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Winners of APSCo staffing industry awards

Winners of APSCo staffing industry awards announced at 10th annual charity ball

The winners of the APSCo Staffing Industry Awards were announced on Friday November 27st at the 10th annual APSCo charity ball, with the awards sponsored by, the specialist accountancy practice for contractors, in aid of ChildLine. The ball was attended by 500 guests at The Intercontinental in Park Lane, London, with awards given in seven categories.

Entries for the APSCo Staffing Industry Awards were made by directors and employees of APSCo member companies and judged by an independent panel of experts. The judging panel was chaired by Stephen R Peerless, the respected and well-known consultant to the recruitment sector. Stephen was presented with an engraved silver money clip from Tiffany & Co to commemorate his seven years as chairman of the judging panel.

Ann Swain, APSCo Chief Executive, says: This years awards have been the most hotly contested yet with a record number of entries in all categories. The standard of the entries get higher every year and all entrants have the right to be proud of their achievements in what has been a hugely challenging year for the recruitment sector.

The winners were:

Recruitment Company of the Year 100 million plus

Winner: Volt Europe The specialist recruitment companyThis company continues to demonstrate its quality of performance and commitment to go that one step further than most of its competitors. Its ability and determination not to rest on its laurels, but to continue to seek and implement new, improved and more rigorous controls and processes, is highly commendable.

The finalists: Volt Europe, NES Group, Networkers International and Capita Resourcing

Recruitment Company of the Year 21 - 100 million

Winner: CBSbutler The technical and engineering recruitment specialists

This company continues to invest heavily in its staff and processes and not for the first time, impressed judges with its unerring commitment to providing a high quality service to its customers, as well as demonstrating sound business management practices.

The finalists: CBSbutler, Penta Consulting and Martin Ward Andersen

Recruitment Company of the Year Under 20 million

Hobson Prior The specialist life sciences recruiter

A company who pursued a strategy and business plan which impressed the judges by staying focused and delivering a high quality service to its niche customers, allowing them to maintain and achieve their pricing policy even in these uniquely difficult times.

The finalists: Hobson Prior, Eurostaff Group and Poolia

Recruitment Sector Service Provider of the Year

Lander Associates The training and performance development specialistsThe winning companys dedication to the quest of improving standards of recruitment practice and going the extra mile to serve the needs of its customers, is a shining example to us all.

The Finalists: Lander Associates, Parasol, and Broadbean Technology

The judges had a difficult job and took the unusual step of commending another company: Parasol.
Special Commendation

Parasol The PAYE umbrella company
The judges had a hard time choosing the winner for the Recruitment Sector Service Provider of the Year. Although Lander Associates were the eventual winner, the judges wanted to highly commend Parasol.

Innovator of the Year

Winner: OrangeGenie The contractor umbrella company
In the increasingly regulated business environment, this years winner provided the recruitment sector, its candidates and customers with a simple, yet thorough and highly practical solution to a critically important issue.

The finalists: OrangeGenie, Broadbean Technology, Professional Passport, Brookson and Steria Recruitment

Individual Contribution to APSCo 2009

Winner: Frances Lewis Partner at Blake Lapthorn

For her invaluable help and support always, but in particular this year ,for her generous time commitment, clarity of thought and legal expertise in aiding APSCo with the complexities of the current legislative landscape.

Individual Contribution to APSCo 2009

Richard Herring Chairman of the APSCo Executive Committee and Director at Volt Europe

For his long term enthusiasm and support of our association and in particular, during this economically challenging time for his wisdom, guidance and sheer hard work as Chairman through our first year as APSCo.


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