2016 Recruiter Awards winners announced

2016 Recruiter Awards winners announced


The winners of the 2016 Recruiter Awards have been announced, following a gala awards evening at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

The evening, hosted by comedian and TV presenter Romesh Ranganathan, saw a total of 29 awards taken home by organisations operating across all areas of the recruitment spectrum.

Pink Squid took home the award for Most Effective Recruitment Marketing Campaign for its ‘Dream Makers Wanted’ work for Jaguar Land Rover. Highly commended in the same category were Chatter Communications and Cielo for ‘Stores of the Future’ for 02; and Penna / Mediacom’s ‘Police Constables’ for the Metropolitan Police Service.

Meanwhile, the award for Most Effective Employer Brand Development was won by SAP, while SMRS was highly commended for its ‘We Swear A Lot’ campaign for Co-Operative Bank, along with Equilibirum Consulting and Collaboration Studio for their work for VSO.

The winners in full:

Agency Recruitment Leader of the Year

Scott Davies, Hallam Medical

(Highly commended: Matthew Churchward, The Asoria Group)

In-House Recruitment Leader of the Year

David McArthur, Department for Work and Pensions / Jobcentre Plus

Recruitment Industry Entrepreneur of the Year

Tony Goodwin, Antal International

Best Candidate Experience

Grant Thornton Trainee Recruitment (2014-15), Grant Thornton in partnership with The Project Box (RPO)

(Highly commended: Autism at Work Program, SAP)

Best Apprentice / School Leaver Recruitment Strategy

Pret A Manger

Best Graduate Recruitment Strategy

Tata Consultancy Services

Innovation in Recruitment

Rare’s Contextual Recruitment System, Rare

(Highly commended: Autism at Work Program, SAP)

Most Effective Employer Brand Development


(Highly commended: We Swear A Lot, Co-Operative Bank in partnership with SMRS; and VSO, VSO in partnership with Equilibrium Consulting and Collaboration Studio)

Best In-House Recruitment Team

Great Western Railway

(Highly commended: Thales UK)

Best Recruitment Agency Marketing Team

InterQuest Group

Best Candidate Care

Sanctuary Personnel

Best Client Service

First Point Group

(Highly commended: Macildowie; and Penta Consulting)

Best Banking / Financial Recruitment Agency

Kite Consulting Group

(Highly commended: Empiric)

Best Construction and Engineering Recruitment Agency


Best International Recruitment Agency

First Point Group

(Highly commended: Tangent International)

Best IT Recruitment Agency

Evolution Recruitment Solutions

Best New Agency

Evolve Hospitality

(Highly commended: Primary Care People)

Best Professional Services Recruitment Agency

TTM Healthcare

Best Public Sector Recruitment Agency

TTM Healthcare

(Highly commended: Sanctuary Personnel)

Best Temporary Recruitment Agency

HCL Workforce Solutions

Most Effective Back-Office operation

Morgan Hunt UK

Best Embedded Recruitment Team

Single Resource in partnership with Greencore Group UK (Northampton)

Outstanding Outsourced Recruitment Organisation


(Highly commended: NHS Professionals)

Recruitment Technology Innovation of the Year


(Highly commended: Dice; and Firefish Software)

Most Effective Recruitment Marketing Campaign

Dream Makers Wanted, Pink Squid in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover

(Highly commended: Stores of the Future, Chatter Communications and Cielo in partnership with 02; and Police Constables, Penna/Mediacom in partnership with Metropolitan Police Service)

Best Job Board / Careers Board

Spider Online in partnership with myjobscotland.gov.uk

(Highly commended: LoveLocalJobs.com)

Recruitment Agency of the Year (up to 75 employees)

LMA Recruitment

(Highly commended: Hallam Medical)

Recruitment Agency of the Year (76-200 employees)

Goodman Masson

Recruitment Agency of the Year (201+ employees)

Morgan Hunt UK

Thursday, 5 May 2016

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