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IRP Awards 2016 Recognise and Reward Excellence in Recruitment


In a ceremony hosted this evening by Sky News presenter Dermot Murnaghan at Westminster’s Park Plaza Hotel, the REC’s Institute of Recruitment Professional (IRP) Awards celebrated all things great about recruitment, with agencies and individuals being recognised by the industry’s professional body.

Now in their eight year, the annual IRP Awards aims to raise awareness of recruitment excellence, with companies and individuals being celebrated as the best of the best and rewarded for setting the bar for all recruitment professionals to aspire to.

Kevin Green, Chief Executive of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, said:

“Tonight’s winners deserve a huge amount of credit and can be held up as the leading lights within recruitment. We know that recruiters transform lives, and the companies and individuals showcased this year demonstrate the full value that our industry delivers every day.

“Every year the calibre of entries to the IRP Awards gets better and better. All of those shortlisted should be proud of their work. This helps the REC promote standards and professionalism in recruitment to employers, stakeholders and policy makers.”

The 2016 IRP Award winners are:

Recruiter of the Year: Andy Cox, Rethink Group

Lifetime Achievement Award: Julia Robertson, Impellam Group plc


  • Best Newcomer of the Year: Laura Garratt, Chefs Jobs UK
  • Permanent Consultant of the Year: Andy Cox, Rethink Group
  • Temporary Consultant of the Year: Adam Razzell, Advanced Resource Managers
  • Business Manager of the Year: Cheryll Breed, ID Medical Group
  • Business Leader of the Year: Deenu Patel, ID Medical Group
  • Best Candidate Experience: Susannah Lawson, Chefs Jobs UK
  • Recruitment Apprentice of the Year: Bradley Carton, BPS World


  • Advocate Company of the Year: Serocor Group
  • Best Corporate & Social Responsibility Practitioners: Gi Group
  • Best Back-Office Support Team: Liquid Personnel Ltd
  • Best People Development Business: Liquid Personnel Ltd
  • Best Recruitment Campaign: Pertemps Network Group
  • Best Company to Work for (up to 20 employees): Think Global Recruitment
  • Best Company to Work for (up to 50 employees): Carrington West
  • Best Company to Work for (up to 150 employees): Amoria Bond Ltd
  • Best Company to Work for (up to 250 employees): New Directions Holdings
  • Best Company to Work for (more than 250 employees): Phaidon International


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