Congratulations to all the winners of the Volcanic headline-sponsored Marketing & Digital Recruitment Awards 2018

Regional Agency

Partnered by: SourceBreaker

Finalists:

Bluetree Recruits
Brand Recruitment
Corecom Consulting
Creative Resource
Forward Role Recruitment
MRJ Recruitment
Proximity Recruitment

Winner: Forward Role

Excellent regional immersion, strong candidate and client understanding, and an exceptional CSR strategy helped made this agency stand out. A substantial entry also highlighted increased internal staff count, a structured client acquisition strategy and significant revenue gains.

Winner: Rullion

The judges felt the winner of this category presented an entry that clearly highlighted a well-researched problem with a clear and simple solution.   The strategy was comprehensively mapped-out and executed with definitive results.

Marketing Strategy

Partnered by: Itris

 

Finalists:

Camino Partners
Corecom Consulting
Creative Personnel
Enigma People Solutions
iSource Group
Montreal Associates
Rullion

Agency-Side Recruitment Team

Finalists:

Aspire
Clare Persey Recruitment
La Fosse Associates
Oakwell Hampton
Reuben Sinclair

Winner: Reuben Sinclair

Exceptional entries from all finalists made this a very challenging category to judge. Market understanding, strategic development, additional propositions and expansion helped marked the ultimate winner from the rest. Impressive figures, aided by agency-side revenue of over £1m from just eight agency-side recruiters, sealed the deal.

Winner: Creative Resource

A clearly defined business strategy, aligned to client and candidate needs, added to a rich understanding and involvement in the creative talent discipline. Effectiveness of a reengineered business programme was clear and evident.

Creative Specialist Team

Partnered by: Hinterview

Finalists:

Adrem Group (formerly Nurture Creatives)
Creative Resource

Digital Specialist Team

Partnered by: Wave

Finalists:

Applause IT
Aspire
Sanderson Recruitment

Winner: Sanderson

The judges were impressed with how the quantity of work undertaken is matched by the quality of recruitment processes. In addition, this organisation has modern-thinking at heart and whilst embracing its digital routes, also produces tangible results from offline engagement. CV-to-interview ratios are impressive.

Winner: Montreal

Highly Commended: La Fosse Associates

The winner of this category displayed clear evidence of strategic development, new market penetration, expert positioning and forging genuine engagement with clients and candidates. Figures were strong and well-presented. Niche market specialisation has clearly benefited this agency.

Technology & IT Specialist Team

Partnered by: Firefish

Finalists:

Corecom Consulting
Enigma People Solutions
iSource Group
La Fosse Associates
Montreal Associates
Searchability

Data & Analytics Specialist Team

Partnered by: Innovantage

Finalists:

Datatech
Direct Recruitment
Harnham Group
IntaPeople

Winner: Harnham

A clear and concise entry, highlighting phenomenal growth, overachieving business targets as well as measuring employee and customer satisfaction. Care, time and effort was as evident in the awards submission as the daily process this agency works towards.

Winner: VMA Group

Improved efficiencies in candidate care, jobseeker empathy and placement success, aligned with enhanced client understanding for a more meaningful, effective, hiring partnership highlighted this agency as a worthy winner in this category.

Marketing & Comms Specialist Team

Partnered by: CandidateID

Finalists:

Aspire
Brand Recruitment
VMA Group

Candidate Experience

Partnered by: 4MAT

4mat 150 X 80

Finalists:

Aspire
Brand Recruitment
Forward Role Recruitment
JGA Marketing Recruitment
La Fosse Associates
Montreal Associates
Searchability

Winner: La Fosse Associates

A fantastic submission highlighted active initiatives for driving service aimed at improving the candidate experience.  Response targets, surveys, referral pushes, and measurement goals all help form a robust and candidate-driven strategy.

Winner: Forward Role

Significant growth and repeat business underpin a clearly-defined client experience, with a focus on using innovative technologies to improve engagement, adding extra value with a dynamic salary survey tool, networking and start-up support.

Client Service

Partnered by:  CloudCall

Finalists:

Aspire
Brand Recruitment
Digital People Recruitment
Forward Role Recruitment
JGA Marketing Recruitment
Oakwell Hampton
Reuben Sinclair
Talentful

Niche Sector Agency

Partnered by: Idibu

Finalists:

Camino Partners
Clare Persey Recruitment
Digital People Recruitment
Enigma People Solutions
Harnham Group
Montreal Associates
Pentasia

Winner: Pentasia

Highly Commended: Digital People

The judges were overwhelmed by the overall quality of entries for this category, taking much time to deliberate the winner.  In a close call, success down to most definitively fulfilling the criteria of delivering a recruitment strategy loaded with evidence of effectiveness in improved efficiencies in the recruitment process.

