Divisional Director of Simply Jobs Boards Ian Partington was the proud winner of the “Personality of the Year” award at the 10th annual OnRec awards last week.

All at Simply Jobs Boards HQ are sending congratulations to divisional director Ian Partington as he was presented with the OnRec “Personality of the Year” award 2014 on behalf of Simply Jobs Boards at their annual recruitment industry awards ceremony last week.

“I’m really happy and a bit humbled to win this award,” said Mr Partington about receiving the accolade; “there were obviously some great people up for this award so I’m really pleased to have come out on top. It’s a good ego boost of course, but more than that, it shows that the hard work we’ve put into Simply Jobs Boards over the years is really making an impact on the industry. So I’m thrilled.”

One of the founding members of the Just Engineering Jobs board over 15 years ago, Ian Partington is the dynamic MD behind Simply Jobs Boards. Starting the company himself six years ago, it was purchased from him by Friday Media Group, the UK’s largest independent publisher. After the sale, Partington was appointed a place on the board of directors, making key decisions on new opportunities.

As MD he has seen the Simply Jobs Board group continue to grow through a period of economic decline and despite challenging conditions for the recruitment and sales markets. He has achieved this through a combination of pushing innovation within the company and ensuring the Simply Jobs Boards reputation remains the best in the recruitment industry.

A key influencer in the company’s implementation of their state-of-the-art Autonomy CV searching and parsing technology, Ian is keen to drive the company forward while maintaining the standards and functionality the sites have come to be known for. He is also a driving force behind many of the Simply Jobs Groups’ individual social networking and community sites, believing that social recruitment is the future of the industry.

The OnRec Awards are an annual event to recognise the hard work within the recruitment industry. This year marked the 10th ceremony, held at The Grange, St Pauls Hotel in London, and was attended by more than 350 people. David Hurst, founder of Onrec, says “The nominees and winners this year prove again that despite the current challenging economic climate, our industry has been resourceful and continues to triumph”.

On behalf of everyone at Simply Jobs Boards, we’d like to say well done Ian and here’s to a great 2014!

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