Winner: Christos Tsaprounis, Head of People and Culture, Auto Trader UK

Nominated and voted for by the Recruiter Awards judges, the Impact Award recognises a recruitment professional who makes a profound difference to their own organisation, their profession and the wider world.

This year’s winner describes himself as a “people geek and diversity & inclusion advocate”. Those who know him describe him as “extraordinary”. He believes in creating spaces for people to thrive – and that the first step in effective recruitment is to be a great employer, that you need to make your organisation worthy of being loved.

Teaching children to code, pushing his business to participate in community events such as London and Manchester’s Pride and active involvement in charity work, our Impact-ful winner exemplifies the best amongst recruitment professionals today.

Working at Auto Trader UK for four years, where he has also held the role of Head of Resourcing, he previously worked at The Co-operative Bank.