SRS and MMU celebrate five year collaboration with new video showcasing assessment simulation event

SRS recently enjoyed our fifth year running the now legendary large-scale assessment simulation event for Manchester Metropolitan University students. We’ve come a long way from our first year where we ran the event at a hotel in Cheadle. From year two onwards, we have worked with the Etihad Stadium which we find works well to replicate a head office environment and provide simple logistics to ensure the event runs smoothly.

Caroline Herz from the Manchester Fashion Institute at MMU said the following after this year’s event:

“2018 has been a special year in our partnership with SRS - This year we celebrated working with Sophie for the fifth year, and held our 'Mock Assessment Centre' at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Each year we embed employability and employment into our curriculum to provide an 'experiential learning experience' for our students in their 6th week of term. The success of this event gets better and better each year, our students are 'talent scouted' from industry assessors at the event, and we have built a reputation for being 'ahead of the competition' in the placement stakes. Sophie's smoothly run operational practices are given with boundless energy, enthusiasm and support. She and her team give us 110% professionalism, and long may it continue. Sophie and the team at SRS - congratulations for all your hard work in providing us with this outstanding experience, and service, we learn so much every year, and wish you all the very best and lots more 'awards' for the future.”

Check out the new video here:

The North East Business Woman of the Year Awards

Managing Director, Sophie Milliken has been shortlisted in two categories at the prestigious North East Business Woman of the Year Awards. This annual event recognises, rewards and promotes the achievements of women in business in the North East. Sophie has been shortlisted in the Small Business and the flagship Susan Dobson Award for Entrepreneurship categories.

Sophie said: “I can’t believe that I’ve been shortlisted in two categories - I felt so overwhelmed when I received each call letting me know the fantastic news! The shortlist is a real power list of local women in business and I am very proud to be listed alongside them.”

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Friday 16th November at The Hilton Newcastle Gateshead.

The full shortlist can be found HERE.

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Not one, but two places at awards final...

2018 Award Finalist Best Business Women Awards

The Best Business Women Awards have announced their finalists today for 2018. The business world is full of talented and dedicated female entrepreneurs who not only run successful businesses but in many cases also juggle the needs of their families. The Best Business Women Awards are designed to recognise the achievement of those women across a wide range of business categories and is open to any female business owner UK wide.

Smart Resourcing Solutions has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Best Business category. We are delighted that MD, Sophie Milliken has also been shortlisted in the Best Business Woman in the Recruitment category.

Debbie Gilbert, organiser of The Best Business Women Awards said ‘Now in our 4th year we have seen the number of entries triple since we launched. The standard of our finalists is exceptionally high. We are delighted to receive entries from female entrepreneurs from throughout the UK, from women who are real trailblazers in their industry. This is a tough competition judged by business experts. To be a finalist is a major achievement. Finalists have been selected for their business acumen, determination, creativity and tenacity. Almost 90% of start-ups fail in the first 3 years and all our finalists are all shining examples of being successful entrepreneurs who have proved their success to our judges.’

"It's great to end the week on a high and I am doubly proud that we have made it into two categories. I can't wait to meet the other finalist at the event next month." Sophie Milliken, Smart Resourcing Solutions.

The gala final of The Best Business Women Awards will be held on 11th October 2018 at Tewin Bury Farm, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, the winners will be announced at the final.

Smart Resourcing Solutions Named Best Provider of Recruitment Assessment Material

Best Provider of Recruitment Assessment Material

Smart Resourcing Solutions were delighted to receive an award for Best Provider of Recruitment Assessment Material in the 2018 SME News Business Elite Awards. The criteria for the award included the following: 

  • Company performance
  • Influence within the industry
  • Client testimonials and recommendations
  • Contribution to the local community
  • Online presence and branding

Sophie Milliken, MD at Smart Resourcing Solutions said “What a lovely surprise! I am thrilled that we have been recognised for this fantastic achievement. It is evidence of all the hard work and dedication of the team throughout the year and reflects the feedback we receive from our clients - 100% of whom would recommend us to other organisations.”