Award for Havant recruitment team

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RECRUITMENT and talent firm The Serocor Group started the year on a high by winning an award.

The Havant firm took the Institute of Recruitment Professionals award for the Best People Development Business 2014.

The judges were impressed by its overall approach to employee development, as well as specific initiatives that were put in place last year.

Learning and development manager Derek Goff said: ‘We felt very honoured to be shortlisted and are totally delighted to have been awarded the accolade.

‘It is a clear testament to the ongoing significance and investment the Serocor Group pays to the professional and social development of our staff.’

Secoror, based at Langstone Technology Park, helps people develop personal and professional needs as well as helping employees with their skills.