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VHR Wins Amazon Scale Up Award

  • by: Paul Robinson
  • On: 6, Jul 2020
2 min read

During the unprecedented pandemic that has caused difficulties to individuals and businesses around the globe, VHR are delighted to receive some good news: we have been named winners in the Amazon Scale Up Awards.

Amazon Business Awards Programme

The prestigious Awards programme, led by global retail giant Amazon, highlights and recognises the UK’s most impactful, fast-growing and innovative companies.

The programme saw more than 400 entries and was judged by a team of experienced business leaders including:

  • Piers Linney – Investor and former Dragon in BBC TV series Dragon’s Den
  • Jackie Fast – Businesswoman and former The Apprentice star
  • Irene Graham OBE – CEO of ScaleUp Institute
  • Caprice – Businesswoman and model.

VHR was named the 2020 winner in the category of Export Business of the Year.

International Recruitment Success

The Export Business of the Year Award celebrates companies that have demonstrated significant and sustained international growth, along with a clear understanding of overseas markets. Finalists in this category demonstrate commercial success and investment in job creation to their core UK operations.

VHR’s CEO and Founder Danny Brooks launched VHR in 2003 to create an ethical recruitment company that worked in partnership with clients and benefited businesses, workforces and communities. VHR has since grown to 90 employees and since 2016 almost doubled our turnover from £18million to £36million.

In the past year VHR have:

  • Opened our 7th, 8th and 9th global offices in Dublin, Leipzig and Cyprus
  • Built upon our long-established Managed Service expertise to launch our new brand VHR Workforce Solutions
  • Delivered two iterations of the VHR Academy which transforms inexperienced individuals into successful recruitment consultants
  • Developed bespoke training programmes that create new skilled Aviation workforces in the UAE and the Czech Republic
  • Supported over 200 clients and thousands of candidates in 52 countries around the world.

As an SME in a market with more than 40,000 recruitment companies operating in the UK alone, VHR are honoured to have won against tough competition.

We are particularly delighted to have received the Amazon Award during an unprecedented time for industries, business leaders and employees globally. Throughout the effects of Covid-19 we have been proud of our staff who have maintained their commitment to excellent service and going the extra mile to help each and every client and candidate.

Award-Winning HR & Recruitment Services

The Amazon Awards follow a year of recognition for VHR, including:

  • IoD Awards –VHR’s CEO Danny Brooks was selected as Global Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors (IoD)
  • Talint International – VHR were named Best Construction & Engineering Staffing Agency in the Annual TIARA Recruitment Awards Dubai
  • Best Business Awards – VHR picked up two titles in the June 2020 Awards for Best Employer and Best Innovation.

We are thrilled with our Amazon Awards win and look forward to supporting our client and candidates with business-critical projects and life-changing jobs in the year ahead.

Find out more about our award-winning staffing services.

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