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Award Recognition

Award Recognition

In recent years, CV-Library has picked up numerous award nominations and triumphs. In the competitive recruitment industry, award recognition is a reflection of CV-Library's ongoing achievements and continuous hard work. Find an overview of our awards recognition below.

  • Website of the year 2013 Winners - Best Career Website and Most Popular Website
  • Finalists for Best Job Board at the Recruiter Awards 2013
  • Global Recruiter Winners - Best job board
  • Onrec Awards 2014 - Best Use of mobile

Recruitment Awards

National Online Recruitment Awards (NORAs)

National Online Recruitment Awards

2014: NORA Academy Award - *Winner*

CV-Library Receives the first ever NORA Academy Award – As voted for by industry peers.

After being finalists five years in a row at the National Online Recruitment Awards, CV-Library was awarded with the brand new Academy Award. Voted for by previous winners and finalists, we are delighted to receive such an important accolade.

View our other NORA awards and nominations

2014: Best Generalist Job Board - *Finalist*

2013: Best Generalist Job Board - *Finalist*

2012: Best General Job Site - *Finalist*

2010: Best General Job Site - *Finalist*

2009: Best General Job Site - *Finalist*

2008: Best General Job Site - *Finalist*

2007: Best General Job Site - *Finalist*

National Online Recruitment Awards (NORAs)

Internet Business Awards - Human Resources

2015: Internet Business Awards - *Finalist*

CV-Library has been nominated for an acclaimed Internet Business Award in the Human Resources category. These independently adjudicated awards evaluate the effectiveness, design qualities and customer services of online organisations that stand out in the competitive world of business.

Global Mobile Recruitment Awards 2015 Winner

Global Mobile Recruitment Awards

2015: Best Job Board Mobile Website - *Winner*

2015: Best Job Board App - *Winner*

The Virtual 2015 Mobile Recruitment Awards ack­nowledge companies from around the world leading the way in embracing Mobile Recruitment. The awards also help raise awareness of current Mobile Recruiting best practices.

For the second year running CV-Library scooped the ‘Best Job Board Mobile Website', a testament to our ongoing efforts to continually develop and optimise our mobile offering to candidates on the move. A staggering 40% of our website traffic now arrives from users accessing via a mobile device.

We were also proud to collect the award for 'Best Job Board App'. Following a recent revamp the latest version of the app is packed full of new features and tools to support candidate job searches on the move. Not only is it faster than ever before, but the new interface has been optimised to make the job searching process even more simple. Special credit should go to Ryan from the design team who has worked particularly hard on developing our App.

View our other Mobile Recruitment Awards

2014: Best Job Board Mobile Website - *Winner*

OnRec Industry Awards 2014 Winner

OnRec Industry Awards

2015: Unsung Hero of the Year Award - *Winner*

2015: The Creative Offline Marketing Award Generalist Category - *Winner*

We've managed it once more! For the seventh year in a row, CV-Library were proud winners at the OnRec Industry Awards 2015.

With nominations in multiple categories, the librarians in attendance scooped the 'Creative Offline Marketing Award' much to the delight to the team who have worked hard to identify new and exciting advertising opportunities to drive even more candidates to the site. An achievement that further supports being credited as the most active job site in out of home advertising.

The team were also thrilled to honour IT Director Katherine Spice for her commitment behind the scenes as she deservedly walked away with the prestigious 'Unsung Hero of the Year Award'. Congratulations Katherine!

View our other OnRec awards and nominations

2015: The Best Online Candidate Experience Award - *Finalist*

2015: The Creative Online Marketing Award Generalist Category - *Finalist*

2014: Best Use of Mobile - *Winner*

2013: Creative Online Marketing Award - *Winner*

2013: Creative Offline Marketing Award - *Finalist*

2013: Best Online Candidate Experience - *Finalist*

2013: Technical Innovation Award - *Finalist*

2013: Unsung Hero of the Year - Mike Powell - *Finalist*

2012: Personality of the Year Award for Lee Biggins, Managing Director - *Finalist*

2012: Innovative Online Marketing Award - *Winner*

2012: The Candidate Service Award - *Finalist*

2011: Innovative Online Marketing Award - *Finalist*

2010: Personality of the Year Award for Lee Biggins, Managing Director - *Winner*

2010: Innovative Online Marketing Award - *Finalist*

2009: Innovative Online Marketing Award - *Finalist*

BestFor Recruitment Awards 2013 Winner

BestFor Recruitment Awards

2013: Ranked gold for 11 awards in the national job boards class - *Winner*

CV-Library has been ranked gold for the national job board class in: Scotland, North, Yorkshire & Humberside, East Anglia, Midlands, South East, South West & Central, London and Wales. Our case studies were described as “exceptional” by the judges.

