Best In-House Training

Gravitas Recruitment Group Limited
i-Pharm Consulting
Orama Solutions
Oscar Recruitment
Quanta Consultancy Services Limited

Winner: Gravitas Recruitment Group Limited

‘This goes to an entry that showed real depth and breadth of Learning and division. The judges said there was great end to end provision here, with meaningful measurement to manage impact and focus on improvement.’

Best Innovation

Kite Human Capital
PayePass Software Solutions

Winner: Kite Human Capital

‘Top marks for this category goes to an initiative which brings together real-time information relating to candidate engagement. The judges felt their ‘Talents Insight Dashboard’ was a unique offering which offers new value to the recruitment process.’

Highly Commended: Evenbreak

‘An innovation which judges described as having changed the game for bringing the disabled to work and attaining a dedicated and unique website.’

Best Employer Brand

Areti Group
Carrington West
Lightning Travel Recruitment Ltd
Mustard Jobs
Oliver Sanderson Group Plc

Winner: Oliver Sanderson Group Plc

‘This company’s brand has incorporated four key elements, from a focus on ED&I, the use of cutting-edge technology, deep HR sector knowledge and inspirational leadership from their CEO.
Through their support for Black professionals in the HR industry this company is making a wider, transformational contribution to the recruitment sector.’

Highly Commended: Carrington West

‘In a fiercely contested category we have a Highly Commended. This goes to a business which impressed our judges by demonstrating their total commitment to their people and the intrinsic links between their staff and their brand.’

Best Marketing Campaign

Harrington Starr
Morson Group
Zitko Group

Winner: Morson Group

‘Our winner earned the judges’ praise by being relatable and imaginative. This campaign highlighted how careers are ‘wriggley’ rather than straight-forward. It included some great story telling across media, well executed, refreshing and inspiring.’

Highly Commended: Randstad

‘Our judges said the ‘Seeing the possible in people’ campaign was well targeted with real evidence of impact. The campaign was designed to capture the moment when people feel comfortable and fulfilled in their job.’

Best Permanent Consultant

Amy Hambleton – RedLaw
Callum Stevenson – Reuben Sinclair
Jack James – Carrington West
Matthew Grout – Daksta
Steve Gray – Zitko Group

Winner: Amy Hambleton – RedLaw Recruitment

‘This person had a significant impact, not only on their own business, but their clients’ businesses and the industry as a whole. A pro-active role model, a strong advocate for ethical, modern, and forward-thinking recruitment while advancing female representation in the industry, as evidenced by the flexible working policies instilled.
Their track-record as top biller was particularly impressive and was achieved while advising, mentoring, and enabling their team to achieve their own success.’

Highly Commended: Callum Stevenson, Reuben Sinclair

‘This goes to a consultant who impressed judges not just through their billing success, but also client relationships and support of colleagues. Working in both the US and Germany – Congratulations to Callum Stevenson from Reuben Sinclair.’

Best Temporary Consultant

Ethan Hall – InterEx Group
Lee Darg – Acorn by Synergie
Matthew Richardson – EarthStream
Oliver Gooch – Carrington West
Richard Shorrock – Spencer Clarke Group

Winner: Richard Shorrock – Spencer Clarke Group

‘The winner of this category delivered an impressive individual and team billing record, but what really set him apart was his approach to candidate care – in particular developing a Career Hub which shares career pathways, job profiles, industry advice and more, helping to guide his candidates on a transformative career journey.’

Highly Commended: Oliver Gooch, Carrington West

‘As well as his impressive billing record, this consultant particularly impressed judges with his candidate approach, in particular his rigorous adherence to process, attention to detail and exemplary communication. Congratulations, Oliver Gooch at Carrington West.’

Best Candidate Attraction through Social Media

Buchanan Graduates
Placing Faces
STR Limited

Winner: Placing Faces

‘The judges described this campaign as well thought out and highly impactful, demonstrating the power of social media especially for a smaller recruitment company. Creating and managing effective content across all major social channels including TikTok and Instagram has enabled this business to attract many new candidates.’

Highly Commended: Inploi

‘Our highly commended for this category delivered an effective campaign targeted for a specific client, and designed to attract young people in certain locations.’

