Meet the 2019 influencers in European staffing. This list, compiled by Staffing Industry Analysts, includes those who have helped to shape the €172 billion European market. Entrepreneurs, CEOs, reformers, lawyers, businesspeople — the Staffing 100 Europe honourees have a wide range of skills and accomplishments and hail from a multitude of staffing markets in the region. The list is not a ranking but a shout-out to those who have made a difference in the world of work.
Ged Mason

Ged Mason

In 2005, Ged Mason became CEO of the Morson Group, which was founded by his father in 1969. The younger Mason originally joined Morson in 1986, following university and a role with a technical recruiter in Canada. In 2016, he received the Officer of the Order of the British Empire award, for services to engineering(…)

Julia Robertson

Julia Robertson

Julia Robertson has long been motivated by her belief that there is “a better way to do recruitment”. She became Impellam Group’s chief executive officer in 2013 after joining Tate in 1996, which was later acquired to form part of what is now Impellam Group. Prior to Impellam Group, Robertson was chief executive of the(…)

Lord Michael Ashcroft

Lord Michael Ashcroft

Lord Michael Ashcroft was appointed nonexecutive chairman of Impellam Group plc in 2014. A long-time conservative party supporter, he served as deputy chairman from 2005 to 2010; he stepped down from the House of Lords in 2015 to focus on other areas of his work. He is also founder and chairman of trustees of both(…)

Oktay Erciyaz

Oktay Erciyaz

Oktay Erciyaz was promoted to CEO of the Trenkwalder Group AG in May 2017. In addition to managing Trenkwalder Group AG, he focuses on sales, growth and business development. Guided by Erciyaz, an MBA, with more than 25 years of executive experience in international corporate and business development, the group has performed very well. In(…)

Simon Blockley

Simon Blockley

Simon Blockley is CEO of Guidant Global, the specialist recruitment outsourcing business of UK staffing firm Impellam Group. He joined Guidant in 2014, becoming managing director in 2017. In October 2018, Impellam merged its US and UK talent acquisition and managed solutions businesses — rebranding them as Guidant Global. Following the merger, Blockley became CEO(…)

Étienne Colella

Étienne Colella

Étienne Colella is chairman and founder of Pixid Group, a VMS provider headquartered in France. Launched in 2004, the firm offers an SaaS application compliant with the European regulation for providing and using temporary staff. In 2015, private equity fund Keensight Capital took a majority stake in the company to help it become a leading(…)

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