Recruiter Awards 2018: shortlist announced


The shortlist for the 2018 Recruiter Awards has been announced, ahead of the awards evening that takes place in May.

The award winners will be announced at an awards gala on 3 May at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

The 2018 Recruiter Awards shortlist in full:

Agency recruitment leader of the year

  • Saffa Ayub: MD, Bramwith Consulting
  • Toby Babb: CEO, Harrington Starr
  • Paula Rogers: CEO/Founder, Admiral Recruitment
  • Suki Sandhu: CEO/Co-founder, Audeliss
  • Andy Shatwell: MD, Charlton Morris
  • Raj Tulsiani: CEO/Founder, Green Park

In-house recruitment leader of the year

  • Katrina Hutchinson-O’Neill: Director of Resourcing, Nationwide Building Society
  • Craig Morgans: Head of Talent Acquisition and Learning and Development, The AA

Recruitment industry entrepreneur of the year

  • Nicholas Barton: CEO/Founder, The Barton Partnership
  • Steve Beckitt: CEO/Founder, SourceBreaker
  • Richard Cooke: Owner/Director, Seven Resourcing
  • Charlie Ryan: MD/Founder, CMR Recruitment UK/The Recruitment Queen
  • Suki Sandhu: CEO/Co-founder, Audeliss
  • Ed Vokes: Director (London Team), Evolve Hospitality

Best candidate experience

  • Clarriots Care
  • Go North East Bus Driver Routeway: Go North East in partnership with Jobcentre Plus and Gateshead College
  • Out of This World Candidate Experience: Mars in partnership with Amberjack
  • The Candidate Experience: TMP Worldwide UK
  • General Manager recruitment: Virgin Active

Best graduate recruitment strategy

  • Global Graduate Leadership Programme (GGLP): Aviva in partnership with Capp & Co
  • What Makes You: Babcock in partnership with Blackbridge Communications
  • Transforming Morgan Stanley’s worldwide approach to graduate hiring: Morgan Stanley in partnership with WCN
  • Turning the Dial on Diversity: Network Rail in partnership with Amberjack
  • Beat the Game Changers: Vodafone in partnership with Pink Squid

Best apprentice/school leaver recruitment strategy

  • Adecco Group UK&I – Shared Service Centre
  • Aldi apprenticeships campaign – Aldi in partnership with Penna
  • Morrisons Makes It: Degree Apprenticeships – Morrisons in partnership with Amberjack

In-house innovation in recruitment

  • ChatBot on The AA in partnership with TMP Worldwide
  • BT Apprentice Recruitment Campaign 2017: BT in partnership with Sonru
  • Go North East Bus Driver Routeway: Go North East in partnership with Jobcentre Plus and Gateshead College
  • Jumpstart Online Recruitment Process: TELUS International Central America Recruitment

Most effective employer brand development

  • The Right Stuff: Five Guys in partnership with Chatter Communications
  • Clearly Hastings Direct: Hastings Direct in partnership with That Little Agency
  • The Feel Good Company: TELUS International Central America
  • Join the Great Venture: HS2 in partnership with TMP Worldwide UK
  • Investigo Life: Investigo
  • The Home of Proper Jobs: Charles Tyrwhitt
  • The White Company – PRIDE: The White Company in partnership with Pink Squid
  • Brand launch and All Walks of Life campaign: Whitehall Resources

Best-inhouse recruitment team

  • BT – Openreach
  • Cisco
  • Müller UK & Ireland
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • Oliver James Associates
  • The AA
  • Vestel Group of Companies
  • Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police

Best recruitment agency marketing team

  • Acorn Recruitment
  • Darwin Recruitment
  • Fircroft
  • Optimus Search
  • Robert Walters
  • Rullion

Best candidate care

  • Audeliss
  • Brightpool
  • C&M Travel Recruitment
  • Cavendish Professionals
  • ISE Partners
  • La Fosse Associates
  • Noa Recruitment
  • Recruiter Republic
  • SpenglerFox
  • TFS Healthcare

Best client service

  • Amberjack
  • Bramwith Consulting
  • Kite Consulting Group
  • La Salle Network
  • Oliver James Associates
  • Optimus Search
  • Strictly Recruitment
  • The Barton Partnership

