The HRS team

Last night (30 May 2019), we held our annual awards night to recognise the outstanding achievements and unwavering dedication of the HRS team.

These were our 4th annual awards - the 2018 event was held on Lord Sugar's yacht (view photo), whereas last night's celebration took place at Savage Garden, a rooftop bar in London.

HRS team at the 2019 HRS Awards

The evening began with a drinks reception, and this was followed by the awards themselves. Our Managing Director Ricky Martin hosted the event, while Lord Sugar presented the awards to the worthy winners.

Ricky Martin and Lord Sugar at the 2019 HRS Awards

Once all the awards had been handed out, we sat down to enjoy dinner and drinks, as well as the stunning view from Savage Garden's roof terrace.

 

Who Won What?

 

HRS Award Winners

 

Newcomer of the Year: Alex Dobson (Recruitment Consultant)

Alex has a great personality, and he quickly established a mature attitude in his work with PIER. He is a clear advocate of the HRS values.

 

Consultants' Consultant of the Year: Georgia Walden (Senior Recruitment Consultant)

Georgia has really come into her own over the last 12 months. She's shown tenacity and determination not to give up. She is always extremely pleasant to work with and cannot do enough for others – even if it takes time away from her own work!

 

Supporter of the Year: Laura Fellowes (Marketing Assistant)

Laura is always approachable and willing to help and take on new challenges. Enthusiastic and energetic, she has grown tremendously in her new role as Marketing Assistant over the last 6 months.

 

Sales Success of the Year: Eve Hegarty (Recruitment Manager)

Eve changed 24 people's lives this year, supporting roles across 8 different UK locations.

 

Team of the Year: Chemistry

The members of the Chemistry team – Chris Sowden, Ben Wales and Ted McNulty – have achieved a transformational change this year, building a strong foundation of clients and enhancing the HRS brand.

 

Consultant of the Year: Georgia Walden (Senior Recruitment Consultant)

The biggest award of the night went to Georgia Walden – here's what management had to say about her performance over the past 12 months:

“It takes bravery and a willingness to evolve in your skills to change desks. Georgia has done this; she is a fantastic addition to the FL Group, and someone who I want to build a team around in the future.” – Andrew Davis, Recruitment Director

“Georgia has shown a real thirst for adventure across 2018/19, not afraid of the risks associated with stepping outside her comfort zone. She has proven that, no matter what level you are within the company, you can succeed if you want it enough. Well done Georgia, you are a shining example to your peers!” – Ricky Martin, Managing Director

HRS Award Winners - Group Photo

This annual award ceremony is an amazing opportunity for Ricky, Lord Sugar and the rest of the company to acknowledge the wealth of talent we have here at HRS. Each year, the awards get more and more competitive (not to mention busier due to our expanding workforce!) and it's always a joy to look back on the achievements of the past year.

This year's event capped off a particularly fantastic period for Hyper Recruitment Solutions. We've won two industry awards within the last 12 months...

...and now we're looking to make it a hat trick! We are on the shortlist for Global Recruiter's 'Best Small Recruitment Business' award, and the ceremony will be taking place on 20 June 2019 at the Café de Paris in London. Wish us luck!

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HRS at the 2019 Recruiter Awards

The 2019 Recruiter Awards took place last night (Thursday 9 May) at Grosvenor House in London. This annual awards night is always a highlight of our year, and the Hyper Recruitment Solutions team were there last night alongside many other luminaries from the UK recruitment industry.

The drinks reception and 3-course meal were splendid as expected, but the real high point came during the award ceremony itself, when we learned that we had WON the Recruitment Agency of the Year (11-49 Employees) award!

This is an exceptionally competitive category, so as you can imagine, we were beyond thrilled to be named the winners. Here's what our MD Ricky Martin had to say afterwards:

"It was a fantastic night and certainly one to remember - it was an opportunity for the recruitment industry to celebrate excellence and commitment to talent. I am absolutely delighted that Hyper Recruitment Solutions are now a multi-award winning company. I couldn't be more proud of every member of this incredible, life-changing company."

- Ricky Martin, Managing Director

 

Hyper Recruitment Solutions: Multi-Award Winners!

As Ricky notes above, this is not the first award with which Hyper Recruitment Solutions have been honoured. You may recall that, back in December, we attended the 10th Annual IRP Awards - another highly prestigious event - where we were named Best Company to Work for (Up to 50 Employees)!

Our win at the Recruiter Awards last night is testament to the company's ongoing success and to the unwavering dedication of the HRS team. We have been going from strength to strength for years now, changing lives all over the UK and showing no signs whatsoever of slowing down.

