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Oscar Consultant Shortlisted for North West Recruitment Award

We're delighted to announce that Oscar's Melissa Houghton has been shortlisted for the Insider's North West Young Professionals Awards in the Young HR / Recruitment Professional category.


The awards celebrate the best business talent under 35 years of age in the North West, with the winners to be announced on 20th April at the Lowry Hotel in Salford.

It's been an incredible 12 months of award success for both Mel and Oscar. Mel claimed Consultant of the Year in the Drum Recruitment Awards in 2016, and was highly commended in the Recruitment Professional category of the Made in Manchester awards earlier this year.

Oscar's latest achievement of being named on the Sunday Times Best Small Companies for Work For list follows awards for Best Small Recruitment Company in The Drum Recruitment Awards and Global Recruiter.

Recruiting for Software and Web Developers across the North West, Mel manages Oscar's largest permanent recruitment team at just 25 years old.

Matt Southworth, Director at Oscar, said: "We are delighted to see Mel recognised once again for her achievements in the recruitment space.

"Being shortlisted for The Insider Young Professionals Award is a great feat given the quality of recruiting talent across the North West, but it is well deserved for what Mel has accomplished at Oscar.

"Mel joined Oscar's School of Excellence programme as a Trainee Consultant straight out of university just under four ago and is a perfect example of how we equip our team with the skills to develop their careers with us.

"There have been some excellent individual and team performances across the Oscar's UK and US offices, so we expect to see a number of our Consultants contesting for awards during 2017."

Take a look at all of our recent awards and accolades here.