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TRVG award winners 2018 revealed

The Recruit Venture Group held its awards ceremony in Central London on Saturday 13th October at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms. 15 awards were contested by nearly 50 independent recruitment businesses based up and down the country.

Attended by more than 200 recruitment industry professionals, directors, consultants, managers, trainees and other staff, the awards continue to grow in size and stature as number of agencies competing for awards increases.

The awards are a celebration of the achievements of the agencies launched since 2011 with the help of The Recruit Venture Group, which funds and provides ongoing support to 49 independent recruitment businesses across the UK. Its tagline is ‘support, create, invest, grow’, in reference to the fact that its joint venture model breaks down barriers to enable talented recruitment professionals to launch their own businesses.

Judges for the awards were Paul Mizen, managing director of The Recruit Venture Group, and David Head, CEO of Recruitment International. The awards were hosted by TV impressionist, Alistair McGowan.

Mizen said, “The Recruit Venture Group Awards are an opportunity to reflect on some amazing achievements over the past year, not just by the prize winners, but by everybody.

“Not only do we have more recruitment businesses competing for awards each year, the size of each of those businesses also continues to grow, making The Recruit Venture Group Awards more and more significant in the industry.

“Although competition on the night is fierce, there is also a real shared appreciation in the room of each other’s achievements, because everyone knows how much hard work goes into both launching a business, and then pushing that business into growth.

“The Recruit Venture Group is a community of business opportunity, of success and innovation, and creating the conditions where people are able to flourish and fulfil their potential.

“I think the fine stories of achievement on the night were a real testament to this fact.”

The award winners were:

1) Office Support of the Year – Anna Thomas from Universal Personnel, Northampton

2)      Recruitment Coordinator of the Year – Karina Jaworska from Roos Recruitment, Norwich

3)      Recruitment Innovation – Mak Healthcare, Great Yarmouth

4)      Trainee Consultant of the Year – George Venn from Jark Worcester

5)      Consultant of the Year – Irena Sabinskaite from Jark Ipswich

6)      Team of the Year – Got People & Jark Wakefield

7)      Boss of the Year – Kelly Cartwright from Jark Norfolk, based Norwich.

8)      Best Client Service – Roos Recruitment, Norwich

9)      Best Candidate Care – Carestaff Bureau, based Hastings and Eastbourne

10)   Best Recruitment Agency to Work for – Sutton Recruitment

11)   Best Newcomer – Vanta Staffing, Slough

12)   Recruitment Agency of the Year (up to £3M sales) –  Joint Award, Thorne & Wait, Bicester, Oxfordshire & Top Team Personnel, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

13)   Recruitment Agency of the Year (£3M to £6M sales) – Tomlin Personnel, Nottinghamshire

14)   Recruitment Agency of the Year (£6M plus sales) – Jark Cambridge

15)   The John Buckman Award – Mary Cox from Got People, Watford.

Pictured (left to right): McGowan, Kelly Cartwright and David Head

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