Staffing 100 Europe | Hall of Fame | 2020
Sir Alec Reed in 1960 founded Reed, the largest family-run recruitment business in the world. In 1972, he founded Reed Business School, a residential training centre for accountants and the only business school to specialise in recruitment. In 1995, he and his son James founded UK job board reed.co.uk and in 1998 created Reed in Partnership, which has helped more than 150,000 unemployed people into work. Sir Reed has set up a number of charities including The Big Give, which has raised over £125 million for worthy causes, Reed Foundation, Womankind and Ethiopiaid. He has written several books and was knighted in 2011 for his service to business and charity.