Award winning

Encore are in the 1% of recruitment agencies that have pledged an enduring covenant that we as a business acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they protect with their lives.


Encore Personnel were acknowledged as the 23rd fastest growth business in the UK (Sunday Times) and the Best Recruitment Company to Work for (Recruitment International) in 2009.



IRP Awards Winners 2013 – Encore Personnel were recognised at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s Institute or Recruitment Professionals Annual Awards, these awards are the highest awards available for the Recruitment industry. Encore won the Best Company to Work For and Business Manager of the Year (Ray Metcalfe). In 2012 Encore also won the BestPeople Development award. 



Recruiter Fast 50 – Boxington Corporate Finance recently announced Encore as the 21st fastest growth recruitment business in the UK. (Lists the fastest growing private recruitment businesses in the UK according to compound annual sales growth rate as measured over the most recent three-year financial reporting period).



Success Through People Winners – Encore Personnel were recognised at the Leicestershire Business Awards 2012, winning the Success Through People Award. The award covered areas such as Training and People Development, Innovative Employee Schemes, Measuring Employee Satisfaction and Community Activities.



REC Audited – Encore Personnel are one of only 60 recruitment agencies to hold the REC Audited status. REC Audited is a robust audit package that validates compliance with the Employment Agencies Act and Conduct Regulations 2003 and Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s Code of Professional Practice. The REC team of professional auditors conducts a thorough audit of your business, going through such areas of compliance like: – Equal Opportunities, Complaints Procedure and Work Seeker Registration.


Recruitment International Top 250 – Encore Personnel Services were announced in the Recruitment International Top 250 list, the publication is the most detailed report on the largest recruitment companies in the UK, ranked by their UK turnover and is a must have research and information source.



Sunday Times Best Companies Award – Encore Personnel Services have achieved the prestigious Best Companies Accreditation Standard for the last 7 years, making them one of the best companies to work for in the UK.  As featured in the Best Companies Guide, the Best Companies Accreditation recognises organisational excellence in the area of workplace engagement.



As a Disability Confident Committed Employer we have committed to:

• ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
• communicating and promoting vacancies
• offering an interview to disabled people
• anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required
• supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
• at least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people


Encore Personnel have also been nominated as finalists in the following awards – Coventry Telegraph Business Awards (2012 and 2013), Birmingham Business Awards (2012), Northampton Business Awards (2012 and 2103) and 3 further categories at the 2012 IRP Awards – Best Company to Work For, Best Contribution to the Community and our East Midlands Senior Manager was nominated for the Business Manager of the Year.


Investors In People – In 2010 Encore Personnel retained their Investors in People accreditation for the 3rd time for another 3 years, totaling a minimum of 9 years with the accreditation.



FTA Members – Freight Transport Association (FTA) is one of the UK’s largest trade associations and represents the transport interests of companies moving goods by road, rail, sea and air.




GLA Members – The Gangmasters Licensing Authority was set up to protect workers from exploitation. The licensing scheme regulates businesses who provide workers to the fresh produce supply chain and horticulture industry, to make sure they meet the employment standards required by law. As members, you have peace of mind that Encore safeguards the welfare and interests of our workforce whilst operating within the law.


EUA Members – Founded in 1905, the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) – formerly known as SBGI – is a not-for-profit trade association that provides a leading industry voice to help shape the future policy direction within the energy and utilities sector.



ALP Members – Recognised by Defra, the A.L.P promotes agency labour best practice for both labour providers and labour users alike. As members we are demonstrating our commitment in ridding the industry of malpractice, so that businesses operating lawfully, ethically and fairly are not at a competitive disadvantage.



Sedex – Encore Personnel are members of Sedex, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, which is a not for profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains.



MAA Members – The Midlands Aerospace Alliance was formed to support and represent the aerospace industry across the Midlands region, with help from the regional development agencies Advantage West Midlands and the East Midlands Development Agency.