The anticipation had been building up for weeks in the office after finding out we were going to be attending The Recruiter Awards 2023. Impala Search had been nominated for two prestigious awards – Best Candidate Care and Best Recruitment Agency of the Year (Micro). As the big day finally arrived, we couldn't wait to get into our finest attire and celebrate our hard work and dedication.
Thursday finally arrived, and it was time to let the fun begin. After wrapping up our final meetings of the day, we transformed our office into a pre-awards celebration hub. The office was filled with good vibes with the sound of laughter, clinking glasses, music and general excitement from the Impala team. We all got suited and booted and headed for some pre-awards celebration at Henry's Bar in Mayfair.
With our spirits high, we hopped into cabs just in time to arrive at the magnificent JW Marriott Grosvenor House for the main event. The venue was alive with anticipation as recruiters from across the industry gathered to celebrate their achievements.
The evening continued as we were seated and enjoyed a delicious three-course meal with dishes like Scottish salmon with Caviar, Guinea fowl paired with maple and cinnamon sweet potato, and an exquisite Ginger and lemon treacle tart for dessert. The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the charming and hilarious Richard Ayoade, who took the stage as the host of the awards ceremony. His wit and humour added a layer of entertainment that made the night even more memorable. We laughed, we cheered, and we celebrated our industry's finest accomplishments.
Despite not getting the win that we hoped for, we are absolutely delighted to have been Highly Commended for Recruitment Agency of the Year (under 20 staff). Out of 40,000+ agencies in the UK, out of which 80% are less than 20 people, to come second is an outstanding achievement for us all and one we are incredibly proud of. We can't wait to continue with all of our hard work and take first place next year..watch this space!