Pertemps Network Group Chair Carmen Watson was responsible for the inauguration of the corporate business team that grew turnover to £323 million from £32 million between 1983 and 2000. She joined the board in 1983 and became chair in 2012. In 2018, Watson was named Director of the Year by The Institute of Directors in West Midlands and received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the REC IRP Awards in London. She is a trustee and chair of the Women in Business patrons’ group and a member of the leadership team of Race for Opportunity. In 2020, she received the LadiesFirst Inspirational Woman award.