10/27/2010 12:52:27 PM
Take a bow, Nina Wong! ARM employee wins Best Newcomer in the IRP Awards!
ARM delights in industry recognition for two employees.
Evening, The Brewery, London: Professionals from across the
UK recruitment industry celebrate the industry’s gold standard, the
Institute of Recruitment Professionals Awards.
Earlier in the year, ARM had delighted in the confirmation that
two of its employees were finalists: Nina Wong
(Best Newcomer) and John Dunaway (Best Business
On the night, we were delighted to see Nina win her award and
John receive a commendation in his category.
Kevin Green, Chief Executive of the REC, said of the awards:
“The standard of entries was exceptional. For
those who were shortlisted, bask in the glory of your achievements,
the bar was set high”.
From left to right:
John Dunaway, Joel Hard, Mike
Gawthorne, Kevin Green, Samantha Templer and Nina Wong
This is what the Institute of Recruitment Professionals said
about our deserving winner:
BEST NEWCOMER AWARD – Nina Wong, ARM.
“Nina was seeking a new challenge and an
opportunity to have an impact on individuals when she decided to
pursue a career in recruitment. She joined the Automotive
Engineering Team at ARM in October 2009 in the midst of the
recession when many companies had imposed recruitment freezes. Nina
focused on the long-term vision and persevered despite the economic
gloom. She is one of three in a team at ARM who have generated a
turnover of £0.5 million this year. The judges recognised Nina’s
innovative ideas and fresh approach to recruiting while building
strong relationships with clients based on trust.”
“I was so happy to just be shortlisted but to
actually win is one of my best ever achievements! This is also an
achievement for the people within ARM who have invested their time
and knowledge in helping me to get to where I am”.
ARM’s other finalist, John Dunaway, was highly commended in the
category of Business Manager of the year award. John’s outstanding
career at ARM saw him recently promoted to Director level. John
said of last night’s awards:
“I felt incredibly proud when the knife's edge
atmosphere was cut, with the announcement of 'Nina Wong - Best
Newcomer'! She truly deserves it, having started her recruitment
career in the recession and now performing well above expectations
- she's smart and she works hard, that's her secret. But I won't
take the credit for her meteoric rise. ARM’s Joel Hard hired Nina
and developed her. He continues to do so, and they are a truly
The last word on this BLOG goes to Mike Gawthorne, our MD, who
posted this message to me this morning:
"I’m absolutely delighted with Nina for winning
her award, because it highlights the passion she has shown in
helping customers develop in a really tough climate. She joined ARM
in a recession and despite this has had a burgeoning career
supported brilliantly by Joel Hard and the rest of her team. John
Dunaway's commendation reflects what all of us at ARM already know
about his commitment and dedication to his clients and his ARM
teams alike. ARM aims to remain a permanent fixture at these
awards, which are doing much to highlight the professionalism of
our industry today."