mandy Watson, was appointed as a Board Director on the Skills and Advisory Panel. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

OCTOBER 

LINCOLNSHIRE BUSINESS AWARDS 2020

 
Ambitions Personnel became a double finalist after being shortlisted for the Family Business Award and Large Business of the Year!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

OCTOBER

NEW MANSFIELD OFFICE

 
Ambitions Personnel opened a new office at the Mansfield Innovation Centre. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

NOVEMBER 

THE AMBITIONS TRAINING ACADEMY 

 
Ambitions launched this new training scheme to provide opportunities for internal, non-recruitment staff to progress into the industry, as well as open up new opportunities for fresh talent. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

NOVEMBER

BLACK FRIDAY

 
As per tradition, Becky and Claire visited our client, L'Oréal, on Black Friday. It was great to catch up with the team, see our agency workers in action and even lend a hand on the production line! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DECEMBER 

GRANTHAM JOURNAL BUSINESS AWARDS

 
We were thrilled to be shortlisted for Employer of the Year and Business of the Year at the annual awards! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DECEMBER 

CHRISTMAS 

 

The Christmas season was packed with highlights! From Black Friday visits to our client’s production lines to Christmas drops, Secret Santa, Christmas Jumper Day and virtual quizzes!

Our directors made an extra effort to ensure Ambitions was a very merry place to be in the build-up to what was going to be strange Christmas for many. And amongst the fun, Ambitions was also able to raise some money for charity and support our clients.

 

 

 

 

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There are many, many other achievements and milestones that we will acknowledge from the last 12-months and we hope that all delayed events can be enjoyed next year. 

Thank you to everyone we've worked with over the last year and for the support we've received.

From all of us at Ambitions Personnel, Happy New Year! May 2021 be a happier, healthier and more hopeful year!