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SimkissGuy’s MD named as IoD awards finalist 2018

SimkissGuy’s co-founder and managing director, Rebecca Simkiss, has been named as a finalist in the Institute of Directors (IoD) Director of the Year Awards (West Midlands). 


The office support and graduate recruiter has spent the last 14 years working in Birmingham, five of which she has been co-founder and joint managing director of SimkissGuy Recruitment. Now she has been recognised in the IoD Director of the Year awards’ Corporate Social Responsibility category.


 The CSR award is aimed at leaders who demonstrate how they integrate the success and smooth running of their business with a strong sense of responsibility and consideration for their role as a corporate citizen.


Simkiss (pictured) commented, “To be recognised for such a prestigious award is an honour and I’m so proud that it is for our Corporate Social Responsibility. CSR is something that is truly at the heart of all we do as a company, with it ingrained in the SimkissGuy Recruitment ethos. Giving back is something I’m truly committed to and I’m lucky to have built a team that reflects this at their core too.


“We support a number of local organisations, who all do phenomenal work to help people across the city that we’re proud to call home. For us, it isn’t just about one fundraising day a year; we’re passionate about providing a platform for causes to be heard by new audiences, by giving them opportunities to speak at SimkissGuy Recruitment events, advocating for them in our networks, and using our skills to advise those who need it most.


“I wholeheartedly believe that SimkissGuy Recruitment would not have the reputation it does across the region, were it not for our unique approach to CSR. In an industry which is seen as cut-throat, we are not afraid to stand alone, to be different, and to use our network and connections for the greater good of the region. I think the SimkissGuy Recruitment model is one which is easily relatable, and very adaptable to every business across the West Midlands and beyond, and I challenge business leaders to pledge to do more.”


The results of this year’s IoD Director of the Year awards will be announced at a special celebration event held at Edgbaston Stadium on Tuesday 19th June.


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