Trophy with stars

Discovery ADR Group was crowned Runner-Up in both the Small Business of the Year and the Business Services Provider of the Year categories at Friday evening’s Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards 2016.

Speaking after the event, Discovery Founder and Chief Executive Jonathan Evans, said:

I am absolutely thrilled that Discovery ADR Group has been recognised in the Small Business of the Year and Business Services Provider of the Year categories at the Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards.

  “The very core of our business is working with clients to recruit and develop the best staff; ensuring that they have the right people working for them and that they retain and develop them.  Development is the key to retention and at Discovery we practice what we preach; the innovative recruitment and training programmes that we develop for our clients are exactly the same programmes that we use for our own staff.  A well developed and valued workforce is a committed workforce which delivers the best possible service to its clients and I’m delighted that the judges recognised our commitment to each and every member of staff.”

Discovery ADR Group was awarded Small Business of the Year Runner Up for its dedication to growing talent within the business through the Future Leaders Programme (an internal graduate scheme), and for supporting the development of all employees at every level of the business.  Discovery’s OPEN Programme, a unique training programme developed for clients, is also used by the company to train and develop its own staff.

 The company was also awarded the Runner Up accolade in the Business Services Provider of the Year category, for its dedication to and adaptability in solving the people challenges that their clients face and for never ceasing to do things differently within the industry.

 “We believe that in being responsive to our client’s needs, we can make a tangible difference to their businesses, whilst continuing to innovate our own. A customer-focused environment is what makes good business and I’m delighted that the judges recognised our commitment to delivering the solution that is right for our clients, always to the highest possible quality”.  

 Earlier this year, Discovery ADR Group was also shortlisted in two categories for the Business Masters Awards, as Employer of the Year and Innovator of the Year, demonstrating how the organisation is consistently working to revolutionise the recruitment and development profession, whilst building on their excellent reputation in the Midlands and beyond.

This is an exciting time for the company”, Jonathan continues, “we are continuing to grow our business and invest in our future development. Our company is living, breathing proof that aligning your values, your people, and your business strategy is a sure route to business success. Everybody at Discovery is wholeheartedly dedicated to the company’s vision and values, and is extremely proud to be a part of the Discovery family.”

In 2015, Discovery ADR Group moved into new offices on Bennetts Hill, right at the heart of the business district.  In 2014 they became the first company to benefit from the new £90 million investment fund from Finance Birmingham’s Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP Fund, and were awarded a £250,000 investment.