Harvey Nash Shortlisted for Prestigious Business Award

By Harvey Nash, PRNE
Monday, August 1, 2011

LONDON, August 2, 2011 -

Harvey Nash, the global professional recruitment and IT outsourcing company, has been announced as a finalist in this year’s Orange National Business Awards as the Grant Thornton Mid-Cap Business of the Year.

The National Business Awards, now in its tenth year, is the one of the UK’s most prestigious independent business recognition platforms. Harvey Nash was recognised by the judging team for its robust performance and market share growth sustained during a particularly difficult trading environment.

Despite challenging conditions in a highly competitive sector, recruitment specialist Harvey Nash achieved significant market share gains with multiple contract wins in 2010. Demand for flexible labour boosted its contractor numbers by 20% while net fee income from permanent recruitment increased by over 23%. Expansion into Norway and Finland has consolidated its position in Europe, with a second multi-year telecomm outsourcing contract secured in Germany, said Alex Evans, Co-chair of Judges, the National Business Awards, on behalf of the shortlist panel.

Albert Ellis, CEO of Harvey Nash said: I am delighted Harvey Nash has been recognised for the successful and highly profitable market share gains and business resilience achieved during the financial crisis. Its not only recognition of the success of our strategy but it recognises the positive impact of the Groups deep client relationships in which we have invested and nurtured through good times, but particularly in much tougher times.

This prestigious honour will be warmly received by every Harvey Nash Group employee and associate connected with the Groups success. So on behalf of the management team I would like to thank each and every member of our organisation who shares our vision and determination to win. I am very proud of what we have achieved to date, and excited about the opportunities for the future.           

About Harvey Nash Group plc

Harvey Nash, a global professional recruitment consultancy and IT outsourcing service provider, is committed to delivering the very best talent and IT solutions to a broad base of international clients. The Group is a trusted advisor to some of the world’s leading business, governments and institutions. Operating from 39 offices covering the USA, Europe and Asia, its talented professionals pursue the highest levels of integrity and quality in providing a unique portfolio of services: executive search, interim management, IT and finance recruitment and IT outsourcing. Web: www.harveynash.com

About the National Business Awards

Open to organisations of all sizes from all sectors across the UK, the National Business Awards in partnership with Orange is the UK’s most prestigious independent business recognition platform with its particular emphasis on excellence, innovation and ethical business.  Now in its tenth year, the National Business Awards connects the nations’ professionals through its annual awards ceremony; year-round thought leadership and round table events; and is UBM plc’s flagship awards programme. Visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for further information.

Notes to Editors

Harvey Nash Media Enquiries:
Robert Grimsey, T. +44(0)20-7333-0033, E: robert.grimsey@harveynash.com

National Business Awards Media Enquiries:
Henriette Svensen, T: +44(0)20-7234-8753 or M: +44(0)750-091-7628 
E: henriette.svensen@ubm.com


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