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Stuttgart, July 3, 2019. Last Friday, June 28, the renowned TOP CONSULTANT seal was besowed in the course of the 6. Deutscher Mittelstands-Summit (6th German Mid Tier Summit) in Frankfurt/Main. For the fourth time in a row, division one has defended its position among the TOP CONSULTANTS. The quality seal honors an outstanding, customer-oriented consultancy service that is focused on medium-sized businesses. The award is bestowed by retired Federal President Christian Wulff.

On behalf of compamedia, the consultant comparison’s participants were put to the acid test. The award is well-respected in the public eye, as the test criteria are determined by a scientifically substantiated customer survey. Supervised by Prof. Dr. Dietmar Fink and Bianka Knoblach, the Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Management und Beratung (WGMB, Scientific Society for Management and Consulting) interviewed 10 to 20 reference customers of the participating consulting firms.

“Being authorized to officially count yourself among the industry’s best is not only an awesome team success for our international consulting firm, but also an excellent quality seal for our customers and business partners. Holding the TOP CONSULTANT award in our hands for the fourth time emphasizes our maxim as a personnel consultancy with a sustainable customer focus,” says CEO Björn Knothe.

Current developments, especially those resulting from digitization, put new challenges before mid-tier businesses, especially as far as staffing executive positions is concerned. division one meets complex job profiles and changing structures with three practice groups: In the areas of industry, technology and automotive, sector specialists work on creating successful solutions. By making use of the ENEX recruitment consulting network, the experts also attend to international mandates in executive search, interim management, non-executive directors and HR consulting.

Photo credit: KD Busch / compamedia

Link to the video of the award ceremony.

Press release for download in PDF format.


Stuttgart, Germany, June 12, 2019. In the executive search category, division one has been honored with the “Headhunter of the Year” award. According to the jury, the company has successfully positioned itself as an executive search specialist within the non-transparent personnel consultancy market. Furthermore, division one has verifiably and sustainably established itself as an excellent consultancy firm. The quality seal has been awarded by the career service Experteer on June 6, 2019, in Bayerischer Hof in Munich, Germany.

With the “Headhunter of the Year” award, the best personnel consultancies in Germany are honored for outstanding achievements in five different categories: executive search, best newcomer, candidate experience, client experience and innovation. Christoph Stichel, managing partner at division one: “The Award places special emphasis on high quality standards, thought leaders and innovative personnel consultancies. Therefore, we are particularly proud of having received the award in the supreme discipline of executive search.”

An expert jury with representatives from the media as well as from science and economy evaluated the submissions. The following items were observed by the jury with particular attention: capability and success rate, success story and sustainable business development, customer focus, assurance of consultant qualification as well as management of international mandates. According to the expert jury’s opinion, the winners in the executive search category have recognized market trends, and have adjusted and successfully implemented their company strategy accordingly.

Link to the video of the award ceremony.

Press release as PDF for download.

ENEX Global Conference 2019 - Montreal/ Canada

On the 30th and the 31st of May, ENEX had its annual global conference. This year’s destination? Montreal! Our Canadian partner “Groom & Associates” gave the ENEX partners a warm Canadian kick-start welcome on Wednesday evening.  With people flying in from Brazil, Germany, Belgium, Japan, Singapore, India, … a good night’s rest was welcome, to prepare themselves for 2 busy days.

 As always, the conference agenda was a mix of operational matters, innovation topics, ENEX strategy and interesting keynote speakers. On Thursday we had the formal introduction of our newest Partner: HR Dimensions from India. Managing Director Vicky Kalara, founder in 2001, gave all partners a proper introduction. Another important highlight in the further global development of ENEX! Keynote speaker on Thursday was Dr. Steven Stein who gave us more insights on EQ-I 2.0 (Emotional Intelligence) for Recruitment and Leadership Programs.

 A well orchestrated cocktail party at Groom & Associates underlined the end of an interesting first conference day.  last topic on the agenda? Wine and dine all together until…

 Friday the 31st of May: a new day a new dawn. Despite yesterday's late hour, our second day starts at 9 am sharp, as we have our German Partner as President of ENEX. With plenty of coffee at hand, the meeting starts with a discussion about further global communication and marketing. After that, the Belgian Partner, Mentorprise, gives a presentation about the impact of A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) on HR and on Search and Recruitment in specific. One of the highlights that day was a presentation of our Brazilian Partner Talenses Executive: “Women and business”. In specific, the equal chances women do or do not have in business around the world. An important subject that is in line with the values and norms of ENEX and in which we all wish to take a positive lead.

 Around 4 pm this year’s conference comes to an end. Next year’s conference destination? Japan, where our Partner Focus Consulting Partners will welcome us on their playground in Tokyo.

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German Excellence Award division one

January 24, 2019, Frankfurt/Main – day of the Deutscher Exzellenz-Preis award ceremony. For the second time now, outstanding German companies and start-ups have been honored for their products, services and social commitment. Last Thursday, the high-caliber jury consisting of independent business and media representatives as well as politicians selected the winners in 26 categories. 





We are particularly proud that we have been awarded an “excellent” rating not just in one, but in two categories, allowing us to join the list of successful companies such as Daimler, Microsoft and ABOUT YOU. We achieved top rankings for our creative video communication during the placement process as well as for our innovative employee training and qualification concept. “Both projects are a manifestation of our continuous improvement as a company, as individuals and as business partners,” says Björn Knothe, founder and CEO of division one. 

On behalf of division one, we would like to express our sincere thanks to the Deutsches Institut für Service-Qualität (German Institute for Service Quality), to the DUB UNTERNEHMER-Magazin (DUB Entrepreneur Magazine), to n-tv as well as to the award’s patron Wolfgang Clement.

Source pictures: Bernd Roselieb

Double success for ENEX

We are proud to inform that Sonny Yuen, Managing Director at JonDavidson Pte Ltd, has been awarded the Eminent Business Alumni Awards 2018 by NUS Business School. This award is made in recognition of his distinctive leadership and achievement in the field of business and management competencies.

The NUS Business School Eminent Business Alumni Awards is a highly prestigious award which raises awareness of outstanding alumni and honours their noteworthy achievements and contribution to society. For further information, please visit the website. Please find NUS press release here.  

Mario Gibertoni, President at Studiobase Partner, has been awarded the designation of ICMCI ACADEMIC FELLOW by the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes. This award is made in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the management consulting profession. Over the last years only 40 people worldwide have been awarded by the ICMCI, among them only two Italians, Mario is one of them.

At the global level, the ICMCI’s goal is to elevate the standards of management consultants worldwide, and to provide the international community with the confidence that these standards, combined with the certification process of its member institutes, ensure that CMCs serve their clients with world-class competency and professionalism. For further information, please visit the website: