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Daniel-Scott Recruitment named as finalist for prestigious start-up business award

28 Sept 2023

Daniel-Scott Recruitment has been named as a finalist for a prestigious business award for start-ups

Fast growing recruitment agency Daniel-Scott Recruitment has been named as a finalist for a prestigious business award for start-ups.

Having recently celebrating its third anniversary, the Halesowen-based business is in the running for the prize for most promising start-up business at this year’s Black Country Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

Finalists in 13 categories have been shortlisted ahead of the awards ceremony, which is expected to be attended by 500 people on Thursday 9 November at Wolverhampton Racecourse.

This year the Black Country Chamber has staged the awards with the theme of celebrating the “talent, tenacity and transformation” of local businesses, their people, and their leaders. The start-up prize will honour “a new business or venture which has started in the last three years and is able to demonstrate how its entrepreneurial vision is planning for future growth”.

Daniel-Scott Recruitment was founded in 2020 by experienced recruitment specialist Lucy Cashmore. The agency’s recruiters are specialists within the contact centre, sales, marketing, admin and engineering sectors, offering a bespoke, consultative approach with expert advice to present the best candidates to great employers. 

The business has steadily increased its sales over the past three years, taking on new clients and winning repeat business with existing ones. The agency recently expanded into new office space and new business development manager Sarah Westbury joined the team in August, bringing a wealth of experience to the business, having worked in sales and business development roles for 20 years.

Daniel-Scott Recruitment director Lucy Cashmore said: “I am thrilled to see our business make the shortlist at the region’s biggest business awards. I am very proud of how far the agency has come in the past three years and feel extremely grateful to work with such a hardworking and talented team, who always want to deliver the best for our clients and job candidates. 

“I would like to thank all the staff, our partners and our clients who have helped us get to this stage. Our business is all about partnerships and networking, so we look forward to celebrating the very best of our local region on the big night in November.” 

Despite being founded during the Covid-19 pandemic, when few organisations were recruiting, it has achieved three consecutive years of sales growth and now employs four people. The company achieves impressive candidate placement retention rates of circa 85% and has been awarded five-star reviews by all clients and job candidates who have left feedback. 

Speaking about the awards event, Black Country Chamber of Commerce CEO Sarah Moorhouse said: “With a wide range of categories on offer, our 2023 business awards will offer recognition to a range of sectors and business approaches, which all contribute to driving forward growth and investment across the area, as well as celebrate the region’s talent and tenacity.”

The overall winner of each award category will be chosen by a panel of industry judges and announced on the evening. 

Daniel-Scott Recruitment builds strong partnerships with employers to find the right candidates to move their businesses forward while supporting candidates to forge a new career to suit their skills and experience. Daniel-Scott Recruitment’s charity of the year is Acorns Children’s Hospice, and so far in 2023 the business has raised more than £600.

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