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Specialist recruiters receive Queen’s stamp of approval

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Three recruitment companies have won prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, which recognise outstanding performance in international trade, innovation, and sustainable development.

This year marks the 55th Anniversary of the Queen’s award, which was originally established by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh as Her Majesty’s Awards in 1965 and subsequently led to the creation of the Queen’s Award to Industry. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are made each year by the Queen and are awarded on the recommendation of the Prime Minister following a rigorous application process.

Specialist ICT Recruitment & Project Solutions Consultancy LA International won the Queen’s Award for International Trade for outstanding continuous growth in overseas sales over the last six years. This is its second Queen’s Award, having previously won it in 2015. “I am delighted and honoured that LA International has again received this internationally recognised and highly sought after award for a second consecutive 5 year term in recognition of our contribution to flying the flag of British enterprise,” said Founder, Chairman & CEO Paul Lukic.

Temp, perm and RPO specialist recruiter nGAGE also won a Queen’s Award for overseas growth, with international sales increasing year on year from £681,000 in 2015 to £91,999,336 in 2020, driven mainly by the US and Northern Europe. “We are delighted and honoured to be receiving the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and to be recognised as one of the best UK companies to be operating successfully on the global stage,” said Tim Cook, CEO of nGAGE.

Specialist audio and entertainment technology recruiter Interfacio was the third agency recognised out of 205 companies – also for sustained international growth between 2014 and 2020. With North America, Europe and APAC now representing over 80% of the company’s business, it added a specialist Research and Development Engineering capability to focus on critical engineering hiring which has strengthened its presence in Asia Pacific (which now makes up one fifth of its non-UK business).

“Recruiting in international markets requires experience, expertise, and high sensitivity to differences in communication and business cultures,” said founder and Managing Director Richard Wear. “Recent search project successes for clients in Norway, Denmark, Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Canada and the US illustrate the depth and strength of the capability we now have internationally.”

Winning with awards

The next webinar in TALiNT Partner’s PointSix programme of events for agency, talent solution and HR Tech leaders will offer practical insights on why and how to win industry and business awards from expert awards consultant Donna O’Toole, founder of August Awards & Recognition.

“Donna has an unrivalled success rate for prestigious accolades like the Queen’s Awards and the Queen’s Honours List and we’re delighted that she will bring her expertise to PointSix,” said Alex Evans, Programme Director of TALiNT Partners and former head of the National Business Awards, who will also offer insight on how to win TIARA awards and maximise recognition to a targeted audience of HR leaders.

“We will share top tips for choosing and winning the right awards to support a range of objectives, from retaining talent and winning new business to attracting investors and building personal profile as an industry champion and media commentator.”

If you would like to attend this PointSix webinar on How to win with your awards strategy, register now at https://www.talint.co.uk/events/awards-webinar/.


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