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TCC Wins Double at MARA2015

The winners of the Marketing and Digital Recruitment Awards 2015 have been announced and we’re over the moon to have won in both categories for which we were shortlisted.

The industry-acclaimed awards, sponsored by First Choice Software, recognise the efforts of niche recruitment businesses serving the marketing, advertising and digital sectors.

The glitzy (and rather boozy) bash at London’s Hilton Metropole Hotel saw the TCC gang scoop “Best Freelance Recruitment Team” while TCC Founder Stephanie Asplin took home the coveted “Recruitment Boss of the Year” award.

Huge congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone who made the night such great fun!

Here’s the full list of finalists and winners.

Recruitment Innovation

Harvey Nash 250Partnered by: CloudCall by SYNETY

Finalists: Aspire, Corecom Consulting, Harvey Nash Digital, Kaleidoscope, We Love Work, Searchability, VMR Consultants Ltd

Winner: Harvey Nash Digital

Best Regional Agency

Partnered by: Candidate Source LtdBrand 250

Finalists: Brand Recruitment, Harvey Nash Digital, Jackson Rose , Recruitment Solutons, Scout Talent, The Candidate

Winner: Brand Recruitment

Best Client Service

Partnered by: Microdechanson 250

Finalists: Aspire, Cranberry Panda, Hanson Search, JEFFERSON, Market Recruitment, Recruitmentology, RedCat Digital, Sphere Digital, Straco Recruitment Group

Highly Commended: Sphere Digital

Winner: Hanson Search

Best Candidate Experience

Partnered by: Firefish SoftwareEnergize 250

Finalists: Armstrong Lloyd, Aspire, Brand Recruitment, Cranberry Panda, Energize Recruitment Solutions, RedCat Digital, Scout Talent, Serendipity Recruitment, Sumo Creative

Winner: Energize Recruitment Solutions

Best Client-Side Recruitment Team

Partnered by: Generate-FS

Finalists: Bloc, Blue Skies Careers, Career Moves Group, Harvey Nash Digital, Jackson Rose Recruitment Solutions, Jamie Miller Marketing

Winner: Career Moves Group

Best Agency-Side Recruitment Team

Partnered by: ChoobahAspire 250

Finalists: air-recruitment, ASG International, Aspire, Energize Recruitment Solutions, Fill Recruitment, Graduate Recruitment Bureau, Mash Recruitment, Reuben Sinclair

Winner: Aspire

Best Newcomer

Partnered by: WavePIE

Finalists: 3Search, Armstrong Lloyd, Fused Recruitment, We Love Work, PIE Recruitment, Serendipity Recruitment

Highly Commended: 3Search

Winner: PIE Recruitment

Best Niche Agency – Discipline

Partnered by: Colleague SoftwareKnowit 250

Finalists: Hasson Associates, Instinct Resourcing, Knowit, Mash Recruitment, RedCat Digital, Serendipity Recruitment, Sumo Creative, The Works Search

Highly Commended: RedCat Digital

Winner: Knowit

Best Niche Agency – Sector

Partnered by: IdibuCranberry Panda 250

Finalists: Cranberry Panda, Jackson Rose Recruitment Solutions, Jayne Peirce Travel Recruitment, JEFFERSON, Scout Talent, Straco Recruitment Group, VMR Consultants Ltd

Winner: Cranberry Panda

Best International Agency

Partnered by: kamanchiAspire 250

Finalists: ASG International, Aspire, MCG Associates, Venator Recruitment, VMR Consultants

Winner: Aspire

Best Freelance Recruitment Team

Partnered by: EquidityThe Crewing Company 250

Finalists: 2nd City Resourcing, air-recruitment, Atwood Tate, Blue Skies Careers, The Crewing Company Recruitment

Winner: The Crewing Company Recruitment

Best Online Marketing

Beringer 250Partnered by: Barclay Jones

Applause IT, ASG International, Aspire, Beringer Tame, Cranberry Panda, createselect, The Candidate, The Digital Recruitment Company

Winner: Beringer Tame

Best Offline Marketing

Partnered by: APSCoParkside 250

Finalists: ASG International, Beringer Tame, Blue Skies Careers, Cranberry Panda, Parkside Recruitment, Scout Talent

Winner: Parkside Recruitment

Best Recruitment Website

Partnered by: 4MATPIE

Finalists: Aspire, Blue Skies Careers, Brand Recruitment, DNA Recruit, Fused Recruitment Ltd, Instant Impact, Network Career Consultants, Norton Leigh, PIE Recruitment, Thinkers Connect

Winner: PIE Recruitment

Best Use of Video

Partnered by: OnlyMarketingJobs.comRecruitmentology 250

Finalists: PaperPlanes, Recruitmentology, VMR Consultants

Winner: Recruitmentology

Best Use of Mobile

Partnered by: FireTextASG 250

Finalists: ASG International, FPSG, Searchability

Winner: ASG International

Recruitment Consultant of the Year

Partnered by: Drum Recruitment


Laura 250Adam Price – air-recruitment, Alex Marriner – Bloc, Andrew Welsh – Instinct Resourcing, Ben Howells – Beringer Tame, Dan Claridge – Venator Recruitment Limited, Dominic Phipps – Brand Recruitment, Joby Read – Brand Recruitment, Laura Walters – The Candidate, Luke Cox – Aspire

Highly Commended: Luke Cox – Aspire

Winner: Laura Walters – The Candidate

Recruitment Boss of the Year

Partnered by: Elite Recruitment


StephanieBrian Matthews – The Candidate, Indi Pahl – Energize Recruitment Solutions, Jonathan Sanderson – Corecom Consulting, Jonathan Hall – Cranberry Panda, Jonathan Wilks – Fill Recruitment Ltd, Justin McGuire – MCG Associates, Mark Channon – Bloc, Om Ruparel – Recruitmentology, Stephanie Asplin – The Crewing Company Recruitment, Una McGuinness – Aspire, Ursula Colman – Brand Recruitment

Winner: Stephanie Asplin – The Crewing Company Recruitment

Agency of the Year

Partnered by: First Choice Software

Finalists: Aspire 250

All finalists are automatically entered into this category

Winner: Aspire