February 23, 2024

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Somerset Recruitment Firm, OD Talent Solutions, Shortlisted for National Award

Somerset’s alternative to traditional recruitment agencies, OD Talent Solutions, has been selected as a finalist as one of the UK’s top B2B businesses in The Small Awards, following a record number of applicants. 

 OD Talent Solutions based in Taunton, Somerset has been shortlisted for the Supply Chain Champion Award for best B2B business at this year’s Small Awards 

Now in its sixth year, The Small Awards is a nationwide search for the smallest and greatest firms in the UK, across all sectors. It is organised annually by Small Business Britain, which champions, inspires and accelerates the nation’s 6 million small firms. 

OD Talent Solutions was founded by Laura O’Driscoll in 2017 as an alternative, cost-effective, way for businesses to outsource their recruitment needs. The company utilises unique business models which allow for ethical recruitment with an in-house approach that benefits both businesses and their candidates. Following a record-breaking number of applications, it has been chosen as one of eight finalists for the Supply Chain Champion Award for best B2B business that recognises small businesses that are working within the business supply chain, and other businesses large and small. 

With eleven unique categories, the Small Awards celebrate the dynamism and resilience of the UK’s small business sector, across everything from mission-led start-ups, to longstanding family firms, to the nation’s leading sole traders.  

“The Small Awards is an opportunity to applaud all the inspiring, positive things that these fabulous, finalist entrepreneurs have achieved over the last year, particularly as we start to move forwards once again,” said Michelle Ovens CBE, Founder of Small Business Britain. 

“The phenomenal number of applications, and their incredibly high standard, has been fantastic to see. OD Talent Solutions should be extremely proud of being shortlisted for this award. The Small Awards is all about championing and spotlighting the nation’s small firms, and we’re so excited to finally be able to celebrate with them again in person this year.” 

On hearing that her company had been shortlisted, Managing Director, Laura O’Driscoll said “I am absolutely delighted and feeling incredibly proud that OD Talent Solutions have been shortlisted and recognised on a national scale for the Small Awards. Great things are only possible when you have a great team around you and this is something I am very blessed to have. We are fortunate to work with exciting businesses across various industries in the UK and every day we are striving to provide them with an outstanding service and a real point of difference in the Recruitment Sector.” 

Judged by a panel of enterprise experts, the winners of all categories, along with the overall winner of Small Business of the Year, will be announced on 19 May 2022.  

After being held online for two years due to the pandemic, the awards ceremony will return in person this year to take place at St John’s Church in London. Plans are underway for a fun-filled night of celebrations, with small business owners and industry leaders coming together for an evening of inspiring speeches, entertainment, dinner and more!  

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