Recruitment firms win prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

Three recruitment firms are among the 205 winners of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in 2021, joining a wide variety of companies, including truffle hunters, a ‘cutting tools and hole-cutting solutions’ organisation, a digital ski coach and a sex toy maker in being selected for the prestigious business honour.

This year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are given for outstanding achievement in: innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity (through social mobility).

All three recruiters winning the accolade were recognised for achievements in international trade. They are:

  • Concilium Search, London – Recruitment for executive and interim contracts across life sciences, industrials, IT and management consulting
  • Interfacio, Kingston-upon-Thames – Recruitment and executive search and placing domain expert commercial or technology talent in the entertainment technology sector
  • LA International Computer Consultants, Stoke-on-Trent – Recruitment, resourcing and project solutions across IT and project/programme management.

The 18 winners of the Promoting Opportunity through Social Mobility category include some that focus on helping homeless, low-income, refugees and other disadvantaged individuals into work.

Now in their 55th year, the awards were created following the recommendation of a committee chaired by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 1965. The first awards, originally known as the Queen’s Awards to Industry, were made the following year.