Recruitment agency, Evolve Hospitality, proudly walked away with not one, but two prestigious accoladesat the IRP Awards last week. The company, founded by Ed Volkes claimed The Best Company to Work For 2017, with Ed Vokes himself winning Business Leader of The Year 2017.
Unmatched in prestige, the IRP Awards are the only recruitment sector awards hosted by the REC. These awards present a unique platform upon which to celebrate the successes of the brightest recruitment professionals and companies within the UK.
Evolve Hospitality was voted the Best Company to Work For (up to 50 staff) by a panel of world-class recruiters. The judges were impressed by ‘the way Evolve’s vision, values and passion are felt throughout the organisation’, and the fact that ‘they’ve never lost an employee to another agency’. Ed Vokes proudly said, “This is fantastic recognition of everyone’s hard work over the last five years.”
Following 11 years in recruitment, Evolve was launched in 2012 by Ed Vokes. The vision was to create a purely hospitality-focused recruitment agency that provided the best staff in the industry, recruited by those within the sector. Since then, the company has grown massively across the UK, making a huge impact within the hospitality industry. Judges commended Ed Vokes on the ‘25% year-on-year’ growth demonstrated by Evolve, and his focus on employing people with experience and knowledge of the sector.’ Unsurprisingly, this is how Ed scooped Business Leader of The Year 2017. Of his win, Ed said, “I am truly humbled and overwhelmed to have received this award. Considering the challenging economic climate of hospitality staffing, this acknowledgement has inspired me to continue to represent hospitality and for Evolve to keep investing in talent and try and help retain people in the industry moving forward.”
Ed congratulated his team on their hard work, and ensured the company would continue ‘evolving’ in the future. He promised that “there are lots more exciting things to come from Evolve.”