MARA 1Forward Role Recruitment, a specialist in marketing & digital recruitment for the North West, is pleased to have won Best Recruitment Website at the 2013 MARA Awards held at the Park Plaza Hotel in London on 27th November.

Forward Role was initially shortlisted for awards in five categories against some large, national recruitment businesses, including Recruitment Boss of the Year for Managing Director Steve Thompson.

The initial brief was to launch an original and noticeably different website in comparison to its competitors. Following the launch of the new website in January 2013, the agency saw web traffic increase 390%. Helen Reynolds, CEO of Rida Group and MARA judge, told the team she loves the website as it is “easy to navigate and to the point”. Forward Role prides itself on the website being easy to use and mobile responsive, making it easy for candidates and clients to browse the site on their mobile and tablet devices. Having launched “Role on Digital”, the Forward Role blog, within the last month – it seems the only way is up for Forward Role and its website in 2014.

Steve Thompson commented: “We are extremely proud to have won Best Recruitment Website at this year’s MARA Awards, as there was some stiff competition in that category! It is the first award of its kind that Forward Role has won and it is the perfect end to such a fantastic year for the business. The team and our agencies Arena Creative, Bring Digital and I-COM have put a lot into the website since the launch, so winning Best Website is a big achievement.”