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Uniting Ambition grows its internal recruitment team

After an undisclosed amount of funding from Centric, Uniting Ambition will continue to expand into the UK’s major cities. 

With 18 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, 8 of those in Rec-to-Rec recruitment, Laurie joins Uniting Ambition at a crucial time. 

Adam Wagster, director at Uniting Ambition, commented, “Louise has a renowned presence in the industry and almost a decades’ experience in Rec-to-Rec recruitment, she is a great asset to have at Uniting Ambition as we expand into new markets across the UK.”

After starting a career in PR, Laurie turned to IT recruitment in the mid-90s. Her expertise are varied, from IT, to sales & marketing, through to FMCG and manufacturing. During her three years at Cornerstone, part of the Caudwell Group, Louise met founder and managing director of Uniting Ambition, Adam Shaw.

Laurie says, “I met Adam during my time at Caudwell, along with fellow Uniting Ambition Directors Lisa Holmes and Howard Murfin. From the beginning I have believed in their vision I’m excited to be a part of it.

“So many recruitment companies say they’re different, but from my experience, they aren’t. But Uniting Ambition truly are it’s their dedication to customer’s that attracted me to the brand.”

 Uniting Ambition are recognised as one of the fastest growing businesses in the UK by The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track Top 100. Their customers are some of the most recognised domestic brands, including Selfridges, Phones4U, Secret Escapes and Virgin Money.

“The people at Uniting Ambition are some of the most passionate professionals I’ve ever worked with. They value their customer and will go that extra mile each and every time. I’ve never known such dedication to their brand in all my time in recruitment,” continues Louise.

“As we grow across the UK we hope to penetrate the marketplace to find outstanding talent for our growing Birmingham and Manchester offices. I want to attract those Recruiters that are tired of chasing numbers, who truly want to spend time ensuring they can deliver a solution to their customers. I want Consultants who want to do a good job for their clients, and not be restricted by & lsquo;regions’ or & lsquo;verticals’ or glass ceilings.

“At Uniting Ambition we are aligned with our customers and have an entire suit of technical products to assist talent attraction and engagement, along with the resources to access market and customer news in real-time. I’m thrilled to start a new journey with Uniting Ambition,” concludes Louise.

Uniting Ambition have offices in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Birmingham and Manchester, and expansion plans ready for London and Leeds in 2014. 


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