The Recruitment and Employment Confederation's (REC) IRP awards were held to recognise the recruitment industry's top professionals at London¹s Grange St Pauls hotel in a ceremony hosted by the BBC's Huw Edwards last night.
The REC's Institute of Recruitment Professionals Awards (IRPs) are the most prestigious recognition an individual or company can receive and they celebrate professional excellence and inspirational work carried out across the recruitment industry.
REC chief executive, Kevin Green, said: "The 2012 winners join an elite group of ambassadors for the industry who set world class standards to which all recruiters can aspire. The high volume and calibre of entries this year demonstrates how the REC's commitment to raise professional standards is having an impact across the industry."
"The awards have grown year on year as members recognise the value that being shortlisted can have on their business and I would like to thank everyone that entered and supported the 2012 IRPs."
The winners are:
Best Newcomer of the Year Sam Ferri, Advanced Resource Managers
Highly Commended Hannah Bignold, Sammons Pensions
Executive Search Consultant of the Year Jonathan Benjamin, Redlaw.
IMA Interim Consultant of the Year Evy Young, RSA Consulting
In-House Recruiter of the Year Catherine MacDonald, Cosine UK Ltd
Best Client and Candidate Experience Paul Hemsworth, Resourcing Group
Temporary Consultant of the Year Chris Oddy, Real Staffing Group
Highly Commended Laura Bennett & Clare Sullivan, Matchtech Group Plc
Permanent Consultant of the Year Christopher Clark, Redlaw.
Highly Commended Amie Reynolds, Lawrence Harvey
Business Manager of the Year Trevor Pinder, IT Human Resources Plc
Business Leader of the Year Nicola Mewse, Hales Group Ltd
Eileen Simpson Award for Outstanding Contribution Steve Bentham-Bates, Regular Forces Employment Association
Lifetime Achievement Award -- Jeff Brooks, Primesourcing Ltd
Recruiter of the Year -- Christopher Clark, Redlaw.
Best Back-Office Support Team Human Capital Investment Group
Highly Commended Sammons Group
Best Contribution to the Community - Prospectus
Best People Development Business Encore Personnel Services Ltd
Highly Commended STR Ltd
Best Company to Work For (up to 20 employees) Bespoke Recruitment (Construction) Ltd
Best Company to Work For (up to 50 employees) Energize Recruitment Solutions
Best Company to Work For (up to 250 employees) Empiric Solutions
Highly Commended JAM Recruitment
Best Company to Work For (more than 250 employees) Meridian Business Support