The Highly Commended and Winners from The Global Recruiter Awards react to their achievements.

Winning Ways.

The winners of The Global Recruiter Awards 2019 have been celebrating their success. The magazine’s tenth annual celebration of the great, good and brilliant in the recruitment industry took place at a fantastic afternoon’s party and ceremony at London’s Cafe de Paris. There were fire performers, a look back at the last ten years in the recruitment industry and beyond and seventeen trophies to give away. Here are the reactions of some of those honoured on the day.

“I am absolutely thrilled that Xpertise has been awarded Highly Commended for Best Specialist Recruitment Business in the UK,” said Richard Harrison, founder, Xpertise Recruitment. “We have been constantly driving customer experience improvements as one of our strategic aims with the goal of being the best specialist IT & technology recruiter in the UK, so recognition from industry peers provides great confidence that we are doing the right thing.”

David Barratt, operations director and founder of Austin Lee commented: “We were humbled to even be nominated for the Global Recruiter Best Marketing Award and now feel extremely honoured to receive this Highly Commended notation, especially up against such strong competition.

“Since our inception, we have always tried to do things differently as we have grown and this notation perhaps recognises those intentions,” he added. “We extend our congratulations to the winner and the other nominees in this category.”

Meanwhile Gareth Morris, CEO, UK & Europe at Evolution said the company was delighted to have been Highly Commended in the Best In-House Training category. 

“Evolution prides itself on the training we have provided to our employees for over a decade, so to be highly commended at such a prestigious event is a huge achievement for us as a business,” he said. “I would like to say thank you to Paul Buchanan, Matthew Auton and Mark Britton for their outstanding work in helping our employees continually learn and develop their careers. The event was brilliant, and we hope to see you again next year!”

Aimée Treasure, marketing manager at VHR gave a quote celebrating their commendation for Employers Brand: “We are delighted to have been Highly Commended in the category of Best Employer Brand. Our Marketing and HR teams work hard to create a brand that truly reflects our international, inclusive and inspiring culture, and in the past two years we grew our workforce by 50 per cent (from 60 to 90 people). Recognition from the Global Recruiter Awards is evidence that small recruitment companies can do great things. Thank you to everyone at Global Recruiter for a brilliant awards evening.”

The same company saw employee Azem Hoti’s win as Best Temporary Consultant: “I felt very humbled just to be nominated for the Global Recruiter Awards – winning the title of Best Temporary Consultant is a huge honour for me,” he said. “Since starting as VHR’s Apprentice in 2011, I have had a long and exciting career journey, and I can honestly say I wouldn’t be here without the amazing support of everyone at VHR, the candidates I work with and clients across the world. I would like to say a big thank you to the organisers of the event and everyone who helped me in my journey from an Apprentice to an award winner.”

Finally, for the fifth year running, CV-Library was named Best Job Board, an accolade which recognised the significant headway that the business has made in the recruitment industry, as it continues to push through new and exciting innovations, as well as attracting even more job hunters to its site.

Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, commented on the win: “We’re delighted to have been named ‘Best Job Board’ for the fifth year in a row, especially at such a prestigious industry awards ceremony. We’re constantly striving to innovate and make the process of searching for a job and finding top talent much more seamless. As a result, our new features continue to attract and engage users, whether they’re traditional candidates or passive job hunters.

“We fully intend to keep up our efforts in the second half of the year and have plenty of exciting projects in the pipeline to boost application rates and improve user experience even further.”

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