Shortlist for REC Awards

Congratulations to those who've made the shortlist for the REC Awards 2023!

You will be joining us to celebrate some of the best in the UK’s recruitment industry. It will be a night to remember, so book your tables now and invite your colleagues to come along for an evening of excellence.


Best Newcomer in Temporary Recruitment 

Alicia Annett, Enhance Catering

Liam Shea, Carrington West

Best Newcomer in Permanent Recruitment

Harry Cook, Eurobase

Paula Leahy, Collins King & Associates (part of The Evolve Group)

Ellie Lofting, Rafferty Resourcing

Rhianna Patmore, Inspired Selection

Temporary Recruiter of the Year

Jeffrey Barr, Yolk Recruitment

Cameron De Wit, Carrington West

Hannah Fitzsimons, Staffline

Glenn Murray, Tripod Partners Ltd

Paul Matthews, 4myschools

Niall McKenna, Staffline

Ben Rose, Carrington West

Nik Shah, Tile Hill

Peter Spicer, Evolve Hospitality

Permanent Recruiter of the Year

Helen Anderson, Tile Hill

Jess Bray, Castle Employment Group

Sarah Edge, Search Consultancy

Olivia Hands, urban (part of the STR Group)

Jack James, Carrington West

Dan Mason, Yolk Recruitment

Jodie Rafferty, Rafferty Resourcing Ltd

Ella Smith, Castle Employment Group

Daniel Thompson, Acorn by Synergie

Charlie Weeks, Carrington West

Candidate Experience of the Year

Chris Barrow, Tile Hill

Helen Darling, 4myschools

Jodie Rafferty, Rafferty Resourcing Ltd

Vitor Rosado, Sanctuary Personnel

Business Leader of the Year (turnover up to £5m)

Helen Darling, 4myschools

Katie Drummond, Syme Drummond

Martyn Hurricks, Talent Locker Ltd

Mahesh Jain, Hirexa Solutions UK Limited

Nik Pratap, Pratap Partnership

Jodie Rafferty, Rafferty Resourcing Ltd

Steve Randall, T2M Resourcing

Louise Scott, Castle Employment Group

Business Leader of the Year (turnover over £5m)

Hannah Ahmed, Hanson Grey

Sally Churm, Tudor Employment Agency Ltd

Neil Gregory, City Calling

Nikola Kelly, Be-IT

Mark Neilson, Aligra

Craig Phillips, Recruitment Ventures Limited

Lisa Thurkettle, Pertemps

Sadie Weston, Employ Recruitment

Agency Star of the Year 

Abigail Barclay, Inspired Search & Selection

Morelle Chodosh, Pioneer Selection Ltd

Jessica Harmer, Yolk Recruitment

Chris Hodgson, Aligra

Ed Lee, Evolve Hospitality


Shared Services Team of the Year

Charles Hunter Associates

Kenect Recruitment

Meriden Media

Reeson Education

Teaching Personnel

The Evolve Group

Recruitment Team of the Year

Acorn By Synergie

Carrington West

Holistic Recruiters Ltd

Kenect Recruitment

Opus Teach

Osborne Thomas Limited

Sammons Recruitment Group

Seven Resourcing


West Midlands Employers

Community Impact of the Year



Morson Group


Diversity Initiative of the Year

Adecco UK Limited


Pertemps Network Group


Randstad UK


The Return Hub Limited

TPP Recruitment Ltd

People Development Business of the Year

Carrington West

Kenect Recruitment

Syme Drummond

Demonstrating High Standards in Recruitment Award

Employ Recruitment

Hirexa Solutions UK Limited

Kenect Recruitment

Paul Harper Search

Reeson Education

Syme Drummond

Client Transformation delivered through outstanding Recruitment Services Award

Alliance Consulting Group Ltd

ID Medical

Jobs Go Public

Pioneer Selection Ltd

Teaching Personnel

The Return Hub Ltd


Start Up of the Year


Enhanced Healthcare

Kenect Recruitment - Belfast Franchise

Placement Staffing Group Limited

SHR Group

Trust Education

X2 Recruit Ltd

Best Company to work for (up to 20 employees)


City Calling

DMOS People (DM Recruitment)

Harmony at Home Limited

Osborne Thomas Limited

Pratap Partnership

Syme Drummond

The Crowd

Zest Education

Best Company to work for (up to 50 employees)


Ashdown Group


Castle Employment Group

Charles Hunter Associates


Sky Recruitment Solutions

Tile Hill


Yolk Recruitment

Best Company to work for (over 50 employees)

Carrington West

Harvey Nash

ID Medical

Kenect Recruitment


Teaching Personnel

The Evolve Group