The 2019 Winners

The 6Cats International Recruitment Company of The Year​

  • NES Global Talent

Judges’ Comment: NES demonstrated a blueprint for international success through full service to candidates, global reach/local presence and developing its people. All of this is underpinned by strong compliance, governance and financial success.

  • Highly Commended: Virtual Human Resources

The Parasol Back Office Team of the Year

  • Oliver James Associates

 Judges’ Comment: Oliver James demonstrated their ability to scale whilst providing outstanding onboarding, backed up with evidence and a strong commitment to compliance.

The Fore:Two Group Candidate Service Award

  • La Fosse Associates

Judges’ Comment: La Fosse have taken the quality of the candidate journey to new levels. Judges were impressed by the standards set, the training, the feedback and referral and the additional in-house resources focussed on delivering excellence in the candidate experience.

  • Highly Commended: Salt

The Volcanic Marketing Campaign of the Year

  • Harrington Starr

Judges’ Comment: Harrington Starr demonstrated an innovative, well-thought out campaign; tremendous focus on their industry specialism; tangible results; and consistent levels of client engagement over a sustained campaign.

  • Highly Commended: Roc Search

The HINTERVIEW Client Service Award

  • Oliver James Associates

Judges’ Comment: Judges were impressed by the way Oliver James pro-actively addressed a challenge in the Asian Market. Acting quickly to commit resources to this challenge, establishing excellent processes, which delivered successful solution to their clients.

  • Highly Commended: Sigmar Recruitment


  • NES Global Talent

Judges’ Comment: Judges agreed that the significant growth achieved by NES in the past 12/24 months is impressive for a global leader at its stage of scale. NES has successfully adapted its sector focus, whilst maintaining a great candidate experience, client satisfaction and consultant development – which can be seen in its financial performance. 

  • Highly Commended: ERSG

The Recruit Venture Group Temporary Recruitment Company of the Year​

  • gap personnel

Judges’ Comments gap personnel demonstrated that a growth mentality is core value which is embedded in its vision. Its investment in people and training in 2017 has supported profitable growth (in 2018).

  • Highly Commended: Salt


  • La Fosse Associates

Judges’ Comment: Judges agreed that La Fosse is an outstanding leader in tech recruitment. Its focus on exceptional staff development, candidate support and deep sector specialism combined with its giving back initiative has driven excellent client engagement and strong financial performance.


  • NES Global Talent

Judges’ Comment: NEW show how quicker, more effective and integrated processes with the joined up use of technology eased the burden placed on their contract workforce and drove strong performance.

  • Highly Commended: Virtual Human Resources

The Deloitte Diversity & Inclusion Award

  • BRUIN Financial

Judges’ Comment: Judges were extremely impressed by the inventive ways BRUIN Financial had incorporated D&I initiatives into their recruitment process, the broad range of D&I initiatives they are involved with and the high level of visibility in their market.

The Access Group Best Recruitment Company to Work For (£5m to £20m)

  • Oscar

Judges’ Comment: Judges were impressed by Oscar’s values led approach to growth, its authentic commitment to diversity and inclusion, and its innovative package of employee benefits – from career sabbaticals to international mobility.

The Access Group Best Recruitment Company to Work For (£20m to £50m)

  • Sigmar Recruitment

Judges’ Comment: Sigmar came out on top of a very competitive shortlist because it demonstrated excellence across the board, showing creativity and innovation in their engagement of employees and the wider community.

  • Highly Commended: Goodman Masson
  • Highly Commended: Virtual Human Resources

The Access Group Best Recruitment Company to Work For (£50m+)​

  • La Fosse Associates

Judges’ Comment: La Fosse presented a very strong entry, supported by consistent growth and external recognition.  Judges were particularly impressed by their commitment to learning and development, underpinned by clearly measurable outputs. 


  • Danny Brooks, Virtual Human Resources

Judges’ Comment: Danny impressed judges with his inspirational story, overcoming a significant number of obstacles to lead a strong business and energising his team to drive growth.

The Saffery Champness Hall of Fame

  • Anne Heraty, CPL