Business Development and Marketing teams are critical to the success of Professional Services firms, but in today’s candidate-short market, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find and retain high calibre talent.
If you’re struggling to attract and source the Business Development, Marketing or Communications professionals your firm needs, you've come to the right place.
Why partner with Ambition for your BD and Marketing recruitment needs?
Ambition has been working in the Business Development, Marketing & Communications recruitment market for decades and we are proud to have some of the most experienced recruitment professionals in the market.
We have worked with thousands of Marketing, BD and Communications professionals over the years, many of whom have come back to us time and again throughout their careers, a testament to the high quality, personal service we deliver.
Thanks to the expertise of our recruitment team, we have developed a first-class reputation as the go-to recruitment partners of some of the world’s most prestigious Law firms, Accountancy practices and Management Consultancies.
Our clients range from Magic Circle and top 100 UK and US law firms, Top 100 Practices to Big 4 Accountancy firms, independent and specialist boutique Accountancy firms. We also work with top-tier Management Consultancies of all sizes.
Whether you have a niche or urgent role to fill, or need to quickly increase headcount for a new project, we can deliver on your talent needs.
What jobs does Ambition recruit for?
We recruit for Business Development, Marketing and Communications roles at all levels of seniority from CMOs, Directors and Head of positions, Senior Managers and Managers to Executives, Coordinators and Assistants.
Whether you are looking for permanent, temporary or interim solutions, we are able to provide the top talent you need.
Here are some of the key areas that we cover:
What makes Ambition different?
A deep knowledge and understanding of the Professional Services market
We know that Professional Services firms face specific challenges when it comes to hiring and retaining talent for BD and Marketing teams.
As we only work with Law firms, Accountancy Practices and Management Consultancies, we have built up a deep knowledge and understand the nuances and challenges of working with Partnerships and Professional Services firms, both culturally and technically.
Integrity is a core value
Honesty and integrity underlines everything we do. We believe in building long-term relationships with our network throughout the entire course of their careers. That’s why we insist on meeting every candidate we work with and take the time to find out motivations, what makes them different and special, then understand how those attributes will make a positive difference to firms of our client partners.
Access to passive talent
In today’s candidate short market, we know that the talent you need might not be actively looking for a new role. We share a lot of coffees and have built up a large network of candidates who have come back to us time and again throughout their careers, from finding them their first graduate job in Business Development or Marketing to, years later, putting them forward for roles as Directors and CMO positions within some of the leading Legal and Professional Services firms.
Thanks to the deep relationships we have developed with these skilled professionals over many years, we are able to tap into this network and source the best passive talent with the specific skills and experience your business needs.
BD & Marketing thought leadership and networking events
We are thought leaders within our space, frequently providing industry trends reports, salary guidance and scoping specs. We also run the Ambition BD and Marketing network exclusively for our clients and candidates and host regular webinars in partnership with Man Bites Dog on topics specific to Professional Services Marketing such as Thought Leadership, ESG and D&I. Check out our previous events here >
We are the forefront of changes and evolution within the Professional Services sector and regularly provide consultative advice on newly created roles.
With increasing demand from our clients across different locations in the UK and internationally. In the last 12 months, we’ve placed BD and Marketing roles in key cities across the UK and in North America, the Middle East, Paris, Germany and Amsterdam.
With international offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia, we are able to tap into our global network to deliver the best candidate for your business, wherever they may be located.
"Matthew placed me in my current role and I couldn't be happier with the advice he provided me. He fully briefed me and provided continued support throughout the process, always on hand when I had any questions. I felt like we were a team in securing the role and would absolutely go back to Matthew for future moves. Given the support I received I would also go back to the Ambition team when I need to recruit into my team as I know they will look after their candidates and only send people through who they believe have the potential to be my next hire."Lucy Rao Business Development Director
Natalie was such a pleasure to work with, she went over and above to prep me for interviews, build up my confidence, and search for specific roles I had asked for. She is very bubbly, friendly and always approachable no matter what time of day it may be. Natalie landed me in my ‘dream job’ and I am extremely grateful for that. I would highly recommend working with Natalie!!Eimear Reihill Global Marketing & Business Development Manager at Odgers Berndtson
Claudine prides herself on knowing her market inside-out and using this knowledge to provide us with suitable candidates who are the right fit for us. She is very efficient and a pleasure to work with. We have placed many candidates through her and I would highly recommend her work.Lucy Westall Human Resources Business Partner
I worked with Ben when I was trying to re-enter the job market after some time off on a personal sabbatical. He was very attentive to my criteria and helped to line up a few very promising opportunities. He was frequently in touch about the status of the interviews and was a trusted advisor to me when trying to evaluate my options. I appreciated Ben's support. I'd work with him again, and would recommend him to any legal marketer seeing a next step in their careers.Christopher Drinjak Senior Business Development Manager
Marguerite has provided me with an unrivalled service in terms of careers advice. She has maintained regular contact, provided me with some very useful advice and been very supportive in helping me with my personal development. Her team also reflects her passion.Wissam Safieddine Manager , Marketing Campaign Management
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