Winner of Kelly Services 2012 Global Supplier Excellence Award

CK Associates are thrilled to announce they have been presented with the exclusive 2012 Supplier Excellence Award for Science by Kelly Services at the official ceremony held last night in London.

Jonathan Hart Smith, MD of CK Associates, said,

“Having supported Kelly Services with scientific recruitment since 2007 we are honoured to have been recognised for our hard work and hope this sees the continuation of a great partnership.”


John W Healy, Vice President and Talent Supply Chain Strategist, Kelly Services said, “As Kelly continues to apply increasing levels of management science and supply chain disciplines to our approach for delivering optimal workforce solutions, we continue to emphasize the value and importance of having the best supply chain model and supplier community supporting it.  We are pleased to honour our global supplier community with these awards.”

Kelly’s judging criteria were based on how suppliers supported multiple, strategic workforce solution programmes managed by Kelly in 2012.  They were also evaluated on their performance in the following areas:

    • Program Scorecard Results
    • Compliance
    • Kelly Program Specific Survey Results
      • Service Delivery
      • Citizenship
      • Partnership
      • Innovation/Value Delivered
      • Program Recommendation
    • Supplier Awards and Recommendation Committee Approval

For more information on the recruitment services provided by CK Associates, contact Group Marketing Manager Gail Whittle on 0114 283 9956 or


CK Associates background

CK Associates was established in 1991 as a recruitment company specialising in sourcing scientific and engineering staff for the chemical, environmental, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.  The CK Group now comprises three highly successful recruitment divisions trading as CK Science, CK Clinical and CK IT.  For more information visit


CKA Group Shortlisted for Best Back-Office Support Team in Recruiter Awards

CKA Group Shortlisted for Best Back Office Support TeamThe Scientific, Engineering and IT recruitment consultancy, the CKA Group have been shortlisted in The Best Back Office Support Team category for the IRP Recruiter Awards 2012.

As part of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, the IRP Awards recognise excellence and best practice within the recruitment industry. Therefore, the team at the CKA Group are understandably delighted that their fantastic Back-Office Support Team has been recognised by these prestigious awards.

The Back-Office Support Team at the CKA Group is split into 5 divisions including Finance and Payroll, Contracts, Administration, Screening and Marketing. All of them have played a fundamental part in the success of so many aspects of the business which ultimately ensure the company deliver an excellent level of service to both our clients and candidates alike. This is explained by Managing Director of the CKA Group, Jonathan Hart-Smith:

‘Our Back-Office Support Team is the life blood of this business. As a team of professionals they make sure that our delivery staff can work quickly, effectively and accurately, secure in the knowledge that nothing will slip through the cracks and that no matter what happens they have a team of proactive individuals behind them supporting them to success.  I firmly believe that without the Back-Office Support Team, our business would not have had the dramatic growth we have achieved over the last five years.  I thank each and every one of them!’

Joining the CKA Group on the short list for the Best Back-Office Support Team are Hales Group, Human Capital Investment Group and Sammons Group. The IRP Recruiter Awards ceremony is taking place on 25th October at the Grange St. Paul’s Hotel, London.


The CKA Group Back Office Support Team

The Back Office Support Team at the CKA Group


CKA Group - Scientific, Clinical and IT Recruitment at its BestAbout the CKA Group – Scientific, Clinical and IT Recruitment

The CKA Group provide a specialist recruitment service to a spectrum of scientific, medical and technical disciplines ranging from Chemistry to Food Science, from Clinical Research to Medical Information.

Their passionate nationwide team are all specialists in recruitment and strive to deliver a world-class service through our separate tailored divisions:

To find out about how the CKA Group can help you, please call their head office on +44 (0)114 283 9956 or email Please click here to visit our website.

Stoneleigh Science Park to specialise in agricultural science and sustainability

The Leamington Courier has reported that plans to turn Stoneleigh Park into a centre of excellence for agricultural science and sustainability have been given permission to go ahead.

La Sall Investment Management who own the park plan to invest £50 million over the next ten years to turn the site into a science park specialising in rural and equine businesses.

The plans have met with some opposition from Heritage  Groups and residents but the Warwick District Council  has granted the plan to turn the area in to a rural science park.

Cllr Andrew Mobbs (Con, Kenilworth Park Hill) said the park would be a valuable asset to the area


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