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There were over 50 finalists carefully selected from various categories

Unifrog was delighted to have been celebrated and crowned the Champion of Champions at the prestigious TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards 2023. The black tie event took place at the Montcalm Marble Arch, where 200 HR and Recruitment Tech finalists gathered for a spectacular Gala Dinner.

The Awards were hosted by dynamic duo Alex Evans, Managing Director at TALiNT Partners, and Andy Daniel, Global Partnerships Director, also at TALiNT Partners who lead us through a delightful evening – it’s evident by their level of professionalism that this was not the first time they’d hosted the awards and this added to the overall stature and prestige that the TIARA Awards programme is known for.

A distinguished panel of 15 judges had the honour of awarding 14 companies as winners, while an additional six received high commendations. Unifrog’s outstanding achievements were recognised with two prestigious accolades: Recruitment Marketing Solution of the Year and the esteemed Champion of Champions Award.

On the evening of Thursday, 29 June, 2023, the TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards unveiled its esteemed winners at a glittering Gala Dinner attended by influential CEOs and founders from Europe’s leading HR and Recruitment Technology companies. The event showcased the best talent tech innovators and industry disruptors.

The 50 finalists, carefully selected from various categories, represented a diverse array of start-ups, scale-ups, and established giants within the talent tech sector. Collectively, these exceptional companies employed over 11,860 professionals and achieved an impressive total sales figure of £3.27 billion in 2022.

Alex Evans, the Managing Director of TALiNT Partners, said, “The judges faced a challenging task, with an extraordinary lineup of contenders, including remarkable David and Goliath stories and emerging challengers competing against industry giants. Selecting winners from such a strong pool was no easy feat, and choosing a Champion of Champions among the thirteen exceptional candidates proved even more difficult. Each winner demonstrated the immense value and impact of their solutions to our esteemed panel of judges, making a TIARA Talent Tech Star Award a truly powerful endorsement.”

The judging process for the TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards followed stringent criteria aligned with the expectations of buyers and investors. Key performance metrics, case studies, and testimonials played pivotal roles in the evaluation. The distinguished panel of judges comprised influential figures from renowned companies such as LinkedIn, Zenith, ManpowerGroup, and NatWest Group.

The TALiNT Partners team expressed their heartfelt gratitude to our headline partner, Venero Capital Advisors, and our sponsors, Marriott Harrison and Optima Corporate Finance, for their unwavering support of the TIARA 2023 Talent Tech Star Awards campaign.

Among the triumphant winners this year, Sonovate shone bright, securing both the Contractor Solution of the Year and the Fast Growth Award. Talos360 earned well-deserved recognition, with honors for Best Talent Tech Company to Work For and the consecutive Talent Tech Leader of the Year title for Janette Martin. Last but not least, Unifrog emerged as the winner of the Recruitment Marketing Solution of the Year, claiming the prestigious title of Champion of Champions.

Georgios Markakis, the Managing Partner at Venero Capital Advisors, emphasized the significance of Unifrog’s achievement, stating, “Unifrog, this year’s Champion of Champions, epitomises purpose-driven innovation as a B-Corp. Their commitment to reducing NEETs and supporting disadvantaged students while simultaneously providing emerging talent for employers is truly commendable. Venero is immensely proud to sponsor this award, which highlights a Talent Tech Star whose solution exemplifies innovation and delivers far-reaching impact and meaningful value.”

For a comprehensive list of all the winners and highly commended finalists of the TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards, please refer to the following link.

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50 talent tech market leaders & challengers shortlisted in 13 award categories

TALiNT Partners has announced finalists for the 2023 TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards, which shine a spotlight on the full spectrum of HR and Recruitment technology solutions for employers, recruiters, candidates and contractors.

Winners will be revealed at a black-tie dinner at the Montcalm, Marble Arch, London on Thursday 29th June.

Alex Evans, TALiNT Partners MD commented: “The 50 finalists shortlisted in 13 TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards categories this year represent the sector’s highest potential start-ups, fast growing scale-ups and top performing talent tech giants – collectively employing 11,861 people and generating total sales of £3,275,565,397 in 2022. As the pace of digital transformation in HR and Recruitment has intensified, we have not only seen the accelerated adoption of talent tech but providers helping employers and recruiters to maximise their solutions, achieve a greater ROI, and accelerate the evolution of talent acquisition and management.”

