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KEIBA Best Startup Awards Finalists

A pioneering online recruitment firm is in the running for a prominent business award, after shaking up its industry and setting new benchmarks., based in Sevenoaks, has been announced as a finalist in the ‘Startup Business of the Year’ category, in the Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA). The winner of this prestigious accolade will be announced at an awards evening held at Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone, on 30 June.

With its innovative business model, has transformed the recruitment industry, enabling businesses to fill any job vacancy for just £199. Directly challenging conventional wisdom, the firm has made a significant impact, having placed over 38,000 candidates into firms within its first year in business.

Geoff Newman, Chief Executive, remarked: "We're thrilled our business has been recognised for this achievement. The recession has certainly been challenging, but to have set-up and achieved so much during this time is amazing.”

This latest recognition adds yet another string to the recruiter’s bow, after it was recently announced as the winner of a National Best Business Award, and a finalist in two OnRec 2011 categories, and in Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce awards. 

The unique concept for’s model was derived as a direct answer to the challenges the recruitment industry was facing as a result of the recession. 

Mr Newman added: “With focus, passion and determination, we’ve combined high levels of service, not typically associated with internet and recruitment companies, with affordable rates.” 

The firm has placed candidates with a wide range of firms, from FTSE 100 companies, to start-ups and growing businesses. It has the ability to fulfill a diverse range of needs, with some of its clients having a single requirement each year, whilst its largest contract is to fill approximately 15,000 vacancies. 

To date, has filled vacancies throughout the UK, Northern Ireland, Australia, America, Canada and Denmark, across an enormous range of sectors and at all levels of seniority.



For more information, please contact Geoff Newman:

Tel: 01732 617 460.


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