Medical recruiters National Locums have won two more awards in a stellar year for the Milton Keynes-based company, which supplies locum doctors, nurses and allied healthcare professionals to the NHS and independent hospitals.

At a presentation dinner on Thursday (17 November) held at The Great Hall, University of Birmingham, attended by more than 300 guests, National Locums won the trophies for Fastest Growing Family Business and Employer of the Year in the Midlands Family Business Awards.

Competing against some of the most successful family firms in an area noted for its vibrant business environment, they were the latest accolades won this year by National Locums.

Says managing director David Cook: “It’s particularly satisfying that we have earned recognition for our business philosophy  – that our rapidly-growing sales and profits are underpinned by a focus on looking after our clients, and caring for our employees”.

Earlier this year, the company was named Business of the Year and Professional Practice of the Year at the Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards, while Simon Hill, the company’s sales director, is shortlisted in the national Institute of Recruitment Professional Awards, which will be presented next month.

National Locums was only launched in 2009, from the kitchen of a house in Milton Keynes by brothers David and Glenn Cook and their wives Jenny and Natalie.

Today, the company is on track for annual sales of more than £19 million; supplies more than 200 hospitals across the UK; has more than 6,500 doctors and 3,000 nurses on its candidate books; and employs 56 staff.