British Recruitment Awards 2022: Finalists Announced

Published on 3rd October 2022

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With over 130 entries received from organisations all across the UK, competition to be named a Finalist proved to be very tough. But today, the British Recruitment Awards judging panel is delighted to reveal its 2022 Finalists!

Run by next generation employee insight platform, New Possible, the British Recruitment Awards sets out to discover and celebrate the individuals and teams that are truly passionate about recruitment’s role in building a thriving organisation. Organisations taking part this year range from start-up innovators to public sector heroes, tech superstars, global titans and everything in between. Irrespective of organisation size, industry or resources, Finalists shared how their initiatives are transforming recruitment and delivering tangible value for their organisations.

Winners will be announced at a special celebration event on the 11th November at Bounce Farringdon, London. Click here to reserve your place.

Nate Harwood, Founder of New Possible and British Recruitment Awards judge said: "Hiring great people is key to building a thriving organisation and we're immensely proud to recognise the inspirational teams and individuals that are working hard to make this happen day-in, day-out. The quality and diversity of entries has made judging a challenge, but also a real privilege. Congratulations to all the Finalists who are helping to showcase British recruitment leadership on a truly global scale.”

A huge thanks to the British Recruitment Awards 2022 all-star judging panel for reviewing the entries and sharing their expertise:

  • Prof Emma Parry, Head of Changing World of Work Group at Cranfield School of Management
  • Scarlett Allen-Horton, Founder & Director at Harper Fox Search Partners
  • Richard Waite, People & Culture Director at Grant Thornton
  • Sarah McGuire, Head of Talent & Resourcing at Manchester United
  • Yasar Ahmad, Global VP of Talent at HelloFresh
  • Nate Harwood, Founder at New Possible

And so, without any further ado, the British Recruitment Awards 2022 Finalists are:

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Overall Awards

Best Overall Candidate Experience: CatSci Ltd, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult, Harrington Starr, Metro Bank, VIQU and Wiltshire Council

Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year: Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Danos Associates Limited, Harrington Starr, Lightning Travel Recruitment Ltd, Oliver Sanderson, SR2 Socially Responsible Recruitment Ltd, The Graduate Project and Utilita Energy

Talent Acquisition Strategy of the Year: CatSci Ltd, Chevron Traffic Management, GrowMore Recruitment, Octopus Energy Group, Pax8, Reckitt and Storm Technologies

Innovation of the Year: Central Coop, GrowMore Recruitment, Rectec, Staffing Match and Zync.

People Awards

Leader of the Year (In-House): Olivia Brown, Head of Talent Acquisition at Octopus Energy, Sean Hynan, Head of Talent at Form3 and Tracy Climpson, Head of Recruitment and Employer Branding at Heron Foods

Leader of the Year (Agency): Kelly Cartwright, Owner at Core Recruiter Ltd, Natasha Makhijani, CEO at Oliver Sanderson, Nik Bulmer, Business Development Director at Oliver James, Nina Lockwood, Founder & Director at Intuitive, Rosanna Kierney, CEO & Founder at RecruitmentJunky, Ryan Adams, CEO at Signify Technology, Tricia Bullman, MD at Halecroft Recruitment and Yogita Tulsiani, Director & Co-Founder at iXceed Solutions

Rising Star of the Year: Azrael Netherton, Senior Internal Recruiter at Heron Foods, Chris King (they/she), Thunder & CEO at Lightning Travel Recruitment Ltd and Subhiksha Vishwanath, Talent and Learning Facilitator at Delve

Supplier Awards

Recruitment Partner of the Year: ERIC, Mocha Marketing, Odro, Rectec, The Land Collective CIC and TopScore Tech

In-House Awards

In-House Recruitment Team of the Year: Compare the Market, Heron Foods, Mencap, Meridian Business Support, NHS Property Services, Octopus Energy Group, Peak AI and Reckitt

Best Onboarding Initiative: Levin, Metro Bank and MyTutor

Best Early Careers Employer (Sponsored by TopScore): Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Storm Technologies and Umbilical Ltd

Agency Awards

Recruitment Agency of the Year: Edison Search, GrowMore Recruitment, Harrington Starr, Kenect Recruitment Ltd, Spinwell, SR2 Socially Responsible Recruitment Ltd and TalentBox

Best New Recruitment Agency: Above and Beyond Recruitment, Edison Search, Impel Talent Ltd, Lightning Travel Recruitment Ltd, OPRA Group Ltd, Oselo Recruitment Ltd, Red Diamond Recruitment, TalentBox and UMATR

Executive Recruitment Agency of the Year: Forsyth Barnes, Hayes & Partners, Intuitive, MM Search and Oliver Sanderson

Temporary Recruitment Agency of the Year: Core Recruiter Ltd, Honeycomb Jobs, Huntsman Recruitment Ltd, Meridian Business Support, Staffing Match and TFS Healthcare

Financial Services Recruitment Agency of the Year: Danos Associates Limited, DMJ Recruitment, Harrington Starr and OPRA Group Ltd

Technology Recruitment Agency of the Year: Edison Search, Forsyth Barnes, Orama Solutions, Source Group International, SR2 Socially Responsible Recruitment Ltd, UMATR, Umbilical Ltd, VIQU and Zync.

Public/Third Sector Recruitment Agency of the Year: Sanctuary Personnel, Spinwell and TFS Healthcare

British HR Awards 2022 Event Photos

Winners were revealed at a special celebration event in London on 11th November. Register your interest for the British Recruitment Awards 2023.

The British Recruitment Awards is powered by New Possible, a next-generation employee insight platform. New Possible helps leaders build healthier organisations by providing meaningful insight that can drive real change. Find out more about our mission or book a demo.

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