Recruit Ventures Awards

Group talent recognised at award ceremony.

Recruit Ventures Awards

UK & Europe

The Recruit Venture Group has been celebrating the talent within its group through an Awards ceremony held on 7th October 2017. Over 200 recruitment Industry professionals, directors, consultants, managers, trainees and resourcers from 40+ independently owned UK recruitment businesses came together at Plaisterers’ Hall in Central London to celebrate their achievements. The event was hosted by comedian Russel Kane and the evening celebrated the talent and successes of the individuals and businesses that The Recruit Venture Group has helped to launch since it began in 2011.  

Headlined by Influence, each award category, 14 overall, was sponsored by a host of industry suppliers and media partners including The Global Recruiter, Lloyds Bank, Sprint4Print, Arthur J Gallaghers, Genus Leasing, Dains Accountants, Recruitment Grapevine, Recruitment Buzz and 

Speaking at the awards, Paul Mizen, managing director of the Recruit Venture Group said: “We congratulate all the winners and thank our sponsors for helping to make the night a great success. There has been some amazing nominations which has made the judging a real challenge but all our winners should all be very proud of what they have achieved over the past 12 months.

“We have watched every one of these businesses grow from the ground and truly understand the hard work and dedication that is needed to develop a business to become a success,” her continued. “We are extremely proud of all the business owners and their employees and hope they will remember tonight for a long while to come and feel proud of all they have achieved.”


The Winners


Office Support of the Year– Sylwia Fuit of Pebble People

“I was completely shocked to win Office Support of the Year!! I had no idea I had been nominated and this itself would have been amazing- but to win was incredible!! I love my job and really enjoy coming to work every day so it was great to be recognised for this.” Sylwia Fuit.



Trainee Consultant of the Year - Andrada Aciu of Jark Worcester

“I am overjoyed to win my award. I have learnt so much from my team and manager Geri Munslow, they have inspired me to learn and help to develop my confidence to go out there and grow the business. This recognition truly is a great start to my career in recruitment.” Andrada Aciu 



Recruitment Coordinator of the Year - Pawel Niedzielski of Jark Stevenage

“I am excited and happy to win my award, it hasn’t been easy and I have worked very hard, but I am very happy to win – thank you all so much.” Pawel Niedzielski



Consultant of the Year 

Joint Winners


Tommy Smith of Universal Personnel and Michelle Lane of Jark Cambridge

“I feel very honoured, there were some great candidates for this award so very happy to come out on top.” Tommy Smith 

“I am extremely honoured to win Consultant of the Year and to be part of the talented Recruit Ventures team!” Michelle Lane 

Boss of the Year   - Adam Smith of Jark Tottenham

“I feel amazing being voted Boss of the Year but I couldn’t have got it without the team …I always encourage them to be their own people and develop their way, but that is why, I believe, my business is successful and why it works – thank you team.” Adam Smith


Best Client Service – Sue Coker of MaK Personnel

“I am thrilled to receive my award and I thank everybody who has helped me to achieve this recognition. Having worked in recruitment for the past 18 years, I take great pride in ensuring that our clients are supported and remain happy with our service at all times,  I am also grateful for the support the MaK team and my mentor Kim Russell has personally given throughout my career.” Sue Coker 


Best Candidate Care - Jayne Munn of Jark Belfast

“I am delighted with this recognition. I have been lucky to have such a great Boss and Mentor in Searlain and very blessed to work alongside an amazing team. It’s a joint effort in the Belfast Office and with the help and support from them all I have been able to do the best job possible. Thanks so much.” Jayne Munn


Team of the Year – MaK Personnel and Mak Healthcare

“I am delighted we have won this award together, it feels fantastic, we support each other and work well together, thank you Recruit Ventures for giving us this opportunity to create such a great business.” Kim Russell


Recruitment Innovation – Jark Ipswich

“Who would have thought something so simple could have such a great impact and now we win an award. I am proud of all the team for their support and effort over the past twelve months and can’t wait to see what next year brings.” Jamie Wingrave 


Best Newcomer – Carestaff Bureau

“Wow, what a great 12 months and what an award. A huge thanks to all our staff and clients who have helped us to grow into one of the most respected local recruitment agencies and grow our business from nothing.” Andrew McGeorge 


Best Recruitment Agency to Work For – GotPeople

“The team are still buzzing today after receiving this award and it has inspired everyone to get on the phone to clients and candidates to ensure that not only do we stay on top but also that we continue to strive to be the best at what we do! We can’t thank The Recruit Venture Group enough for the opportunity they have given to GotPeople to create such an amazing business.” Mary Cox 


Recruitment Agency of the Year (under £3m turnover) – Tennial Personnel

“We are overwhelmed with winning Recruitment Agency of the Year who without the support of The Recruit Venture Group, would not have been achievable so I  thank you all personally. It’s nice to receive recognition for all the hard work and commitment the team have achieved whilst trading , so I thank Leanne , Lavinia , Kasia (Tennial Angels) as they are the true winners here.” Dennis Tennial 


Recruitment Agency of the Year (£3m to £6m turnover) 

Joint Winners

Jark Norfolk and Got People

“It feels amazing to have won Recruitment Agency of the Yyear. I am very proud of myself and my team of all that we have achieved and I look forward to what the future will bring.” Kelly Cartwright of Jark Norfolk

“The team at Gotpeople are stunned to receive this award tonight, we work hard every single day and have such a  great team spirit, and we are proud that this award and our award for Best Recruitment Agency To Work For encompass this. The support Recruit Ventures give to us has enabled us to ‘shine’ in the world of recruitment.” Mary Cox of GotPeople



Recruitment Agency of the Year ( £6m+) 

Jark Southend

“It was an honour to win this award, which I never be able to achieve what we achieved without my team and their effort.  I am really proud of them all.” Daria Siedlarska of Jark Southend




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