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Harrington Starr win a record four gongs at the Global Recruiter Awards

Author: Scott Richardson

Published date: 2018/07


The Global Recruiter Awards recently took place at Café de Paris with Harrington Starr scooping a record four gongs and another highly commended recognition. Nominated for seven awards, the evening saw the Fintech Recruitment specialists dominate the stage, with no company in the ten-year history of the event having ever won more awards in one night.

Winning Best Candidate Attraction through Social Media; Best Client Service; Best Small Recruitment Business; and Best Specialist Recruitment Business; the company were absolutely delighted. Group CEO, Toby Babb, said “we were thrilled to win and to pick up four awards was beyond all of our expectations on the evening. We have spoken, for a few years now, about wanting to enter awards and to be recognised by the industry at such a prestigious event like this is a huge honour. There are over 35,000 recruitment companies and to be recognised at this level is testament to the hard work and dedication shown by all of our amazing team.”

The categories won were also of significance to Babb, who continued, “we have worked tirelessly to provide an outstanding service for our customers, to be seen as a stand out employer brand, to show real innovation in candidate attraction and to truly specialise in a niche. To stand out in all of these areas is extremely exciting. The team has worked incessantly to create a special business and it was an emotional night to be on stage so often to be recognised in all of these areas.”

As the team celebrated long into the night, the next stages of growth were already in action. Managing Director Nadia Edwards-Dashti said “to win was hugely inspirational for all of us but we feel there is so much more to do. We are already thinking about how we can improve and do even better next year. This recognition is awesome, and we are tremendously proud, but the real work is still to be done. We can’t wait to be back to see if we can go one step further.”

James Hounslow, another co-founder and MD, added “to be recognised at events like these is a huge plus. We are an ambitious business, committed to trying to become the best in the World at what we do. We have huge growth plans on a global scale and to be able to verify what we are achieving with awards like these help us attract and engage the best recruiters in the industry. It’s been a brilliant night.”

Here is what the judges had to say:

Judges’ comments - Winner of Best Candidate Attraction through Social Media:

“This company delivered a well-researched online initiative, specifically targeted for the talent they needed and using a wide variety of media to do so. Having delivered clear and valuable results.”

Best Client Service:

“The Winner impressed the judges with an unparalleled service offering for customers. One of the judges noted the company had a clear commitment to maintaining an embedded presence within the sector they serve which ensured they can attract the best quality candidates in the market, and in turn deliver an exceptional level of client service.”

Best Small Recruitment Business:

“The Winner delivered what one judge called an ‘exceptional’ entry. This company has taken a fresh new approach to the business of recruitment, but combined that with some clear investment in its people. The result is a business that is set for more great things in the future.”

Best Specialist Recruitment Business:

“Despite the high number of entries in this category, this company stood out from the rest as a business dedicated to providing outstanding customer service, with a specific project team focused on every aspect of customer interaction. Great networking skills and excellent marketing has secured impressive financial growth and recognition from leading companies in the tech space.“

Highly Commended in Best Employer Brand:

“First highly commended, this entry caused one judge to comment: “This isn’t a recruitment company with a strong brand, but more a very strong brand that happens to be excellent at recruitment.”


Additionally, Harrington Starr have now picked up awards at the Recruiter Awards, LinkedIn’s most socially engaged staffing companies and CIO Bulletin magazine. With an increasingly successful profile, the company has swelled headcount with 22 hires in recent months. Over 20 open positions exist in Harrington Starr, North Starr (their sister company) and in the New York and San Francisco offices. If you are looking to join a multi-award-winning business that can help fast track your career, please get in touch.