Eileen Richards extends partnership with Leicester Mercury Business Awards

Eileen Richards MBE is a name that is well-known in Leicestershire’s business community and is extremely active in not only marketing her own services, but in supporting others. 

Five years ago, with some 20 years of experience in recruitment in tow, Eileen set up an authentic consultancy based within Leicester city centre called Eileen Richards Recruitment. Offering a first-class bespoke service to their clients and candidates, the business has quickly developed an outstanding reputation across the East Midlands. 

Their part in the city’s thriving business scene has once again been reaffirmed as they have come on board as official Event Partners for one of the biggest events in the region – the Leicester Mercury Business Awards.    

Managing Director, Eileen Richards, who in June this year was awarded an MBE for her work in promoting female entrepreneurship, explained their association with the upcoming ceremony: 

“Celebrating local success is an integral part of what we do. We build strong relationships with our candidates and clients to not only place skilled individuals within reputable businesses but to also promote them as employers of choice and high achieving individuals. 

“These awards align with what we believe in as a business, applauding professionals who truly deserve it.” 
Despite setting up a successful business of her own, Eileen and her team have also become active voices for Leicestershire by getting involved with community initiatives and supporting local charities, networking groups and of course, prestigious award ceremonies such as the Leicester Mercury Business Awards. 

Eileen explained:  

“As an organisation, we are heavily involved throughout the Leicestershire business community by hosting and taking part in an array of events and activities. 

“Some of these include: co-hosting the Hope Through Business Club – supporting Hope Against Cancer, co-hosting Enterprising Woman on behalf of the East Midlands Chamber, being a committee member for Network LE and Wooden Spoon Leicester.”
As well as networking opportunities, and the chance to engage with likeminded entrepreneurs, with business achievement at its core, the Leicester Mercury Business Awards also offers a chance for other businesses, including sponsors and partners to look ahead to their own business’ future. 

Eileen always has one eye set firmly on the future for her business, and shared insight into what the coming 12 months, in particular, hold: 

“Within the next year, our key focus is to expand further. Our existing team is built up of experienced individuals ranging from recruitment specialists, resource’s and marketing team. We are keen to recruit likeminded, ambitious people to our team so that we can grow further throughout the Midlands providing an unrivalled recruitment service. 

“Our bespoke training for our clients on Successful Recruiting has also become very popular with our clients.”
For more information about the awards, visit: www.leicestermercurybusinessawards.co.uk.  
Enquiries regarding sponsorship opportunities and table bookings can be made through Devon Coverdale at Champions (UK) plc on 01509 85 29 27 or email dcoverdale@championsukplc.com.