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Uniting Ambition announces partnership

The Fast Track Top 100 award winner will work with Hitchenor Wakeford, which specialises in executive search and interim management.

The affinity partnership was announced just one month after Uniting Ambition was recognised for its second consecutive year in the Sunday Times Fast Track Top 100, having bucked industry trend with a year on year growth of 76%.

The joint venture with Hitchenor Wakeford forms a complete & lsquo;top to bottom’ recruitment service focused on meeting the demands of a changing and innovative economy.

Both businesses were founded independently in 2006, with a shared vision to support the talent agenda of some of the UK’s and US most recognised brands.

Founder and managing director of Uniting Ambition, Adam Shaw, said: “The Uniting Ambition service offering, regarding both customers and markets, is perfectly aligned to provide a scalable, robust, end to end service. I’m truly excited about the partnership with Hitchenor Wakeford, for our customers it adds the next layer of service to their executive and interim requirements.

“We have several key technologies to integrate into the executive search market to support our breadth and depth of service. The aim is to make the relationship more efficient and effective for our customers this partnership completes the package.”

Uniting Ambition, the umbrella group for Assured Recruitment Solutions, is a cross-functional middle-management and volume recruitment specialist, focused on supporting the growth of capital invested and privately owned UK businesses.

Hitchenor Wakeford supporting senior industry professionals across the core functional disciplines. At the &pound120k-&pound300k level they cover consumer, financial services, business services, PE and industry markets.

Uniting Ambition has been spearheading technology and product development in the recruitment industry, with continuous investment into an award-winning and globally recognised suite of products and services for their customers. Whilst Hitchenor Wakeford has invested an entrepreneurial, informed, high energy and results orientated attitude, to a historically slow and traditional professional services sector.

The Hitchenor Wakeford executive board, comprising of Adrian Hitchenor, John Wakeford and Spencer Jinks, commented, “The joint venture offers clients a single point of service that is incredibly well equipped to support the entire talent agenda, both in the UK and overseas. The combined market expertise and passion for customer excellence and project execution, we believe, will be unrivalled.

In addition to the joint venture with Hitchenor Wakeford, Uniting Ambition has opened offices in both Birmingham and Manchester, the partnership will also support expansion in to both Leeds and London where Hitchenor Wakeford have been established for the last 8 years.

During 2014 Uniting Ambition will hire a further 40 consultants nationwide, with key appointments being made in the Staffordshire HQ, taking the business to over 120 colleagues. Hitchenor Wakeford will continue to focus on attracting exceptional search talent in both fee earning and research capacities, across all UK locations.


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