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The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) Institute of Recruitment Professional (IRP) Awards were held at the London Marriott Hotel to celebrate recruitment’s top professionals in a ceremony hosted by the BBC’s Jeremy Vine.
This was the sixth annual IRP Awards ceremony held to recognise the excellence and inspirational work of individuals and companies working in the recruitment profession.
Kevin Green, Chief Executive of the REC, said: “Congratulations to all of the 2013 winners who have demonstrated that they are at the top of their game and who are setting 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.”
“This was a great year for entries as members recognise the value that being shortlisted can have on their business and I would like to thank everyone that entered and supported this year’s awards,” he concluded.
This year’s winners are:
Lifetime Achievement: Sir Alec Reed – the founder of recruitment firm REED
Recruiter of the Year: Vicki Walker, CKGroup
Best Newcomer of the Year: Ben Richardson, Lawrence Harvey
Permanent Consultant of the Year: Vicki Walker, CKGroup
Temporary Consultant of the Year: Stephen Perkins, Orgtel
Business Manager of the Year: Ray Metcalfe, Encore Personnel Services
Business Leader of the Year: Jason Bowler, Resourcing Group
Best Candidate and Client Experience: Jodie Rafferty, Dynamite Recruitment Solutions
In-House Recruiter of the Year: Louise Smith, Sthree
IMA Interim Consultant of the Year: Jo Sweetland, Green Park
Executive Search Consultant of the Year: Jonathan Swain, Penna
Best Back-Office Support Team: Star
Best Contribution to the Community: Amoria Bond
Best People Development Business: Amoria Bond
Best Company to Work for (up to 20 employees): Cognitive Group
Best Company to Work for (up to 50 employees): Energize Recruitment Solutions
Best Company to Work for (up to 250 employees): Encore Personnel Services
Best Company to Work for (more than 250 employees): Search Consultancy