We didn’t think it was possible to do the double, but evidently it is! Last week we won Recruitment Agency of the Year (50 – 249 employees) at the Recruiter Awards for the second year running.
The criteria for this award is based on a firm achieving the most stand-out business accomplishment or series of accomplishments of the year. The winning entry needed to provide evidence of financial stability and profitability and of having enhanced the recruitment industry’s reputation in the UK business world.
We won this very same award last year in May 2017, we remember it well. It had been a storming couple of weeks for Investigo – we had raised £33k in just one week for our chosen charity Donate4Refugees; hosted two industry-leading key speaker events; announced hitting our £100 million turnover target and, to top it all off, we won at the Recruiter Awards.
Our entry for this year showed that 2017 had in fact been our most successful year to date, it was the year that just kept on giving. The numbers spoke for themselves; we achieved our £100 million turnover, as well as 20th place in the HOT 100 of most profitable recruitment agencies (up seven places from 2016), whilst also ensuring we continued to invest heavily in the areas we are fiercely passionate about and show that we go well beyond it being just about profit. All of this while still providing the exceptional service we are so well renowned for.
We had an unbelievable amount of material to write about including;
We hit our mission to be a £100 million turnover business by 2017, a goal we set well over five years ago
We expanded our offering to support our continued growth, including new specialisms and office locations
Our continued dedication to positively influence diversity and inclusion both internally and amongst our clients
That we go above and beyond with our commitment to our chosen charity, including music gigs, charity quizzes, football tournaments and mammoth cycle rides – all to raise money for charity.
Launched Investigo Network to bring insight to our clients and candidates on topics that are relevant in today’s business world through publications, events and seminars
Launched an Academy for inexperienced hires
We are extremely proud to have won this award and pleased to have the recognition for our people, who ultimately make us the award-winning business we are.