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Description: Antal International is a recruitment franchise, offering you the opportunity to start your own recruitment business. Benefit from an internationally recognised brand and proven business model. Business Type: Franchise. Minimum Investment: £30,000. Financing Assistance: Yes, through a third party. Training Provided: Yes. BFA Associate Member: Yes.


Antal International Directors' Interviews

Antal International Directors' Interviews

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BFA Associate Member

The award-winning Antal

Over the past 20 years, Antal has won the following awards, particularly accelerating over past five years...

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London.PNGEntrepreneur of the Year at London Loves Excellence Awards - 2014

On 24th September hundreds gathered to London loves Excellence Awards held at London Marriott Hotel on Grosvenor Square. That night was a celebration of excellence and growth in business and proved that even during difficult times, businesses can succeed. The standard was astonishingly high this year and in many categories the esteemed judges had trouble picking a winner but, as always, in each category there was one who stood out.

That night Tony Goodwin, Founder & Chairman of Antal International, has been awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 where the global recruitment company was shortlisted among some highly successful UK businesses. 

GR.PNGBest UK Overseas Operation at Global Recruiter Awards - 2013 WINNER

Antal International has come top in the ‘Best UK Overseas Operation’ category at the Global Recruiter Industry Awards 2013

The ultimate winner of this award, according to the judges offered both strong staff support and evidence of social responsibility. Judges were impressed by a good use of local communities as well as the methodologies, associated training and shared business resources that simplified what could be an intimidating start up process.

Official_Awards_Antal-002.jpgBest International Recruitment Agency at Recruiter Awards – 2013 HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD

Antal International has been highly commended for the ‘Best International Recruitment Agency’ Award at the 2013 Recruiter Awards, the leading awards programme for the recruitment sector.

Best Recruitment Agency Marketing Team at Recruiter Awards – 2013 FINALIST

Antal International is very proud to have been finalists for this category with fierce competition.

Official_Awards_Antal-004.jpgAPSCO International Recruitment Company of the Year – 2012 WINNER

Antal International has been named International Recruitment Company of the Year at the 2012 APSCo Awards for Excellence. The awards are a major indicator of our professional standards and as such are widely recognised by clients as well as throughout the recruitment industry. 

APSCo: Antal International is a truly international company with a very collaborative culture and strong leadership. With a 20 year pedigree they have been pioneering and ambitious in growing their international presence and look set to continue to do so.

Official_Awards_Antal-006.jpgBFA HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards – 2012 Liz Dillon – FINALIST

The BFA held the 2012 BFA HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards on Thursday 4th October in the NEC in Birmingham.

We are delighted that Liz Dillon was successful in reaching the Finals. The national awards highlight excellence within the sector and the ongoing commitment of those franchisees who set the standard for best practice in the industry.

Tony Goodwin says: "Thank you Liz Dillon, you did us proud, it was a very strong line-up. Your presentation was truly inspiring and whilst you didn't win, you do us immensely proud. I have to admit to being very emotional at one point during this short video. What a star she is, well done Liz, keep up the terrific work."

Official_Awards_Antal-008.jpgBest Overseas Operations & Best APSCO Member of the Year – 2012 WINNER

Antal International wins "Best Overseas Operations" and “Best APSCo Member of the year” at the Asia Pacific Global Recruiter Awards 2012, beating off tough competition from other leading recruitment firms. The cream of the industry was gathered last night at the gorgeous Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore, after a 2-day conference.

Antal won the Best Overseas Operations Award because it managed to tailor its expertise and best practices to the specificities of China market. Thank you to its international and local operations Team who have worked tirelessly to
incorporate global elements of our best practice into the local company work style.

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) provides a guarantee of excellence, best practice, quality, integrity and expertise. By winning the “Best APSCo Member of the Year” award, Antal International proves that its total HR solutions add immediate value to the growth and success of companies operating across region.

James Darlington, Head of ASIA for Antal International: "Our teams throughout ASIA are very passionate about providing exceptional service to our clients and candidates, I am very pleased all their hard work and success has been recognised in the awards we won this evening."

Official_Awards_Antal-010.jpgBest International Recruitment Agency at Recruiter Awards – 2012 WINNER

Antal International won the ‘Best International Recruitment Agency’ category at the 2012, Recruiter Awards which is the leading awards programme for the recruitment sector. Antal beat off fierce competition to take the award, which was presented in recognition of the company’s ability to provide complete international recruitment solutions for many of the world’s most ambitious and demanding businesses.

This is the entry statement that gained us this prestigious award and really sums up the cross boarder activity taking place on a regular basis: As its entry states: "Only at Antal can you speak with a Swedish consultant in Spain to be referred onto an English-speaking person in Shanghai who, together with the local Chinese team, finds a Mandarin-speaking European with exceptional experience."

In fact, that example is not rare for winning multi-national, multi-sector recruiter Antal International. In its entity, Antal demonstrated that it could set the international network to actually work together for the benefit of clients and candidates. For all its placements, an in-depth knowledge of the local market, culture and understanding of the required skills are paramount.

Antal was given the challenge of sourcing a candidate for a particularly hard-to-fill role in North Africa. The position was for a distribution account manager for a Dutch electronics, calibration and networks company. The niche skills for this role were in short supply on a global scale, but particularly uncommon in North Africa. To add to the complexity, the client required a candidate that was already based in Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia or Lybia. And coupled with the uprisings taking place at the time in many Arab countries, this was a tough assignment.

