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
  • I met with Jumile this morning; she was charming, enigmatic and obviously passionate about her job

    I just wanted to write an email to compliment you on the amazing staff that I met today at your Grantham office. Firstly I have moved to the area recently and have applied, unsuccessfully, through numerous online job agencies... when earlier this week one of your Employees contacted me as obviously my CV had come through the online to your agency. In my view, this was meant to be. She contacted me saying that she was keen to meet me as my CV had sparked her interest and when was I free to meet up. So I met with Jumile this morning; she was charming, enigmatic and obviously passionate about her job. She discussed with me, in a comforting and encouraging manner, what I was looking for and the direction I was hoping to take with a career shift away from 16 years of teaching. She gave me exceedingly helpful and sound advice on how to improve my CV for the market I was looking at with humour, encouragement and without condescension. She is obviously a key member of the team and I was very grateful to meet with her so soon after her initial email. After the meeting, during which we had discussed possible roles that were currently available and how well I would be suited to them (despite being areas I had not previously thought of going into!); I left in the knowledge that Leanne would be in contact soon to discuss the role soon and also with a renewed sense of purpose and my spirits buoyed, after a number of faceless rejection emails. I went home with determination and amended my CV according to guidelines and suggestions Jumile had made. And within a few hours Leanne had also contacted me and sent me through the Job descriptions for one of the roles, and again boosted my confidence in saying how well she felt I was suited for the role and my availability for the following week if she were able to secure a meeting with the company. Now I may not have got a job yet but I feel that the staff I encountered today are a credit to your organisation and obviously exceedingly good at their jobs and should be praised accordingly. Hopefully, I won’t have to use you for long... fingers crossed but it felt like such a personal service and I felt that I was treated with such care and consideration throughout today that I felt it important to write to you.

    Ellie M - Grantham
  • With Ambitions help we were able to fill the position with a high quality colleague, who has been a real asset to our business

    Neat Ideas worked for the first time with Ambitions earlier this year, as we were looking for cover for maternity leave. Right from the very start Ambitions were proactive in looking for good quality candidates that fitted the brief we discussed. With Ambitions help we were able to fill the position with a high quality colleague, who has been a real asset to our business. I would have no hesitation in using Ambitions in the future, or recommending them to a third party, and would like to thank Leanne and her team for their application to our needs.

    Colin Higgs - National Sales Manager, Neat Ideas
  • Found Me My Dream Position

    I’m writing today to express my sheer admiration for Leanne Cooper. She is phenomenal at her job and found me my dream position in my dream career within a month of meeting. Coaching me through the whole process, I was successfully hired from my first interview primarily down to Leanne’s impeccable communication, advice and dedication to helping others find their calling and securing their future. The entire process, from initial contact, finding an employer, doing the interview and chasing results was flawless and I was extremely impressed with how genuine she is. Thank you so much!

    Robyn W