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Ann Swain Scoops Top Leadership Award

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Ann Swain, Chief Executive of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), has been honoured at the 2018 Association Excellence Awards, picking up the gong for ‘Best Leadership of an Association’ at this year’s ceremony.

Founded in 2014, the awards recognise the hard-won achievements of UK trade bodies, professional membership organisations and associations. Bringing together an outstanding panel of judges, representing associations from every sector, they recognise individuals, teams and initiatives and highlight excellence in how trade bodies operate and serve their members.

The win is the latest in a string of accolades that Ann has received in recent months: she took home the ‘Group Leadership’ trophy at this year’s Trade Association Forum Awards and has recently been ranked by SIA in both its ‘Europe 100’ and ‘Global Power 50’ lists of the most influential individuals in recruitment.

Judges awarded the prize after considering Ann’s nomination, which highlighted her ‘hands on, high touch and 100% visible’ approach and positioned her as ‘One of the most respected voices in the professional staffing industry: a powerhouse and innovator with extraordinary energy.’

Responding to the win, Ann Swain, Chief Executive of APSCo commented:

“To win this award is both humbling and a genuine honour. I’m incredibly proud that what my team and I have achieved on behalf of our members has been recognised and celebrated in this way. The last 12 months has been a phenomenally successful period for APSCo: with membership growth, further international expansion and significant lobbying wins all helping to cement our position as the only global trade association devoted solely to professional recruitment.