Multi-Award Winning Consultancy Business

“Mercury Hampton has been awarded Innovation Business of the Year, sponsored by Knauf Installation Limited, at the St Helens Borough Business Awards, which took place on 20th October at the Totally Wicked Stadium.”

And we could not be prouder.


The awards ceremony took place on 20th October at the Totally Wicked Stadium. It was an exceptional evening where businesses showcased their commitment to driving innovation by introducing new concepts, products, or services.

We were awarded Scale Up Business of the Year, sponsored by Miller Developments, in 2022 and Innovation Business of the Year, sponsored by Knauf Installation Limited in 2023.

Multi-Award Winning

Our Story of Innovation

Established in 2018 by Managing Director Chris Hickey and Sales Director Jonathan Sallis as a recruitment firm focusing mainly on senior commercial hires. Today, it offers 26 award-winning products and services, providing consultancy support from pre-hire to post-hire stages.

Our standout innovation is the Cultural Due Diligence Programme, designed for private equity and merger acquisition firms. It is the first of its kind and currently has no known competitors. Mercury Hampton now provides its services via software platforms, using three different applications that plug into each other.

Mercury Hampton’s innovations and technological strides will undoubtedly give us a distinct edge over potential competitors. We believe in understanding our clients on a personal level. This isn’t just about providing a service; it is about forging a partnership. We invest in skills, fostering an expert team with technical proficiency and a profound grasp of industry intricacies. This investment in human capital has been a cornerstone of our achievements.

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Award Winning Methodology

Recruitment is a process, a partnership, and this is at the heart of our business. We have a game-changing recruitment process that utilises advanced search methods, lateral matching skills, and IQ selection tools to identify and reliably select people who can embrace and deliver manufacturing and technical innovation.

Mercury Hampton IQ, is a fully interactive online recruitment tool that profiles and pre-screens candidates to ensure the highest possible match for the position being offered. Our process boasts a 96% retention rate after 12 months and an impressive 93% after 24 months.

We have designed a process that combines tried-and-true recruitment strategies with all the bells and whistles. The best part is you don’t have to decide between them, you can have it all.

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The Awards Ceremony

The St Helens Borough Business Awards is a vital event celebrating the success and achievements of businesses and individuals. The awards, backed by diverse sponsors, encompass categories like Innovation Business, Employer, Positive Impact, and Smaller Business of the Year.

Councillor Kate Groucutt, Cabinet Member for Economy, Business & Skills at St Helens Borough Council, added: “It’s great to celebrate and recognise some of the many examples of resilience, innovation, and achievements in the local economy.

Seeing the calibre of finalists, their stories, their people and their progress gives me the utmost certainty that we can look forward confidently as a borough. The quality of entries this year has been outstanding, and we are proud to host this sell-out event that throws a spotlight on business from all sectors.”


In conclusion, our recognition at the St Helens Borough Business Awards is a testament to our commitment to driving innovation and raising the market standard.

We are not the first award-winning recruitment company, but we are the game changers and the disruptors.

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