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APSCo Awards for Excellence 2018 shortlist announced

After much anticipation, the shortlist for the 2018 Association of Professional Staffing Companies APSCo Awards for Excellence - sponsored by NatWest and 6CATS International - has been unveiled. These coveted annual awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements in the professional recruitment sector.

The shortlisted companies will be invited to attend a Q & A session with APSCo’s panel of independent judges in mid-September and winners are to be announced at an invitation-only dinner on the 16th of October 2018.

Commenting on the announcement, Ann Swain, APSCo Chief Executive said;

“These awards have long been recognised as the most prestigious accolade in professional recruitment and are a unique indicator of standards throughout the sector. Once again, the judges were impressed by both the volume and quality of entries which they had the pleasure of reviewing this year. As is often the case, deciding on a shortlist was no mean feat, and we anticipate that choosing the winners following the panel interviews will be equally as challenging.”

“We at APSCo are immensely proud of the examples of excellence that our shortlisted companies shared, each one truly embodies the ethos of APSCo and I’d like to extend our congratulations to them all.”

This year, financial bandings across the ‘Recruitment Company of the Year’ categories have been amended to enable small and medium sized businesses to compete alongside other firms with which they are more closely matched. To achieve this, the ‘Under £5m turnover’ and ‘£5m to £50m turnover’ categories have been replaced with three others: ‘Under £3m turnover’, ‘£3m to £10m turnover’ and ‘£11m - £50m turnover’. The ‘Over £50m turnover’ category remains unchanged.

The following companies have been shortlisted:

Recruitment Company of the Year under £3m T/O
Revoco Ltd
The Green Recruitment Company
Boden Resource Limited

Recruitment Company of the Year £3-£10m T/O
VIQU
Broadgate Search Limited

Recruitment Company of the Year £10-£50m T/O
ProClinical
Harnham Group Ltd
Cobalt Recruitment

Recruitment Company of the Year over £50m T/O
Oliver James Associates
NES Global Talent
Amoria Bond
Sopra Steria Recruitment

Recruitment Company with the most Sustainable Growth
ProClinical
Cobalt Recruitment
Harnham Group Ltd

International Recruitment Company of the Year
Nicoll Curtin Limited
The Green Recruitment Company
Cobalt Recruitment

RPO/MSP of the Year
Guidant Group
Sopra Steria Recruitment

CSR Initiative of the Year
Empiric
Broadgate Search Limited
Amoria Bond

Affiliate Member of the Year
Saffery Champness LLP
QX Limited
Kingsbridge Contractor Insurance

Innovator of the Year
Finlay James
CloudCall
4MAT

Diversity & Inclusion Award
Evenbreak
Trust in Soda
Skills Alliance
Montreal Associates

Best Client Initiative
The Green Recruitment Company
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Alexander Ash Consulting
Healthier Recruitment

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Zahra Abedi
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