STAFF at a specialist HR agency are celebrating after walking away with a top industry accolade for the second straight year.

People Matters has clinched the advocate of the year crown at the Breathe HR Awards 2020 after surpassing competitors from across the UK.

And the Chesham Fold Road outfit rounded off a great night by securing three highly-commended placings, in the best partner website, best social media strategy and partner of the year categories, as well as being named a platinum partner of the organisers.

Niel Cope, managing director said: "It's a huge honour to be bringing the trophy for advocate of the year back to Bury for the second year, along with three highly-commended recognitions.

"The Breathe awards really do showcase the best of the best in the HR world and the competition is tough.

“At People Matters, it's our mission to transform our client’s businesses through award-winning consultancy services that increases their profits through combining outstanding innovative thinking with fantastic value."

Jonathan Richards, Breathe's chief executive and founder, added: "At Breathe, what we aim to do is create an extensive partner ecosystem where like-minded companies are able to support each other, share ideas and ultimately grow their business.

"People Matters has demonstrated its dedication to supporting people and businesses in several of its award entries and therefore is well-deserving of these accolades. Their team is clearly committed to culture and we’re thrilled they’ve proven the synergy and success that comes in partnership."