Winner: Tara Ricks: Principal, Elite Leaders

Currently a principal at recruitment business consultancy Elite Leaders, Tara has been described as a shining example of what ‘great’ looks like in the recruitment industry.

With nearly 30 years of industry experience, her career has included the development of the highly prestigious and financially successful Joslin Rowe & Associates recruitment brand. At the time of its sale to global giant Randstad in 2008, it was the largest privately-owned recruiter in its field. Tara continued to lead the business, rebranded and reorganised as Randstad Financial & Professional and Interim Executives, for the next seven years.

Now as non-executive director, consultant and advocate, Tara is known for her recruitment business expertise, her integrity and determination to help those she works with succeed.

She is described as “genuine, funny, intelligent, articulate…and bloody great at her job”!

Congratulations, Tara!