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Inclusion, learning & profit with purpose recognised at the TIARA 2022 Recruitment Awards

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  • 450 recruitment leaders attend live gala dinner at The Brewery
  • 16 winners honoured with 5 highly commended by panel of 35 judges
  • PageGroup’s Steve Ingham honoured in Hall of Fame as diversity champion

Wednesday 19th October 2022 – Winners of the 2022 TIARA Recruitment Awards were revealed at a Gala Dinner for 450 guests at The Brewery in London yesterday, attended by CEOs and senior executives from the UK’s top 500 recruiters.

“Resilience was a fitting theme for last year’s TIARA Recruitment Awards as the best in the sector adapted to a challenging market, but judges were impressed to see so much investment in training, transformation and inclusion through the recruitment boom,” said Alex Evans, Managing Director of TALiNT Partners. “Across all 16 categories, this year’s winners demonstrated why they are recruitment partners and employers of choice.”

“With a combined turnover of £9.5 billion, and collectively employing 42,000 talented people, the 65 staffing firms shortlisted this year represent the UK’s top recruiters driving innovation and growth in the sector,” he added.

The biggest winners on the night were Trinnovo Group (DE&I and Best Recruitment Company to Work For with revenues of £20m to £50m), Seven Resourcing (Back Office Team of the Year and Growth) and Opus Talent Solutions (Innovation and Best Recruitment Company to Work For £50m to £100m), who each won double honours on the night.

New entrants who triumphed this year included Danny Sullivan (Best Use of Tech), Engage Partners (Candidate Experience), Strativ Group (Best Recruitment Company to Work For £5m to £20m) and Community Resourcing (Best Recruitment Company to Work For £100m+)

Top individual honours went to Recruitment Leader of the Year Zoe Morris, President of Frank Recruitment, for promoting diversity and innovation throughout the tech sector whilst investing in L&D and improving inclusion.

Steve Ingham, CEO of PageGroup, was also honoured for an impressive career and bringing purpose beyond profit to life with initiatives to being more diverse talent into Page and its client businesses, particularly those with disabilities.

“Following a life-changing accident in March 2019, Steve Ingham has focussed on creating more opportunity for marginalised talent and helping employers to nurture more diverse organisations,” said TALiNT Partners director David Head. “A high-profile champion of the role of recruitment in harnessing the hidden workforce to drive inclusion, we have an incredible new addition to the TIARA Hall of Fame.”

Chair of Judges Katie Folwell-Davies, Investment Director of Twenty 20 Capital, highlighted ESG as a growing differentiator for top recruiters. “ESG has become a hygiene factor and those recruitment businesses that don’t have an ESG agenda are falling behind,” she said.

Jason Martin, Head of Strategy, Recruitment, at Access Group – headline partner of the TIARA Recruitment Awards for the last 10 years – observed that companies of all sizes are measuring success in client, candidate, and consultant engagement. “We’re used to seeing larger companies capturing a range of metrics because they have the resources, but smaller companies are doing the same, which is important because it’s how they grow and measure success. Great to see SME recruiters investing substantially in L&D and technology to retain and develop their growth leaders and make their talent more effective as well.”

The 2022 TIARA Recruitment Awards campaign was supported by headline partner Access Recruitment and supporting sponsors including: 3R, 6Cats International, Blackwood Capital, Clearwater International, Fore:Two Group, Grant Thornton, Mercury, Mishcon de Reya, Odro, Parasol Group, Saffery Champness, Sonovate, Twenty20 Capital, Workwell and Zeel Solutions.

The full list of TIARA Recruitment Award winners and highly commended finalists is as follows:

The Mercury Hall of Fame Award

Winner: Steve Ingham, CEO, PageGroup


The PurePro Back Office Team of the Year          

Winner: Seven Resourcing


The Sonovate Client Service Award        

Winner: Xpertise Recruitment


The Access Group Best Use of Technology Award            

Winner: Danny Sullivan


The Fore:Two Group Candidate Service Award

Winner: Engage Partners


The Workwell Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award          

Winner: Trinnovo Group

Highly Commended: La Fosse


The Odro Innovation Award      

Winner: Opus Talent Solutions


The Clearwater International Growth Recruitment Company of The Year             

Winner: Seven Resourcing


The 6Cats International Recruitment Company of The Year         

Winner: NES Fircroft


The Grant Thornton Specialist Recruitment Company of the Year            

Winner: NHS Professionals

Highly Commended: Signify Technology


The Parasol Temporary Recruitment Company of the Year          

Winner: ERSG


The 3R Best Recruitment Company to Work For (£5m to £20m)                

Winner: Strativ Group

Highly Commended: SF Recruitment


The Twenty20 Capital Best Recruitment Company to Work For (£20m to £50m)               

Winner: Trinnovo Group


The Saffery Champness Best Recruitment Company to Work For (£50m – £100m)            

Winner: Opus Talent Solutions

Highly Commended: Amoria Bond


The Blackwood Capital Best Recruitment Company to Work For (£100m+)          

Winner: Community Resourcing

Highly Commended: Harvey Nash


The Mischon de Reya Recruitment Leader of the Year   

Winner: Zoe Morris, President, Frank Recruitment


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