Champagne corks have been popping at one of the East Midlands’ foremost recruitment agencies after a key member of its leadership team was named the region’s most empowering business leader.

David Essam, Operations Director at Frontline Recruitment, has won the Empowering Potential award at the East Midlands Leadership Awards 2021 – the glittering annual event organised by the region’s premier B2B news outlet

Essam claimed the prize at a packed Colwick Hall in Nottingham city centre this Wednesday (22nd September), beating off fierce competition.

The award comes after Essam presided over a stellar year to date for Frontline Recruitment which has seen enquiries go through the roof and numerous new jobs created, not least at the expanding firm’s brand new office in Chesterfield.

Frontline Recruitment Operations Director David Essam said: “I am thrilled to have been named the East Midlands’ most empowering leader, especially at such a prestigious event. The strength of the competition shows what a massive award this is and I couldn’t be more pleased.

“Over the past 12 months we have opened a new office, grown our team and helped many people who lost their jobs because of the pandemic back into work. It feels great to have done so and I’m so proud that these achievements have received such high-profile recognition.

“Whilst I personally take great pride in winning this accolade, I feel it is a reflection of the hard work our brilliant team has put in during an incredibly difficult period. Our staff have gone above and beyond to make sure Frontline continues to thrive, and I’m delighted to say that that’s what we’ve done. Many thanks to them and of course to for this award. Long may our success continue.”

Frontline Recruitment has seven offices in the Midlands and across the UK, including a HQ in Nottingham, along with offices in Derby, Leicester, Mansfield, Chesterfield, Hull and Weymouth.