2023 Winners

THE pixid business services team of the year

Judges praised Seven Resourcing for their consistent investment to be best in class across all areas of the organisation. They stood out for investing in the personal development of their back-office employees and giving everyone an unlimited budget for learning new skills and gaining qualifications. 

THE SONOVATE CLIENT SERVICE AWARD

Judges praised Signify Technology for their DE&I initiatives to improve representation in their sector and using it to drive better client service and demonstrate value. 

THE vincere best use of technology award

They were praised by judges for the innovative development of their own tech, to solve a complex challenge at scale, and their success in engaging and supporting thousands of drivers. Extrastaff impressed with clear impact metrics on cost savings and efficiency gains, clarity of values and the investment in their own learning platform to develop their own talent. 

THE FORE:TWO GROUP CANDIDATE experience AWARD

Judges praised Caritas Recruitment for impressive results and a proven focus on purpose beyond profit – demonstrating a deep commitment to social care in its business and the wider community. Caritas have proved the business case for investing in contractors, consistently applying feedback to improve support and services. 

THE scale up recruitment company of the year

Judges praised the impressive growth and profitability they have achieved in the three years since launch. Judges were also impressed by their open mindset in recruiting , showing a great commitment to equal opportunities, and to staff development. 

THE workwell INNOVATION AWARD

Judges were impressed with the breadth of Morson’s innovation, focusing on technology, people and service. Their long-term investment in future talent is impressive with a breadth of initiatives to sustain innovation. Judges also praised Morson for the best example of purpose beyond profit they have seen this year.

THE qdos growth recruitment company of the year

Judges praised InterEx for their incredible growth story since launching in 2016. Their approach to diverse hiring from their flagship academy impressed judges, who commended Interex for its mission to inspire young talent and nurture an entrepreneurial mindset. 

THE 6cats international recruitment company of the year

Judges praised NES Fircroft as an exemplary business that has achieved impressive scale but is still innovating and continuing to achieve phenomenal global growth. It is clear that NES Fircroft is a people-centric business that cares about contractors and candidates, wherever they are. 

The grant thornton specialist recruitment company of the year (under £50M)

 Judges praised SR2 for not only proving the depth of its sector expertise and market knowledge but embedding social impact and purpose into the DNA of the business – and we are proud to have them as members.

THE GRANT THORNTON SPECIALIST RECRUITMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR (over £50M)

Judges agreed that this was a standout entry, building on their win last year to demonstrate continued transformation, innovation and growth to be a recruiter of choice in healthcare. 

THE PARASOL TEMPORARY RECRUITMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Investigo impressed judges with growth across a range of metrics, demonstrating a clear investment in its people, processes and innovation to drive excellence in candidate and contractor experience. 

THE sourcewhale BEST RECRUITMENT COMPANY TO WORK FOR (£5M TO £20M)

Forward Role were praised for their consistent commitment to providing an exceptional working environment which is reflected in their exceptionally low staff turnover. By investing in innovation, they have empowered staff to offer innovative solutions to their clients.

THE TWENTY20 CAPITAL BEST RECRUITMENT COMPANY TO WORK FOR (£20M - 50M)

SF Recruitment were praised for their passion and innovation in recognising the value of their own people who are truly invested in growth. Judges applauded their clear purpose in proving how flexible working can drive success, proven by their impressive financial performance.  

THE saffery BEST RECRUITMENT COMPANY TO WORK FOR (£50M - £100m)

Interex has shown remarkable growth since 2016 and demonstrated great depth of support for their employees. The mission and purpose of the business is clear, which is aligned with business activity and strongly led by their CEO. 

THE blackwood capital best recruitment company to work for (£100m+)

Judges praised La Fosse for the remarkable growth they have achieved since the pandemic and proving a clear purpose beyond their profit. Judges were also impressed by the impact of their employee shareholder scheme, which has given its people a voice, enhanced its employer brand, and driven commercial success. 

THE mischon de reya recruitment leader of the year

Judges praised Saira for the huge impact she has had on SF Recruitment, navigating the business through challenging times and enabling her team to maximise opportunities for growth. Saira is an authentic and inspirational leader, setting an example as a role model for how to get the best out of people by empowering them to realise their full potential. Congratulations Saira! 

THE Mercury hall of fame award

Ged Mason started his recruitment career in Canada before returning to the UK and beginning life as what he calls a brew-boy. Learning the business from top to bottom saw him appointed Managing Director of Morson Group in 1999, before then being appointed CEO in 2005. 

Ged is an amazing ambassador, entrepreneur and benefactor in his region. Supporting numerous charitable causes within the region, including: The Seashell Trust, Engineering Excellence Scholarships, University of Salford Makerspace project and Destination Florida – all causes close to our recipient’s heart.