The Wales HR Network is the leading network for HR professionals in Wales. The network offers a series of topical HR seminars, events and workshops up and down the country, and hosts the annual Wales HR Awards to recognise HR excellence in a wide range of sectors. Developed by Acorn, Wales’ leading specialist recruitment agency, and Darwin Gray, a leading full service commercial law firm, the Wales HR Network is the essential platform to stay ahead in HR.
The Wales HR Awards, part of the Wales HR Network and created by Acorn and Darwin Gray, is the only annual awards event in Wales to acknowledge and celebrate excellence within the HR profession across the country, and in a wide range of sectors. Take a look to see who our winning HR professionals were in 2017 and 2018, and find out how to get involved in the 2019 Wales HR Awards, which are being held at the Celtic Manor in Newport on Friday 22 March 2019.
Wales Week in London celebrates, showcases and leverages the activities of existing London-based Welsh communities. With the aim of celebrating and promoting the best of Wales, in London, the initiative is a vehicle for Welsh organisations in all sectors to promote their products and services whilst developing new London-based audiences, partnerships and business connections.
Acorn is a partner of the Wales Nuclear Forum, the leading Welsh forum providing a platform for strategic engagement between the nuclear industry and Welsh-based suppliers. Established in 2017, Acorn supports the WNF's aims of promoting the diversity of services offered by its members to the nuclear industry, fostering collaboration and encouraging best practice within the industry.
Creating a unique charity football event for CEOs and company directors. Developed jointly by Acorn’s Executive Search Division and the Football Association of Wales (FAW) Trust, the CEO Kickabout brings business leaders from across Wales together for a day of football, tactical insight and networking at the FAW’s Dragon Park. All proceeds are donated to the FAW Trust to support their community development work.
Acorn works closely with the Wallich, offering support in a variety of initiatives designed to help people back into the workplace. Through the BOSS Project, we have placed 37 ex-offenders into the construction industry with the full permission of our clients.
We're also tackling the lack of women within the construction industry by holding a series of events to discuss how we can encourage more female representation within this thriving industry.
Our specialist Executive Division is proud to partner with the Welsh Sports Association. We work closely with the WSA and their members to manage the search and selection of their voluntary / non-executive board members, their executive / management team and permanent staff.
As a commercial partner of Community Housing Cymru, we offer professional Executive Search support to find and place their voluntary board member roles.