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Ambitek Has Ambition

Ambitek has always been ambitious and is a true underdog in every sense of the word. Launched in 2010 during the midst of the devastating global recession, we started trading from extremely humble beginnings - simply put, a small living room situated in Salford, Greater Manchester.

Within months we had to add the kitchen to our office space due to hiring additional members of staff! To this day we still laugh at how we were climbing over each other to answer phones, accessing printers and how we had to take work breaks to play with our kids in the back yard once they’d get back from school. Working within the kitchen we did have the obvious benefit of being sat next to the kettle, so I’m sure you can imagine there was no shortage of brews!

Fast forward to July 2011, against all odds and against a tough economy, Ambitek was doing well! We decided the time was right to acquire our own offices. We searched far and wide but finally decided on Eccles Town Centre, Salford. The premises were centrally located, offering 3 storeys of office space, excellent transport links and access to much needed parking facilities. In September 2011 we acquired the building outright, in doing so, we future proofed the business enabling us to hire future like-minded consultants who could grow our services even further.

Our next milestone was the 31st March 2013, through hard work, dedication and commitment we had hit £1 million sales turnover. Within 3 years of trading we had gone from £0 to £1 million, from a home kitchen to a 3 storey office, from 1 staff to 6 staff, from 1 contractor to 50 contractors. 

So where are we today?

We currently employ 20 full time staff who all play an active role in day to day business development and operations. After successfully launching our Merseyside branch, located in St. Helens, in 2015 we have now increased our regional presence further by opening 3 new offices in 2017 covering Birmingham, Nottingham and Leeds giving us comprehensive coverage of the Midlands, the North West and West Yorkshire.

As part of our continuous improvement we have undergone rigorous audits against our processes and systems and are proud to say we are a Corporate Member of the REC, RISQS Audit Approved, GLA Licence Holder and ISO 9001 Certified.

Thanks to our hard working candidates, loyal customers and devoted staff we continue to grow our brand and business and look forward to continuing our development without any compromises to our core company values.

We have a truly wonderful business that has touched the lives of many people whether this be candidates, clients or colleagues. We hope going forward you allow us to share our strong family values and wealth of recruitment expertise with you.

Core Values

Taking OWNERSHIP and full ACCOUNTABILITY of our actions

Treating EVERYONE with RESPECT

Giving 110% to every task we undertake and being PASSIONATE

Always being FRIENDLY and DOWN TO EARTH

Admitting when we have been WRONG and doing our utmost to put it RIGHT

When you TALK we stop and LISTEN

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT - Knowledge is endless

Always ACCESSIBLE - Day or Night, if you need us we will be there

SELF MANAGEMENT - We operate a flat line structure where everyone has a role to play from the Administrator to the MD

HONESTY and INTEGRITY at ALL times - Even when you may not want to hear what we say

PEOPLE are ASSETS not NUMBERS - Every person has a skill, we do our best to understand these skills and match them to the best environment

What Clients Say

We find it vital that we can source the right people with right skills at short notice to fill our needs. Ambitek played a major part in acquiring these people and in doing so has minimised risk to the business.

Human Resources Director
FTSE 100

All the hard work was taken out of the recruitment process and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to partner any organisation. Once again thank you for your professionalism

Human Resources Manager
World Number 1

"Over the last few years we have used several agencies, but Ambitek have proved to be very able to respond to our needs

Site Manager
Regional FMCG Company

As we look to increase output even further in the next 12 months, I envisage Ambitek being integral to us sourcing the right calibre of staff. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them to any Manufacturing/Engineering business.

Operations Manager
UK Leader

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