IRP Award Results

Industry body recognises good work.

IRP Award Results

UK & Europe

The REC’s Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) celebrated its ninth annual award ceremony tonight at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel. Host Gyles Brandreth, former Conservative MP, writer, broadcaster, and actor hosted the evening. The IRP Awards recognise recruiters’ professional excellence and best practice.

“We applaud tonight’s winners,” said the REC chief executive Kevin Green. “They are the brightest recruitment professionals and most laudable companies within the UK and as role models for the industry they truly deserve these accolades.

“The efforts of the recruiters and businesses who won tonight, and those who were shortlisted, are what make our industry so successful. Recruiters deliver real value to candidates and employers because jobs really do transform lives.”


The 2017 IRP Award winners are:

Recruiter of the Year: Kristy Moore, Acorn Group

Lifetime Achievement Award: Steve Ingham, PageGroup 



Best Newcomer of the Year: Ellis Thorne, Class People

Permanent Consultant of the Year: Kristy Moore, Acorn Group

Temporary Consultant of the Year: Blayne Cahill, Carrington West

Business Manager of the Year: Alison Keogh, Pro-Recruitment Group

Business Leader of the Year: Ed Vokes, Evolve Hospitality Recruitment

Best Candidate Experience: Jodie Rafferty, Rafferty Resourcing

Recruitment Apprentice of the Year: Natalie Winterton, BPS World



Best Corporate & Social Responsibility Practitioners: Amoria Bond

Best Back-Office Support Team: Phaidon International

Best People Development Business: BPS World

Best Recruitment Campaign: Gi Group

Best Company to Work for (up to 20 employees): Class People

Best Company to Work for (up to 50 employees): Evolve Hospitality Recruitment

Best Company to Work for (up to 150 employees): Amoria Bond

Best Company to Work for (up to 250 employees): Rethink Group

Best Company to Work for (more than 250 employees): Serocor Group


Highly Commended:

Best Candidate Experience: Lisa Murray, Braundton Consulting

Best Company to Work for (up to 150 employees): Bespoke Careers




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