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Recession hire wins major industry award!

Recession hire wins major industry award!
In a time when talk of doom and gloom and conjecture about potential double dips is rife, one recruitment consultant has weathered the recession to emerge a nationally-recognised award winner in her industry.
Nina Wong of recruiter Advanced Resource Managers (ARM) is celebrating after a major scoop at the Institute of Recruitment Professionals awards last night.
Two ARM employees received industry recognition at the awards in London on October 26th.  
Trainee Consultant Nina Wong, who joined the Talent Management Consultancy in October 2009 at the height of the recession, was supported by her Team Leader Joel Hard and developed rapidly into an award-winning consultant. She wins Best Newcomer in the Institute of Recruitment Professionals Awards.  
John Dunaway, now a Director at ARM, was a finalist in the category of Best Business Manager and received a commendation. 
Nina Wong said, I was so happy to just be shortlisted but to actually win is one of my best ever achievements. This is also an achievement for the people within ARM who have invested their time and knowledge in helping me to get to where I am.
Kevin Green, Chief Executive of the REC, said of the awards: The standard of entries was exceptional. For those who were shortlisted, bask in the glory of your achievements, the bar was set high.
This is what the Institute of Recruitment Professionals said about our deserving winner:
Nina was seeking a new challenge and an opportunity to have an impact on individuals when she decided to pursue a career in recruitment. She joined the Automotive Engineering Team at ARM in October 2009 in the midst of the recession when many companies had imposed recruitment freezes. Nina focused on the long-term vision and persevered despite the economic gloom. She is one of three in a team at ARM who have generated a turnover of 0.5 million this year. The judges recognised Ninas innovative ideas and fresh approach to recruiting while building strong relationships with clients based on trust.
John Dunaways outstanding career at ARM saw him recently promoted to Director level. John said of last nights awards:  I felt incredibly proud when the knife's edge atmosphere was cut, with the announcement of 'Nina Wong - Best Newcomer'!  She truly deserves it, having started her recruitment career in the recession and now performing well above expectations - she's smart and she works hard, that's her secret.  But I won't take the credit for her meteoric rise. ARMs Joel Hard hired Nina and developed her. He continues to do so, and they are a truly winning team.  
Mike Gawthorne, ARM MD, said: Im absolutely delighted with Nina for winning her award, because it highlights the passion she has shown in helping customers develop in a really tough climate. She joined ARM in a recession and despite this has had a burgeoning career supported brilliantly by Joel Hard and the rest of her team. John Dunaway's commendation reflects what all of us at ARM already know about his commitment and dedication to his clients and his ARM teams alike. ARM aims to remain a permanent fixture at these awards, which are doing much to highlight the professionalism of our industry today.


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