MedRecruitMonday 27 August 2012, 11:03AM
Media release from MedRecruit
Doctor and founder of successful medical recruitment agency, Dr.
Sam Hazledine, has today been announced winner of the prestigious
Ernst and Young 'Young Entrepreneur Of The Year' award.
The award is New Zealand's most prominent global business award
aimed at recognising successful entrepreneurs and highlighting
their contribution to the New Zealand economy.
Dr. Hazledine is the managing director of MedRecruit, a medical
recruitment agency he started in 2006 specialising in working with
doctors to place them in locum and permanent positions so they can
have it all - career and lifestyle. Over the past five years
Sam has transformed the medical industry to give doctors back their
lifestyles, and in doing so has positively impacted the provision
of healthcare throughout Australasia.
"I'm absolutely thrilled to be announced winner of Ernst and
Young's 'Young Entrepreneur Of The Year' award. It acknowledges the
fantastic work of the team at MedRecruit and the belief the doctors
and hospitals place in us to provide what they need right now -
namely the ability for doctors to go further with both a life and a
career, and providing hospitals and GP Practices with certainty and
confidence in their staffing", Dr. Hazledine says.
Chief judge Greg Cross, from Icehouse, says the finalists were the
most articulate group of finalists the panel has ever
"It's always hard to compare one year with the next but across the
board, the level of presentation and the standard of the businesses
was the best we've seen. As is always the case, the passion of
these people is phenomenal," Mr Cross says.
"The Young Entrepreneur category in particular, was very hotly
contested. It's just fantastic to see young people coming through
and making our job as judges really difficult. But ultimately, like
any business, it comes down to the numbers. You're looking at the
top line, you're looking at the bottom line, and you're looking at
the growth potential"
Dr. Hazledine has been close to winning this award in the past
having been named a finalist in 2008. "The judges gave me
some great advice in 2008 and we've applied that successfully to
grow MedRecruit. It's exciting to be running a fast growing
business that is having such a positive impact for our clients and
beyond; that's what keeps me focused every day", says Dr.