2022 Winners

The very best of the recruitment industry

The very best of the recruitment industry

Best Candidate Attraction through Social Media

Winner: Harrington Starr

‘The judges described this company’s social media work as both impressive and impactful. Their campaign to target specific talent showed clear results and value to the end client. This initiative specifically targeted exceptional female and non-binary talent in the financial technology space connecting them with industry-leading firms.’

Best Client Service

Winner: The Barton Partnership

‘The winner in this category impressed the judges with their speed of short-listing candidates to retention rate of successful placements. From helping businesses to solve strategic problems to staging a national conference on business transformation.’

Best Employer Brand

Winner: Placing Faces

‘The winner was described as a fresh and modern brand with quirky social media that isn’t just a hard sell.’

Best Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

Winner: Amoria Bond

‘The ED&I work produced by this company was described as ‘amazing’ by the judges. It included research, reports and frequently sharing ideas, insights and practices. In their own words this company is ‘Aligned to our purpose, progressing lives everywhere.’

Best In-house Training

Winner: Carrington West

‘This goes to an entry that stood out for showing not only the commercial success that resulted from their training programme, but also the promotion, retention, and engagement created by the initiative.’

Best Innovation

Winner: Opus Talent Solutions

‘The winner of this category created an initiative which, said the judges opened technology training up to a wider and more diverse base. The company has succeeded in upskilling and placing candidates with clients. In the words of one judge: “This is the kind of innovation we need a lot more of.’

Best Large Recruitment Business

Winner: Harvey Nash

‘This business maintains a client first approach throughout its work and has developed a number of great partnerships to deliver effectively to the sectors it serves. From its environmental policies to the support of its staff, this business impressed throughout.’

Best Marketing Campaign

Winner: Harrington Starr

‘The winner in this category earned the judges’ praise for setting out to create change within the sector they worked in. Set against the backdrop of complex marketing campaigns this campaign sought to raise the percentage of those identifying as women within the FinTech sector. The campaign covered 150 companies and was directly responsible for over 100 placements.’

Best Medium Recruitment Business

Winner: Seven Resourcing

‘This business impressed the judges by their performance across the board. There were excellent results, a clear commitment to candidates, clients and consultants as well as an excellent record in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility.’

Best Newcomer

Winner: Nexus Search

‘The winner of this category are demonstrating that speed of delivery doesn’t have to come at the cost of quality. Judges were impressed not only with the scope of the geographical footprint this business has created in such a short space of time, but also by the diversity of talent they have brought to those organisations.’

Best Permanent Consultant

Winner: Amy Hambleton – RedLaw Recruitment

‘This consultant delivered impressive billings but combined it with strong leadership, mentoring and management work. The judges said this was really someone for peers to aspire to.’

Best Recruitment Process Outsourcing Business

Winner: ResourceBank

‘The winner not only posted excellent results, but also showed a dynamic approach to the market creating new campaigns which reflected both the recruitment and cost challenges felt by clients. Alongside this the company showed an excellent CSR record.’

Best Small Recruitment Business

Winner: TDA Creative

‘The judges felt this is a business that truly puts their clients, candidates and employees at the heart of what they do, building deep rooted communities of organisations across their chosen specialisms. At the same time, they enjoy high levels of billing and operating profit. There is, said the judges, a real sense of momentum about this business that shows no sign of slowing down.’

Best Specialist Recruitment Business

Winner: Harrington Starr

‘Just one winner picked out of this strong category. The judges found this business to have a clear commitment to customer services and growth supported by investment in their own business. Leaders as both recruiters and thought leaders for the industry.’

Best Start-Up Agency

Winner: UMATR

‘With impressive financial results already delivered, this company is also being innovative in the services it offers and the way it works with clients.’

Best Temporary Consultant

Winner: Cameron De Wit – Carrington West

‘The winner of this category has enjoyed a fast moving career, demonstrating attention to detail for their candidates, taking care to help diverse people into the role that suits them.’

Best UK Overseas Operation

Winner: Templeton & Partners

‘The judges chose this winner from a high quality field because this company showed the true value of a multi-cultural team. The business implemented true diversity and inclusion policies as well as delivering from a wealth of experience.’