The Winners

The Banking & Finance Recruitment Company of the Year

  • Robert Walters

Judges’ Comment: Robert Walters has achieved impressive growth in both billing and headcount winning new business across the region through its partnership approach.

The Construction & Engineering Recruitment Company of the Year

  • VHR

Judges’ Comment: VHR continues to grow its business across the region both financially and in headcount. It has a wide range of services and is clearly highly valued by its clients.

The Legal Recruitment Company of the Year

  • Jameson Legal

Judges’ Comment: A true specialist in every sense Jameson Legal continues to demonstrate its strength through the highest quality delivery from a growing number of experienced consultants.

The IT & Digital Recruitment Company of the Year

  • Huxley

Judges’ Comment: Huxley have demonstrated excellent growth and productivity. They know their markets and have used their experience to understand the needs of their clients and have therefore been able to provide an excellent service.

The Oil, Gas & Energy Recruitment Company of the Year

  • Airswift

Judges’ Comment: Airswift seem to approach all areas of their business seeking continuous improvement and I believe they are well on their way to delivering that.

The Best Contract Recruitment Company of the Year

  • NES Global

Judges’ Comment: Through its network of ten offices across the region, NES Global has grown its business in all areas whilst managing to remain local and relevant to its clients.

The Executive Search Firm of the Year

  • Huxley

Judges’ Comment: Huxley Dubai enjoys a stellar reputation for operating with discretion, integrity and professionalism it has invested heavily in training and has a net promoter score to endorse its services.

The Best Recruitment Company in KSA

  • SThree

Judges’ Comment: Its clients say SThree delivers a world-class recruitment service, specialising in contract and permanent jobs. They always do an excellent job and as judges we totally agree with this.

The SME Recruitment Company of the Year

  • Parisima

Judges’ Comment: RPO is still not common across MENA. Several of the much larger players have tried to make this happen and to a degree have failed. Parisima understand the region hence making a success of their service offering.

The Large Recruitment Company of the Year

  • NES Global

Judges’ Comment: Their work around promoting women and contract Saudi Nationals has given them a wonderful reputation in the region. Most companies want to work in Saudi, NES have made this happen on a large scale.

The Newcomer of the Year

  • Discovered

Judges’ Comment: Discovered MENA have good growth over a short period with controlled staff numbers generating healthy profit. Innovative ideas both internally and externally.

The Nationalisation Company of the Year

  • Mark Williams

Judges’ Comment: Mark Williams genuinely understand the intricacies of U.A.E. national hiring and the cultural sensitivities surrounding the recruitment process.