Contractor management: award-winning expertise

6CATS CEO with award

9th April 2021

For international contractors, partnering with the right recruitment agency and contractor management firm is crucial. It’s important to ensure that any company that is supporting you as you seek global opportunities is not only the best at what they do, but also compliant with local, regional and national legislation as well. But how can you tell who is really the best? By working with award-winning contractor management, compliance and recruitment experts.

TALiNT Recruitment Awards

There are a number of recruitment awards that celebrate those agencies that deliver top-notch services for global contractors. At 6CATS International, our teams support several prestigious accolades. In fact, we’re pleased to have announced that we will once again be supporting the TALiNT International Annual Recruitment Awards (TIARAs) as sponsor of the International Recruitment Company of the Year. This honour recognises market leaders who can demonstrate the highest standards of compliance and the most sustainable growth in international sales, profit, headcount, and customer base.

The TIARAs are distinguished by the rigour of its judging process and the quality of its judging panel, which includes some of the industry’s leading senior executives alongside heads of TA and HR from some of the world’s largest employers. Our own Chairman Graham Palfery-Smith, for example, will be re-joining the TIARA judging panel this year – alongside a prestigious list of experts who will be scrutinising each entry.

Katie Folwell-Davies, one of the most experienced, successful, and highest profile deal makers in the human capital sector, takes over from Hudson chairman Ian Nash as Chair of Judges for the 2021 TIARA Recruitment Awards. “I look forward to seeing how the best in the industry have adapted to the challenges and opportunities of the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Katie, former head of Deloitte’s Human Capital Services M&A practice and newly appointed Investment Partner at Twenty20 Capital.

Commenting on 6CATS International’s support of the TIARAs and sponsorship of the International Recruitment Company of the Year award, Graham said: “6CATS are delighted and proud to be supporting this very important award, again. It truly does highlight the very best of the best in the sector, plus the quality of the judging panel, especially with the addition of Katie Folwell-Davies this year, is outstanding and I’m really looking forward to the judging!”

“The TIARAs exclusively recognise excellence, innovation and growth in the UK’s largest and rapidly-scaling recruitment firms,” said Alex Evans, Programme Director of TALiNT Partners. “The 40 UK recruiters shortlisted for last year’s TIARAs had a combined turnover of £8.99 billion, NFI of £1.4 billion, and 26,444 employees – so those actively shaping the sector.

“While the Covid-19 crisis hit the recruitment sector hard in 2020, those best able to optimise their talent, technology, and brand have adapted to take advantage of new ways of working, transacting, and competing for market leadership. They are the exemplars who should inspire the wider sector. The TIARAs offer them a powerful endorsement to TALiNT International’s inhouse and agency audience to not only attract new clients but the industry’s best talent as well.”

Award-winning contractor management solution

6CATS International doesn’t just get involved in sponsoring and judging awards though, we also have won a few ourselves too! In November 2020, for example, we were recognised as the Best International Contractor Provider at the 2020 Contracting Awards, which celebrates the top service providers to the contracting community.

At the time of the award win, 6CATS CEO and Founder of 6CATSPRO, Michelle Reilly, commented:

“Professional international contractor management is what we do best, so to be recognised as the best supplier in our sector is testament to the high-quality service that the team delivers,” she says. “I’d like to say a huge congratulations and thank you to our 6CATS experts for continuing to meet the high standards we’re known for, especially in such challenging times.”

And that’s not the first time we’ve won such a prestigious award – in fact, our track record to date includes:

  • Best International Contractor Provider at the Contracting Awards 2019
  • Best Company for Customer Service at the 2018 Recruitment International Supplier Awards
  • Best Company for Contractor Services at the 2019 RI TIARAs (as shown in the above photo of our Operations Director Amy Dunn and CEO Michelle Reilly with the award)
  • And many more!

If you’re looking for a tax compliance expert that can ensure you are operating compliantly no matter where in the world you operate, our team can help. Contact them today.

For more information on finding the best business to work with, check out our blog on what a good international contractor management company looks likes.

The entry deadline for the 2021 TIARAs is 25th June. Finalists will be announced on 9th July and winners will be crowned on 20th October at a black-tie Gala Dinner for recruitment leaders at The Brewery in London. Details of the 16 TIARA award categories for 2021 and how to enter can be found at Why not follow us on social media to receive the latest updates on the TIARAs and access photos from the ceremony later this year.      


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