Pam Anthony Recruitment has won the Supplier of the Year Award at the UK Pride of Direct Selling Awards 2018.
The National Awards, which were launched this year at the De Vere Staverton Estate in Daventry, are hosted by the Direct Selling Association (DSA), the trade body for direct selling in the UK. The awards recognise the best individuals, teams and companies in the industry, which include many well-loved and long-established household names; brands such as Avon, Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic, Usborne Books at Home and The Body Shop at Home.
The Supplier Award is presented to a DSA Approved Supplier Member company or individual which has provided outstanding service to a DSA Member Company.
Pam Anthony Recruitment, which specialises in Recruitment and Training within the UK and European direct selling industry, this year celebrates its 18th year of operation. The company cites some of the UK’s best known direct selling brands amongst its clients, including Cambridge Weight Plan, doTERRA, Isagenix, Amway, Hammonds Furniture, Oriflame and SheerSense.
Direct selling is a £2.1billion industry in the UK and is currently seeing a renaissance having grown by 40% in the last five years (turnover has increased from £1.5 – £2.1 billion). Over 425,000 people work in the sector.
Lynda Mills, Director General of the Direct Selling Association, who led the judging, comments: “Pam Anthony Recruitment is one of the most experienced recruiters in the UK direct selling sector and I’m delighted to present the company with this award. The firm’s longstanding relationships with many of the UK’s best known direct selling brands is a testament to how well Pam and her team know and understand the industry and the skills and qualities needed to succeed.”
The award judges included Elias Jahshan, Editor of leading UK retail news site Retail Gazette, Kardi Somerfield, Senior Lecturer in Advertising & Digital Marketing at the University of Northampton and Lynda Mills, Director General of the DSA.