Regardless of the challenges presented in this difficult brief including the unusual skill set, the location, language requirements and the social-political turmoil of the Arab Spring uprising, Antal was still able to source candidates, of which one was successful. With all the political and social unrest, Antal was still able to find the right person for the job."

Recruitment Consultant Industry Awards – 2012 FINALIST

The entries have been sifted, read and reviewed... The judges have sat and faced with a near impossible task of selecting the best of the best in the recruitment industry they have finally drawn up their short-list for the award winners in this year's Global Recruiter Industry Awards, sponsored by First Choice Software.

With a record number of entries and 12 categories to fill, entrants have had to work hard to impress the judges. And the short-list reveals those who have come out ahead of the crowd at this stage, in with a chance of winning the ultimate accolade. Antal is very proud to be short-listed in the two following categories, even if we didn't win unfortunately: Best In-house Training and Best UK Overseas Operation.

Recruitment Consultant Industry Awards – 2011 HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD

What the judges said: “ This business has Excellent coverage and footprint in a vast range of countries and renowned difficult regions according to judges. Our highly commended is Antal International.”

Official_Awards_Antal-012.pngRecruiter Awards for Excellence – 2011 LISTED

The Awards entered a new era last year with the introduction of honours for inhouse recruitment professionals and recruitment outsourcing firms, to sit alongside the traditional recognition for recruitment agencies. The move parallels the recently refocused direction of Recruiter to embrace the entire recruitment community.

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year - 2010 & 2011 WINNER


Over the past 20 years, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award has developed the reputation as the most prestigious honour for entrepreneurs. They celebrate the pioneers who epitomise ingenuity and inspire us all with their entrepreneurial spirit. They are the driving forces who are unafraid to take risks, stay dedicated to their companies throughout the inevitable cycles of business, and create the products and services that support our communities and enrich our lives.

Growing Business Awards FINALIST

The Real Business and the CBI Growing Business Awards – Finalist Entrepreneur of the Year look for an individual whose contribution to their company, community and the wide economy is both extraordinary and measurable. Having determined the shortlist from a written submission, the judges interview all the short-listed candidates to gauge their energy, vision and charisma.

Official_Awards_Antal-015.jpgInternational Recruitment Company of the Year – 2010 WINNER 

In a glittering awards ceremony held in London’s Canary Wharf complex, Antal International was named as “International Recruitment Company of the Year” at the Recruitment International Awards 2010. The award comes towards the end of another successful year for Antal International that has seen the brand reach new heights and witnessed impressive growth in all its geographic locations including the opening of additional offices during 2010 in Singapore, Germany, India and the United Kingdom.

Official_Awards_Antal-016.jpgEurope's 500 LISTED

Europe's only independent, pan-European Listing of high growth, job-creating companies. Europe's 500 is a pan-European membership organisation gathering fast-growing entrepreneurs. It represents more than 2000 companies all over Europe who have are among the top 500 European growth companies. Its aim is to support the networking and experience exchange and contribute ideas and initiatives for improved conditions for growth and job creation in Europe.

Recruiter Awards for Excellence – 2002 RECOMMENDED Best International Recruitment Firm

International recruitment firms act as talent agents for the best candidates, bringing the brightest and best of the world's workforce to global companies. Antal was recognised for our company's global resourcing solutions.

Official_Awards_Antal-018.jpgThe Sunday Times UNIQUE IN FOUR CONSECUTIVE YEAR'S RANKING

Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 ranks Britain's hundred fastest-growing unquoted companies by sales growth. Sales growth ranges from 54% pa to 365% pa, with sales typically between £10m and £20m.

Support for Success – 2005 FINALIST

The 2005 theme for the awards was `Support for Success`, highlighting the way companies deliver strength to their network through an ongoing programme of help and advice. Antal International has been highly successful in targeting former Soviet and Eastern European economies by "culturalising" their basic business model, identifying managers within each business culture, not outside it, and finding individuals who are prepared to embrace the new challenges of a global economy.

BFA Awards – 2004 FINALIST

Entrants in this year's competition were asked to demonstrate how, through enterprise, they had created new markets and opportunities. The Awards, sponsored by HSBC and the Daily Express, are designed to showcase Britain's best-performing franchisors in a booming industry worth an annual 10 billion to the economy. 

The Deloitte Indy 100 WINNER

The Deloitte Indy 100 aims to recognise and reward companies that have shown sustained growth over a five-year period. The Deloitte & Touche / Indy 100 candidates are assessed on company's growth rates via sales figures. The awards are open to private or listed UK companies that had a turnover in the range £5m - £100m in their most recent audited and filed accounts and were profitable in the most recent year. Rankings are based on revenue and compound annual growth over a four-year period.

Official_Awards_Antal-022.jpgGrowing Business Awards – 2000 FINALIST

Real Business and the CBI Growing Business Awards - short-listed Company of the Year

The judges look for an outstanding business whose growth, ambition and quality of management has enabled it to out-perform its peers financially and has delivered on a compelling business strategy. Created new, quality jobs. Developed and trained its people. Delivered on an innovative and compelling business strategy. Launched, or successfully developed, its range of products and services.

The BT Vision 100 LISTED

Visions that get results: The BT Vision 100 is an index of 100 of the UK's most visionary organisations. It is a showcase of innovation in UK enterprise today and has sought to bring to the fore organisations that have continued to be creative and agile in a difficult economic environment.



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