2nd October 2023

British Recruitment Awards 2023: Finalists Announced

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With over 225 entries received from organisations across the UK, competition to be named a Finalist proved to be very tough. But today, the British Recruitment Awards Judging panel is proud to reveal its 2023 Finalists!

Powered by 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 pioneers 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 8th November at Salsa! Temple, London. Click here to reserve your place.

Nate Harwood, Founder of New Possible and British Recruitment Awards judge said: "This year we saw a 40% increase in the number of organisations taking part, making judging both a challenge and a huge privilege. Congratulations to all the Finalists who have demonstrated the passion, commitment, and talent at the heart of British recruitment.”

A huge thanks to the British Recruitment Awards 2023 all-star judging panel for reviewing the entries and sharing their expertise:

  • Yasar Ahmad, Global VP of Talent, HelloFresh
  • Sophie Clifford, Global TA Operations and Employer Brand Lead, Vodafone
  • Liz Dowling, Chief People Officer, VIOOH
  • Simon Gomez, Head of Talent Acquisition & Employer Brand, Wagamama
  • Louise Gregory, Head of Global Talent Acquisition, Anglo American
  • Sharlene John, Head of Recruitment, Selfridges
  • Alasdair McDonald, Director of Talent Acquisition EMEA, The Walt Disney Company
  • Ben Murphy-Ryan, Sr Director, Talent Acquisition EMEA & LATAM, LinkedIn
  • Prof Emma Parry, Head of Changing World of Work Group, Cranfield School of Management
  • Jaymini Patel, Head of Talent Partnering UK/I, Unilever
  • Richard Waite, People & Culture Director, Grant Thornton
  • Nate Harwood, Founder, New Possible

And so, without any further ado, the British Recruitment Awards 2023 Finalists are:

British Recruitment Awards Logo

Overall Awards

Candidate Experience of the Year: Caring Homes Group / K.A.G. Recruitment Consultancy / New Star Care Limited / Wiltshire Council

Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year: Brooklands College / City Century / GXO Logistics / Morgan Hunt / NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit / Reuben Sinclair / Robert Walters / TRIA Recruitment / Zero Gravity & HSBC

Talent Acquisition Strategy of the Year: CPM UK / Finastra / GrowMore Recruitment / Heron Foods / Mount Anvil / Pax8 / Plentific / Seven Resourcing / VIOOH / Webhelp

Recruitment Campaign of the Year: Accenture / City Century / GrowMore Recruitment / NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit / Reckitt / The WeComm Group / Wiltshire Council

Innovation of the Year: Fountain / inploi / NHS (UHS Southampton) & Talk'n'Job / Oliver Sanderson Group Plc / PEI Group / TechNET IT Recruitment

People Awards

Leader of the Year (In-House): Catherine Martin, Head of Recruitment at Caring Homes Group / Chieu Cao, CEO and Founder at Mintago / Fiona Lauder, Group Recruitment and Retention Manager at Home Instead / Joan Moore, Head of Early Talent Recruitment at Accenture / Lucy Jones, Recruitment Manager at Chancellors / Nik Bulmer, Client Engagement Director at Brighter Consultancy / Roisinn Golder, Head of Talent and People at Firstsource Solutions Ltd / Tracy Climpson, Head of Talent Acquisition and Recruitment Marketing at Heron Foods / Yara Burgan, CEO at Elevatus

Rising Star of the Year (In-House): Ed Cherry, Talent Acquisition Advisor at GXO Logistics / Rachele Carraro, Marketing Manager at Mintago / Rebecca Lester, P&D Business Partner at Mollie's Motels Limited / Sean Simara, Careers Marketing Executive at British Horseracing Authority / Sophie Armstrong, Talent Acquisition Recruiter at Heron Foods / Tom Ratcliffe, Talent Acquisition Sourcer at VIOOH

