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Oyster Partnership Wins Prestigious IIP Award – Employer of the Year: Gold

Hannah Clarke

Director of People & Operations

Jul 27, 2022

Oyster Partnership, a leading recruitment agency specialising in property, has been awarded the prestigious UK Employer of the Year (Gold) by the renowned Investors in People organisation.

Investors in People are global leaders in the accreditation process, with over 50,000 accredited organisations from 66 countries. IIP aim to help companies, leaders, and employees create an effective work environment.

Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said:

“The Investors in People Awards 2021 was a recording break year in regards to the number of entries and number of organisation entering, so for every organisation that won, your win will taste a little bit sweeter! I am so proud of every organisation that entered this year, demonstrating their fantastic commitment to making work better. And as a Winner, Oyster Partnership really stands out amongst the crowd. A huge well done to all involved!”

Since its inception in 2004, Oyster Partnership has grown to employ more than 70 people. The London-based company highlights their diverse workforce with an emphasis on meritocracy.

As a company, they endeavour to keep their team motivated through an individualised approach and a positive office atmosphere. Oyster understands that happy and healthy employees are more productive and encouraged in their roles.

Hannah Clarke, Head of People, commented:

“We are thrilled to have won UK Employer of the Year, not only because we were shortlisted alongside organisations that we regard so highly, but because the award encompasses everything that we have been working tirelessly to achieve.”

The last 18 months have been challenging across all industries. The subsequent lockdowns have taken their toll on not only the economy but people’s mental health and overall wellbeing.

This forward-thinking small business quickly took action to implement a strategy named Oyster’s Work from Anywhere Initiative. With a focus on flexibility and the needs of their team, Oyster has seen an increase in customer satisfaction provided by employees who feel supported and valued.

Oyster Partnerships’ Managing Director, Sasza Bandiera, commented:

“I’m absolutely blown away by the result and so very proud of the team I lead here at Oyster. Every employee has a part to play in our culture and success, and I applaud the management team for their continuous drive to be the very best.”

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Director of People & Operations

Hannah Clarke

With 15 years of Recruitment experience under her belt, 13 of which have been spent at Oyster, Hannah is (and always will be) an office legend. After reaching a staggering 80-something temps – the stuff of Oyster folklore – Hannah made the monumental decision to step into a whole new role. And thank goodness she did, or we wouldn’t have her as our Head of People, steering our often-chaotic ship, and playing a huge part in Oyster’s staggering growth plans.

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