Cooper Lomaz Recruitment appoint business development specialist
Expanding Bury St Edmunds-based independent recruitment specialist Cooper Lomaz has appointed Philip Pitt as Head of Business Development.
“We had 200 applicants for the post and Philip was the stand-out candidate from Day One,” said Cooper Lomaz Operations Director, Mark Fletcher. “He has a wealth of experience, working for large national agencies and we are tremendously excited by such a quality addition to our successful management team.”
“Very few of our competitors have someone in a business development role, but for us it was the next logical step. We have grown 20% in the past year and we aim to grow another 20% next year. Having Philip on our team will allow us to develop the way we sell our service to existing clients and open up opportunities with new clients.”
Philip brings a cross-UK client portfolio to the post, having worked with companies in London, Liverpool and Bristol, with particular experience in the public sector and financial services. He will report to Cooper Lomaz Sales Director, Richard Mould, who said the move was about ongoing account-focused relationships with the company’s clientele.
“Cooper Lomaz works with an umbrella of clients, from start-ups to huge multi-national companies that need to fill 200-300 roles a year,” he said. “Philip will work across all of our seven specialist divisions – and identify new areas for us to move into. He oozes credibility and has a history of successful bids and tenders.”
Father-of-two Philip has a decade of successful business development experience to call on. He said Cooper Lomaz’ professionalism, standard of service and reputation was a perfect fit for him.
“I have worked for both multi-national organisations and SMEs,” he said. “Before joining Cooper Lomaz, I worked on a freelance basis, providing business development and bid management to a portfolio of recruitment clients.”
Hockey umpire Philip, who is relocating from Surrey with his wife Christine said: “It is a natural move for me. We have always loved East Anglia.”
He pointed out that it was now usual for large recruitment companies to appoint business development specialists. Because of its growth, Cooper Lomaz had reached a size where it needed to do likewise to continue to move forward.
“I am looking forward to getting to know the area and our clients and I am very happy to talk to anyone who wants to have a good open discussion about the recruitment solutions we can provide,” said Philip.