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Whether you’re an employer looking to recruit staff or a job seeker looking for a new position, at Anne Corder Recruitment (ACR) we deliver outstanding results.

We listen, act with integrity, and take the time to understand our clients’ cultures and philosophies – as well as the goals and ambitions of candidates – before matching the right people with the right companies.

That’s why businesses and job seekers have trusted us for more than 25 years and why we’ve been ISO accredited for more than two decades and are trusted members of leading professional organisations such as the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP).

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The ACR Difference

You’ll find ACR is unlike any other recruitment company you’ve dealt with before. We’re transparent and honest, focused on relationships not sales, and treat every client and candidate with respect. Read more about The ACR Difference.

What our clients & applicants say

Hear why job seekers and businesses love ACR and why our clients trust us to find them the perfect staff in Peterborough and nationally. And see our Case Studies to hear and read more about us and the success of our fully managed targeted recruitment campaigns.

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Meet our team

Our team is made up of highly experienced recruitment professionals who all share our vision and values. Click the photos to read more about them.

Next steps

If you’re a candidate, send us your CV or apply for one of our jobs now.

If you’re an employer, contact us to discuss how we can help you find the very best people for your business. Or read about Our Services.

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Anne Corder


Anne set ACR up in 1995 having been in the chair buying recruitment services, and noticing a gap in the market to deliver recruitment solutions based on best practice recruitment strategy rather than the traditional sales target and commission approach. She stepped back from actively managing the business in 2021 but is still involved in creating the vision and values, and acting as an ambassador for the organisation in the local business community and beyond.
Favourite food:
“A difficult one – I love all food – at the moment I would say modern Indian food.”
Favourite film:
“Out of Africa …… of course!”
Outside of work
“I love wildlife and travel especially to eastern and southern Africa and now I have more time I am indulging myself. Walking our dogs, the gym and pilates are also important … I want to be fit enough to enjoy the travelling and spend time with the ones I love.”
Anne on ACR
“ACR has been like my baby … which as a team we have nurtured and grown over the past 25 + years. It’s not a baby any more and I’m not involved in actively managing the business but the different approach to recruitment and high level of customer service provided by our passionate team continues and I’m very proud of this.”

Nel Woolcott

Managing Director

Nel has been with ACR since 1997, working initially as a recruitment specialist before joining the senior leadership team in 2012 and then becoming MD in 2021. As well as heading up the business, she still works directly with clients, focusing on HR roles and senior executive positions.
Favourite food:
“Self confessed foodie – currently I love Spanish food and happiest sharing tapas.”
Favourite film:
“’Such a hard question – probably The Jungle Book’; I have happy memories of watching this with my kids when they were young and it was my favourite film as a kid too.”
Outside of work
“I really enjoy reading and you will always find me with my nose in a book (or kindle!!) I always wanted to grow up to write fiction….. I also love walking my dog who is my constant companion. Best day out for me would be a long dog walk with loads of friends and family”
Nel on ACR
“I love the fact that we’ve disrupted the traditional sell, sell, sell approach to recruitment and have instead set a new standard that is all about building long-lasting relationships with our clients and candidates. We’re still working with many of them who we first met 25 years ago, which is a testament to the great team we have here and our shared vision and approach. Everyone in the team is very different, but we gel like magic and genuinely all love what we do and how we do it.”
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Lucy Whitwell

Operations and Resourcing Specialist

Lucy originally worked for ACR as a temporary worker at university, whilst joining full time as Recruitment Administrator when she graduated in 2008 staying with us until 2012! She stayed within the recruitment world before she re-joined the business in September 2022 as Operations and Resourcing Specialist supporting the whole team. We love having her back.
Favourite food:
“It has to be sausage and mash!!”
Favourite film:
“As I have kids I love Disney films, particularly The Little Mermaid as it was the first film I ever watched as a child.”
Outside of work
“My two children keep me pretty busy and because my son loves football, most weekends I’m standing at the edge of a pitch watching him play. But when I get the time, I also love being creative and doing arts and crafts.”
Lucy on ACR
“I love the fact that there is a family feel to ACR and everyone supports and looks out for one another. I’m also very proud that we do things very differently to other recruitment agencies and focus not on sales but on relationships. This is important to me and the whole team.”
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Emily Hill

Recruitment Specialist

Emily was a Primary School Teacher for 10 years, before moving into the EdTech space, as a Relationship Specialist for MATs. She joined ACR in July 2023 and particularly thrives when recruiting for Account Management, Customer Service and Sales roles.
Favourite food:
“Spag bol or pizza”
Favourite film:
“The Notebook – or any romantic chick flick really!”

Outside of work

“I have a 1-year-old, so love fun family weekends with my husband and son more than anything. Time socialising with friends and family is where I’m happiest.”

Emily on ACR
“The unique culture, values, and style at ACR is polar opposite to other recruitment agencies and what I believed recruitment was. Having previously been a Relationship Specialist, I feel I’m doing the same thing! No hard sell, we truly care about our candidates and clients, and the team culture is 2nd to none!”
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Sarah-Jane Bond

Recruitment Specialist

I have spent the majority of my career working in Operational and Project Management roles. I first worked with ACR about 25 years ago as a candidate. ACR secured me a role at RNIB, where I stayed for 15 years, finishing as Head of Operations. Recruitment has always been a big part of the roles I have undertaken and is something that I really enjoy. When you match a fantastic candidate with the right client there is no better feeling!
Favourite food: “Has to be any dish from the Mediterranean”
Favourite film: “There are many, love a chick flick, especially ‘The Holiday at Christmas”

Outside of work

“I love socialising with friends, can always squeeze a bit of retail therapy in around volunteering at Deeping Rangers FC, running their hospitality on match days.”

Sarah-Jane on ACR

“I couldn’t have been more delighted when Nel asked me to join the company and have felt at home since day one. They really do care about providing the best service for their clients and candidates, building genuine relationships with both. The team culture is second to none, everyone supporting and looking out for each other. It is a pleasure to come to work every day.”

T: 01733 235298


Alex Smith

Recruitment Specialist

I’ve worked in recruitment for the same agency for over 12 years, covering finance, office support, construction, and engineering. Temp and perm. Previously, my line of work was within banking and estate agency.
Favourite food: “Curry (Hot)”
Favourite film: “Heat”

Outside of work

“Gym 5 days a week. Home life consists mostly of entertaining a 3 year old! (for clarification – my son)”

Alex on ACR

“Very refreshing to work for a recruitment agency that genuinely care for their candidates and clients”

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