Meet the 2023 champions of change in the €230 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 honour the 21 members of the Staffing 100 Europe Hall of Fame 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.
Tim Cook

Tim Cook

For Tim Cook, group CEO of nGage Talent, passion for enabling talent is at the heart of what drives his success. Cook led nGage Talent to achieve 20% growth in both net fee income and EBITDA in the financial year to March 2023. The company’s managed service business’ net fee income grew by 45% year(…)

James Hilton

James Hilton

An economics graduate from Cambridge University, James Hilton joined Hays plc in 2008 and quickly rose through the ranks, becoming group finance director in October 2022. His background in M&A advisory, corporate broking, and as a chartered accountant with KPMG has served Hays well, as Hilton has held a number of senior finance roles prior(…)

Mike Barnard

Mike Barnard

Appointed CEO in 2019, Mike Barnard leads Acacium Group, the 24th-largest staffing provider in Europe. Prior to this, Barnard spent seven years at Capita in several executive positions. Fuelled by his passion for enhancing lives, Barnard is on a mission to elevate the experience for people, clients and patients at Acacium. Formerly known as Independent(…)

Nicola McQueen

Nicola McQueen

Nicola McQueen has been CEO of NHS Professionals since 2019. With over 20 years’ experience in creating effective staffing strategies across both the private and public sectors, McQueen is passionate about championing workforce solutions and staff well-being. McQueen is spearheading a technology-led transformation programme to enhance the experience of all of NHS Professionals’ customers as(…)

Juan Urdiales

Juan Urdiales

Co-CEO Juan Urdiales co-founded Job&Talent in 2009 with Felipe Navío with the goal of reducing youth unemployment in Spain, which at the time was a staggering 25%. Today, the company is a world-leading marketplace for essential workplace solutions across 10 countries, tearing down the barriers to job searching and hiring through the power of technology.(…)

Krister Widström

Krister Widström

Group CEO and managing director of Dedicare, Krister Widström is committed to realising the company’s vision of becoming a leading recruitment and staffing provider in healthcare, life science and social work across Europe. He also serves as a board member of several of Dedicare’s subsidiaries. Most recently, Widström spearheaded Dedicare’s expansion plans to establish its(…)