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CV-Library Named ‘Best Generalist Job Board’ and ‘Best Small Employer’


CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, won big at last night’s National Online Recruitment Awards 2016, being named both ‘Best Generalist Job Board’ and ‘Best Small Employer’. These accolades celebrate the continual growth and success of the business as well as the organisation’s dedication not only to its clients and candidates, but also to its incredible workforce, who help drive the business forward.

The award for ‘Best Generalist Job Board’, which was sponsored by Actonomy, recognises CV-Library as the largest and most popular recruitment site in the UK, as well as highlighting the commitment made by the job board to continuous development. This is the second year running that the business has received this title, beating some of its major competitors, including Reed, Monster and Glassdoor.

The job board was also named ‘Best Small Employer’ an award which recognises employers with up to 500 members of staff, whom often face unique challenges when it comes to recruiting the top talent. The job site, which now employs 170 people, consistently goes above and beyond to ensure it not only provides candidates and clients with the best possible service, but also facilitates exciting and rewarding career paths for its workforce.

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, comments:

“It’s an absolute honour to be named as the ‘Best Generalist Job Board’ in the UK for the second time. We are continuously investing in the business to make sure that our candidates and clients have a simple, smooth and enjoyable experience, and it’s great to see our hard work is paying off. And, the fact that we received not one, but two awards last night, being named ‘Best Small Employer’ too, is testament to our fantastic workforce, who we are continually investing in to ensure that the business continues to be innovative and that we can offer the best possible service to our candidates and clients. Every single member of staff that we employ contributes significantly to the business, and is helping us on our business journey. We are proud of our growth and achievements thus far, and we’ll continue to work hard to keep the company moving forward.”

The NORA Awards acknowledge and celebrate excellence in online recruitment practice, highlighting those who have truly broken through the field to provide candidates with a positive job hunting experience. To find out more, see

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CV-Library is one of the UK’s largest online job sites, with the UK’s biggest database of over 12m CVs. The company was founded in 2000 as a response to Lee’s identification of a market niche. As a young carpet fitter at the time struggling to find work, Lee saw a need for an easy-to-use job board benefiting both job hunters and recruiters. With a £9k loan and help from a web developer, the CV-Library website was built. Lee’s raw passion and hands-on marketing strategies lifted the business off the ground and it is this that continues to push his company to new heights.

The business is now one of the fastest growing websites in the country. The team is expanding rapidly, now employing over 200 staff. It has also launched sister website, Resume Library, in the US, where the company is set to expand and take the brand global over the coming years. Lee puts the reason for his success down to working incredibly hard, loving what he does and a strong desire to make the business the best it can be.

Lee has received over 50 awards and accolades to date and was last year recognised as Entrepreneur of the Year. In April 2015 CV-Library was also ranked as number 49 in the Sunday Times Profit Track 100.


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