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We welcome Octane HR Solutions as Headline Sponsor for the 2017 People Awards


We are delighted to announce that Octane HR Solutions will be headline sponsor for the 2017 People Awards. is the largest and most successful board for hospitality jobs in the UK and our partnership with Octane HR Solutions is very exciting news. Why? Because as creators of award winning ATS and Engagement platforms, Octane HR Solutions understand the talent recruitment and retention challenges our community face.

Nick Meads, Co-Founder of Octane said, “ People Awards celebrate the finest employer initiatives and innovations in hospitality recruitment, retention and development. It is a great honour to be the headline sponsor of this prestigious event.”

Kathy Dyball, Head of Marketing for commented, “Octane HR Solutions are a fantastic match as headline sponsors for our People Awards 2017. Our awards celebrate the innovative ways in which hospitality employers have tackled their recruitment challenges – and that’s exactly what Octane HR Solutions help employers achieve.

The Octane team have a great vibrancy about them which we love, and many of our clients already use their systems to support their hiring. Octane are adding some fabulous elements to the awards event too. They’re real innovators and we’re delighted to have them as our headline sponsors this year!”

Market disrupters, Octane’s foundations lie in more than just software development. Nick comments, “Our commercial success started in brand and design, and so a creative perspective has always underpinned our solutions.

As well as our in-house tribe of technical geeks, you’ll find a tribe of creative devotees ensuring our products are a joy to intuitively use and manage, day in day out. We call it the Octane voodoo mix.”

An established market leader in recruitment and engagement platforms, Octane HR Solutions has carved out a reputation for customising their solutions to meet client needs, not the other way around.

“We build ATS, talent management systems, candidate career portals and employee engagement platforms, each tailor-made by our clients,” Nick explained. “We have years of digital experience and a lot of creative oomph. We’ve developed and honed agile software to help reduce time in hiring and recruiting the right candidates and improve communication within a corporate environment.” Octane believe that their solutions are simple, intuitive and fast and offer clients a fresh approach to recruitment, unfettered by high operating costs.

Octane’s ATS systems are of particular interest to employers working within hospitality. “An Applicant Tracking System allows recruiters to organise and manage their process when they’re dealing with numerous employees and locations,” Nick said.  “It enables the business to streamline the recruitment process saving time and money. It continuously feeds the candidate pipeline to fill positions, while building a database of candidates so that you are never unable to fill positions.  Importantly it fills positions with the right candidates.”

Communications are drafted in the employer brand’s tone of voice for a truly unique candidate experience. The system ensures that every applicant is contacted, thus heightening that candidate experience. Nick said, “Employers and recruiters can benefit by huge time and cost savings; our system can do in minutes what a hiring manager would take to do in a day.”

Of their involvement with this year’s awards, Nick said, “This is a match made in heaven! We pride ourselves on providing innovative recruitment solutions to the hospitality industry so our sponsorship of the 2017 People Awards couldn’t be more pertinent.

Octane HR Solutions has worked with StepStone UK on the integration of all job boards, being a key board for our portfolio of hospitality clients. It is a pleasure to work with the team at and through this partnership, we look forward to further solidifying our relationship.”

Tierney Fox, co-founder of Octane HR Solutions said, “As established industry suppliers, we’ve long appreciated the ingenuity and resourcefulness required to recruit, train and engage today’s socially connected work force. As a benchmark for industry quality and innovation, we’re genuine fans of People Awards, and we’re delighted to be this year’s headline sponsor. It’s the perfect opportunity to rub shoulders with the brightest names in our thriving sector and for leading employers to win one of 13 commercially credible recruitment and retention accolades. We can’t wait to say hello in person on the night.”

The 2017 People Awards take place on October 5th at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge and tickets are available now.