• Feeling proud of our MD Sarah Stevenson shortlisted for TheBusinessDesk.com Midlands Leadership Awards 2018!

    Sarah Stevenson Shortlisted Midlands Leadership Awards

    As featured in TheBusinessDesk.com, their Midlands Leadership Awards have been created to celebrate the people and organisations across the entire region who are role models for their teams and who have continuously raised the bar for their competitors.

    Those shortlisted have showcased the very best qualities of modern leadership – of inspiration, collaboration and empowerment. The winners will be announced at an exclusive awards lunch on Thursday 15th November 2018. The day will be a celebration of the transformational impact great business leaders are having in our Midlands Region across Finance, Professional Services, Accountancy, Manufacturing, Service and all other industry sectors.

    The Leadership awards offer a great opportunity to recognise and shine a light on the achievements and successes of businesses in the region. Sarah’s inclusion as a finalist for these prestigious awards follows on her successful recognition as Entrepreneur Of The Year, awarded by the Derbyshire Times, Small SME Director Of The Year East Midlands, awarded by The Institute of Directors and Finalist of The East Midlands Chamber’s Entrepreneur of the Year. The Midlands Leadership Awards also serve to recognise the fantastic work Sarah’s team here at Astute Recruitment Ltd have achieved in becoming the go-to accountancy and office recruitment specialist in the East Midlands. Our unique Triple-Point Guarantee and other innovations will reach a wider audience and we hope inspire other innovations in excellence across the recruitment sector.

    Fingers crossed for Sarah and all the other Finalists below!

    Leader of the year – This person will be selected from the other award winners and will be the person or organisation that embodies outstanding leadership and is an exemplar for the whole Midlands Region.

    The finalists for the 2018 Leadership awards are: –

    Professional services  

    David Richardson, Lloyds Banking Group
    Nick Green, Squire Patton Boggs
    Sarah Perry, Wright Hassall
    Sarah Stevenson, Astute Recruitment
    Steve Allen, Mills & Reeve

    Best leadership programme

    Birmingham LGBT
    Meridian / Common Purpose
    Plink Fizz
    Streetwise MBA / Common Purpose

    Empowering Potential                           

    Anthony Burns, Paycare
    Anthony Ratchford, Intec Microsystems
    Lee Southen, Grayling
    Sallie-Ann Allen, Enploy
    Simon McAlpine, Infinity IT Solutions

    Diversity and inclusion leader

    Carmen Watson, Pertemps
    Claire Bell, West Midlands Police
    Hilary Smyth-Allen, BPS Birmingham
    Prof Kiran Trehan, University of Birmingham
    Yetunde Dania, Trowers & Hamlins

    Public and third sector

    Mike Hopkins, South and City College Birmingham
    Paul Kalinauckas, BCRS Business Loans Limited
    Tom Clarke-Forrest, Sport 4 Life UK
    Dr Yeow Poon, Chinese Community Centre

    Transformational  leader

    Greg Reed, HomeServe Membership
    Matt Jones, Oxbridge Home Learning
    Mike Hopkins, South and City College Birmingham
    Pauline Biddle, Deloitte
    Phil Mead, NEC Group Arenas

    Company leader (up to 100 employees)
    Jonathan Evans, Discovery
    Keir Edmonds, MCS
    Kevin Rogers, Paycare
    Mike Brooman, Vanti
    Scott Parsons, Forsyth Barnes

    Company leader (100+ employees)

    Craig Dickson, DAC Beachcroft
    Greg Reed, HomeServe Membership
    James Rigby, SCC
    Shahid Sheikh OBE, Clifton Packaging Group