The Business Boost Awards are held yearly in the borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, an aim to help local businesses achieve their full potential and growth.

The award encourages entrepreneurs to develop their entrepreneurship and strategic thinking, which ultimately helps to drive a business forward. There are also cash prizes available for the businesses that are able to demonstrate drive and ambition through sound business planning.

This year, we decided to enter Recruitment Robin in to the Newcastle Business Boost Awards, to test ourselves and to see what other business professionals thought about our fixed fee recruitment model.

After a hectic few weeks of writing a 23 page business plan, attending a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style interview with a panel of three judges, Recruitment Robin made it through as a Finalist in the ‘Going for Growth’ category, and received a Highly Commended Award at the awards evening.

The whole process, from initial application through to the awards evening, was an incredible experience that has given us a clearer focus about the direction we want Recruitment Robin to fly in.

Next year will be an exciting year!