Recruitment world shows off its talent at Recruiter Awards

The world of recruitment was given a boost as around 1,000 recruiters and guests gathered in London’s Mayfair to celebrate “everything that is good in the whole industry”, to quote Jon Hull, head of resourcing at Carillion.

Winners of 32 Recruiter Awards, in association with Anderson BPO, included the inaugural Impact Award, which was voted by the judges and awarded to Rosaleen Blair, CEO of Alexander Mann Solutions. 

German comedian Henning Wehn hosted the event and entertained the audience with his Teutonic sense of humour, proudly announcing that he was even “praised” in some parts of the UK as being a Cockney. He kept the proceedings on track, as the winners came to the stage in swift succession to collect their awards.

Recruiter managed to have a word with a few of the winners straight after picking up their awards.

Sanctuary Personnel’s 2017 Recruiter Award win for Best Public/Third Sector Recruitment Agency reflects the increasing importance of being a specialist provider of services, according to the agency’s marketing director Andrew Pirie.

It wasn’t the only award Pirie would pick up at last night’s spectacular ceremony, however, with Sanctuary also winning in the Best Client Service and Best Temporary Recruitment Agency categories. For a full list of winners, click here.

To hear what Pirie had to say following Sanctuary’s first win of the night, as well as hearing from a selection of other award winners. It’s worth watching the whole of the video as the last interviewees were perhaps the most ecstatic winners of the night!

• Did you go to the Awards last night? Tell us about your experiences! Email us at or tweet us below to tell us your thoughts. We will run comments online in a round-up at the end of the week.

Email story to a friend

Final call for entries to this year’s Recruiter Awards – don’t miss out!

Tomorrow (19 January) is the final day for entries into this year’s Recruiter Awards, held in association with Flexr.

18 January 2018

Recruiting the right talent is key for Award winners

Investing in recruiting the right people, getting the culture right and giving consultants the right environment to succeed lay behind Amoria Bond’s multiple award win at Recruiter’s Investing in Talent Awards 2017.

5 October 2017

Introducing the Investing in Talent Awards winners

Goodman Masson and Amoria Bond were among the multiple-award winners yesterday at Recruiter's fourth annual Investing in Talent Awards.

5 October 2017

Countdown to Recruiter’s Investing in Talent Awards

Excitement is building ahead of Recruiter’s Investing in Talent Awards 2017, which will be held at The Brewery in the City of London later today.

4 October 2017