Our Story

Leonid Group is a niche recruitment business passionate about supporting innovation.

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The Leonid Offering

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Our story so far

October 2018

Leonid Group Ltd founded in London

February 2019

EU subsidiary Leonid Group Europe SL founded in Barcelona

March 2019

Paul Sanvoisin joins team

June 2019

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

August 2019

James speaks about Leonid and life in Barcelona on the Recruiter Startup Podcast

September 2019

Lea Decours joins team

October 2019

Ash Alwis joins team

October 2019

CEO James Mitchell invited to speak at the Global IoT conference

February 2020

Claudia Custura joins team

March 2020

Alicia Diaz joins team

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Our Ambition

Our ambition is to make the world more exciting! By playing a key role in supplying talent into the R&D and innovation sector, we are here to contribute towards the next generation. In this industry, forward planning and timing are key – our delivery is anchored in ensuring our clients get the best talent, within the timescales they need.

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What to Expect When You Work with Leonid



Dialogue is key. We believe in working together in close partnership is the key to achieving your hiring objectives in the timeline required.


Any other approach doesn’t stand to benefit anyone. You shall always receive an honest response (even if it’s not the one you want to hear).


Life is too short not to work with people you enjoy. We like to build long term relationships; many of our clients are very good friends!

We believe in giving back

5% of our gross profit each year is gifted to a Cancer Research charity.

We also encourage Leonid employees to take part in events/challenges to raise money for charities of their choice.

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