Recruitment agency Edison Search wins the Young Entrepreneur award

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A BASINGSTOKE-based recruitment firm has won a prestigious award at the National Start Up Awards.

A technology-based recruitment agency, Edison Search was founded by Ben Wallin and Dan Cox in June 2021.

The business has generated over £1.7 million in revenue since its inception.

The Edison Search team has also grown from two to 17 people.

The agency won the ‘Young Entrepreneur’ award at the South East National Start Up Awards, which took place at the University of Reading on June 22.

The awards received over 2,500 nominations.

Co-founder Ben Wallin said: “We are thrilled for the team and all of our supporters.

“It’s been a great 12 months for us as we grow the business.”

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Explaining why they chose to base their business in Basingstoke, co-founder Dan Cox added: “There is no other recruitment agency like Edison in the area.

“We want to put Basingstoke on the map! We believe London doesn’t need to be the recruitment mecca it once was.

“Edison has already taken on employees who could not consider the trip to London due to childcare restrictions and family commitments.

“This is a sustainable recruitment plan for Edison and one that will embed us in the local community for many years to come.”

Edison Search supports the “Industry 4.0 revolution” by matching Internet of Things (IoT) talent with opportunity and is a global partner for IoT recruitment solutions.

The National Start Up Awards series honors the achievements of those incredible people who had a great idea, spotted the opportunity and took the risk to launch a new product or service.

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