Robert Walters established staffing firm Robert Walters in 1985 in London; it specialises in junior-to middle-management professional positions and is one of the largest staffing firms globally. The company now operates across 30 countries, employs more than 4,200 people and had revenue of £1.2 billion in 2018. Walters began his career with Touche Ross, and in 1978 he joined the recruitment firm Michael Page as one of its very first employees. In 1982, he set up Michael Page’s New York office and managed it until 1984. Under his leadership, the Robert Walters company won numerous awards in 2018, including Great Place To Work 2018 and Workplace Transform – Best Workplace Launch Award.