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VHR’s CEO and COO Shortlisted for IoD Awards

  • by: Aimee Treasure
  • On: 3, May 2019
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VHR are delighted to announce that our CEO and COO are shortlisted for the Institute of Directors’ London & South Awards.

The IoD Awards

The IoD Awards recognise excellence in leadership in the private, public and third sectors. The Awards serve to highlight the most inspiring and high-performing directors across the UK and to celebrate the successes of innovative businesses and their leaders.

VHR’s CEO Danny Brooks is a Finalist in the category of Best SME Director. After starting up VHR in 2003 without any financial aid, Danny has grown VHR to a £35million turnover with 90 employees.

VHR’s COO Paul Robinson is a Finalist in the category of International Director. Paul joined VHR in 2004 as the business’ second employee. Over 15 years Paul has been integral to VHR’s international expansion, which has included incorporating in Ireland, Spain, Italy, Czechia and Abu Dhabi, and opening our seventh office this year.

The winners of the IoD Awards will be announced at the official awards ceremony on 20thJune at Pall Mall, London. Each category winner will gain not only their regional title but become a Finalist in the nationwide IoD Director of the Year Awards, to be judged in October.


Award-Winning Recruitment

This shortlisting is Danny’s second nomination as an IoD Finalist. In 2018 Danny was named Director of the Year in the London & South IoD Awards, before going on to win the title of Global Director of the Year at the IoD Director of the Year Awards National Finals.

Danny and Paul’s success follows a year of award-winning recruitment for VHR:

· Queen’s Award– VHR received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade in April 2018. The Queen’s Award recognised VHR’s sustainable growth over 15 years and our successes working across 45 countries.

· OnRec Awards– In March 2019 VHR won the Creative Online Marketing Award at the Online Recruitment Awards.

· Recruiter Awards– In April VHR were shortlisted for three accolades at the 2019 Recruiter Awards. Our business is nominated in the categories of Best Engineering Recruitment Company, Best International Recruitment Company and


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