Harvey Nash announces the winner of its second Global Contractor of the Year Award

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Posting date: 29 April 2024

London, [April 2024] Harvey Nash, the leading global technology recruitment business has named Lola Yesufu from Ireland, the winner of its second Global Contractor of the Year Award in recognition of her outstanding performance and commitment as a Harvey Nash Contractor.  

Harvey Nash launched this award to acknowledge the impact their 11,000 strong contractor community has on global businesses and economies, using their expertise and knowledge to complete crucial projects for organisations.  

After a rigorous selection and judging process, Lola was crowned the overall winner of the award, beating off highly qualified competition from around the world. 

Lola currently works as an IT Scrum Master for Harvey Nash at Fidelity Investment in Dublin, a role she has held since 2023.  

Lola’s exceptional leadership skills were singled out by her manager who highlighted how she not only had a significant impact on the business, but also on how her team worked and developed together. Coupled with this, Lola’s own personal story is inspirational; as a single mother of three who left her home country for Ireland and took on various roles that allowed her to focus on her children before re-entering the tech sector, her positivity, determination and optimism shone through. 

“Lola is really deserving of this award. She embodies our values and her dedication to delivering exceptional results for our client is clear. What is more, her positivity is contagious and I for one loved her take on the word ‘no’ simply meaning ‘next opportunity’," said Andy Heyes, Managing Director of Harvey Nash UK & Ireland, Central Europe,  AUS & Spinks.  

Bev White, CEO of Nash Squared, Harvey Nash’s parent company, said: “We are immensely proud of Lola and all of our contractors around the world. One of our core values is that we are human, and we appreciate the contribution of each person, whether they are a candidate, contractor or employee. Seeing first-hand what this recognition means to our contractors really cements the reason we do this. The power of saying thank you is enormous, and this award gives us a chance to acknowledge our talented contractors, and to express our gratitude to them for all the value and skills they add to organisations worldwide.” 

Commenting on the award Lola added, “I am immensely grateful for being named Harvey Nash’s Global Contractor of the Year for 2024. To be acknowledged alongside industry luminaries is truly humbling. This accolade serves as a testament to the enduring power of perseverance in the face of life's adversities. 

"As I reflect on this journey, I am inspired to share a message of encouragement with women of all walks of life: In the midst of juggling family and career, let perseverance guide your path. Never let failures discourage you, for they are merely stepping stones to success. Let us empower one another to reach new heights and defy all odds.” 

As well as the global recognition from this award, Lola will also receive a prize of £2500.  

For more information about the Harvey Nash Contractor of the Year award please contact Rachel.Watts@HarveyNash.com