Leanne Cooper

Business Development Manager

I joined Ambitions Personnel in 2007 and fell into recruitment after deciding not to continue at University, and it was by far the best decision I ever made.

I started my recruitment journey at the age of 19 as a Resourcer and quickly learnt that I thrived within a fast-paced, interactive and challenging environment. After 10+ years in the industry, I am a seasoned recruiter and still thrive from the typical day to day challenges that my role presents.

I have experience of looking after large volume accounts, 360 industrial recruitment, I worked as a specialist in finance recruitment for a couple of years and now I lead and manage the commercial team across 4 of our branches and, because I’m a crazy recruitment enthusiast, I also run a 360 commercial desk in Grantham and surrounding areas.

Date joined?

December 2016

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I’m a social butterfly, I play Netball in a local league and I love to read and learn new things

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  • Exceptional Service

    We have recently been working with Ambitions. They are very efficient and provide exceptional service. Leanne, our Consultant, is friendly, approachable, helpful and understanding. She demonstrates professionalism and passion in her work. We appreciate her quick response, efficiency and prompt follow-up to our requests.

    Lynn Church - South Kesteven District Council
  • Responsive, transparent and honest

    I have worked with Leanne on a diverse range of vacancies. I have always found Leanne to be extremely responsive, transparent and honest. Unfortunately something that can be a bit of a rarity in an agency recruiter. This is why I always use Leanne as a preferred supplier. I truly value her opinion on the generalist market, for which she is an expert, and I can completely trust her to deliver what we need time and time again. Thanks Leanne!

    Laura McGibbon – Internal Recruiter, The Woodland Trust
  • Really Efficient Service

    I have always experienced a really efficient service with Leanne acting on my requests sometimes at very short notice & providing us with a high standard of employee in a really short time frame.

    Catherine Allum - Contract Support Manager, Clancy Docwra
  • Supportive and Helpful

    Only days after updating my CV and uploading to CV-Library back in November 2017, I had a call from Ambitions Personnel in Grantham which resulted in me being placed into a temporary contract that covered me from the end of November through to Christmas, and now onto my current temping contract. Leanne has been very supportive, helpful, and has always been very quick to respond to any queries that I have had.

    Lisa Ball
  • A Fantastic Job

    Thanks to you I have found myself in a fantastic job that I love and I hope to stay with this company for the rest of my career!

    Lucy Jackson
  • Friendly, Dedicated, Knowledgeable

    I found Ambitions after months of fruitless searching for a job. Within a week of signing up with Leanne, I had three very solid leads and one resulted in a job just a few days later! Friendly, dedicated, knowledgeable, helpful, genuinely lovely – everyone at Ambitions is a pleasure to deal with and I doubt you’d find anyone who would work as hard for you as they do!

    Tanya Johnson
  • Always ready to help

    I would just like to thank Leanne and all the staff at Ambitions for finding me my great new job. Having worked for agencies before I found the level of professionalism and support of the highest level. Always ready to help with any issues or concerns I may have had while temping, I would not hesitate to recommend Leanne and her team to friends and future employers.

    Debbie Chandler
  • Wouldn't hesitate to recommend

    I approached Ambitions Personnel to assist me in my search for permanent employment. The agency helped me by carefully assessing my skills and experience to their current vacancies, ensuring I would only be put forward for the most relevant roles. Once I was put forward for a role I received as much help and advice as I needed. I am particularly grateful for the encouragement I was given to help steady my nerves before my first interview! With the agency's help, the first interview was successful and I have now begun my new venture. I would like to thank Ambitions Personnel for all their support and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. Which I have, and they are now in the process of recruiting my replacement!

    Claire Mathieson
  • You totally understood my needs

    I have been consistently impressed with your attitude since the first day I contacted you with my decision to change my life. You totally understood my needs about finding a job closer my house in my profession. During the time that you have helped me with the recruitment process, I found you very friendly, intelligent and hard-working person like me. You were really interested and available to help me with everything to start the new job, especially when I wanted to change my start date for one week later. I definitely recommend you as a Recruitment Consultant. I’m sure that Ambitions Personnel agency and you will be able to help other candidates to find a good job and also to have this important support that I had. I would definitely work with you again.

    Malgorzata Adamiak
  • Friendly and professional service

    I enjoyed meeting you and Leanne, I must say it's definitely the most friendly and professional service I have received from any recruitment company or consultants and I'm glad I registered with Ambitions.

    Rob C