We’re B Corp Certified – Hooray!

Hooray, a newly certified B Corp in Gloucestershire, dedicated to using business as a force for good in the community.

Hooray, Gloucestershire’s Leading ethical and independent recruitment company, is proud to announce that it has earned B Corp Certification. With our new status, we will be joining a group of around 40 organisations across Gloucestershire that are dedicated to using business as a force for good.

'In Good Hands' written in dark blue against light green background. Hooray logo at the top with the 'committed to ethical recruitment' stamp in blue and the bottom and the B corp logo top right.

What is B Corp?

B Corp Certification is verified by B Lab, a non-profit organisation dedicated to transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. Companies that are part of a global community of businesses that meet high standards of social and environmental impact receive the accreditation.

Additionally, B Corps are also legally committed to bringing benefits not just to shareholders, but all business stakeholders — workers, customers, communities, and the environment.

This certification is not just a mark of distinction but a commitment to continuous improvement and leadership in building an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economic system.

'Ready for Action' in yellow writing against a green background. 'Committed to ethical recruitment' stamp in yellow bottom right and B Corp logo top right in white.

Why B Corp?

Hooray is passionate about making a positive impact on people and believes strongly that businesses as well as non-profit making organisations can be a force for good for the community. We’re driven by connecting talented individuals with reputable organisations, empowering them to make meaningful contributions to society and the economy.

Firstly, Hooray is a purpose-driven company. We ‘Pioneer ethical recruitment for a better working world’. So our goal is to help reduce inequalities in the workplace and improve employee diversity. That’s why we needed to do more. Find out more. Because there is so much more that we can and should do.

That’s why we took our first steps in our B Corp journey by completing an in-depth Impact Assessment. This rigorous process evaluates organisations based on five key areas; governance, customers, workers, environment and community. We are proud to report that Hooray significantly outperformed the UK and industry benchmarks in each of these pillars. For full transparency, you can see the details in our Impact Report here.

'Break new ground' in blue writing against orange background. Added B Corp logo in black top right corner as well as 'committed to ethical recruitment' stamp in blue bottom right.

How it works

So, to summarise, companies with a score of over 80 (out of 200) points officially earn their shiny new status of B Corp Certification. With a score of 91.4, Hooray joins a global community of over 8,000 businesses, including MAJOR brands that are using business as a force for good.

To give some context these companies include WeTransfer with a score of 80.4, The Body Shop (93.8), The Guardian (100.9), and Patagonia, the Mother Teresa of all B Corps, with a score of 166.

Whilst we’re buzzing with excitement and bursting with pride about our score, we promise not to let it go to our heads (too much). Because it doesn’t stop there.

Companies must reapply every three years to ensure ongoing commitment. While we recognise there is still room for growth, we are confident that we are on the right track and making meaningful progress. We are committed to continuous improvement. We also aim to elevate recruitment standards industry-wide, striving to make our standards the benchmark for recruitment.

Hooray’s Managing Director, Richard Arthur expressed excitement about the certification:

“Achieving B Corp status is a testament to our team’s hard work and dedication to our core values. We believe that businesses can be a force for good, and this certification reinforces our commitment to ethical recruitment and making a positive impact on society and the environment.”

Hooray’s Operational Director, Ian Moriarty, commented,

‘We too believe that we must be the change we seek in the world. We’re really excited to see the positive impact we can make together. As a business and a member of the B Corp community. As well as to be accountable and transparent about that impact”.

Fran Page, their B Corp consultant also had this to say about their process,

“I could tell Hooray was purpose-driven as soon as I met them. To be honest, they were already operating like a B Corp but, like many companies, they just needed a little guidance about formalizing their positive impact and some support through the rigorous process”

As a newly certified B Corp, Hooray joins a global movement of people using business as a force for good and will continue driving the conversation forward in the recruitment industry.

“Our vision is to raise the bar of recruitment standards and whilst there arent many B Corp recruitment companies in the UK we hope that this encourages more recruitment agencies to follow suit”

Prudence Bond, Hooray’s Marketing Manager comments.

'Trail blazer' in orange writing against a yellow background. 'Committed to ethical recruitment' stamp bottom right in orange with B Corp logo in back top right.


Hooray’s commitment outlined

Ethical Recruitment Practices – Hooray commits to providing fair, inclusive, and transparent recruitment services. We ensure that we treat clients and candidates with the utmost respect and integrity.
Social Equity: We actively promote inclusivity and equality, focusing on underrepresented groups. Working with disabled candidates and marginalised young people to exemplify our mission to provide equal opportunities for all.
Community Engagement – We have forged strategic partnerships with local nonprofits. These include Empowered Employers, Gloucestershire’s Young Carers, Read for Good, and the Nelson Trust. Offering invaluable support through workshops, training sessions, and volunteer work.
Environmental Responsibility – Hooray have implemented sustainable practices within its operations to minimise its environmental footprint. This includes reducing waste, planting trees and promoting energy efficiency.
Employee Well-being – We prioritise the health and well-being of our employees, offering a supportive and inclusive workplace culture.

Join the Movement

Want to grow your business but also looking to make a difference? Well, now you can do both! Get in touch with Hooray today, an award-winning and certified B Corp recruitment agency, to see how we can help. Give us a buzz on 01242 300 228 or email hello@hoorayworks.co.uk

Together, let’s make business a force for good!

Want to find out more about what B Corp is all about? Click here to watch the official video.