Trade Association Awards bring recognition to REC
Trade Association Awards bring recognition to REC work across the board
The REC was nominated in four categories at this year's Trade Association Awards, which took place on Wednesday 29th July. These prestigious awards were attended by over 200 trade association professionals and were set up to honour the work which trade bodies do for their business members.
The REC was shortlisted in four categories, best membership pack, e-comms, website and social initiative of the year for our Memorandum of Understanding which we signed with Jobcentre Plus in November 2008.
In addition to the work of the REC a long standing figure in recruitment, Board member and chair of the Nursing and Social Care group, Peter Cullimore, was also nominated for the 'Lifetime Achievement' award.
In addition to the four category nominations, the overall contribution and work of the REC deserved a special mention in the ceremony itself. The Trade Association Forum noted that: all of RECs entries into the Awards were impressive this year, highlighting your successes across a variety of areas. Our judges felt that REC had demonstrated an excellent range of products and services to their members providing exceptional value for money.
The REC were also delighted to see Peter Cullimore pick up his award for over 20 years of service to the REC and the recruitment industry.
Commenting on the evening Anita Holbrow, Director of Marketing, said: It's great to see the work of the REC get the external recognition it deserves. REC is one of the largest and most comprehensive trade associations in the UK. It offers members a wide variety of services from standards and legal support through to professional qualifications, training and business support. In addition to these services the REC fights hard for the recruitment industry in the corridors of Westminster and Brussels as well as in the press.
She continued: REC is determined to continue to support our members through these tough times and develop new services, such as the Academy for Business and the Institute for Recruitment Professionals to ensure that the recruitment industry continues to professionalise and is prepared for the upturn. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the work of all our staff and all of those members who contribute to and support the work of the REC.