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Portsmouth Based Recruiter Has Double Win at Prestigious 2023 Investors in People Awards and REC Awards

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Portsmouth Based Recruiter Has Double Win at Prestigious 2023 Investors in People Awards and REC Awards

Portsmouth based Carrington West has been awarded two further awards by Investors in People, to add to its 2022 IIP crown of “Best Company to Work For”. In an awards ceremony in London, Carrington West was recognised as having the best “Reward & Recognition” programme across all IIP accredited organisations in the UK. The local recruiter’s HR Manager, Emily Christmas, also came home with the prestigious “HR Person of the Year” award for her work on employee engagement and people development.

James Fernandes, Managing Director said, “Investor in People provide a robust and internationally recognised framework for us build our business around. Winning these awards is not only an opportunity to celebrate what we have achieved, but strengthens our commitment to putting our people at the forefront of our business.”

HR Manager, Emily Christmas adds, “I am truly thankful for the opportunity to work with IIP and incredibly honoured to receive an award. Employees are the biggest asset to any company and I am thankful to everyone at Carrington West and IIP for their unwavering dedication in supporting our people programmes.”

Paul Devoy, CEO, Investors in People,

“I’d like to congratulate all the winners and shortlisted finalists from the Investors in People Awards 2023. The winners on the night showcased the gold standard in people management and have produced fantastic work across the board. I have no doubt that the recognition from the evening, will continue to inspire employers and employees alike, as we all work to ‘Make Work Better’ globally.”

Carrington West has also fared well in recruitment industry awards also held in November 2023. They were recognised internationally and nationally for their people development programme as well as an individual consultant award from professional body REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and highly commended for both their employer branding and individual consultant at Global Recruiter magazine.


About Carrington West

Carrington West is an award-winning technical recruitment company providing high calibre talent in the UK buildings & construction, highways, transport & infrastructure, property, rail, town planning, utilities, telecoms & power, water & environmental sectors. We recruit interim, temporary and permanent professionals from entry to board level for private and public sector organisations. Founded in 2011, we have grown quickly due to the passion, integrity and excellence of our people who consistently deliver outstanding levels of service so our clients can achieve their goals. We are active members of the recruitment community striving to improve industry standards as REC members and we have proudly achieved Investor in People platinum status.


About Investors in People

Investors in People have been making work better for organisations across the world since 1991. We worked with over 11 million people and over 50,000 businesses. Because happy people are healthier people, and healthier people are more productive. Productive people are good for business, and in turn, society. See where we are going with this? If you’d like more information about Investors in People, what we do and who we are working with, visit For press and media enquiries contact


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