Financial Times: Retailers risk losing touch with customers over diversity
10th January 2019 1 minute read
Green Park has been nominated for Agency Recruitment Leader of the Year and Recruitment Agency of the Year by the 2018 annual Recruiter Awards.
The prestigious Recruiter Awards Gala is the UK’s largest event for the recruitment community and recognises agencies and in-house recruiters who add outstanding value to their business partnerships and relationships.
Nominated for the category of Recruitment Agency of The Year, (50-249 Employees), Green Park is one of Europe’s fastest growing suppliers of interim management and executive search solutions across the public, private and third sectors. Throughout 2017, the firm has achieved a record turnover, with a 70% increase in sales and a 40% increase in the number of interims out on placement.
In the eleven years since the firms inception, Green Park has grown from a challenger brand to the UK’s leading voice on executive diversity. Boasting a 50% diverse placement rate throughout 2017, Green Park is setting a new benchmark for the recruitment industry which widens the gate without lowering the bar.
Raj Tulsiani, Co-founder and CEO of Green Park, has also been nominated by the Recruiter Awards as Agency Recruitment Leader of the Year. A passionate advocate of the power of diversity as a source of competitive advantage, Raj has led Green Park to success while challenging industry standards and changing the way organisations think about talent.
Calling for greater responsibility within the recruitment industry and across the UK’s most influential organisations, Raj Tulsiani has acted as a special advisor and contributor to landmark Government-backed diversity reviews. These include The Parker Review, Hampton-Alexander Review, Davies Review and McGregor-Smith Review which call for greater female and Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) representation at Board level.
In 2017, Raj Tulsiani was awarded the Global Equality and Diversity (GED) Lord Noon Award for his accomplishments in improving diversity and equality in business, as well as being shortlisted as Diversity Champion of the Year for the European Diversity Awards. He was also named Best Executive Search Firm Director – UK by the M&A Today Global Awards.
The year has also seen Green Park produce over 10 Pieces of original research including the Green Park Leadership 10,000 study with the first ever FTSE 100 Diversity Index, ranking FTSE 100 companies by their success in improving diversity across their leadership.