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Winners of 2010 APSCo staffing industry awards announced at annual charity ball

Winners of 2010 APSCo staffing industry awards announced at annual charity ball
The winners of the APSCo Staffing Industry Awards were announced on Friday November 26th at the 11th annual APSCo charity ball in aid of ChildLine. The ball was attended by over 625 guests at The Intercontinental in Hyde Park, London, with awards given in seven categories.
Entries for the APSCo Staffing Industry Awards were made by APSCo member companies and judged by an independent panel of experts. The judging panel was chaired by Les Clark, a former member of the APSCo executive committee and a well respected veteran of the recruitment industry, with over 30 years experience.
Judges for the Recruitment Company of the Year categories were: Derek McAllan, Partner at KPMG who heads up the firms recruitment sector practice, Philip McMullan, former Editor of Recruiter and Editor-in-chief of Recruitment Consultant, and Katie Folwell-Davies M&A Partner, from Deloittes recruitment practice.
Judges for Innovator and Recruitment Sector Service Provider of the Year awards were: Paul Saunders, former director of commercial finance at Lloyds TSB, Martin Reed, managing director of Thomas International and Godfrey Morrell an IT recruitment expert with over 25 years experience and founder of Abraxas (Now Randstad IT).
Ann Swain, APSCo Chief Executive, says: This years awards have been some of 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 should feel immensely proud of the work they have put in, particularly considering what a tough year it has been for the recruitment sector.
The winners were:
Recruitment Company of the Year 100 million plus
In a very challenging year, this companys investment in training and staff development, along with a strengthening of operational processes and risk management, have underpinned their expansion into emerging markets  improving company performance across the board. 
Winner: NES Group The global technical, engineering, rail & IT recruitment specialist.
The finalists: NES Group, Volt Europe, Huxley Associates.
Sponsored by giant group plc.
Recruitment Company of the Year 21 - 100 million
This companys sound business practices and real emphasis on developing talent right across the organisation impressed the judges again this year. For their commitment to demonstrating the right set of values and behaviours in the industry, this years winner is:
Winner: CBSbutler The technical and engineering recruitment specialists
The finalists: CBSbutler, Joslin Rowe, Steria UK
Sponsored by Black Diamond.
Recruitment Company of the Year Under 20 million
The judges were impressed with this companys tight grip on their business KPIs and strong focus on people development, which have strengthened their position in a highly competitive niche market.
Winner: Hobson Prior The specialist life sciences recruiter
The finalists: Hobson Prior, Amiqus Recruitment, Templeton Recruitment
Sponsored by CW Jobs.
Recruitment Sector Service Provider of the Year
This company clearly demonstrated an on-going commitment to staff development, exceptional customer service and client led product development. Employee surveys show it is a happy and positive place to work, which reflects through to client satisfaction.
Winner: Broadbean Technology The job distribution and candidate analysis specialist
The Finalists: Broadbean Technology, Brunton Consultancy, Giant, Orange Genie
The judges had a particularly difficult task this year and deliberated long and hard.  It was such a close call that they felt they wanted to make a special commendation to one company for punching above their weight and delivering a very impressive entry. 
Special Commendation: Brunton Consultancy Specialist writer of bids and tenders for the recruitment industry
Sponsored by Recruitment Consultant.
Innovator of the Year
Having identified a gap in the market, this organisation set about developing a simple and efficient technical solution, focusing on lead generation that will produce a return on their investment in the first year.
Winner: the online lead generation system
The finalists:, Drag & Tag, I-Paye, iProfile
Sponsored by giant group plc.
Individual Contribution to APSCo 2010
As a strong advocate of quality and professionalism within our sector, this individual has been at the forefront of a number of initiatives to raise the profile of our association. As a board member for the past 3 years, he has championed the APSCo brand tirelessly. He instigated and chairs one of our most successful forums and is currently part of the working party developing the Recruitment Practice Standard. For all his hard work and commitment this years award goes to:
Winner: Jonathan Cox Managing Director of Longbridge (Start)
Sponsored by Recruitment Consultant.


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