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STR, thespecialist recruiters for the Technical, Health and Professional sectors are proud to have received a prestigious Business Award, recognising the company’s commitment to training, learning and development in the workplace.

The inaugural South Coast Business Awards, organised in association with Breeze 107 by the Southern Daily Echo, Business Solent and Destination Southampton received hundreds of entries from a wide variety of businesses large and small, long-standing and new. The company was presented with the Award for Commitment to Education and Training, at a gala dinner on Friday 15th July, at the DeVere Hotel in Southampton.

One of 4 shortlisted companies – STR underwent a thorough assessment by the judges at its offices in Portsmouth. The panel were so impressed by the lengths of commitment and investment that the company had made for its staff, that it was a unanimous decision. 

Richard Crawley, Managing Director, who collected the award, commented “Every employee at STR has benefited through our programme of training and development. We have evidenced improved motivation and increased activity in staff as a direct result of our investment in company-wide training. Our dedicated Internal Training Team work really hard to ensure of all our consultants are fully trained before working with our clients - at STR, we don’t just believe in new recruits, we believe in qualified and talented consultants.”

The training delivered by STR ensures that all staff have a solid understanding of recruitment practices and have the skills required to succeed in the exciting and challenging world of recruitment.

New recruits complete the award-winning STR Training Academy which provides a comprehensive introduction to the industry and is delivered in-house by its qualified trainer. The Training Academy is accredited by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the recruitment industry’s trade body. Successful completion of the training programme and a final exam leads to the Certificate in Recruitment Practice, a nationally recognised qualification. 

This award is one of many accolades received by STR’s Training Team.  STR have also been Regional winners of the critically acclaimed National Training Awards and the London and South East Recruitment Awards.


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