Best banking/financial recruitment agency

  • Eames Consulting Group
  • Gravitas Recruitment Group
  • Harrington Starr
  • Investigo
  • Kite Consulting Group
  • LMA Recruitment
  • Oliver James Associates

Best engineering recruitment agency

  • Core Talent
  • Fircroft
  • NRL
  • RGB Recruitment
  • Rullion

Best international recruitment agency

  • Fircroft
  • Global {M}
  • NES Global Talent
  • NonStop Recruitment
  • Oliver James Associates
  • Opus Talent Solutions
  • Robert Walters
  • VHR (Virtual Human Resources Group)

Best IT/technology recruitment agency

  • Baltic Training
  • Darwin Recruitment
  • Eurostaff
  • Gravitas Recruitment Group
  • La Fosse Associates
  • Robert Walters
  • RP International
  • Rullion

Best new agency

  • Broadgate Search
  • Broster Buchanan
  • Oakwell Hampton
  • Peel Solutions
  • Source Technology
  • TRIA Recruitment

Best professional services recruitment agency

  • Balance Recruitment
  • DMJ Recruitment
  • LMA Recruitment
  • Procurement Heads
  • RedLaw
  • Strictly Recruitment

Best public/third sector recruitment agency

  • Baltimore Consulting
  • Charles Hunter Associates
  • Commercial Services
  • Gravitas Recruitment Group
  • Pertemps
  • TFS Healthcare
  • The Finegreen Group
  • TPP Recruitment

Best temporary recruitment agency

  • Amoria Bond
  • Class People
  • Evolve Hospitality
  • Gravitas Recruitment Group
  • LaSalle Network
  • PMP Recruitment
  • Taskmaster Resources

Most effective back office operation

  • Cathcart Associates
  • Cavendish Professionals
  • Class People
  • Eames Consulting Group
  • ECS Resource Group
  • Gravitas Recruitment Group
  • Your World Recruitment

Recruitment agency of the year - micro (up to 10 employees)

  • CMR Recruitment
  • Dove & Hawk
  • Flair 4 Recruitment
  • Infosec
  • Octopus Personnel
  • SpaYse International
  • Venari Partners

Recruitment agency of the year - small (11-49 employees)

  • Bramwith Consulting
  • DMJ Recruitment
  • Girling Jones
  • Harrington Starr
  • Kite Consultant Group
  • LMA Recruitment
  • Profiles Creative
  • Trust in Soda

Recruitment agency of the year - medium (50-249 employees)

  • Amoria Bond
  • Annapurna Recruitment
  • Goodman Masson
  • Green Park
  • Harnham
  • Investigo
  • La Fosse Associates
  • Opus Talent Solutions

Recruitment agency of the year - large (250+ employees)

  • Fircroft
  • Robert Walters
  • Search Consultancy

Most effective compliance operation

  • Carmichael UK
  • Charles Hunter Associates
  • Gap Personnel
  • NES Global Talent
  • Rullion

Outstanding outsourced recruitment organisation

  • Amberjack
  • Cielo
  • Team24
  • TMP Worldwide

Recruitment technology innovation of the year

  • Dillistone Group
  • Hinterview
  • Imperial Brands in partnership with Amberjack
  • Lloyds Banking Group in partnership with Capp & Co
  • SourceBreaker
  • Syft
  • WCN

Recruitment industry supplier of the year

  • 4MAT
  • Amberjack
  • Candidate Source
  • CareersinAudit
  • CV-Library
  • Firefish Software
  • Saville Assessment
  • TribePad

Most effective recruitment marketing campaign

  • Talent Spotters: Assurant in partnership with Creed Communications
  • The Apprentfish: Firefish Software
  • All we need is you!: Shop Direct in partnership with Guidant Group
  • Aldi in partnership with Penna
  • Ready to make your mark: Boots in partnership with Pink Squid
  • Peak Attraction Campaign: The White Company in partnership with Pink Squid
  • Target. Attract. Recruit – Apprentice campaigns that exceed expectations: Vodafone in partnership with QA Apprenticeship
  • Customer Service recruitment campaign: OVO Energy in partnership with ThirtyThree


Tuesday, 20 March 2018

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paul roper Date: Mar 20, 2018

I don't think they've got enough categories. The awards will only last 4 hours.

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