Award winning recruitment agency hooray celebrates 5th birthday


Hooray, celebrates Award win outside Recruitment offices in Cheltenham with group photoGloucestershire’s ethical recruitment agency is celebrating its fifth birthday by winning a prestigious business award.

Hooray, an award-winning Gloucestershire recruitment agency with an ever-growing national reach, has won the Small Business of the Year at the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Award (SGGBA) 2022. Consequently, they have two reasons to celebrate this month.

As a result the SGBAA Awards, considered the pinnacle in the local business calendar, was a night to remember. Certainly, it was an unforgettable evening showcasing the very best of business in Gloucestershire.

As SoGlos writes, “The Awards set out to recognise and celebrate innovative start-ups through to the top 100 businesses in the county, boldly shaking up the traditional awards format with a fresh new approach.”

Winners of SGGBA 2022 gather on stage to take the applause at the University of Gloucestershire Business School on the SoGlos website.

The 2022 SoGlos award winners were announced on Thursday, 20th October 2022. Over 300 guests assembled for the invitation-only evening at the University of Gloucestershire Business School’s Oxstalls campus in Gloucester for the awards ceremony and networking event. Thus, everyone came together to celebrate the successes of Gloucestershire’s best businesses.

We want to give a special mention to the co-headline sponsors, Hazlewoods and Willans LLP solicitors, for making the evening possible.
Also, a further mention and thanks to BBC presenter and reporter Steve Knibbs for hosting the awards.

Moreover, Ryan Hancock, a director in Hazlewoods’ corporate services team, said: “The SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards has provided a great opportunity for businesses to come together and celebrate their successes.

In what is looking like further challenging times for us all ahead, it is important to remember that we have a strong and supportive business community in Gloucestershire that is worth celebrating”.

Hooray is a fresh, consultative recruitment agency with a social purpose, dedicated to putting integrity above profits. TThe nominations come five years after Hooray’s inception. Despite the trials and tribulations of COVID-19, they have emerged stronger and are still growing. Two years ago, the company had four people. Now, Hooray has 19 employees, all dedicated to providing outstanding service to both clients and candidates. Meet our team here


SoGlos SGGBA Business Awards 2022 Pictures by Mikal Ludlow Photography

Upon winning the award for Small Business Of The Year Hooray’s directors are quoted saying:

‘I am delighted. We are so grateful to win this. It is brilliant.’

– Richard Arthur, founder of Cheltenham-headquartered Hooray.

Ian Moriarty, operations director, said:

‘This is a testament to our team. They work so hard to make us what we are. This is for them.’

“Just to have made the shortlist from 382 entries was an achievement in itself! I’m so proud that our company has been a finalist for three prestigious awards this year. We received recognition for our commitment to corporate social responsibility and small business of the year. A massive congratulations again to everyone that won and also well done to all of the finalists who should be so proud of their achievements.”

– Marketing Executive, Prudence Bond.

Want to find out more? Click here to see a full list of finalists and winners.

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