The FIRM 2019 Finalists

Best Candidate Experience  

Accenture (supported by Capp)


LinkLaters (supported by Meet & Engage)

Reward Gateway


Travelodge UK (supported by Eploy and CA3)

Yodel (supported by Meet & Engage)

Best Careers Website

The AA  (supported by TMP Worldwide UK)

Easyjet (supported by SMRS)

Harrods (supported by 4MAT)

Heathrow (supported by Blackbridge)

Kindred Group (Supported by eArcu)

Lloyds Banking Group (supported by MSL)

Starbucks (supported by Basis Media)

Wehkamp (supported by PH. Creative) 

Best Development of An Employer Brand                                                                                                               

 The AA (supported by TMP Worldwide)

B&Q (supported by SMRS)

Bupa Dental Care (supported by Blackbridge Communication)

Hastings Direct (supported by That Little Agency)

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (supported by SMRS)

Mencap (supported by SMRS)

Motorpoint (supported by Jupiter Advertising)


Best Diversity & Inclusion Recruitment Strategy


Capgemini (supported by Pink Squid)

Expedia Group 

Heathrow Airport (supported by Amberjack)

Sodexo UK & Ireland – (supported by TribePad)

Best Emerging Talent Recruitment Strategy

Balfour Beatty (supported by SMRS)

DSTL (supported by Penna)

Heathrow Airport Limited (supported by Amberjack) 

Thomas Cook

Vodafone UK

YBS (Yorkshire Building Society) (supported by Creed Comms)

Best Onboarding Experience 

Mondelez International 

Lloyds Banking Group

Reward Gateway

Best Social Recruitment Strategy

John Lewis Partnership (supported by Enhance Media)    

O2 Telefonica - Chatter Communications

RBS (supported by Ph.Creative)


Best Supplier Partnership 

Blackbridge Communications (in partnership with Babcock International)

Morson International (in partnership with MAG)

Saville Assessment Ltd (in partnership with Johnson and Johnson)

SHL (in partnership with Thomas Cook)

SMRS (in partnership with Balfour Beatty)

In-house Recruiter of the Year

Sophie Abbott - BD 

Emma Buckley - Guidant Global

Joanna Chamberlain - Balfour Beatty

Aisha Nawaz - Schneider Electric

Daniel Wyatt - Balfour Beatty

Innovation of the Year

Civil Service Fast Stream and Early Talent (supported by Ambitious about Autism)

Expedia Group

Mondelez International (supported by Bully Entertainment)


Solent NHS Trust (supported by Crunch Simply Digital)

Vodafone (supported by Pink Squid) 

Vodafone (supported by Creed Comms)

Vodafone Group Ltd (supported by cut-e)

Outstanding Impact, Transformation and Change 



Church of England (supported by TribePad)

Expedia Group (supported by CA3 and Talent Works)

Mondelez International

NICE (supported by VONQ and ClickIQ)


Thomas Cook UK Limited (supported by SHL)
Thomas Cook

Recruitment Effectiveness Award 

The AA (supported by TMP and Guidant) 

Balfour Beatty (supported by SMRS and Beamery) 

BT (supported by Thirty Three and Pontoon Solutions)

Ecotricity (supported by Eploy)

Morgan Stanley (supported by Oleeo)

Mondelez International 

Thomas Cook

Recruitment Leader of The Year

Ryan Barnett – Expedia 

Matthew Hammond – BT

Ursula Jayes – Helping Hands

Craig Morgans – The AA

Samantha Ramsay – Balfour Beatty

Recruitment Team of the Year 

The AA

Balfour Beatty



Nobia UK



Stowe Family Law

Supplier Innovation of The Year 

Arctic Shores


Capp & Co



Enhance Media


Meet & Engage