Affinity Workforce Announced As ‘Company Of The Year’ Finalist



Affinity Workforce Solutions is delighted to be a finalist at the National MAT Awards 2023.


Hosted by the Multi Academy Trust Association (MATA), Affinity Workforce Solutions is a finalist for ‘Company of the Year’. This is an all-encompassing award for fantastic achievement and service to Multi-Academy Trusts.


About Affinity Workforce



AWS is a leading education recruitment business. It provides high-quality temporary staffing to schools and academies nationwide and is an approved supplier of the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) framework.


The organisation was the largest supplier of the CCS framework. During its first iteration, it delivered 75% of all managed service spend and 25% of total framework spend across the 4 year agreement period.


During this period, AWS has saved Multi-Academy Trusts in excess of approx. £1m collectively on an annual basis, including a 10%-15% saving on overall agency spend. This allows the funding to be utilised on educating students rather than being spent on excessive agency margins.

An Innovative, Technology-led Recruitment Solution



Esme Bianchi-Barry, CEO at Affinity Workforce, said: “I’m extremely proud AWS is a finalist at the MAT awards and I’m delighted that our employees have been recognised for their hard work and commitment.


“We work in partnership with a number of MATs across England to manage their temporary staffing requirement whilst making substantial cost savings. This is something we are very proud of.”


AWS offers Multi-Academy Trusts an innovative, technology-led solution that gives academies complete control of their temporary staffing requirement. The portal is a one-stop shop that delivers a streamlined recruitment process, saving time and money.

A Word from Our Multi-Academy Trusts



A long-standing client of AWS is Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust.


Jim Farquhar, Chief Operating & Financial Officer at the Trust commented: “Congratulations to Affinity Workforce on becoming finalists at the MAT awards. This is well deserved. David Parsons and the team have provided a great customer focused service, on a consistently high basis, over the last few years. They are an integral partner in our drive for outstanding teaching and learning and value for money across all of our schools”.


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Dates and Information



The award ceremony takes place on Thursday 23rd March in London. Wish us luck!


For more information about AWS’ managed service solution visit: https://affinityworkforce.com/partnerships/