We'd like to say a huge thank you to the Recruiter Awards for their recognition, and to every member of the HRS team who has helped us to become the multi-award winning company we are today.

Would you like to join our award-winning recruitment team? View our current vacancies here, or use the links below to find out more!

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Earlier this month, we held our annual networking event at the Royal Society of Chemistry in London. You can read all about it here - the evening's discussion primarily focused on the quality and regulatory challenges that UK pharma/biotech companies will need to consider after Brexit.

We are proud to say that this event was extremely well received. As we mentioned previously, 97% of attendees rated the evening as either 'excellent' or 'very good', and our guest speakers all enjoyed a warm reception on the night.

John Johnson

Among those speakers was John Johnson (pictured above). John is the Vice President of Pharma Biotech at NSF, the public health and safety organisation. Here's what he had to say afterwards:

"It was fantastic to meet so many new and existing clients at Ricky Martin's HRS Networking Event. Knowing Ricky for many years, I knew that it would be a lively and informative event; and so it proved!

"We realise that many of the norms have changed and will change again. NSF are in step with these trends and are here to help organisations evolve and flourish, despite the pulling and pushing forces that lie ahead."

NSF had a stand at our event where attendees were asked for their responses to two key questions:

  • What GMP deficiencies are causing you the most anxiety?
  • What are the most likely root causes of these deficiencies?
Download this PDF to view the most popular answers to these questions, along with John Johnson's full statement on our networking event and current challenges to the UK pharmaceutical industry.

HRS will be organising more science events in the near future - If you would like to be considered as a guest speaker, or if you would like to suggest a topic of interest, please contact events@hyperec.com.

HRS: Who Are We?

Lord Sugar's business partner becomes first winner of The Apprentice to reach £1m profit

Ricky Martin with his business partner Lord Sugar

  • Former winner of The Apprentice and CEO of Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS) Ricky Martin leads company to a pre-tax profit of over £1m

  • HRS set to turn over £10m in the 2018 calendar year

  • Projected turnover for the next HRS financial year (July 2018 - June 2019) is £14m

Crowned winner of The Apprentice in 2012, and following the investment from Lord Sugar, Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS) was founded focusing on mid-level and senior recruitment in STEM industries globally; and today announces huge success, reaching the £1m profit mark.

HRS turned over a staggering £8m in the 12 months up to June 2018, achieving a 106% growth on profit and a 90% growth on turnover. Following on from the previous year’s 34% growth on profit and 59% on turnover. In the past 12 months alone, HRS has broken all company records on both sales and profit whilst managing to restructure and expand.

With two new locations in Manchester and Edinburgh alongside the founding company site based in Essex, the successful business now boasts 50 employees across the business. The company’s rapid expansion has resulted in a newly formed internal training academy together with focus on recruitment development, showcasing employee retention and return on investment in the first 12 months, snowballing from 30% to 80%. The expansion of staff by 50% has proved to be HRS’s most expensive, yet most successful year to date.

With continued success in mind, HRS have big plans for the next two years, looking to continue growth as the leading recruitment partner for science industries across the UK as well as a plan to focus on developing the businesses presence and offering across Europe.

Ricky Martin, CEO of Hyper Recruitment Solutions, says: “I couldn’t be prouder of the whole team at HRS who have got us to where we are today. To have grown from a company of just one back in 2012 to a business with 50 staff across 3 major UK cities, that makes a difference to so many people, is remarkable.”

Lord Sugar commented: “Investing in Ricky was a no-brainer, his understanding of the recruitment industry combined with his passion for business has resulted in the success Hyper Recruitment Solutions sees today. Being the first Apprentice winner to hit the £1m pre-tax profit mark is just the start, I know the future is bright for HRS going forward.”

HRS further plan to reinvest the business profit into talent at the business, growing their specialist workforce and continuing to provide the training and development needed to maintain their standards of employing the most professional and ethical recruiters in the industry.

Mr Martin added: “Money has always been secondary to changing lives in my eyes, however to do so and become the first winner of The Apprentice to break the £1m profit milestone in a single company year, is a huge success and I couldn’t be more thrilled!��

Making strides in the recruitment world, HRS ensures they give back to communities proving they’re not solely in it for profit. The business currently partners with charities Jeans for Genes, Alzheimer’s Society and Apps 4 Good which all make a difference to the sectors they recruit for, namely science, technology and engineering.

Mr Martin continued: “The reason Lord Sugar invested in to my business idea is because I was not just a recruiter. I was somebody who wanted to support talent in a specialist sector, which makes a real difference. It’s this passion for doing the right thing that has seen HRS go from strength to strength; and is why our financials have followed suit!”

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