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L-R: Ray Jarvis and Peter Boolkah

Ray Jarvis, owner of recruitment company Ackerman Pierce, recently won the title of Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the Business Excellence Awards, hosted at the Harrogate International Centre in April.

Ray founded Ackerman Pierce in 2013 to provide recruitment services in the public sector. Ray's focus was to provide the personal service you would expect from a small recruitment company, whilst being large enough to meet clients’ needs. It has proven to be a successful formula and in just three years turnover has grown to £7.2 million.

Fluid Business Coaching’s multi-award winning business coach, Peter Boolkah, first met Ray when he was just 16 years old and instantly inspired him to take a step into the world of business. Peter was on hand to congratulate Ray on his achievement, commenting: “Ray’s focus on innovation, creativity and vision for the business and the culture held by his team is what led to this recognition. The fact that he plans to create 40 more jobs within the next three years shows his drive and ambition.”

Ray added: “Being a business owner can be hard with times of self doubt and sacrifice but it also brings huge rewards. I want to inspire young people to consider starting a business to create their own success.” – Congratulations Ray!

During the two-day event, Peter’s hard work and dedication was also recognised as he walked away with two well-deserved awards for the EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa) region: Best Client Retention and Most Community Impact 2017.

Peter has been working with businesses to achieve success for 12 years and has won many awards. He is the Levels certified, as well as achieving certification from Gazelles International, ActionCOACH and Talent Dynamics.

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