Hot on the heels of our success at the Awards, last week we (Karen, Emma and Hannah) donned our glad rags for the Inspire Business Awards. Welcoming hundreds of entries from companies across North Hampshire, the awards celebrate the brightest, most innovative and inspiring businesses in the region.

Hannah Ovenden, Emma Johnson and Karen Ovenden, Hireserve, at Inspire Business Awards 2014

We were delighted to be one of just three finalists for the Employer of the Year accolade, which recognised those businesses that could prove a genuine dedication to the development and welfare of their workforce.

Unfortunately we didn’t take the top spot this time as Sentinel Housing Association was crowned Employer of the Year, but we were thrilled to be shortlisted and very proud to represent Hireserve on the night.

From small start-ups to companies over 40 years old and with hundreds of staff, what really stood out at the Inspire Business Awards was the strength, vibrancy and diversity of Hampshire’s local businesses.

Here’s to 2015!

Read more about the winners and finalists at the Inspire Business Awards.

About the author

Hannah Vincent

From candidate experience to flexible working, and from supporting graduates to ATS reports; Hannah's written it all over the years! Hannah has contributed to publications as diverse as The Guardian, UK Recruiter and University Business. She is also the wordsmith behind our whitepapers and guides, from GDPR to Employee Volunteering.