A LEADING human resources consultancy has been named one of the nation's best atn an end-of-year awards ceremony.

People Matters HR in Bury has clinched the Consultancy of the Year prize at the Corporate LiveWire Global awards.

And the award rounds off a stellar 2020 for the outfit, which was also picked as the HR Consultants of the Year award for central England 2020/21 in the England Prestige Awards, Most Outstanding HR Services Provider in the UK 2020 in the Global Excellence Awards and the Most Trusted HR provider in the North West 2020 in the UK Enterprise awards.

Managing director Niel Cope said: "It’s an absolute honour to be on a continual winning streak and to be named The Corporate LiveWire HR Global Consultancy of the year really is the icing on the cake

"We know we do a great job for our clients, and to be recognised and rewarded on a national level confirm this to the wider business community.”

Earlier this year the Bury venture was also awarded a Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday award.

This resulted in the company joining an exclusive #sbs club, opening up a wealth of networking and publicity opportunities.

Mr Cope says the recent accolades each celebrate small and medium-sized enterprises which have thrived and have proven their success over the past 12 months.

The separate winners are selected via a two-step process, beginning with a nomination and are then judged on a range of criteria including marketing and branding, business growth methods, online and offline exposure, customer experience and approach to new ideas.

Mr Cope added: "There is no denying that we are living through tough times, and awards such as these demonstrate that our efforts are paying off, and given myself and the team a huge boost."