Global Recruiter Industry Awards 2012 Winner

N.B. Previously called Recruitment Consultant Industry Awards


Global Recruiter Industry Awards

2012: Best Job Board - *Winner*

After being finalists for this award three years in a row we are proud to have been awarded as Best Job Board in 2012. Global Recruiter said: "a great year of transition from CV database to full job board and maintained standard and quality."

View our other Global Recruiter awards and nominations

2014: Best Job Board - *Highly Commended*

2014: Best Innovation - *Highly Commended*

2013: Best Job Board - *Finalist*

2013: Best Marketing Campaign - *Finalist*

2012: Best Marketing Campaign - *Finalist*

2011: Best Job Board - *Highly Commended*

2010: Best Job Board - *Finalist*

National Sales Awards

National Sales Awards

2013: Customer Service Team of the Year - *Finalist*

2013: Telephone Sales Team of the Year - *Finalist*

CV-Library are delighted to be finalists alongside some of Britain’s brightest young stars and most high profile businesses, including Sage, BskyB and Virgin Media.

Recruiter Awards for Excellence

Recruiter Awards for Excellence

2013: Best Job Board - *Finalist*

These awards are prestigious within the recruitment industry and we are delighted to have been highly commended within the job board sector in both 2011 and 2013. We strive to provide the industry with the most innovative and professional services and it's great to be recognised for this.

View our other Recruiter nominations

2011: Best Multi-Sector Job Board - *Highly Commended*

UK Customer Satisfaction Awards Finalist

London and South East Recruitment Awards

2009: Customer Service Award - *Finalist*

CV-Library was a finalist for a Customer Service Award at the London and South East Recruitment Awards 2009.

Customer Service Awards

UK Customer Satisfaction Awards Finalist

UK Customer Satisfaction Awards

2013: Best Customer Service Satisfaction Strategy - *Finalist*

2013: Customer Service Leadership Award for Nicola Collins - *Finalist*

We have always strived to offer the best customer service to all of our users, so we're delighted to be recognised by the Institute of Customer Service for our commitment. We are finalists for the Best Customer Satisfaction Strategy and our Client Response Manager, Nicola Collins, is a finalist for the Customer Service Leadership Award.

General Business Awards

Inspire Business Awards 2012

Inspire Business Awards

2012: Business of the Year Award - *Winner*

Winning Business of the Year in Inspire's regional business awards is a fantastic milestone for CV-Library. Hundreds of entries came from a variety of sectors to showcase their business excellence and we're honoured to have won the top prize. Hear from CV-Library's Managing Director, Lee Biggins, below:

View our other Inspire awards and nominations

2012: Online Excellence - *Finalist*

Deloitte Technology Awards 2012

Deloitte Technology

2012: Deloitte Technology Fast 50 UK 2012

2012: Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2012

CV-Library is proud to be ranked in the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 Awards for the second year running. We have also ranked at position no. 347 in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA Awards due to our fantastic growth of 427% over the past five years.

View our other Deloitte Technology awards and nominations

2011: Deloitte Technology Fast 50 UK 2011

2011: Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2011

SME of the Year

SME of the Year 2013

SME of the Year at The Thames Valley Business Awards. The awards recognise innovation but also the contribution to emerging businesses.

Competition was strong, but CV-Library had the edge due to their current business performance and consistent examples of innovation.

Young Guns

Young Guns 2012

CV-Library's co-founders Lee Biggins and Brian Wakem are among the UK's most talented and innovative young entrepreneurs as they are recognised in the Young Guns Class of 2012.

Website of the Year 2013

2013 - Website of the Year

Best Career Website & Most Popular Website

Best Career Website

Website of the Year, Britain's most important people's choice awards attracted nearly 100,000 unique votes for over 200 nominated websites.

CV-Library beat the competition to walk away with Best Career site and Most Popular Website.

Entrepreneur of the Year

2013 - Entrepreneur of the Year

A personal accomplishment for Lee Biggins, as the talented and innovative Managing Director was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the Inspire Business Awards.

Rounding off an exciting period for Biggins, with the recent completion of an internal eight figure buyout which witnessed him take 100% of the business

Traffic Metrics

Year on year CV-Library receives great results for all traffic metrics relating to the recruitment sector.

Traffic Metrics - Hitwise, Comscore and Alexa

Hart Healthy Workplace

2012-14: Silver Award

Hart Healthy Workplace

CV-Library is pleased to be awarded with a silver award for the Hart Healthy Workplace Award Scheme 2012-14.

Recruitment Associations

CV-Library is proud to work alongside some of the largest associations within the recruitment sector.

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo)


We are an official member of APSCo and supporting them as they represent the interests of recruitment organisations engaged in the acquisition of professionals.

Institute of Recruiters

Institute of Recruiters - Partner Privilege Gold

We are proud to be an official partner of the IOR; creating international recruitment standards.

The Associate of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC)


CV-Library works alongside the ARC which is a trade membership organisation representing recruitment consultancies of all sizes.