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REC Audited

The Gold standard in recruitment compliance, the Ashdown Group is Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) Audited. A comprehensive regulatory audit covering compliance and the REC Code of Professional Practice, REC Audited recruitment agencies follow best practice in areas such as compliance, legislation, customer service, staff development, diversity and client and candidate management.

Ashdown Group was awarded ‘best company to work for’ in the 2021 REC awards.


Investors in People Gold

Investors in People Gold accreditation helps leaders, employees and companies work together to create an effective working environment.

IIP is a standard for people management, offering accreditation to organisations that adhere to the Investors in People Standard, reflecting the latest workplace trends, leading practices and employee conditions required to create outperforming teams.

Ashdown Group announced winner of the ‘Best Newcomer’ category at the Investors in People Awards 2022.

Crown Commercial Services Supplier

Crown Commercial Services

The Ashdown Group is a named supplier on the Crown Commercial Service, the largest public procurement organisation in the UK, ensuring compliant and competitive procurement for government, public and third sector organisations.

Living Wage Employer

Living Wage

The Ashdown Group is Living Wage accredited. This demonstrates our voluntary commitment to paying employees and contractors a rate of pay beyond minimum wage.



The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) is the only membership body which represents excellence in the professional recruitment industry. APSCo is recognised by candidates and employers as the differentiating quality mark in professional talent acquisition.