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Bristol Recruitment Firm Announces Achievement of the Outstanding Princess Royal Training Award.

Posted on September 2023 By Anya Constantinescu

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Bristol Recruitment Firm Announces Achievement of the Outstanding Princess Royal Training Award.

​Global recruitment leader Precision Resource Group (PRG), parent company of iO Associates, are being celebrated for their award-winning learning and development training programme ‘The Precision Pathway’, following their achievement of the outstanding Princess Royal Training Award.

12th September 2023, Bristol: Recruitment and Talent Solutions specialists Precision Resource Group (PRG) have been announced as winners of the distinguished Princess Royal Training Award, placing among 53 other highly deserving recipients such as Royal Mail, IBM, and the NHS.

Delivered by the City and Guilds Group, HRH Princess Royal Training Award collaborates to recognise employers who possess an unparalleled commitment to developing and investing in their company training programmes. “As skills shortages rise and job vacancies double across the UK and Ireland, engaging learning programmes for growing and retaining talent have become more crucial than ever before.”

Following its establishment in 2009, PRG has steadily expanded to harbour over 280 employees and has secured offices across the globe in Bristol, Manchester, Europe, the US, and India. PRG increased their headcount by 66%, with 129 new hires, 82% of these being based in their Bristol Headquarters. Last year their sales figures were better than ever, with revenue growth from £50m to £85m; a £35m increase on the previous year and 70% growth. Their exceptional growth is a testament to the company’s unwavering dedication to providing unparalleled recruitment solutions and services to its clients.

PRG’s now award-winning training scheme ‘Precision Pathway’ offers a flexible 6-month long blended career development programme cultivated for all levels of recruitment experience, offered to each employee at no extra cost. 105 trainees have completed the programme since 2021 and attrition has reduced from 27% to 14% with average time to consultant promotion also reducing from 362 to 201 days. Carefully designed to ensure the fundamental building blocks are securely embedded from day one, the Precision Pathway is designed to create expert industry professionals, out of ‘good’ recruiters.

PRG’s dedication to nurturing talent and continuously supporting their industry professionals alongside an all-in mentality is underscored and widely acknowledged through this reputable award.

Tracy Wright, Director of People, comments on this prestigious moment. “From its inception to date, the L&D team have strived to provide top-class career development. Our goal is to create an environment at PRG that allows people to flourish and have long and fulfilling career paths. The People First ethos ensures we’re focused on providing the best training, coaching and personal development that matches everyone’s goals and ambitions; whilst fully supporting the strategic aims of PRG.  To receive this recognition on our first application is a testament to the hard work and commitment of the L&D team and I’m very proud of them”.

Precision Resource Group have also placed in the prestigious Recruiter FAST 50 list, ranking among the top 30 alongside other business giants. As well as finalising for the Business of the Year award and being identified by WIRED Magazine and HSBC UK as one of the UK’s most innovative and inspiring businesses.


Notes to editor:

About Precision Resource Group (PRG)

PRG is a group of niche recruitment brands. These include iO Associates, Finitas, Panoramic Care and Panoramic Associates.

Their teams of motivated, highly experienced and knowledgeable consultants utilise their unrivalled expertise to provide bespoke solutions to suit any business challenge. PRG provides tailored permanent and contract staffing solutions to a wide range of customers across a number of specialist markets, always with the candidate and client experience as the focal point.

PRG are incredibly proud of their client-centric led approach, the expertise they have accrued within their markets, the amazing career opportunities that exist for their people, and the energetic, inclusive and supportive culture that exists throughout the group.