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Alan Savage

Alan Savage

Alan Savage founded the Orion Group in 1987. As a mechanical technician, he worked his way through the engineering ranks. Following a stint as a sales and marketing consultant, he formed the Orion Group to provide personnel to the booming engineering sector. Based in Inverness, Orion Group employs 425 staff across its 44 worldwide offices(…)

Lord Michael Ashcroft

Lord Michael Ashcroft

Lord Michael Ashcroft, KCMG PC, was appointed non-executive chairman of Impellam Group, which had revenue of £1.7 billion in its last financial year. He is a successful businessman, philanthropist, pollster and former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party between 2005 and 2010. In 2010, his 57% holding of Impellam was transferred to his children and(…)

Nick Cox

Nick Cox

Nick Cox joined Hays in 1983 working in the accountancy and finance/banking division as a recruitment consultant, progressing to regional director and then UK director. He was appointed managing director, UK & Europe, for Hays Information Technology in 1997. He was promoted to Hays UK board director in 2003, responsible for seven specialisms, including HR,(…)

Gary Elden

Gary Elden

Gary Elden became CEO of SThree in 2013, after serving as its deputy CEO since June 2012. Before that, Elden was SThree’s chief strategy officer. He has held a number of senior positions, including that of founding managing director of Huxley Associates. Elden joined SThree’s IT recruitment brand, Computer Futures, as a recruitment consultant in(…)

Carmen Watson

Carmen Watson

Carmen Watson joined Pertemps in 1976 as a secretary and by 1983 had progressed to the boardroom as commercial director. From 1983 to 2000, she was responsible for the formation of a corporate business team and turnover grew tenfold from £32m to £323m. In, 2000,Watson was named managing director and then became chairperson in 2012.(…)

Ann Swain

Ann Swain

Ann Swain has been the chief executive of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies since 1999. The trade body supports the needs of recruitment firms operating in professional staffing sectors in the UK, Asia Pacific and Germany. Swain has more than 20 years’ recruitment experience and is a leading commentator on professional recruitment trends, the(…)

Alistair Cox

Alistair Cox

Alistair Cox is chief executive of global recruitment agency Hays plc, and has held that position since 2007. He began his career at British Aerospace, subsequently moving to Schlumberger in 1982. After earning his MBA in 1991, he was a manager at McKinsey & Company before joining Blue Circle Industries plc (now known as Lafarge), initially as group strategy director and then as regional(…)

Tim Watts

Tim Watts

Tim Watts is lifetime president of Pertemps Network Group, which is made up of Pertemps Ltd. and Network Group. The former has been in the Sunday Times’ Top 100 Companies to Work For from 2007 to 2013, while Network Group is made up of 41 subsidiary companies. Watts is “High Sheriff of the West Midlands,”(…)

James Caan

James Caan

James Caan made his fortune through the global, multi-million pound success of his companies Alexander Mann and Humana International. In 2004, he founded private equity firm Hamilton Bradshaw, which has more than 20 recruitment companies in its portfolio. He is best known for being on the hit BBC show Dragons’ Den, and more recently, The(…)

Oliver Watson

Oliver Watson

Oliver Watson is an executive board director for the PageGroup. He joined the company as a consultant in London in 1995 and was appointed director of Michael Page UK Sales in 1997, then managing director in 2002. In 2006, he was appointed regional managing director for Michael Page UK sales, marketing and retail. In 2009,(…)