Leader of the Year (Agency): Alex Dick, Founder at Alexander Lyons Solutions / Alison Humphries, Managing Director at Pro-Recruitment Group / Heidi Omar, Managing Director at Artisan People Group / Helen Archer-Lock, Managing Director of Recruitment and Executive Director at Commercial Services Group / Kyra Cordrey, Head of Page Consulting at PageGroup / Morgan Richardson, Head of Early Talent Recruitment at Multiverse / Natasha Makhijani, CEO at Oliver Sanderson Group Plc / Tatiana Melnichuk, CEO and Founder at Lucky Hunter

Rising Star of the Year (Agency): Breeze Brearley​​​​, Delivery Consultant at Whitehall Resources / Charlotte Battersby, Business Manager - Performance Marketing at Forward Role / Ijeoma Erengwa, Associate Director at Reuben Sinclair / Jenna Johnson, Consultant at Pro-Recruitment Group / Kate Gerald, CEO at K.A.G. Recruitment Consultancy / Luke Quigley, Recruitment Consultant at Standby Healthcare / Matthew Hill, Recruitment Consultant at VIQU / Stephanie Eastlake, Senior Recruitment Consultant at Standby Healthcare

Supplier Awards

Technology Partner of the Year: Fountain / inploi / RideTandem / Talk'n'Job / TopScore Tech

In-House Awards

In-House Recruitment Team of the Year (Sponsored by Totaljobs): Compare the Market / Heron Foods / Home Instead / Mollie's Motels Limited / Octopus Energy Group / Plentific / Poundland / SCC / Wiltshire Council

Onboarding Initiative of the Year: Brooklands College / C&C Search / Caring Homes Group / Reckitt

Early Careers Employer of the Year: Accenture / Coca-Cola Europacific Partners / GXO Logistics / Seven Resourcing

Agency Awards

Best Place to Work in Recruitment: Ambitions Personnel / Astute Technical Recruitment / Edison Smart / Forward Role / Kenect Recruitment / Lucky Hunter / Morgan Hunt / New Star Care Limited / Pro-Recruitment Group / Talen7 Workforce

Agency Recruitment Team of the Year (<50 employees): Advance TRS / Alexander Lyons Solutions / Amicus / ARTO Recruitment / C&C Search / Reuben Sinclair / tml Partners / Torque Consulting / waitingstafflondon / Xander Hospitality

Agency Recruitment Team of the Year (>50 employees): Kenect Recruitment / Lucky Hunter / Metric Search / Robert Walters / Signify Technology

Best New Recruitment Agency of the Year: Areti Group / ARTO Recruitment / Gibson Watts / The WeComm Group / Venture Search / Verto People / Xander Hospitality

Executive Recruitment Agency of the Year: Gibson Watts / Oliver Sanderson Group Plc / tml Partners

Temporary Recruitment Agency of the Year: Artisan People Group / Huntsman Recruitment Ltd / Phoenix Collaborative Care Ltd / Standby Healthcare / TFS Healthcare

Financial Services Recruitment Agency of the Year: Cogito / Morgan Mckinley / Pro-Recruitment Group

Technology Recruitment Agency of the Year: Amicus / Areti Group / Conexus DX / Edison Smart / Lucky Hunter / TechNET IT Recruitment / TRIA Recruitment / Xcede

Public/Third Sector Recruitment Agency of the Year: Commercial Services Group Recruitment Division / Morgan Hunt / TFS Healthcare

Engineering Recruitment Agency of the Year: Advance TRS / Astute Technical Recruitment / Cogito / EarthStream / Torque Consulting / Verto People

British Recruitment Awards 2023 Collage

Totaljobs - British Recruitment Awards 2023 Sponsors

Winners will be announced at Salsa! Temple, London on Wednesday 8th November. This ceremony will include knowledge sharing, vibrant food and drink, plenty of fun and of course just a few awards! Reserve your tickets and keep updated by following us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

The British Recruitment Awards is powered by New Possible, an employee insight platform that’s committed to your success. 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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