Manchester’s Finest II

Posted in News on 7 Jan 2020

Our very own Craig Heywood, Associate Director and leader of our National Insurance team, has been shortlisted in the 'Recruitment Professional of the Year' category at the 2020 Made In Manchester Awards!


In 2017 Craig won the Talent & Recruiter of the Year award at the Manchester Young Talent Awards (MYTAs) and he hopes to add another trophy to his collection, he was also nominated as the Best Recruiter of the Year in 2015 at The Manchester Business Awards. Craig has made the shortlist this year due to his unwavering ability to find the right candidate, which has seen him build an impressive client base and a stellar reputation both within Douglas Scott and the wider business community in Manchester.    


Craig initially joined Douglas Scott in 2010 at the beginning of his recruitment career, focusing on the Commercial and general Private Practice market in London. He then moved to an international recruitment agency to head up their National Insurance and Personal Injury department situated in the North West and re-joined Douglas Scott in 2017 to head the Insurance and Personal Injury market on a national basis across the UK. Since re-joining Douglas Scott he has grown his team exponentially, he now personally manages 7 Recruitment Consultants and has overseen the promotions of 5 of his team members within the business.

This makes the third consecutive year that Douglas Scott has made the shortlist within the Recruitment professional category. Craig faces some stiff competition this year, see below for the full category shortlist: 


  • Craig Heywood, Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
  • Daniel Kay, Four Recruitment
  • Bethany Cross, Leap9
  • Eleanor Carroll, Lorien Resourcing Ltd.
  • Joseph Shenton, Realm Recruit
  • Paula Pawlowska, Realm Recruit
  • Leanne Bell , Search Consultancy
  • Jaye Haynes, Slater and Gordon Lawyers UK
  • Luke Hobden, Together


Good luck Craig, we all have our fingers crossed for you!

Craig Heywood

Associate Director
0161 233 6360

craig@douglas-scott.co.uk

Craig initially joined Douglas Scott in 2010 at the beginning of his recruitment career, focusing on the Commercial and general Private Practice market in the London area for over 2 years. He then moved to an international recruitment agency to head up their National Insurance and Personal Injury department situated in the North West. Craig re-joined Douglas Scott in 2017 to head the Insurance and Personal Injury market on a national basis across the UK. He was nominated as the Best Recruiter of the Year in 2015 at The Manchester Business Awards and more recently won Talent & Recruiter of the Year at the Manchester Young Talent Awards 2017.

"I worked with Craig for a number of years and found him professional and tenacious in his approach and support to fill our vacancies- a true recruitment partner that understood the business. Working with Craig was a pleasure, I would highly recommed him."

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