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Melanie Forbes

Melanie Forbes

Melanie Forbes, CEO of Guidant Group, inspires and motivates teams to maximise performance and achieve strategic objectives. She is also committed to challenging the norm in the wider recruitment industry. A passionate promoter of gender equality and disability inclusion in the recruitment sector and beyond, Forbes has championed initiatives such as Keeping Woman In (KWI),(…)

Johnathan Johnson

Johnathan Johnson

Johnathan Johnson is the chief executive officer of Fircroft. Johnson joined Fircroft in 1997 as a consultant and was promoted to operations director for the international oil and gas sector in 2001. Since taking the helm in 2005 from his father and company founder John Johnson, he has overseen the global expansion of the company.(…)

Andy Hogarth

Andy Hogarth

Andrew Hogarth is CEO of Staffline, with revenue of £503 million in its latest financial year, providing staffing services to industry, supplying up to 35,000 workers every day to more than 1,300 clients. Staffline is also now a leading provider of services to the Government funded Welfare to Work and Skills arena across the UK.Hogarth(…)

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,”(…)

Nick Cox

Nick Cox

Nick Cox became Hays’ managing director for Continental Europe and Rest of the World (CERoW), in 2006, reporting directly to the CEO. As one of Hay’s three operating divisions, CERoW comprises 22 countries out of 32 in the Group. Cox joined Hays in 1983 working in the accountancy and finance/banking division as a recruitment consultant,(…)

Matthew Sanders

Matthew Sanders

Matthew Sanders is CEO of Brookfield Rose, a group of 13 companies, including de Poel. Awards for these firms have included the Great British Entrepreneur Award for Social Enterprise (UK), a listing for five consecutive years on The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For, along with The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 and(…)

Neil Carberry

Neil Carberry

Neil Carberry was appointed chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation in June 2018, having been managing director of the Confederation of British Industry, leading the CBI’s work on the labour market, skills, energy and infrastructure. In 1999, Carberry began his career in recruitment working for executive search firm Fraser Watson before earning a(…)

James Kelly

James Kelly

James Kelly joined technology recruitment specialist Lorien Resourcing as CEO in August 2008. He has successfully guided Lorien through a period of rapid growth during which revenues increased from £147 million to £296 million and both contract and permanent placement numbers have doubled. With Lorien, Kelly has sold and delivered large-scale managed service and recruitment(…)

Lord Michael Ashcroft

Lord Michael Ashcroft

Lord Michael Ashcroft is an international businessman, author, philanthropist and pollster. He was appointed nonexecutive chairman of Impellam Group plc in 2014. Ashcroft resigned from the House of Lords in March 2015, stating that his other activities did not permit him “to devote the time that membership of the Lords properly required”. He is the founder and chairman of Crimestoppers, vice patron of 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,(…)