Awards, accreditations & partnerships

People are the focus of our business and are the basis of our values and objectives. Whether client, candidate, supplier or staff member – our people are important to us. This is why we’re thrilled to be recognised through awards and strive to continue to achieve accreditations and pursue partnerships with influential recruitment and insurance industry bodies.

Here are some of the awards that we have achieved and partners that we work with:

2021 – HFG signs up to the government run scheme ‘Disability Confident’ to ensure people with disabilities are not overlooked or excluded during the hiring process.

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2020 – HFG partners with One Tree Planted and vows to plant one tree worldwide, for every placement we make. The project is known as ‘HFTrees’.


2019 – HFG became agency members of Professional Passport who are recognised as experts in the field of temporary workers and supply chain compliance.

2019 – HFG is again awarded the ISO9001 accreditation.

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2018 – HFG awarded as one of the Top 100 insurance blogs.

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2016 – HFG winners and highly commended at the Global Recruiter awards.


2016 – Finalists in the OnRec awards.


2016 – Shortlisted in the Commercial Insurance Awards.


2015 – HFG rank in the Recruitment International Top 500 report.

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2014 – HFG  commended at the Recruitment Business awards for ‘Best Small Agency’.

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2013 –  HFG achieved the ISO 9001 accreditation for the first time – and have held it ever since.

This is particularly important for HFG as by completing the assessment process, we have improved business efficiency and adopted quality management systems ultimately improving the certification service that we deliver to our internal and external stakeholders.

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2013 – 29th place in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 sponsored by Virgin and is recognised again in the Recruiter Hot 100 list.

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2012 – Placed in the Recruitment International Top 250.

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2012 – First entry and 62nd place in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 sponsored by Virgin.

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2012 – HFG’s first entry in the Recruiter Hot 100 List

In addition to winning a number of awards, HFG continues to partner with organisations within the recruitment industry ensuring that best practice, training and methodologies are kept up to date.


The Associated Professional Staffing Company (APSCo) is a membership body for the staffing industry supporting agencies with training and representing the industry to promote it as a professional and influential sector. HFG has been a member of APSCo since 2012 with its Director Mark Dainty volunteering as a Chair of the Finance Sector for a term; strengthening our partnership and leading the sector in terms of relevant issues and challenges.

To see what being a member of APSCo means to our clients and candidates please click here


HFG are also keen supporters of Recruitment International.

For more than 25 years RI has provided a portfolio of products and services that has helped recruiters and their companies to be more successful.  This includes bespoke annual reports and guides,  a growing social media offering, searchable online directories, job boards and the leading online digital monthly magazine.

The strength of the HFG brand is not only based upon years of collaboration and relationship building with our clients and candidates; but also by the partnerships that we share with the Insurance industry and media.

HFG have had a long term partnership with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries; attending and speaking at a number of conferences throughout the year, and also sponsor events and publications run by leading insurance media publication The Insurance Insider.


HFG also have a longstanding relationship with the The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and attend their annual conferences up to 5 times a year. The IFoA conferences provide significant opportunities for HFG to offer recruitment advice and support to the Insurance industry as well as a chance to meet up with candidates and clients. Directors and senior management are also active participants in speaking at IFoA events and sponsoring seminars.

Insurance Insider

The Insurance Insider is the insurance news organisation of the global wholesale, specialty and reinsurance industry. Their team has longstanding relationships with key players in the Insurance market, and their publications and events have become permanent fixtures on the (re)insurance calendar.