Biography Angela Cripps

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Angela Cripps has worked within the recruitment industry for nearly 25 years. Her career started as a recruitment consultant, where she recruited both temporary and permanent staff for Blue Arrow in Catering, Industrial, Health Care and Commercial sectors.

After managing their Maidstone branch for four years (increasing turnover from 150k to 3.3million), she then fulfilled her ambition of becoming a training consultant. She joined their award winning training team in January 1998, which achieved two National Training Awards.

During her 5 years with the training team (that reached 23 in number), she was responsible for the whole range of training and development for all levels of staff from Assessment Centres, Induction Programmes, Senior Consultant and Managers Programmes as well as IT training on CRM systems / Outlook / PowerPoint. Angela was also responsible for the REC qualifications within the company and has supported over 1,000 consultants through the Certificate in Recruitment Practice qualification.

After being an integral member of the team that went on to win four more recruitment specific training awards in five years, in 2003 she started her own company, Connemara UK. During this time, Angela has worked for Fiona Lander at Lander Associates, a renowned international performance development specialist for the recruitment industry. Working in-house with over 100 SMEs, helping them to achieve their key objectives through the development of their staff - from back office to Directors throughout Europe.


Range of training expertise includes:-

  • Sales and business development
  • Performance management
  • Utilising CRM and IT processes to enhance performance
  • Team Leader coaching and development
  • Management and leadership
  • Presentation and client visiting skills
  • Induction and core competencies for recruitment consultants
  • Advanced interviewing and recruitment skills
  • Building and motivating teams
  • Candidate generation


Range of other expertise includes:-

  • Design of Induction and Onboarding programmes
  • Investors in People Champion
  • Management and Executive coaching
  • Design of bespoke courses and material

In addition to recruitment training, Angela also keeps her sales skills current by recruiting new members for APSCo - the trade association for professional recruiters, to increase their membership in the Midlands.

She is an active member of The Recruitment Society, an organisation that supports anyone to do with the recruitment process. Angela organises speakers and events throughout the year in the Midlands region to keep recruiters up to date with issues affecting their industry.


Angela has delivered training in the following locations:

  • London
  • Milan
  • Frankfurt
  • Prague
  • Berlin
  • Munich
  • Budapest
  • Glasgow
  • Edinburgh
  • Belfast
  • Manchester
  • Birmingham
  • Oxford
  • Luton
  • Hemel Hempstead
  • Tunbridge Wells
  • Hatfield
  • Watford
  • Worcester
  • Kidderminster
  • Leyton
  • Hertford
  • Leigh-on Sea
  • St Albans
  • Medway
  • Leicester
  • Ware
  • Aylesbury
  • Enfield
  • Staines
  • Uxbridge
  • Nottingham
  • Derby
  • Colchester
  • Leeds
  • Sheffield
  • Harrogate
  • Milton Keynes
  • Harpenden
  • Maidstone
  • Dover
  • Canterbury
  • Sevenoaks
  • Sutton Coldfield
  • Harrow
  • Bishops Stortford
  • Sittingbourne
  • Warrington
  • Kingston
  • Osterley