A RECRUITMENT agency with international credentials is the latest winner of a monthly business award.
Wakefield-based m2r Ltd was named winner of the Business of the Month Award in the competition run by Huddersfield law firm Eaton Smith in conjunction with the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce and government export support arm UKTI.
The winning business was set up in 2001 and offers recruitment services to companies throughout the UK and overseas.
With an extensive network of contacts, it finds candidates of all disciplines and nationalities from non-skilled to senior executives, for clients ranging from start-up organisations to multi-billion dollar petrochemical companies.
It focuses on recruiting staff to a variety of sectors, including education and training, IT, engineering and the oil and petrochemical industries.
It has built its reputation by handling the recruitment and expatriation of staff into China, Malaysia, and various Gulf countries, including the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
The award judges were impressed by the enthusiasm and dedication showed by m2r Ltd managing director Munir Mamujee in his efforts to seek business development opportunities in countries where it is often difficult to operate by making regular trips to build up contacts and clients. This included Saudi Arabia, where by building up the relationship with the head of the British Trade Office, a successful partnership has been formed allowing Munir to secure lucrative contracts with a number of the largest companies in Eastern Saudi as well as supplying teachers and trainers to very well-respected organisations across the kingdom – a first for a UK recruitment company.
The panel was also impressed with the firm’s contribution to the region and local community. Staff have developed a number of close partnerships with Wakefield businesses and actively promote the city when in the Middle East by presenting local guides and historical books.
Munir said: “We are all tremendously proud to have been recognised for our hard work. Even though the majority of our business comes from overseas, we are a Wakefield-based company and will always look to develop local relationships and promote the city wherever possible.
The Business of the Month Award is open to firms in Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. Contact Ian Greenwood on 01484 821389.