Award winning digital marketing recruitment agency The Candidate has scooped two awards at last night's Marketing & Advertising Recruitment awards taking home Best Regional Agency and Recruitment Consultant of the Year.

The MARAs, held at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in London, award the very best recruitment consultants that have confronted the challenging demands of the staffing industry, displaying unparalleled excellence within the generic marketing industry.

The Candidate, based in Manchester but servicing the Northwest, identified a growing niche market among digital agencies and online businesses, which faced a major shortage of skilled job candidates. The agency was set up to tackle this shortage and has grown thanks to a reputation for supplying the sector with digital marketing professionals such as SEO and PPC experts.

The agency has quickly become the go-to digital marketing recruitment specialists, and The Candidate team took on stiff competition to win the accolade, beating some of the UK's best regional recruitment agencies.

Colin Telford, managing director of The Candidate, said, "I am so very proud of The Candidate team, and especially Maz Hussain who won Recruitment Consultant of the Year. These awards have topped off a fantastic year for us here at The Candidate, as we have grown from strength to strength both as a business and within our team."

"I would like to thank The Candidate team for all their hard work, the award was very much well deserved. We're now looking forward to 2014 - to further growth and award wins." 

MARA Winners 2013

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It didn’t take long to build rapport with Laura, as her excellent communication skills shone through from the start. She placed me in my most recent position and was very thorough in liaising between myself and my prospective employer at the time - an often understated skill. Moving to a new city for the position at short notice was not going to be easy, but Laura made sure I was as informed and prepped as possible when going through the interview stages and seemed to always have my best interests at heart. One of the most personable recruiters I have worked with, and I will certainly be calling her first when I am considering changing position again!

Michael, CRM Manager, July 2017