Santander UK and Lorien shortlisted for ‘Best Supplier Partnership’ at The Firm Awards

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Santander UK and Lorien shortlisted for ‘Best Supplier Partnership’ at The Firm Awards
Liv Shaw

Santander UK and Lorien shortlisted for ‘Best Supplier Partnership’ at The Firm Awards

We are delighted to have been shortlisted at The Firm Awards 2024 for our partnership with Santander UK

Global tech recruitment firm, Lorien, powered by Impellam Group, are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted as finalists at The Firm Awards for their partnership with major bank, Santander UK.

The ‘Best Supplier Partnership’ award recognises suppliers as an integral and crucial part of an organisation’s success in talent acquisition and seeks to recognise suppliers who have achieved success in supplier engagement, management, and utilisation. Lorien and Santander UK are proud to have made the shortlist amongst a record number of entries.

Lorien’s partnership with Santander was formed to elevate and transform the bank’s contingent workforce management, with the relationship evolving to meet the changing needs of the recruitment market and their business goals.

Client Services Director for Santander Tim Ruffett told Lorien “I’m delighted that our partnership is being recognised. By working closely together, we have enhanced trust and promoted open communication, aligning our goals to improve service delivery and innovation. This synergy enables us to swiftly respond to market shifts and new demands, optimizing operations and reducing potential risks.  Our partnership thrives on a ‘Continuous Improvement’ mindset which encourages all members of the team to challenge processes to ensure they are optimised and fit for purpose.  This has created a fantastic environment and our NPS results show the users of our service have reaped the rewards from this approach.  I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Santander and I hope our partnership will continue to prosper.”

Annelise Smith, Managing Director of Lorien Managed Solutions, stated “The success of this partnership is clearly shown in the results we have achieved working collaboratively with Santander. From the significant value we have added through simplifying and improving processes to the high calibre of candidates we have sourced, and the constant drive to improve and innovate, this partnership has proven to be invaluable to both sides. It has been a pleasure to work with Santander and there is a lot of alignment between our brands and our visions. The synergy, professionalism and dedication of both sides has created a wonderful environment which has seen the partnership flourish and develop.”

The Firm Awards were established in 2013 to celebrate the best of in-house recruitment excellence, and innovation. The Firm Awards 2024 ceremony will take place on Thursday 6th June, and we look forward to attending with the Santander team, alongside our fellow nominees.

Emma Mirrington, Director of The Firm, said of the awards; “For our members, The Firm Awards are a fantastic way to recognise and celebrate the pioneers in our industry. They are also a great way for a recruitment leader to recognise the hard work of their team and look back and celebrate together”.


If you’d like to learn more about partnering with Lorien to accelerate your organisation, click here. To see more examples of our successful partnerships, visit our case studies page.  

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