Staffing 100 Europe | 2020

Carmen Watson, chair and managing director of Pertemps, joined Pertemps in 1976 as a secretary and was later responsible for the corporate business team and growing turnover to £323 million from £32 million between 1983 and 2000. In 2018, Watson was named Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors in West Midland and received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the REC IRP Awards in London. She is trustee and chair of the Women in Business patrons’ group, board member of Race for Opportunity charity as well as a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace.