Armstrong Craven wins FIRM award for Microsoft partnership

We are pleased to announce that Armstrong Craven, the global insight, talent mapping and pipelining specialist backed by Livingbridge, has won the Best Supplier Partnership at The FIRM Awards 2017.


Established in 2013, The FIRM Awards celebrate the very best of in-house recruitment excellence, innovation and best practice.

The award for Best Supplier Partnership recognises the work carried out by Armstrong Craven and Microsoft in enabling the technology giant to successfully scale up its cloud business, Azure.

Armstrong Craven was selected to partner with Microsoft’s own internal talent acquisition team following a competitive tender process. In less than six months, over 2,000 candidates had been sourced and more than 300 roles filled with activity across 25 markets in Europe, India, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa.

Matthew Mellor, CEO of Armstrong Craven, said: “We are delighted to have won such a prestigious industry award. It is reward for the outstanding work delivered by the Armstrong Craven team in partnership with Microsoft.

“The results we were able to achieve through close collaboration with the client, in esssence working as ‘one’ team, including impressive cost and time to hire ratios, are a brilliant example of the benefits of taking a strategic approach to talent acquisition through talent mapping and pipelining.”

Original article published by Armstrong Craven, 30th March 2017

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