Meet the 2020 influencers in the €172 billion European staffing market. This list, compiled by SIA, includes entrepreneurs, CEOs, reformers, lawyers and businesspeople with a wide range of skills and accomplishments who hail from a multitude of staffing markets in the region. We also introduce the inaugural Hall of Fame, which comprises pioneers and champions whose indelible impact is at the core of the industry’s evolution. These lists are not a ranking, but a shout-out to those who have made a difference in the world of work.
Mike Beesley

Mike Beesley

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Mike Beesley is CEO of UK-based Sanderson, which was rebranded from Resource Solutions Group in November 2019. Beesley bought the company with his business partner Keith Dawe in 1981, growing it to a €500 million-plus staffing firm. Also in 2019, Beesley and his team set up TimesTwo Investments in Bristol,(…)

Martin Foulser

Martin Foulser

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Martin Foulser is the group managing director of TRS Staffing Solutions and a VP of Fluor Corp. Since joining TRS more than 20 years ago, he has held previous positions of increasing responsibility, including five years in the US leading its North American operations. Foulser has played a leading role(…)

Rika Coppens

Rika Coppens

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Rika Coppens has been CEO of House of HR since 2017. She joined the board of directors of House of HR in May 2016 and until the beginning of 2017 was active as CEO of EFR Group, a retailer that operates fuel stations and convenience stores in France and the(…)

John O’Sullivan

John O’Sullivan

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Elite Leaders Chairman John O’Sullivan has worked in senior leadership roles within some of the top global recruitment firms in the market. In 1996 he founded Best International Group, based in London, which grew to £130 million in revenue in 18 months and was then sold to Spring Group in(…)

Geraldine King

Geraldine King

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Geraldine King is CEO of the National Recruitment Federation, which establishes and maintains standards and codes of practice for the recruitment industry in Ireland. She has focused on expanding the NRF’s services and has introduced the accredited certificate in recruitment practice to the Irish recruitment industry — the only certificate(…)

Jurriën Koops

Jurriën Koops

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Since 2014, Jurriën Koops has served as the managing director for ABU, the Dutch Federation of Employment Agencies. Under Koops’ leadership, ABU, fellow organisation NBBU and the unions negotiated a collective labour agreement in 2019 for all of Netherland’s temporary workers. This is the first time that the industry has(…)