NORA 21 Awards Event – Schedule

If you are attending The 21st annual NORAs event on Wednesday, please see below the planned schedule for the evening.

7.00pm VIP doors open – drinks reception
7.00pm Doors open to guests / Networking
8.30pm Introduction / Open the Awards
8.35pm Message from SmartRecruiters
8.40pm Best Innovation VOLCANIC
Best Newcomer – New Website VERCIDA
Best Employment Advice Website ODRO
Best Trade Publication SOURCEBREAKER
Best Consumer Publication SMARTRECRUITERS
Best Major Employer PHCREATIVE
9.00pm Break till 9.30pm
9.30pm Continues / Rest of the awards
9.35pm Best Small Recruitment Agency LOGICMELON
Best Large Recruitment Agency TALENT.COM
Best National Recruitment Agency BULLHORN
Best Regional Job Board BROADBEAN
Best Specialist Job Board SHAZAMME
Best Generalist Job Board / Platform JOBIQO
Academy Award X1JOBS
10.00pm Stephen O’Donnell closes awards, gives thanks to sponsors, judges, all finalists, winners and the public who nominated.
10.05pm The Psychometrics band play 30 minute set


The awards ceremony for the 21st annual National Online Recruitment Awards will take place in-person in our new venue, The Carisbrooke Hall, near Marble Arch, London.

Format: Dress for a great time.  There is no formal dress code, as we expect guests from recruitment agencies, employers, job boards, and publications.  Networking and celebration are the theme for the event.

For the confidence of all attendees, we ask that everyone who comes to the NORAs event be fully vaccinated beforehand.


Doors open at 7:00PM

Awards Ceremony commences at 8:30PM

Awards Ceremony ends at 9:40PM

Venue open till 12:00 midnight

Tickets: Regular Tickets, £50 plus VAT

VIP Cabaret Table Tickets, £80 plus VAT – complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres served at your table


For any further information, please contact Stephen O’Donnell on on 0141 637 9000, or email stephen@NORAuk.com


A short walk from Marble Arch tube station, The nearest mainline station is Paddington.

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The Carisbrooke Hall

59 Seymour St, Tyburnia, London W1H 5BT

Telephone: 0207 616 8305

Website:  https://www.vscevents.co.uk/location/location

Our new (and somewhat classier) venue for this year’s NORAs event has undergone a recent £1.7m upgrade ensuring that it is the perfect location for the NORAs.

Carisbrooke Hall, near Marble Arch, has a fantastic history, and could not be more ideal for our event, featuring an enormous screen, curved stage, and dramatic balcony. We will set the room with cabaret style tables for our VIP tickets, with regular ticketed attendees behind that.

Given the current process of recovery from the pandemic, this helps to ensure greater spacing, and a more comfortable environment. It will also mean you will be able to actually hear the awards being announced for a change!

As you might expect from the NORAs, the format will be remain informal, and the order of the day will be celebration and networking.

The NORAs event is a celebration of excellence in the UK online recruitment sector, and also involves fantastic networking opportunities.  Everyone within the UK recruiting community is very welcome, as is anyone who has nominated their favourite websites for the NORAs.  Our awards website is https://NORAuk.com



Nominations opened on Tuesday 3rd August at 9:00AM and closed on Monday 6th September at 5:00PM.

All registered and nominated sites were considered carefully by our Shortlisting Judging Panel, to arrive at the list of this year’s Finalists.

Our Winners will be revealed at our in-person online awards event, held on Wednesday 10th November.

Stephen O’Donnell
Chair of the NORAs