Maxen – derived as a hybrid from my wonderful son’s name (Max) and the end of my name, Helen! Helen Cooper.
After starting my career in Account Management and Sales where I found I loved finding out about people and different industries. In 2006 I moved into recruitment as it offered everything I was passionate about – helping people through understanding business needs – simple!
Now with many years recruitment experience behind me I can confidentially say I have seen a lot!
From starting out on a temporary desk recruiting for office and warehouse temporary staff, my career evolved into permanent recruitment of office staff and helping as a consultant to build a start up recruitment office – which was fantastic exposure. In late 2011 I took the plunge and took an exciting opportunity in London which was the challenge I craved and I honed my previous skills. Here I was placing qualified staff into accountancy practices and I successfully progressed into management.
"Over many years of working with clients and candidates throughout all specialisms of finance, we understand what it takes to find the best fit in every scenario"
Professional Accountancy Recruitment
After 4 enjoyable years I wanted to work locally and took the opportunity to set up an office for a medium sized recruitment business in Chelmsford. In this chapter of my career I took on the heady task of setting an office up from scratch which was everything from financials and finding premises to staffing and building a database, growing and ever increasing market presence and bringing clients on board.
Having returned from maternity leave I decided it was not the right fit for me and my family so took the jump and left and am now excited to be taking on the same challenge – but for myself!
I love nothing more than placing the right people in matching companies and am like a dog with a bone until I get it right – I am proud to say that this has paid off and is proven by the repeat business I have enjoyed over the years and candidates turning into clients.
Professionalism is at the core of what I do, but I also understand employers and candidates want to work with a “human” who understands and “gets” their needs – skills and softer skills alike.
I hope to work with you in the future!! Helen