The winners of the 3rd annual Marketing & Advertising Recruitment Awards 2012 (MARA 2012) were announced on Wednesday (28th November) as more than 300 guests attended a presentation dinner at the Park Plaza Hotel, London.

The hosted event recognises excellence within the marketing, advertising and digital recruitment sectors and the awards gala is the culmination of months of entry submission and tough judging.

Headline sponsored by Broadbean, guests were treated to a lively introduction by event host, Simon Lewis, which was followed by entertainment from Britain’s Got Talent’s Stavros Flatley and a boisterous after-party.  Lee McQueen, previous winner of TV show, The Apprentice, was compere for the evening.

The 16 award categories included Best Newcomer, Best Social Media Strategy, Best Company Video, Best Niche Agency, Recruitment Consultant of the Year and Agency of the Year.

The MARA 2012 winners were:

Recruitment Innovation – Winner: ConSol Partners

Best Recruitment Website – Winner: Salt

Best Regional Agency – Winner: Brand Recruitment

Best Niche Agency – Winner: Apple & Ink; Highly commended: Daniel Marks

Best Contract Recruitment Team – Winner: Purple Consultancy; Highly commended: Digital Gurus

Best Newcomer – Winner: Gemini Search; Highly commended: The Candidate

Best Small Agency – Winner: Zulu Bravo; Highly commended: Twist or Stick

Best Medium Agency – Winner: Yolk Recruitment

Best Large Agency – Winner: Propel London; Highly commended: Digital Gurus

Best Candidate Experience – Winner: Apple & Ink

Best Client Service – Winner: Cranberry Panda

Best Company Video – Carrot Digital; Highly commended: Handle Recruitment

Best Social Media Strategy – Winner: October Recruitment

Recruitment Consultant of the Year – Winner: Graham Symon

Recruitment Boss of the Year – Winner:  Toby Thwaites; Highly commended: Alia Majed

Recruitment Agency of the Year – Winner: Digital Gurus

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