​ednesday 19th November marked the fifth MARA Awards. We were pretty excited to get dressed up and head down to the Park Plaza as we were up for five awards: Best Agency Side Recruitment Team, Best Website, Best Social Media Strategy and Best Video – for our Careers and Corporate Videos. Surely we had to take home at least one of them!

After being treated to a champagne reception we made our way to our table, and seated right by the stage we were hopeful for a win! Simon Lewis the MD of Only Marketing Jobs, presented the journey of the MARA Awards and the big winners from previous years, setting the scene nicely for the evening ahead.

After dinner and some interpretive dance (as you do), it was finally it was time for the awards! Needless to say we were very nervous and as we sat patiently waiting for our nominations to come up, tensions were steadily rising! The first of our awards was Best Agency Side Recruitment Team and we won! Well deserved by our fantastic Agency Team, this was a really important one for us. High off the adrenalin next up was Best Social Media Strategy – unfortunately not a win for us, but went to a very deserving Forward Role. Next year!

Still in high spirits as the awards continued and the next award was Best Recruitment Website. We launched our new site along with our rebrand back in May so we were really keen to win this award as we're pretty proud of our website - and we did! Big thanks to 4mat for working with us on this. Recruitmentology pipped us to the post for Best Video, and then it was time for the big one - Agency of the Year - which every single agency that had entered the awards was nominated for. So you can imagine how delighted we were to beat off competition from over 40 other agencies to take home this award!

We’re ecstatic to have won three awards and as the awards came to a close, we carried on the celebrations until wee hours of the morning. Although a few sore heads in the office on the next day it was definitely worth it and we all had a great night.

See you next year! #MARA2015