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Over 25 recruiters list on Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work for list 2019

 Best Companies has released its Sunday Times Best 100 Small Companies to Work for 2019. The Sunday Times Best Companies to WOrk for 2019 has also been released. FInd out which recruiters listed here.

To join the list, your organisation must employ at least 50 full-time employees and achieve one of the highest 100 highest BCI scores in the category.

The winners were announced at the 100 Best Companies awards ceremony, held at Battersea Evolution on Wednesday 20th February. 

LMA were the highest ranked recruiter at 2nd place.

Also on the list were Orion Electrotech in 4th, Barrington James in 5th, Redrock Consulting in 11th, Charlton Morris in 15th, Deverell Smith in 17th, Roc Search in 18th, Oscar in 22nd, Macildowie in 23rd, Whitehall Resources in 24th, Harnham Group in 26th, La Fosse in 29th, Mploy Staffing Solutions in 30th, Austin Fraser in 32nd, Heat Recruitment in 37th, Quanta Consultancy Services in 40th, Oakleaf Partnership in 45th, Tradewind Recruitment and SANZA Teaching Agency in 47th, Resourcing Group in 50th, Eden Brown in 56th, Square One Resources in 66th, Empiric in 70th, Premier Group Recruitment in 71st, xcede in 72nd, networx in 75th, BPS World in 76th, Thorn Baker in 90th and Prime People in 93rd.

Heat Recruitment’s managing director, Steve Preston, said, “It’s a wonderful testament to the passion we have for our employees. The team work so hard every day and give 110 per cent with everything they do. If there’s one thing I have learnt in my 13 years of managing Heat Recruitment– it is that your staff are the lifeblood and foundations of your business. In order to provide exceptional candidate experience, you must have happy employees.

“We actively work with the intention of becoming the best place to work in Bristol. It is our goal to employ the best talent to service our clients. This award means the world to us and we will display it with pride to work towards attracting even more top talent as we continue to grow.” 

Simon Clarke, founder and CEO of Harnham, commented, "Our success has always been built on the success of our employees. Because of this, we have always tried to nurture an environment where they can flourish. To be recognised for our efforts in our first year of eligibility, and knowing that our staff are happy here, means a tremendous amount to both myself and the entire leadership team."

Dean Harte, co-founder and managing director at RedRock Consulting, stated, “For us, creating a successful business is about more than financial growth, it’s about building a community.

“That’s something we practice within RedRock, and we’re proud of what we provide in terms of team activities, support and career progression. “But what we’re most proud of is the role we play within our local community here in Bristol. We work closely with The Grand Appeal because of the incredible work they do to support families in the most difficult of times in the South West.”

James Taylor, managing director at Macildowie, added, “As a business we are all about our own people. We have a dream to become the best recruitment company to work for in the universe and that means two things – firstly, continually improving our employee value proposition, the factors used by the best companies to measure success, and, secondly, helping our employees to be the very best versions of themselves, so they come to work every day believing they are going to learn and grow. Having a happy, motivated and engaged team means that our customers will receive a great service and enjoy the overall recruitment experience.

“We are immensely proud of the people who have made our business one of the best places to work in the country.”

Oakleaf Partnership's CEO, Richard Colgan, said, " It gives me great pleasure to announce that, for the 4th year in a row, we are a Sunday Times Best Small Company in the UK. Given our unprecedented headcount growth over the past year it’s even more pleasing to have maintained our 3 star rating for employee engagement – an accolade we are especially proud of.  Hot off the heels of a fantastic night at Battersea Evolution, there are a few sore heads in the office this morning after celebrating the news of Oakleaf Partnerships placing at #45. The audience, which was made up of both the top 100 best small companies and the top 100 best not for profit organisations, enjoyed an exciting evening filled with drinks, music and dancing.

"To remain in the top 50 since our first appearance in 2016, whilst maintaining 4 consecutive years of 3 star employee engagement, is a demonstration of our commitment to our people, values and purpose which collectively produce the award winning workplace and culture we are delighted to nurture."

Simon Conington, CEO of BPS World, shared, “This accolade belongs to the people of BPS World. With a founding belief that people can be more, engagement is one of our key business focusses alongside customer satisfaction and achievement of budget. This award is an acknowledgement of the BPS World culture to which we all contribute. We are all very proud and look forward to going further next year.”

Managing Director of Oscar, Andy Morrell, commented, “It is a huge honour to have been listed in the The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies list for 2019. This prestigious accolade is the ultimate goal for any business and we are truly proud of the hard work and dedication of our team in maximising our scores across the board to ensure we achieved this.

"To be listed at number 22 is a fantastic achievement and cements our commitment to making Oscar an exceptional place to work. We are also delighted to be in the company of other esteemed businesses on the list.”

Andy Shatwell, Charlton Morris' MD, added, "We’re delighted with the results of the Sunday Times Best Companies list this year. Our employees are our most important resource and it’s amazing to be recognised as one of the best places to work in the UK.

"We were particularly pleased to have our commitment to mental health recognised and we’ll continue to be committed to making Charlton Morris a fantastic workplace in 2019 and beyond."

Premier Group’s managing director, Ben Broughton, commented, "This award is a testament to the incredible culture and working environment that every single one of our employees contributes towards daily.  We couldn’t be prouder that this is our 7th year in the awards and as we continue to grow the business year on year we will always strive to put the people at the heart of our organisation.” 

Paul Jackman, CEO of Thorn Baker Group, shared, “The wellbeing and development of our employees is of paramount importance to us. It is something we all take seriously across the business, so to be recognised again in the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies is testament to the investment we have made in our team. It is fantastic that over 90% of our employees feel proud to work for Thorn Baker and consider it to be such a great place to work.

“Our new structure is having a positive impact on the wellbeing of our staff, as well as our clients and candidates.  Enabling our staff to specialise and tailoring their training and development opportunities to their specific career goals, combined with flexible working hours, has increased engagement within the company and is a major contributing factor in achieving the recognition in the Sunday Times 100.”

Russell Thompson, managing director of LMA, commented, “I am extremely proud that LMA has been recognised as one of the best companies to work for. To be one of only 29 companies to make the top 100 list on their first entry is an incredible achievement and truly highlights the work and culture we have built. I would like to thank all of our employees for all their hard work and determination.”

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