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Strictly Recruitment swoops top prize at the prestigious Recruiter Awards

***NEWS RELEASE – A message from our Chief Operating Officer, Paul Kelly***

Strictly Recruitment swoops top prize at the prestigious Recruiter Awards

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, The Recruiter Awards took place last week at the grand JW Marriott, Grovesnor House hotel. The Recruiter Awards gala is the UK’s largest event for the recruitment community, recognising outstanding achievements by agencies and in-house recruiters. The awards are the most widely recognised and celebrated within the recruitment industry.

For the second time in four years, Strictly Recruitment made it through the rigorous selection process of thousands of entries to join a glittering array of businesses as finalists (Randstad, Vodafone and EY to name just a few). This year we joined eight hugely established agencies in the highly sought after ‘Best Professional Services Recruitment Agency’ category.

You can imagine our joy when host Angela Barnes spoke the words “For a small company this winners achievements have been remarkable, demonstrating some amazingly successful campaigns for very high profile clients. Congratulations goes to… STRICTLY RECRUITMENT!!!” Announcing our momentous victory to the room. Queue wild celebrations from the team, which turned into tears of joy from multiple Strictly team members when the dust settled and the news actually sunk in.

On the victory, our Chief Operating Officer Paul Kelly said the following… ‘Strictly was formed with the principle of being innovative and ground-breaking. We took a huge risk and trusted that the market would appreciate a new approach and over time, it paid off. It’s no secret that the Covid pandemic hit us very hard, but what it did do was give us a chance to formulate a fresh plan and a vision of where we wanted to be moving forward. Our team bought into this plan and have worked tirelessly to not only get us back to where we were before the pandemic, but on to a whole new level. Although a number of our team have only worked in the industry for a relatively short period of time, this is undoubtedly the most talented team I have worked with. I want to go on record and say a huge thank you to all of our team for what they have achieved navigating the business out of the pandemic. Secondly, an even bigger thank you goes to all our wonderful clients and candidates who have trusted us with their recruitment process. It’s been a pleasure working with you all. A number of businesses and numerous candidates went on record to provide us with some wonderful testimonials that we will forever be grateful for. Thank you so much for all your support.’

Check out the photos below of the night.

Please also keep an eye out for lots of exciting Strictly news over the coming months, including the launch of our now legendary Christmas competition, where you could be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes!

Thanks once again for your ongoing support.


Paul Kelly, Chief Operating Officer, Strictly Recruitment.