Best UK Overseas Operation

Amoria Group
Archer Recruitment
Mantell Associates

Winner: Amoria Group

‘The judges were impressed by all areas of this business’ operation – from their performance statistics through to the international make up of their staff and the mix of their client-base. There were great initiatives around equality and diversity, CSR, and learning and development.’

Best Recruitment Process Outsourcing Business

Globe 24-7
Morson Group
Omni Resource Management Solutions Ltd

Winner: Morson Group

‘Our winners wowed the judges with an RPO service that provides tailored solutions to specific client demands. Whatever the demand, size or scale of the ask, this business showed how it was always ready to go beyond client expectations.’

Highly Commended: Omni Resource Management Solutions Ltd

‘This company impressed the judges not just through the quality of their work but also through their unique initiative to support ED&I.’

Best Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy in a Recruitment Business

Amoria Group
Inventum Group
Pod Talent Ltd
Reuben Sinclair
Templeton and Partners

Winner: Reuben Sinclair

‘The winners of this category showed real depth of EDI awareness and understanding creating initiatives where the impact is really being felt. The judges were impressed by the amount of evidence presented and how the business is looking through a broad lens covering areas of protected characteristics.’

Highly Commended: Inventum Group

‘The judges loved the breadth of reach delivered by this company and noted how they are changing recruitment for the better.’

Best Client Service

Community Resourcing
Hunter Bond
Leonid Group
Reuben Sinclair

Winner: VHR

‘This company showed exceptional achievements in the aviation industry, delivering high customer service and innovative solutions. Expanding its global presence, while establishing ethical recruitment practices they have demonstrated outstanding client service and industry-specific expertise.’

Best Start-Up Agency

Ambitions Travel Recruitment
Areti Group
Search 5.0

Winner: Techfueld

‘Already a global specialist in their niche market, with clients across three continents they experienced 100% growth in all areas in the last year. This company is well on its way to its mission to be number one in their field.’

Highly Commended: Core3

‘Earning a highly commended award from our judges is specialist recruiter with B Corp pending status in year one. Their ‘conscious recruitment’ mindset and methodology sets them out from the crowd.’

Best Newcomer

Edison Smart
Executive Integrity
Halcyon Health & Social Care
Inflow Partnership Ltd
TR2 Recruitment Ltd

Winner: Executive Integrity

‘Already awarded B Corp, this agency has a clear vision for its employees, clients and candidates. Purpose driven, it practices what it preaches, with strong performance and consecutive year on year growth.’

Highly Commended: Halcyon Health & Social Care

‘Among its other achievements, this business is a successful Health & Social Care agency that has already launched a franchise model.’

Best Specialist Recruitment Business

Carrington West
Harper Fox Partners
Reuben Sinclair
STR Limited
Xpertise Recruitment

Winner: Reuben Sinclair

‘The judges found this business provides excellent value-add services to its clients and candidates, which has resulted in tangible improvements and cost-savings. They have an impressive partnership with an industry body, which puts them at the heart of their sector. They’ve achieved this whilst also managing an internal team that are 100% engaged in the business.’

Best Large Recruitment Business

Morson Group
NRL Limited

Winner: Randstad

‘The judges were impressed by this company’s ability to respond to immediate situations – post-pandemic issues, the cost-of-living crisis and so on, despite its size. Delivering a superb all round performance.’

Best Medium Recruitment Business

Gravitas Recruitment Group Limited
Oscar Recruitment
Quanta Consultancy Services Limited
STR Limited
Whitehall Resources Limited

Winner: Oscar Recruitment

‘This is a business with purpose, a clear mission and adding value to all its stakeholders and the community. The judges were impressed by how this business understood the impact they were having at a macro level.’

Highly Commended: STR Group Limited

‘This business showed a clarity of purpose and clear direction of travel which impressed the judges. The judges also noted the way the business was determined to support the community it serves.’

Best Small Recruitment Business

Orama Solutions
Talent Locker
Xpertise Recruitment

Winner: Daksta

‘In this category, the judges felt this business had a strong financial performance, and maintained high levels of GP per head whilst continuing to grow headcount.’

Highly Commended: Xpertise Recruitment

‘Highly commended is for a business which is without doubt one of the strongest in this year’s awards. With impressive performance around growth, conversions and retention.’

“Awards like this prove to us that we are heading in the right direction.”VHR