Antal International has been named International Recruitment Company of the Year at the 2012 Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) Awards for Excellence.
The awards are an indicator of professional standards and celebrate achievement in the recruitment industry, and are widely recognised by clients as well as throughout the sector. Winners were announced at a business lunch with guest speaker Baroness Kingsmill, with the franchise taking top honours after being praised as “pioneering and ambitious” by judges.
Antal International group managing director Graeme Read said: “I’d like to thank our highly skilled and devoted teams who made this accolade possible. It’s fantastic that Antal has been celebrated as a company that upholds best professional standards in the international recruitment market – and it is highly rewarding to receive the recognition I believe our people deserve.
“As an organisation, we consistently practice the professional values which are synonymous with APSCo membership. We continuously strive to reach above and beyond the expectations of clients and candidates in terms of best practice, transparency and honesty, whilst continuing to grow and develop globally. Our ongoing commitment to candidates and clients is reflected in our longevity and success.”
The company's unusual name comes from founder Tony Goodwin's first business trip to Hungary, where he was referred to as Antal, the Hungarian name equivalent for Tony, and it stuck.