Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of the UK’s leading independent job site, CV-Library, has been named a regional finalist in the running for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Now celebrating its 30th year, the EY awards programme recognises entrepreneurs around the world who demonstrate business excellence and extraordinary success.
Biggins has always been an independent thinker, demonstrating an entrepreneurial spirit from a young age and launching CV-Library as a response to his own frustrating job search experience. Now the sole owner of the UK’s leading independent job site, which holds the largest CV database in the country with over 10 million CVs, Biggins continues to harness his entrepreneurial spirit by consistently growing and expanding the business.
The first of its kind, CV-Library is a platform that connects the UK’s leading recruiters and employers with the biggest pool of talented candidates in the nation. The company implements the most innovative approaches to ensure that both candidates and recruiters can adopt new technologies, from developing the industry’s first mobile app to integrating social media into the recruitment process.
Today the business is experiencing a period of rapid growth, having opened two regional offices in the first four months of 2016, with a third to follow in the summer. The nomination is a nod to what has been a very successful year for CV-Library, which has reported a record number of web traffic, job applications and job vacancies on the website in 2016 alone.
“It’s extremely humbling to be named a finalist alongside such a prestigious list of entrepreneurs, but all of my achievements should be attributed to the team behind CV-Library who have helped me grow the business into the success it is today. CV-Library was launched at a pivotal moment in the industry and the team truly pioneered internet recruitment, creating the first-ever online platform that connected job hunters and recruiters. It’s this innovation that carries through to everything we do at CV-Library, and it empowers the business to continue advancing the recruitment process, giving our candidates the best possible job search experience, and providing our clients with a seamless recruitment tool.”
This is the second nomination for Lee Biggins, who was named a regional finalist for EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2014.
Learn more about CV-Library at www.cv-library.co.uk
Learn more about EY Entrepreneur of the Year at http://www.ey.com/UK/en/About-us/Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneur-Of-The-Year