Phillip Ullmann has led the Cordant Group for 22 years in various leadership roles including as CEO and most recently as executive chairman; he now refers to himself as the group’s “chief energiser”. The group ranks in the top 10 of Staffing Industry Analysts’ Largest Staffing Firms in the UK. In 2017, the group announced its new status as a “Social Enterprise” and said it will reinvest most its profits in due course into social programmes across education, employment and healthcare. The group has revenue of £840 million and employs 125,000 workers annually in schools, hospitals, care homes, security and specialist roles such as engineering. Ullmann graduated from the University of Cambridge with an M.A. in engineering.