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Recruiters’ Club Annual Reception: A Celebration of Success


Following in the footsteps of last years first Annual Recruiters’ Club reception this year proved just as successful. With 29 Recruiters’ Club members in attendance, the event followed a similar format with updates from MyPlus, entertainment and networking, plus the added excitement of the launch of the Recruiters’ Club Disability Progress Awards! 

Themed ‘A Celebration of Success’ the evening kicked off with Helen Cooke, Director of MyPlus, welcoming Recruiters’ Club members and other guests who work or have an in interest in recruitment and disability. After providing an update on what is going on in the world of disability and recruitment, Helen reminded the audience about the resources available to them and informed them of new benefits being introduced from different parts of the MyPlus businesses over the coming months. These included MyPlus Consulting packaged solutions and Recruiters’ Club member reviews. 

It was then time to launch the much-anticipated Recruiters’ Club ‘Disability Progress Awards’! With five categories up for grabs, the winners who demonstrated they are committed to making progress and have taken on board advice provided by MyPlus and used knowledge gained at Recruiters’ Club events or through the usage of their consulting days, were invited on to the stage to collect a certificate and bottle of champagne.

The deserved winners were;
Barclays for the ‘MyPlus Students’ Club Best Company Profile Award’
Linklaters, James Phoenix for the ‘Most Powerful Personal Story Award’
Baker McKenzie, Adam Dempsey for the ‘Best Disability Speaker/Advocate Award’
Hogan Lovells for ‘Most Progressed Inclusive Recruitment Award’
EY for ‘Business-wide Engagement Award’

A lovely evening at the @myplusvoice annual reception. Congratulations to the award winners including @EY_UKI @BarclaysUK and @HoganLovells Great comedy from @AbnormFunnyPeop
We’re proud to have won the award for “most successful business wide engagement” at the @myplusvoice #RecruitersClub Disability Progress Awards! We’re passionate about Diversity and Inclusiveness at #EY

After all the excitement and obligatory photos Helen introduced from Abnormally Funny People’s Don Biswas, who entertained the audience with a unique set which combined both razor sharp one-liners, with humour about having Dyspraxia (organization and coordination difficulties) and mild traits of Asperger's Syndrome, and the effect it has on people, while coming from a middle class Indian family. 

The audience were then enthralled by Canadian born Tanyalee Davis described as the “The Ferrari of Comedy” – low to the ground and kind of racy. Tanyalee used her perception of people and how they perceive her, to exaggerate the humour of life's 'little' tasks and routines!

Recognising she couldn’t follow their acts, Helen instead invited attendees to enjoy the rest of the evening with a drink to celebrate the success of our award winners and enjoy the delightful hot dishes provided by our hosts.

Thanks for a really enjoyable evening. It was lovely to see you Helen and meet your team.
Thank you so much for having me at your annual reception, it was great to catch up with everything you are doing. I can remember when I first met you and your slide with your clients was a lot smaller – so it is great to see how many people are involved and to hear more about your plans for the future.

MyPlus would like to thank Baker & McKenzie for once again generously hosting the first Recruiters’ Club Annual Reception.