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WINNER: Opus Talent Solutions

Opus stood out as the winner with their level of innovation, driven by technology, and driving commitments in diversity & inclusion and social mobility.

Impressed that Opus received private equity funding, the judges also were impressed by Opus’s focus on D&I, which sees the company provide training, support and employment opportunities for people from underrepresented backgrounds through technology.

The training cohorts are made up of 48% female, 17% LGBTQIA+, 63% BAME, 76% career changers and 67% from non-STEM backgrounds.

Also impressing the judges was Opus’s ‘purpose’ fund, enabling clients and Opus to co-invest and drive environmental, social and governance/technology initiatives.


La Fosse Associates

Recognised for their focus on building two new service lines – futureproof, a technology training company, and digital transformation consultancy Digital Outcomes – which both support La Fosse and the recruitment industry’s professionalisation. Also recognised by the judges for their involvement with Programme One, addressing black underrepresentation in recruitment, and the #10,000 Black Interns initiatives plus their women’s network, LGBT and proud to be. “These highlight their level of innovation and putting back into the industry,” the judges said.