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Welsh Organisation Named ‘Best Company to Work For’

A leading Welsh recruitment and training organization was named as a winner at the 2016 Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) Awards.New Directions won as ‘Best Company to Work For (under 250 employees)’ at the 2016 IRP Awards.An IRP Award is the highest accolade an individual or company can receive in the recruitment industry and is unique in raising awareness of the positive role models whose exceptional work, and candidate and client care, sets the bar for all recruitment professionals and businesses to aspire to.The IRP Awards are the only recruitment sector awards hosted […]


A big THANK YOU for the Mr X Appeal Donations 2016

This year marks the fourth anniversary of the New Directions group of companies’ involvement with the ‘Mr X Appeal’. This appeal works to deliver gifts to children and young people across South Wales who will not have as much as others this festive period.In 2013 when we first started working to support this initiative, we loaded up one of our pool cars with presents and proudly drove the 40 miles down the M4 to the drop off point to add our offering.Well…fast forward to 2016 and we have had to recruit the services of Cardiff Bay Office Furniture – one of our own brilliant suppliers […]


#AntiBullyingWeek – Ruth Dalton, Group Head of Communications and Marketing – A Blog

#AntiBullyingWeek #PowerForGoodFor a creative type I adore statistics. I even had a bash at A-Level Statistics, it was a while back…but I recall I didn’t fair too badly. Numbers and the certainty and solidness of what they offer when negotiating in the workplace or at home give me confidence.This week is Anti-Bullying Week in association with the Anti-Bullying Alliance, a charity we as an organisation partner with to help raise awareness and eradicate the whole problem. We also work to support the plight of the NSPCC…whose website I visited in order to delve into some meaty statistics […]


Welsh recruiter first to be recognised as gold standard

New Directions, a leading Welsh recruitment firm, has been awarded gold accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, joining the top seven per cent of accredited organisations across the UK and becoming the first Welsh recruitment agency to do so.This accolade demonstrates their commitment to high performance through good people management.New Directions has 12 offices across the UK with nine being based across Wales. The group employs in excess of 150 staff and has been in operation since 1994. The company offers a number of services to the education, social care, domiciliary […]


New Directions Highly Commended for ‘Best Service’ at the Go Wales Awards 2016

On the 6th October 2016 New Directions was ‘highly commended’ at the inaugural ‘Go Wales’ awards in Cardiff for best service.The Go Awards have taken place in Ireland, Scotland and England for a number of years, and in 2016 as Wales celebrated their ‘Day of Procurement’ the country held its first ever event.In a ceremony held at Cardiff’s Marriott Hotel, a sell-out audience enjoyed a three course meal and the company of host BBC Wales Host Roy Noble in an event that saw 16 organisations receive praise for the services they provide to procurement in the public sector.Speaking […]


Winner of ‘Innovation and Excellence’ Award at the Corporate Live Wire Awards 2016

New Directions have once again been awarded an ‘Innovation and Excellence’ Award at the Corporate Live wire Awards 2016.This is a second successive year for the business to receive the accolade.From the development and incorporation of cutting edge technology to the creation of forward thinking strategies, the Innovation & Excellence Awards honour and celebrate those businesses and firms who are creating a brighter tomorrow. The Innovation & Excellence Awards give recognition to businesses that are transforming their respective industries and the standard-bearers of excellence […]


New Directions Named Best Recruitment Agency

New Directions was last night named as 'Best Recruitment Agency' at The Regional Awards in Cardiff.The team collected the trophy after applying for the award and making the long list before going to a public vote to make the short list.Speaking about the award Ruth Dalton – Group Head of Communications and Marketing saidThis award is a great big thank you to all of our staff and most importantly our candidates. Without their loyalty and hard work we wouldn’t be able to celebrate success so magnificently.2016 is shaping up to be an award winning year for the agency with this […]


Winner of ‘Best Recruitment and Training Services – Wales’ at the Business Excellence Awards 2016

New Directions has been named Winner of ‘Best Recruitment and Training Services – Wales’ at the Business Excellence Awards 2016.This award recognises the two major facets of delivery for the UK based business that has a head office operation in Cardiff.Speaking about the award, Sophie Cecil, Group HR Director said ‘as an organisation we really strive to ensure we give our best in all we do. We work in an exceptionally competitive environment and this award is testament to our staff because our colleagues across Wales in similar sectors are some of the UK’s finest’.The […]


New Directions Shortlisted as ‘Best Professional Services Company’ at the Cardiff Life Awards 2016

In March this year New Directions was announced as a finalist at the Cardiff Live Awards. The awards are now in their third year of running and always attract applications from the best of the Cardiff business community and the surrounding area.Speaking about the shortlisting, Jeff Tune, Company Chairman said ‘our grass roots are in Cardiff, although the organisation itself was born in London, it really grew up and became a success here in the Welsh capital. This shortlisting is a real tip of the hat to our business as part of a strong community or organisations that help Wales to thrive.The […]


Welsh Recruiter Named ‘Team of the Year’ at International Awards

Leading Welsh recruitment and training experts New Directions were last night announced as ‘Compliance Team of the Year’ at a ceremony in London.The Women in Compliance award, presented by the BBC’s Louise Minchin heralds serious ambition from the firm. In 2014 the award was won by leading telecoms operation Orange and in 2015 internet search engine giants Google.The awards celebrate the achievements of female compliance professionals and the success of the compliance industry through diversity, recognising and rewarding the outstanding contribution that women make every day in the […]