Labourpower is excited to announce that Managing Director, Luke Webber has won Business Leader of the Year at the Recruitment International (RI) Awards for 2019.

The announcement was made at a gala awards dinner held in Sydney on Wednesday, 10 April 2019 with Luke and members of the Labourpower team joining recruitment professionals from all over the country.

The RI Awards are a prestigious awards program aimed at recognising innovation and best practice in the Australian recruitment industry with an incredible range of industry leaders forming the judging panel.

The Business Leader of the Year is a high esteemed category that recognises visionary leaders in the industry. This award validates all the great things Luke does not only for Labourpower but also for the recruitment industry as a whole.

As Managing Director of Labourpower, Luke set out to make a real difference in the recruitment world and to the lives of Australians

“For over 16 years we have been strongly focused on delivering innovative solutions for clients and candidates with a national presence, local expertise approach that has seen Labourpower go from strength to strength,” he said.

“It’s a success that we don’t take for granted and it continually drives our desire to give back with our business staffed by teams committed to playing an active role in their local communities.”

At the core of Luke’s drive and determination is the desire to help people overcome obstacles they may face to finding work. In 2018 he appointed an Inclusion Consultant to focus on programs that help job seekers, particularly those in minority groups.

Following a successful trial in Queensland, Luke also launched Labourpower’s Be the Difference program, to create opportunities for the homeless and those sleeping rough across Australia, with access to employment, training, upskilling and ongoing support.

Through his leadership Luke is able to inspire a shared vision across Labourpower that sees the entire team working towards this goal.

“I have the support of a great team at Labourpower and I am extremely proud of our commitment to creating opportunities for all Australians.”

Luke believes that Labourpower and the recruitment industry as a whole has an active role to play in helping homeless individuals get back into the workplace.

“People are our business so my priority now is to ensure we continue to develop programs that empower individuals so they can make a valuable contribution to the workforce.”

Luke’s win comes off the back of Labourpower’s award success last year as winner of the National Recruitment Company of the Year.

This year Labourpower was also shortlisted in the Best Use of Recruitment Technology category in recognition of the company’s ongoing investment in leading technologies and cutting-edge tools that continually improve operations, service and value-add initiatives.

Thanks to everyone involved in putting together another great RI Awards event and congratulations to all the winners!