One of the blue ribbon gala events of the recruitment industry calendar took place recently with Harrington Starr shortlisted for three gongs at the Grosvenor House Hotel.
With over 32,000 recruitment companies in the UK to have been shortlisted in three categories was a major achievement. We were hugely proud to have made the list for Recruitment Agency of the Year, Best Banking & Finance Agency and Recruitment Agency Leader of the Year.
Whilst narrowly pipped to the post in two, we were delighted to see Harrington Starr CEO, Toby Babb, announced as the Recruitment Agency Leader of the Year. In summing up, the judges commented:
“What impressed us most were his engaging communication style, his passionate commitment to raising standards in recruitment, his personal commitment to advancing the skills of his team of recruiters, and his compelling vision not just for his business but for his clients and candidates, too”
Toby has been campaigning for many years to improve the standards and reputation of the recruitment sector and was thrilled to be announced as the winner. He commented “this has been a huge surprise and a massive honour. The quality and achievements of the others who were shortlisted is incredible and to be recognised alongside these peers is something that I am incredibly proud of.”
Babb continued “it is especially pleasing to see that the judges recognised the commitment to raising standards in the industry. I am hugely passionate about the value that the sector brings and the quality and professionalism that we should be known for. Recruiter 360 TV has been developed to help increase the standards and awareness of the recruitment industry and I love seeing the old reputation slowly change.”
“I would also like to say that this award is only possible because of the incredible support of the Harrington Starr team. From our exceptional leadership group, to the passionate, dedicated and enthusiastic sales team and our incredible back office unit. It is an absolute pleasure to work with all of them and this award is testament to their outstanding work.”
Harrington Starr has also been shortlisted for seven awards at the Global Recruiter Awards on June 21st, ranked 12thof 60,000 plus companies on LinkedIn’s most socially engaged agencies, and was named one of the 30 Most Innovative Companies of 2017 by CIO Bulletin Magazine. Watch this space for more announcements soon.
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