We were very pleased to have supported the Marketing and Advertising Recruitment Awards for the first time last week, specifically the Best Regional Agency category.
Myself and my colleague Dan (who controversially opted for a tie rather than bow tie) from Colleague Software joined the delightful people from Forward Role and Blue Tree Recruits for a three course black tie dinner and awards ceremony at the prestigious Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel.
As someone who was recruited by a regional agency into my current position it was fantastic to see so many progressive regional recruitment businesses leading the way in digital marketing expertise. The Regional Agency Award itself was hard fought between 2nd City Resourcing, our very own AF Selection, Blue Tree Recruits, Brand Recruitment, Enigma People Solutions, Forward Role and The Candidate. However in the end it was The Candidate who came out on top as the Best Regional Agency.
‘The Candidate, based in Manchester but servicing the Northwest, identified a growing niche market among digital agencies and online businesses, which faced a major shortage of skilled job candidates. The agency was set up to tackle this shortage and has grown thanks to a reputation for supplying the sector with digital marketing professionals such as SEO and PPC experts.’ See more
At Colleague we always try to do more than stick our logo on a screen when we support an event or initiative. We like to get involved. Check out the MARA special Recruiters Hangout we hosted on the subject of ‘Should every recruitment business be a digital marketing agency?’ below with MARA nominees, CloudNine Social Media and Digital Talent, Ascent Solutions, Connect Digital Group and Simon Lewis, the MARA’s founder.
Additionally we will also be releasing a white paper on the same topic featuring a few of the MARA nominees. Keep a look out in the coming weeks for the white paper in our Recruiters Resource section!
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