“The TIARAs are distinguished by the rigour of its judging process and the quality of its judging panel, making them a powerful endorsement to impress clients, investors or employees,” he added. “A wide range of Talent Tech solutions have been assessed through five key metrics to recognise their value and impact – from innovation, client service and business growth to purpose and the foundations for future success.”

Finalist entries will now be scored by an independent panel of expert judges drawn from HR, Recruitment, Investment and Procurement to identify the winners in each award category. Senior industry figures from organisations including LinkedIn, ManpowerGroup, and NatWest Group will also convene to debate and choose the overall Champion of Champions.

“Each year, our impressive TIARA shortlist recognises those championing transformation in different parts of the talent ecosystem and shows the impact of talent tech on everything from candidate experience to onboarding and workforce management to productivity and inclusion,” said Ken Brotherston, CEO of TALiNT Partners.

“Our TIARA judges are looking for innovation with impact, visionary leadership and customer-centric solutions delivered by purpose-led cultures. This is our most impressive shortlist to date, showcasing a spectrum of scaling challengers and innovating industry giants, so we look forward to celebrating with all the finalists at our black-tie ceremony on 29th June.”

This year’s campaign is supported once again by headline partner, Venero Capital Advisors alongside award sponsors Optima Corporate Finance and Marriott Harrison.

“Venero is proud to partner with the TIARAs and once again sponsor the Champion of Champions Award to showcase Work Tech solutions which exemplify innovation, value and impact,” said Georgios Markakis, Managing Partner at Venero Capital Advisors – an international corporate finance advisory firm focusing exclusively on HR Tech and the Future of Work.

“Last year’s Champion of Champions addressed a crucially important challenge with cutting-edge innovation, client service and leadership. It’s great to see so many new entrants shortlisted this year and I’m excited to see who triumphs in all of this year’s categories.”

The full list of TIARA 2023 Talent Tech Star Award Finalists can be viewed here. 

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The TIARA 2022 Talent Tech Star Awards are now open for entries, recognising the best solutions for the HR and Recruitment industry. 

TALiNT Partners have announced that entries to the 2022 TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards are now open.

Commenting on the upcoming awards, Alex Evens, Managing Director of TALiNT Partners said: “After two years of accelerated adoption, talent tech has demonstrated the vital role it plays in improving processes for employers, recruiters and talent solution providers – and enhancing the human element. The value of the global HR Tech market is predicted to grow from $24 billion in 2021 to $35.68 billion in 2028 as the industry adapts to a new talent marketplace – but who will lead the market and drive innovation?

“The TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards shine a spotlight on the best HR and Recruitment technology solutions for employers, recruiters, candidates and contractors. This campaign recognises excellence across a spectrum of awards through five lenses – employee excellence, client service, innovation, growth and purpose – to demonstrate why they are market leaders and how they will scale impact.”

Last year’s Tech Star Awards winners included Pixid, MyDigital, Paiger, Talos360, Arctic Shores, Eli Onboarding, Clear Review, Sonovate, Firefish, Mercury xRM, and Odro (see who won which award here).

The judging process for the TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards is designed around the expectations of buyers and investors, based on key performance metrics, case studies and testimonials. An impressive and influential panel of judges from companies including LinkedIn, ManpowerGroup, SThree, AMS, and the HR Tech Partnership.

Ken Brotherston, CEO at TALiNT Partners also made comment: “The alumni of finalists and winners of the TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards represent challengers, disruptors and transformers across the spectrum of business growth, from high potential, early-stage start-ups to scaling SMEs. What they all have in common is great focus, execution, and ambition. They have validated game-changing innovation and excellent customer service with solid case studies and testimonials.

“This year we will once again celebrate the Talent Tech Stars who are championing innovation in different parts of the talent ecosystem and enabling employers and recruiters to adapt and transform. Our judges will look for good financial performance, well-executed innovation, customer service that’s a cut above, the best return on investment in people and profit with purpose.”

The 2022 TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards is supported by partners including Optima Corporate Finance, 3R, Deloitte and Marriott Harrison.

To find out more about this year’s award categories, judges and partners, as well as to enter, please visit

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