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VHR Finalists in West London Business Awards

  • by: Jennifer Robinson
  • On: 25, Feb 2020
3 min read

VHR are delighted to announce that we have been named as Finalists in two categories of the West London Business Awards.

The West London Business Annual Awards is open to all businesses operating in West London, regardless of office location or wider breadth of capability. Twenty-nine award categories highlight business and individual excellence across the themes of SME leadership, sustainable and responsible business, economic growth, corporate leadership and individual leadership.

The awards help promote talent, entrepreneurship and drive across London to a national and global audience.

VHR are shortlisted for the following award categories:

  • Business Services Company of the Year
  • Responsible Workplace of the Year.

Best Business Services Company

This category recognises businesses providing exceptional customer service through innovation, creativity and performance against planned results.

For over 16 years VHR has been proud to partner large global businesses and start-ups across Aerospace & Aviation, F1 & Automotive, Engineering & Defence and Marine around the world.

With 72% of our £35Million turnover derived from outside the UK, international clients are the heart of VHR. Our team boasts 20 different nationalities speaking 24 languages.

Our recent successes include:

  • Being listed in the London Stock Exchange 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2019
  • Growing to 90 employees (from 60 in 2017 – a 50% growth rate)
  • Working with businesses in over 50 countries
  • Raising over £25,000 for charity in two years
  • Finding over 1,500 new jobs for permanent and contract candidates every year.

Best Responsible Workplace

This award recognises great employers that shape inspiring workplaces for the benefit of businesses, customers and employees alike. Shortlisted entrants invest in keeping their teams at the cutting edge of skills and knowledge, providing fantastic benefits and delivering excellent staff.

VHR offer 21 employee benefits including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Company trips abroad every year for all employees (recent trips include New York, Boston, Valencia and Barcelona)
  • Holiday incentives
  • Private healthcare
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Qualifications scheme – VHR pay 50% of fees for any professional qualification and provide paid study leave

VHR operates transparent career progression across functions and levels, encouraging staff to achieve their full potential. In the last financial year, VHR promoted almost half of our 90 employees. Our two in-house Learning & Development Coaches create bespoke training programmes for our employees across departments and levels of experience.

VHR are also a responsible workplace in the services we provide to our candidate communities. The International Labour Organisation estimates that 40.3 million people worldwide are currently working in modern slavery. VHR are a prominent ethical recruitment company, and our services are built on the international Dhaka Principles to protect candidates throughout the recruitment process and their work placements. By going the extra mile for every client and candidate, VHR are striving to raise the standards of global recruitment.

Award-Winning Recruitment in London and Around the World

In the past two years VHR has won 35 Awards including:

  • Queen’s Award – In 2018 VHR received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade in recognition of 15 years’ sustainable business growth and three years’ rapid business growth.
  • IoD – Our CEO Danny Brooks was voted Global Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors in 2018 and our COO Paul Robinson was named the IoD’s SME Director of the Year in 2019.
  • Recruiter Awards – VHR took home two Recruiter Awards trophies: International Recruitment Company of the Year and Engineering Recruitment Company of the Year.

VHR are passionate about the industries where we operate and the people with whom we work. We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the West London Business Awards and look forward to attending the Awards ceremony and gala dinner.


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