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CATEGORY DETAILS

The Contracting Awards are free to enter and there are 19 categories open for entry.  Entrants may enter more than one if that category is relevant to them but must have a bespoke entry for each category. 

 
 

Best Contractor Accountant – over 2,500 clients

This category recognises excellence in providing accounting services to the contracting community. Does your company provide excellent customer service, expert advice and represent excellent value for money? Please give demonstrable examples of excellent customer service, how you stand out from the competition, and how you add value to your contractors.

Best Contractor Accountant – 1,000 - 2,499 clients

This category recognises excellence in providing accounting services to the contracting community. Does your company provide excellent customer service, expert advice and represent excellent value for money? Please give demonstrable examples of excellent customer service, how you stand out from the competition, and how you add value to your contractors.

Best Contractor Accountant – under 1,000 clients

This category recognises excellence in providing accounting services to the contracting community. Does your company provide excellent customer service, expert advice and represent excellent value for money? Please give demonstrable examples of excellent customer service, how you stand out from the competition, and how you add value to your contractors.

Best Umbrella Company - over 1,500 clients

This category is looking for the best Umbrella Companies supporting the contractor market. You must be able to show excellence in customer service, show your commitment to compliance and demonstrate what you do to provide excellent customer service and added value for your customer.

Best Umbrella Company - under 1,499 clients

This category is looking for the best Umbrella Companies supporting the contractor market. You must be able to show excellence in customer service, show your commitment to compliance and demonstrate what you do to provide excellent customer service and added value for your customer.

Best Contractor Recruitment Agency – IT

Are you the best IT contractor recruitment agency? You must be able to demonstrate excellence in communication, exceptional customer service and great placement results. This award is for recruitment firms going above and beyond for contractors, providing excellent compliance and payroll. Please demonstrate examples of candidate and client satisfaction.

Best Contractor Recruitment Agency – Engineering

Are you the best engineering contractor recruitment agency? You must be able to demonstrate excellence in communication, exceptional customer service and great placement results. This award is for recruitment firms going above and beyond for contractors and providing excellent compliance and payroll. Please demonstrate examples of candidate and client satisfaction.

Best Contractor Recruitment Agency – Other

Are you the best contractor recruitment agency in another sector? For example teaching, health and social care, marketing, PR or communications? You must be able to demonstrate excellence in communication, exceptional customer service and great placement results. This award is for recruitment firms going above and beyond for contractors and providing excellent compliance and payroll. Please demonstrate examples of candidate and client satisfaction.

Best Contractor Innovation

Have you brought a new solution or service to the market? Are you creating innovations in the industry that fulfil a need in the market? This category rewards the companies that are creating products that make a difference to the contracting industry. Entrants could be an existing company that has introduced a new product or a completely new entrant into the market. This could be a product or service that shows deliverable benefits to the market and has been launched in the last 18 months.

Best International Contractor Provider

Does your company provide contracting services for UK contractors to work abroad? Financial support and advice, compliant payroll services, or placing contractors abroad? Entrants need to demonstrate what support they provide contractors, the volume of contractors they deal with and the value they provide as well as the countries they support.

Best Outsourced Contractor Organisation

Awarded to an outsourced recruitment organisation for achieving outstanding success for its clients in conceiving, developing and implementing a cohesive recruitment/talent management strategy or strategies in sourcing and delivering contractors to the workplace. Please provide demonstrable results and client success stories.

Best Contractor Insurance Provider or Broker

Are you a successful insurance provider or broker? We are looking for the insurance provider or brokers offering the best services to contractors through exceptional innovations, excellent customer service, value for money and clear claim policies. Demonstrate the benefits of your work, what sets you apart from competitors and the value you add to contractors.

Best Contractor Mortgage Provider or Broker

This award recognises the mortgage providers getting results for contractors. We are looking for providers who are leading the pack in innovation, excellent customer service and clear communications. Customer service and deliverable results are essential to demonstrate in this category. Additionally entrants need to show the breadth of products that they offer and show testimonials and case studies.

Best Banking Provider

This award recognises the Bank providers getting results for contractors. We are looking for providers who are leading the pack in innovation, excellent customer service and clear communications. Please provide demonstrable and clear contractor product benefits for your banking service and your profile in the contracting market.

This award recognises the legal, compliance and tax advisers supporting contractors. We are looking for the companies giving contractors or agencies or employers the best legal, compliance or tax advice. Or it could be an in-house team. This will be awarded to the firm delivering evidence of the most effective compliance communications and advice and setting the highest standards for compliance and legal performance in this market. Or those that are defending contractor interests in the market and achieving results for contractors. Please clarify clearly what advice you provide, success stories and client type.

Best Contractor Job Site

This category recognises the best job site for contractors. This award will look at candidate engagement, advice, choice of roles and ease of use. What makes you stand out from the competition when it comes to attracting the UK’s best contractors and offering the widest choice of contracts. You will need to demonstrate detailed user experience, volume of contractors and contractor jobs, client feedback and market profile.

Best Accounting or Payroll Software

This award recognises the software that provider great results for contractors. We are looking for providers who are leading the pack in innovation, UX, excellent customer service and demonstrable evidence of results, benefits and USPs for contractors. Please provide clear product benefits for your software and your profile in the contracting market. This can include company specific in-house accounting software or a widely available accounting software product.


If you provide a service to contractors but none of the above categories are relevant please do get in touch

Please do also read our entry T&C’s before entry and note that we reserve the right to change entry criteria at any point if we feel it is necessary to improve the category.