AWARDS – APRIL 2015
Crown Plaza in Glasgow. It had the
makings of an interesting night, where many recruitment people from all over
Scotland congregated together. I was
delighted to have been invited as a guest on Bull Horn’s table and would also
like to thank Martin Kay or Route 2 who also offered me a place on his table. There is only one of me, so I went with the
first invite and enjoyed the good company of the lovely people from Bull Horn,
James Fleming from Jimmy Red, Hazel from Gillespie People Solutions, Tori Long from Head Resourcing IT Recruitment, Niel Rafferty of NSK Recruitment, Graham Cross from Mazars and Michael Young of MBN Recruitment Solutions/ Chairman of APSCO amongst others. The evening started at
The Grand Central Champaign Bar at Central Station, courtesy of Bull Horn. At 7pm we jumped in taxis to the Crown Plaza.
‘casual smart’. I am a believer that if
you are giving out awards, it should be an auspicious occasion to honour the
winners which merits a black tie event.
However, it seems I wasn’t the only one and many of the attendees had
ignored the dress code and made the effort.
Mostly, everyone looked great all glammed up.
of champagne, courtesy of Fire Fish (the glass even had a fish on it). We were quickly called to take a seat at our
tables. The first thing you saw on
everyone’s table was a stress bull, these bulls quickly had pictures taken in
various poses which were tweeted out for the world to have a giggle. What great publicity for Bull Horn!
for my taste of humour, but many of the crowd found him funny, in particular
those that must have had a few more pre dinner drinks than I had. S1 Jobs got on the stage and started well by
speaking about how recruitment companies Improve Lives, but then the speech went
down hill by becoming a very long sales pitch for a) a tool that could be a
competitor to the recruitment consultancies b) a tool that is a direct
competitor to their main sponsor for the evening and c) well I have not idea
because I had switched of by that part.
The speaker had not read the audience at all and carried on to finish
his entire speech regardless to the fact 90% of the audience had started
chatting amongst themselves. What a
the 18 awards were rushed through quickly.
I would have loved to have seen the 3 shortlisted web sites, recruitment
videos etc. Hopefully they will publish
links for us.
their speech was terribly boring, they did a great job of laying on a good
evening with Music, a band, good food and wine.
I had an amazing night and will definitely be back for next year!
|Graham Cross from Mazars with Myself (Abigail)|
who I am proud to say was on our table and had already impressed me with his
story of building his niche recruitment company from 1 to 14 people in on year.
Jimmy Red won Best Small Recruitment Agency.
|James Fleming being ‘cool’ when they announced Jimmy Red won!|
Also a huge well done to one of our
favourite clients, EY, who swept up 2 awards – Best Graduate Recruitment Strategy and Best Graduate Recruitment Campaign.
|Gordon Smith, EY with Award|