our story.

Leonid was founded on the belief that recruitment shouldn’t be so difficult. After spending over a decade in the industry, our founder James Mitchell decided to take a stand.

Armed with only his solid experience, a passion to redefine the recruitment sector, and a MacBook given to James by his father to support the cause, James set off on a mission to help organisations and clients obtain a more efficient and enjoyable hiring experience. 

Today, James continues to head up the company, alongside a passionate team who support Leonid’s misson. 

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our story.

Leonid Group holding company incorporated.



First employees hired in Barcelona for the European team.



Highly commended as the ‘Best Start-up’ at the Global Recruitment Awards.



Incorporation of Corporate Governance subsidiary.



Generated over £1,000,000 in fees, placing candidates across 13 countries.



New office opened in Paris



our values.

We’re committed to driving change and development in the industry. For us, purpose comes before profit in which we’ll always be honest if we don’t think something’s working. We’re dedicated to showing our clients and candidates how talent acquisition really should be, and all egos aside, we’re open to learning from you too.

Doing the right thing -not the easy thing

We’re problem solvers by nature. We aim to disrupt the industry, challenge the status quo, and create a better kind of talent acquisition service. Not conforming isn’t easy, but we’re determined to make a change for the better.


Leonid team members are encouraged to be our most authentic selves. We truly believe in working hard and playing hard and support each other to flourish while doing what we do best. We get excited about challenges and triumphs. We celebrate our team’s diversity. And we also make sure there’s time for fun!


When you love what you do, showing up is easy. We’re passionate about helping our clients and candidates to achieve, in which we’re honest, transparent, and committed to getting you results.


As a team, we encourage each other to succeed. We learn from our mistakes, trust in our instincts, and believe in what we can achieve when we work together. We act as leaders in our industry and use our experience to help our people grow and develop.


social responsibility.

Leonid is passionate about a number of causes and wants to demonstrate our commitment to being socially and environmentally responsible. A proportion of our annual profits are donated to cancer awareness and research, and it’s incredibly important for us to talk about this. We also want to talk about our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint through our work with the non-profit organization, Tree-Nation.

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