About Us

Independent, consultative, trusted recruitment agency in Peterborough

For more than 25 years, Anne Corder Recruitment has been at the heart of the Peterborough business community, sourcing the best candidates for the best companies.

As an independent, values-based recruitment company, we build long-term strategic alliances and partnerships with our clients and develop relationships built on trust.

And we take the time to understand the culture and philosophies of the employers we work with so that we only put forward candidates that not only have the required skills and experience, but the right approach and personality too.

We believe recruitment is about much more than numbers and box-ticking. For us, it’s about ensuring values are aligned and the candidate and the employer are a perfect fit.

“Please be assured that I will warmly and highly recommend Anne Corder to my friends and my professional connections.”


Honesty and integrity are central to everything we do. In addition, we believe open communication, collaboration, and transparency are key to sourcing and matching the perfect candidates to the right companies.

ACR was founded on these values and they remain as important to us today as they were when we were established in 1995.

This means we do things very differently to many other recruitment agencies.

We meet every employer that we work with and provide a range of recruitment and value-added services that goes far beyond those offered by many others.

We also meet in-person or virtually the most promising candidates for positions we advertise so we really get to understand their motivations and career aspirations.

Traditional values, modern approach

And we focus on quality over quantity, knowing that our job isn’t simply to fill vacancies, but to perfectly match businesses with the talent they need.

But despite our traditional values, we are forward-looking and modern in our approach. We use the latest specialist software, invest in new technology, and actively promote vacancies via social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

And we were early adopters of environmental and ethical standards and policies in the recruitment sector, and have gained international and national accreditations including ISO 9001.

The Peterborough Recruitment Experts

ACR are the experts in the Peterborough and district employment market and are renowned for our local insight and knowledge. As a result of delivering exceptional results to businesses based in the Peterborough area, we recruit nationally for many of them.

And as we widen our regional activities into a more national service, we are expanding our HR and Finance specialisms across the country.

We also partner with employment law specialists and subject matter experts to provide online learning and networking opportunities for our clients and candidates.

And not only are we connected to hundreds of employers across the region, we also have a database of thousands of employees and candidates based in and around Peterborough or looking to move here from other parts of the country.

Our deep understanding of the recruitment market enables us to source and match the perfect candidates every time.

But our Peterborough focus isn’t just limited to the workplace. We are active members of the local community and sponsor and support a number of local initiatives and charities.


Our People

Anne Corder Recruitment is made up of a team of highly experienced and professional recruitment experts.

Their knowledge of Peterborough and the region, as well as the national recruitment market, is unparalleled, enabling them to fill vacancies that others can’t.

The team is led by Managing Director Nel Woolcott who has been with ACR for more than 20 years, working closely with company founder Anne Corder who retired in 2021.

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

If you’re an employer, read about Our Services or see our Case Studies to find out more about why businesses love Anne Corder Recruitment.


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”

E: alex@annecorder.co.uk
T: 01733 235298

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.”

E: sarahjane@annecorder.co.uk
T: 01733 235298

Emily Roach

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 fiancé 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!”
E: emily@annecorder.co.uk
T: 01733 235298

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