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Nominations now open for first-ever IRP Awards

Nominations now open for first-ever IRP Awards to salute the UKs top recruiters

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has opened nominations for its first ever Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) awards.

Entries are now being sought for the 13 categories which are designed to ensure the very best and most talented people working at all levels and within different sectors of the recruitment industry are rewarded for their flair and achievements.

The IRP, which was launched by the REC in June, is a groundbreaking new innovation for recruiters replacing the previous Individual Membership offering which has supported the awards for the past two years. The core purpose of the IRP is to ensure that all recruiters are given the chance for personal recognition as part of the profession and to demonstrate to their clients that they are fully committed to giving the best possible service at all times.

The awards are also the only ones hosted by the REC, the trade body for the UKs 27 billion private recruitment industry, the climax of which will be a presentation evening at a glittering ceremony in London in November.

Kevin Green, the RECs Chief Executive, said: The IRP provides the ideal vehicle for us to reward those recruiters who are the standard-bearers within our industry. To win one of these awards, the nominee has to be somebody totally dedicated to upholding professionalism and from the feedback already received from members, we know there are many outstanding people out there worthy of these accolades.

Anita Holbrow, the RECs Director of Marketing, Member Services and IRP, said: These awards provide the ultimate platform for all recruiters as they are a badge of excellence which the winners can use to further their career path and development.

The passion of the people in recruitment never ceases to amaze us and we are very much looking forward to seeing this very high calibre reflected in the entries for these very special awards.
Categories for the awards are:
Best Newcomer
Permanent Consultant
Temporary Consultant
Business Manager
Business Leader
The Eileen Simpson Award for Outstanding Contribution
Best Contribution to the Community
Best Client/Consultant Relationship
Best Candidate Experience
Non-agency Recruiter
Interim Recruiter
Executive Recruiter
People Development Business Award

Closing date for entries is Tuesday September 1 with the winners being announced at the awards evening to be held at the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) in the City on London on Thursday November 26 following the RECs first-ever National Convention for members. The only condition for all nominees is that they belong to the IRP at Affiliate, Member or Fellow level.

The judges for the awards will include Kevin Green, editors from the recruitment trade press and last years IM Recruiter of the Year winner, Emma BedfordPatel who works as a recruitment consultant for Tate.

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