Winner: Monday at Nine

With a significantly high percentage of repeat business revenue and a CV-to-interview execution rate of more than three quarters, the winner of this category has set its stall out from the off.  A fill-rate of 60% for multi-agency vacancies and 100% for exclusive engagements, was viewed by the judges as exceptional.

Newcomer

Partnered by: i-Consult

Finalists: 

Adrem Group (formerly Nurture Creatives)
DotThree Search
Monday at Nine

SME Recruitment Agency

Partnered by: Broadbean

Finalists:

Brand Recruitment
Creative Personnel
Give A Grad A Go
Instinct Resourcing
iSource Group
Oakwell Hampton
PIE Recruitment
Reuben Sinclair

Winner: Reuben Sinclair

Impressive figures, brilliant industry understanding, and candidate and client empathy have helped develop this agency into a genuine player within contemporary account development and initiative-building.  This agency displayed a clearly defined business strategy, aligned to business needs.

Winner: Forward Role

The winner of this category most clearly highlighted a comprehensive and fully immersive market understanding, coupled with development across key business components.  Candidate and client experience are fantastic; talent development and CSR exceptional; and financials and performance impressive.

Large Recruitment Agency

Partnered by: Cube19

Finalists:

Aspire
Forward Role Recruitment
Rullion
Talentful

Freelance Recruitment Team

Partnered by: Brookson

Finalists:

Montreal Associates
Profiles Creative

Winner: Profiles Creative

A comprehensive and fully immersive market understanding, coupled with an effective, time-efficient, service regarding candidate placements, highlights outstanding candidate care, leading to a positive, effective, freelancer recruitment experience.

Winner: BPS

Perhaps the toughest category of all to judge, Best Recruitment Website fuses functionality with aesthetics and results.  The winner was the company whose entry best highlighted visual appeal, user engagement, company profile, technical quality and overall application and employer process.

Recruitment Website

Partnered by: JXT

jxt 150 x 80

Finalists:

BPS World
Camino Partners
Creative Personnel
JGA Marketing Recruitment
MRL Consulting
Searchability
SEC Recruitment

Marketing Star of the Year

Partnered by: Barclay Jones

Barclay Jones 150 x 80

Finalists:

Jack Dixon – Camino Partners
Sarah Cowman – Corecom Consulting
Faye Lewis – Montreal Associates
Sophie Hopley – Searchability

Winner: Sophie Hopley, Searchability

Demonstrating innovative approaches to digital and traditional marketing, whilst delivering focussed traditional marketing campaigns, the winner of this category helped generate relevant and convertible leads for their recruiters and provided loads of stats to demonstrate ROI on a specific campaign.

Winner: Katrina Conroy, Instinct

With an entry supported by loads of tangible and relevant data, the winner of this category showcased a massive change in personal direction over a very short period.  Aside from fantastic billing figures and grand trajectory, this person is hard-working, passionate and an infectious character amongst the team and the candidates and clients they represent.

Recruitment Consultant of the Year

Partnered by: Intro Protect

Finalists:

Ben Phillips – Brand Recruitment
Callum Stevenson – Reuben Sinclair
Cathy Taylor – Morgan McKinley
Gabbi Trotter – Searchability
Isabel Brehcist – Give A Grad A Go
James Hodges – Simply Commerce
Katrina Conroy – Instinct
Sam Potter – La Fosse
Samir Prince – Forsyth Barnes
Sarah Rhodes – Brand Recruitment

Recruitment Boss of the Year

Partnered by: Jobadder

Finalists:

Emma Greaves – Morgan McKinley
Jonathan Sanderson – Corecom Consulting
Rohan Shah – Reuben Sinclair
Roheel Ahmad – Forsyth Barnes
Simon La Fosse – La Fosse
Will Gardner – PIE

Winner: Rohan Shah, Reuben Sinclair

Highly Commended: Roheel Ahmad, Forsyth Barnes

The judges were blown-away by the quality of the entries for this category. The winning entry displayed fantastic detail, clarity of vision, challenges and action plans to overcome success – transforming their business from contingent-only to selling wider-range solutions.  A superb focus on building industry partnerships highlights the understanding required to meet business and operational needs.

Winner: Forward Role

The winner of the prestigious Agency of the Year category is a business that has displayed overall brilliance across the past twelve months.  From candidate care to client development; improved processes, financials, placements and customer retentions; external branding, marketing, initiatives, investment in tech and people; CSR campaigns and giving back…

Agency of the Year

Partnered by: Volcanic

Finalists:

Aspire
Forward Role Recruitment
Rullion
Talentful

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