Excitement builds before tonight’s Recruiter Awards

The night before the Recruiter Awards has been likened to the night before Christmas by a former triple award winner.

Two years ago James Ballard, founder and partner of Annapurna, carried off the Recruiter Awards for Best Professional Services Recruitment Agency, Best Candidate Care and Recruitment Agency of the Year (Fewer than 100 Employees).

And ahead of tonight’s event, Ballard excitedly tweeted that the night before the Recruiter Awards is like “Christmas Eve for grown ups”, adding he was really looking forward to this year’s award ceremony, held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel in association with Anderson BPO.

But Ballard hasn’t been the only recruiter excitedly tweeting in the build-up in the final hours of what promises to be a memorable night – not least because German comedian Henning Wehn is taking charge of tonight’s proceedings.

Some of the tweets circulating include:

Michael Belzko‏ @DarwinIreland 
Looking forward to tomorrow! @RecruiterAwards We are up for Best International Rec. Company & Best IT/Tech Rec. Company @darwinrec

Randstad UK‏ @RandstadJobs 
The day is nearly here! We're so excited to attend the @RecruiterAwards tomorrow  #recruiterawards #recruitershortlist

Amanda Davies‏ @AmandaJDavies
This time tomorrow- off to the @RecruiterAwards good luck to all @ISVSoftwareLtd shortlisted customers!

Anthony Hudson‏ @anthhuds 
@RecruiterAwards looking forward to the awards tonight good luck to all 

Pertemps NG‏ @PertempsJobs 
Less than 24 hours to go for the @RecruiterAwards! Pertemps #ThamesWater has been shortlisted. We're excited for the big night!

Darwin Recruitment‏ @darwinrec 
The wait is nearly over - the @RecruiterAwards begins tomorrow evening. We are shortlisted for 2 awards; good luck to all!

Leon Howgill‏ @leondonhowgill 
@RecruiterAwards getting excited for tomorrow! Can't believe it's nearly there...#GotToBeInItToWinIt #TeamARM @ARMrecruitment

Kim MacNamara‏ @BakerBright_Kim
Good luck to all nominees tonight for the #RecruiterAwards @RecruiterMag #recruitershortlist #recruiterwinner

Richard Hooper‏ @RichardBalance 
Big week - heading to The Grosvenor for the @RecruiterAwards tomorrow as finalists for Micro Recruitment Agency o/t Year @BalanceRecruit

• If you’re unlucky enough not to be attending tonight’s awards, you can keep abreast of who won what and in which category by following @RecruiterAwards live tweets but also visit Recruiter.co.uk tomorrow and read the forthcoming June issue of Recruiter to get the full lowdown on tonight’s event. 

• Are you going along tonight? Let us know how you got on or what you thought of the event. Email us at recruiter.editorial@redactive.co.uk or tweet us below to tell us your thoughts. We will run comments online in a round-up at the end of the week.

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