New directors for ambitious Cooper Lomaz Recruitment
Leading East Anglian Recruitment Consultants Cooper Lomaz, has appointed two new directors to spearhead a three-year growth plan.
Mark Fletcher has been appointed as Operations Director and Richard Mould as Sales Director.
Jane Lovell, joint Managing Director of the Norwich, Lowestoft and Bury St Edmunds-based company said she and Charlotte Cooper, who together founded Cooper Lomaz during a recession 23 years ago, were excited by the appointments.
“We have worked very hard to get to this stage with the right people in the right jobs and we are now looking to push on and gain ground over the next three years. Our aim is to be recognised as East Anglia’s benchmark recruitment specialist,” said Jane Lovell.
Cooper Lomaz, which placed approximately 700 skilled senior and management personnel in contract or permanent roles during 2012, is currently looking for more consultants to join its 40-strong workforce – and will continue to employ more staff over the next three years.
“Mark and Richard are exceptionally talented, with skills which complement each other and they are going to spearhead that growth. We recognised their potential when we first took them on as consultants…they shone out like beacons at the time and have proved themselves since,” said Jane.
“We have worked very hard to get to this stage with the right people in the right jobs and we are now looking to push on and gain ground over the next three years. Our aim is to be recognised as East Anglia’s benchmark recruitment specialist.”
While there is plenty of room for expansion at Cooper Lomaz’ existing three offices, Jane did not rule out the possibility of opening further offices.
“We are looking forward to seeing the business develop and grow under Mark and Richard’s leadership,” she said. “Individually they have exceptional talent; together they will provide dynamic leadership for all teams across all offices.”
Cooper Lomaz specialises in seven sectors – IT, Accountancy, Oil, Gas and Renewables, Engineering and Sales and Marketing, Supply Chain and Food Manufacturing.
Both Mark and Richard cut their management teeth in the company’s fast-moving IT division, now one of the strongest-performing of the seven specialist sectors serviced by Cooper Lomaz.
Mark joined Cooper Lomaz in 2005, with Richard becoming part of the team three years later. Cooper Lomaz covers East Anglia – and far beyond – matching managerial and highly-skilled candidates with specialist individual or team opportunities identified within client companies.
“It is a very exciting time for Cooper Lomaz as a whole and I’m immensely proud to be part of it,” said Mark. “The next 3-5 years is all about growth and a core part of my role is to enhance the way the business functions in line with that ambition.”
Mark said he took great satisfaction from the knowledge that in a time of recession the business continues to help helped hundreds of people find work.
“We have worked with companies to recruit some really talented management and operative teams. That in turn has helped to grow businesses and boost the East Anglian economy,” he said.
PICTURE: Cooper Lomaz Operations Director Mark Fletcher and Sales Director Richard Mould