E3 Recruitment bids for national honours
Recruitment firm operating in Huddersfield is bidding to scoop a top prize.
E3 Recruitment is among the finalists in the first-ever Ready For Business Awards 2013, which will see the cream of the country’s start-up businesses gather at a spectacular ceremony in London to celebrate enterprise and innovation.
E3 Recruitment, which was formed last in May by Tracie Norton and Andrew Pilling, is already one of the UK’s leading engineering, manufacturing and technical recruitment specialists and has claimed the Best B2B Start-Up award in the regional category for Yorkshire and Humber.
The Lindley-based firm will now compete against six other enterprising businesses at the national finals, which are being held at the House of Commons in London on December 2, 2013.
Ready for Business, the investment readiness start-up programme that supports new enterprises across England, has delivered more than 2,500 new jobs nationwide since its launch last summer – with 387 jobs created in Yorkshire and Humber alone.
The programme, which aims to create 6,000 businesses with 10,000 new jobs, is supported by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund and Barclays and is delivered by a consortium of leading enterprise agencies, including the National Enterprise Network; in the Yorkshire and Humber.
Since opening its doors earlier this year, E3 Recruitment has built up an impressive client and candidate database and has seen its predicted turnover rise more than five times its initial estimate.
Tracie said: “We are delighted to have received this prestigious award so soon after establishing the business. Setting up your own venture is extremely hard work but the support we received from Ready for Business was invaluable. To have our efforts recognised is a huge achievement and we look forward to going on to the national finals.”
The awards recognise achievements across three categories – Best Growth Potential Start-Up, Best B2B Start-Up and Best B2C Start-Up.
More than 2,500 businesses have been established since the programme was set up in 2012 to provide individuals with concentrated support in the pre-start stages of their new business, including intensive enterprise training via free Get Ready for Business Seminars delivered in partnership with Barclays, one-on-one help from a dedicated business advisor to explore and assess their business ideas and expert analysis into developing a business plan.