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Phillip Ullmann

Phillip Ullmann

Phillip Ullmann is chief executive officer of the Cordant Group, which had revenue of £490 million in its latest reported year. The company provides security, cleaning and recruitment services, was originally founded in 1959 by Jack Ullman (as Securiplan) and continues to be owned and run by the Ullmann family.

Paul Venables

Paul Venables

Paul Venables has been group finance director of Hays since 2006. He has previously worked at Deloitte and Touche in the U.S. and Exelplc for 13 years prior to its purchase by Deutsche Post and DHL Logistics in 2006. He is also a senior independent director of Wincanton plc.

Gerry Mason

Gerry Mason

Gerry Mason trained as a design engineer at Salford Technical College in the mid-1950s before emigrating to Toronto, Canada, where he studied mechanical engineering at the Ryson Institute for Technology. He then founded Morson in 1969, which he led until turning control over to his son, Ged Mason, in 1999 (see separate entry). He continues(…)

Lord Michael Ashcroft

Lord Michael Ashcroft

Lord Michael Ashcroft, KCMG PC, is a successful businessman, philanthropist and former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party between 2005 and 2010. His many business interests include U.K. staffing firm Impellam, which had revenue of £1.2 billion in its last financial year. In 2010 his 57 percent holding, via the Lombard Trust, was transferred to(…)

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(…)

Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown founded Giant Group plc in 1992 and serves as CEO. The company specialises in support services to the contingent labour market including umbrella employment, accounting, cloud based back office software and professional managed services both in the UK and internationally. Turnover is over £275 million and in any week more than 30,000 workers(…)

Paul Venables

Paul Venables

Paul Venables has been group finance director of Hays since 2006. He has previously worked at Deloitte and Touche in the US and Exelplc for 13 years prior to its purchase by Deutsche Post and DHL Logistics in 2006. He is also a senior independent director of Wincanton plc.

Steve Ingham

Steve Ingham

Steve Ingham is chief executive of PageGroup, one of the largest staffing firms in Europe. He joined the company in 1987,when it was still known as Michael Page, as a consultant.He was promoted to operating director in 1990 and then to the board as executive director of UK operations in 2001. He became managing director(…)

Robert Walters

Robert Walters

After three years at Touche Ross, Robert Walters joined the recruitment firm Michael Page as one of its very first employees. Following an eight-year period that included setting up the firm’s New York office, he returned to London and established Robert Walters in 1985, specialising in junior to middle management professional positions.

Phil Sheridan

Phil Sheridan

Phil Sheridan is managing director, U.K. and South America, with Robert Half International Inc. He trained with Ernst & Young before he joined Robert Half in 1996, where he focused on accounting and finance recruitment, progressing to regional director in 2000 and managing director in 2005. He assumed responsibility for the South American operations last(…)