27 Sep 2023
by APSCo United Kingdom, APSCo OutSource

2023 APSCo and APSCo OutSource Awards for Excellence winners announced

The Association for Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) announced the winners of its coveted Awards for Excellence at an invitation-only lunch today. The annual awards - sponsored by 6CATS International, Qdos, Sonovate, Workwell, Access Group and Brookson – celebrate those in the recruitment and outsourcing sectors who deliver best-in-class solutions and outstanding services.

Held at the stunning RIBA venue in West London, the ceremony kicked off with an inspirational presentation from Alexia Cambon, Senior Director, Future of Work Research at Microsoft. Alexia shared her insight into the future of work and how we need to reimagine and rethink the way we operate.

Alexia Cambon, Microsoft, speaks at APSCo Awards for Excellence 2023


Ann Swain, Global CEO of APSCo commented:

Ann Swain at Awards for Excellence 2023

I’d like to offer a huge congratulations not only to the winners, but also to every one of our members and Trusted Partners who continue to demonstrate their commitment to delivering the best service and driving excellence in the sector. As we continue to face uncertainty amidst vast skills shortages, the value our members bring to the table for employers will only continue to grow. I’m looking forward to seeing how our winners and finalists continue to excel in the coming year.

Melanie Forbes, Managing Director of APSCo OutSource, added:

Mel Forbes at Awards for Excellence 2023

Congratulations once again to all our finalists and amazing winners of the OutSource Awards for Excellence. As we continue to face a skills crisis, the value the outsourcing sector brings has never been more important. The dedication and continuous improvement of the services the outsourcing organisations provide is clearly evidenced by our winners! 

The 2023 winners are:

APSCo Recruitment Company of the Year £0 – 2 million turnover


APSCo Recruitment Company of the Year £2 – 5 million turnover

Pod Talent

APSCo Recruitment Company of the Year £5 – 10 million turnover

Altum Group

APSCo Recruitment Company of the Year £10 – 50 million turnover

Recruit 121 Group

APSCo Recruitment Company of the Year £50 – 250 million turnover

Gravitas Recruitment Group

APSCo Recruitment Company of the Year over £250 million turnover

NHS Professionals

APSCo Support Service Team of the Year

Sellick Partnership

APSCo Trusted Partner of the Year

6CATS International

APSCo Award for Innovation


APSCo Embrace Award

Signify Technology

Highly Commended: Evenbreak 

APSCo International Recruitment Company of the Year


APSCo Advisor of the Year

Steve Carter, Carter Squared

APSCo Business Leader of the Year

Nikola Kelly, be.it

APSCo Award for Individual Contribution

James Wakefield, RBW Consulting

APSCo OutSource Leader of the Year

Karina Townley

APSCo OutSource Impact Award


APSCo OutSource Talent Service Partner of the Year


APSCo OutSource MSP of The Year

NHS Professionals

Highly commended: PSR by AMS

APSCo OutSource RPO of The Year

Omni RMS

Sponsors.png APSCo Awards on table