BUSINESS: Top award for recruitment firm boss

BUSINESS: Top award for recruitment firm boss

OWNER and managing director of award-winning Somerset-based recruitment agency Red Berry Recruitment has been awarded a top accolade.

Helen Lacey has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship to the Institute of Recruitment Professionals by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.

She was presented with her fellowship at the IRP Awards - an annual event organised by the REC to recognise the efforts of the members of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals.

Three of Helen’s Red Berry Recruitment team were also finalists with Jessie Harmer, Loretta Moore and Sean Greenfield shortlisted for Permanent Consultant of the Year, Temporary Consultant of the Year and Best Newcomer awards respectively.

Helen received one of two Honorary Fellowships that were presented at the IRP awards event on December 6, 2017.

The awardis the highest accolade bestowed upon individual members and is awarded at the discretion of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s elected council.

The Honorary Fellowship membership recognises an outstanding professional career, as well as an exceptional personal contribution to the REC, IRP and recruitment industry as a whole.

The glamorous ceremony, held at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London, brought together the best of the best in the recruitment industry to celebrate the finest performers. It was hosted by writer, broadcaster, actor and former MP Gyles Brandreth.

Helen said: “I am so proud to have been awarded the Honorary Fellowship to the IRP, especially as only two people per year receive this and only 24 people in the UK hold one.

“I am honoured and flattered to receive this recognition after 18 years of working in the industry that I love. Thank you to everyone who has supported me along the way.”

Red Berry Recruitment has offices in Bridgwater, Shepton Mallet, Yeovil and, now, Cardiff.

PHOTO - TOP: Helen Lacey with other Honorary Fellows.