The Recruit Venture Group Award winners 2019 revealed
The Recruit Venture Group Recruitment Awards took place on 2nd November. Hosted by comedian, Zoe Lyons, at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in Central London, the awards celebrate the talent, successes and achievements of the individuals, teams and companies that The Recruit Venture Group has helped launched.
The Recruit Venture Group, formerly known as Recruit Ventures, was founded in 2011 by John Buckman, with the aim of helping entrepreneurial recruiters set up and own their own recruitment businesses. In Spring 2017, Recruit Ventures merged with Jark Recruitment to form The Recruit Venture Group. Today, The Recruit Venture Group has help launch over 40 business, turning over in excess of £130 million.
This year’s event comprised of 15 awards, including Boss of the Year, Best Newcomer, Most Effective Compliance Operation and the special recognition John Buckman Award, in honour of The Recruit Venture Group’s late chairman.
The chair of the judging panel for this year’s awards was David Head, the founder of Recruitment International magazine, now TALiNT International. Other members of the panel included Paul Mizen (pictured), The Recruit Venture Group’s managing director, who has been in the industry for just under three decades and helped launch and grow over 45 start-up recruitment agencies.
Attended by more than 200 industry professionals, directors, managers and consultants, the awards are now in their third year and are growing year on year, in size and prominence as the number of businesses competing for awards increases.
The winners were as follows:
Recruitment Innovation – Sutton Recruitment (Hull)
Office Administrator of the Year – Reannon Gardener, Jark Bradford Ltd (Bradford)
Recruitment Coordinator of the Year – Belmiro Frangoulis, Jark King’s Lynn Ltd (King’s Lynn)
Resourcer of the Year – Christina Richardson, Top Team (Wellingborough)
Trainee Consultant of the Year – Antonietta Reda, Gotpeople (Watford)
Consultant of the Year – Reece Nicholson, Tomlin Personnel (Nottingham) & Irena Sabinskaite, Jark Ipswich Ltd (Ipswich) – Joint Winners
Team of the Year – Jark Worcester Ltd (Worcester)
Best Recruitment Agency to work for – Jark Wakefield Ltd (Wakefield)
Most Effective Compliance Operation – Jark Stevenage Ltd (Stevenage)
Boss of the Year – Glynne Dyer, Vanta Staffing (Slough)
Best Client Service – Jark Norfolk Ltd (Norwich)
Best Candidate Care – Staff 365 (Rotherham)
Best Newcomer – Savi Recruitment (Lutterworth)
Recruitment Agency of the Year £0-2.5M – Jark Downpatrick Ltd (Downpatrick)
Recruitment Agency of the year £2.5M-£5M – Tomlin Personnel (Nottingham)
Recruitment Agency of the Year £5M+ – Jark Norfolk Ltd (Norwich) & Jark Ipswich Ltd (Ipswich) – Joint Winners
The John Buckman Award – Gary Whittred, Jark King’s Lynn Ltd