Jark Recruitment scoops top agency award

Jark Recruitment scoops top agency award

6 November 2019

A SPECIALIST recruitment service based in Downpatrick has won a major award.

Jark Recruitment — based at the Down Business Park on the Belfast Road — operates two divisions, home care and healthcare recruitment, helping find work for thousands of jobseekers and supplying hundreds of clients with temporary and permanent staff.

At the recent Recruit Venture Group Awards in London, Jark won the best recruitment agency of the year title for a business with a turnover up to £2.5m.

The annual awards are all about celebrating success with the ceremony at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in Central London hosted by comedienne Zoe Lyons.

Bringing together businesses within The Recruit Venture Group, the awards celebrate the talent, successes and achievements of the individuals, teams and companies that the Group has helped launch.

This year’s awards comprised 15 categories, including boss of the year, best newcomer and the John Buckman Award, in honour of The Recruit Venture Group’s late chairman. 

The chair of the judging panel was David Head, founder of Recruitment International Magazine, who was joined by Recruit Venture’s managing director Paul Mizen who has been in the industry for just under three decades.

Marie Parks and Danielle Mahon from Jark Recruitment said the business saw its best year in terms of sales growth in 2018/19.

They explained that this was before taking on a new billing head of a healthcare divisional manager that they feel will only add value to Jark’s growth as a business.

Marie and Danielle said they would like to ensure a more personable approach to clients.

They added: “We have with the new division built upon our client base which in turn helps our candidate attraction. Our healthcare desk ensures that we can provide quality through competitive rates and will provide innovative solutions.”