Coventry-based Pertemps makes key board appointments


Recruitment specialist Pertemps has promoted Celia Perry and Lisa Thurkettle to Managing Director roles, while Nicola Barr has been named as Director.

Celia and Lisa will work alongside fellow Managing Director Kent Thompson on ensuring our business continues to build, shape and grow as the country returns to a new normal after the Covid-19 pandemic.

The new appointments recognise the commitments and achievements over many years in their particular areas, notably Celia’s leadership of branches and Lisa’s success in winning, developing and managing corporate contracts.

On her new role as Managing Director, Celia said: “It is a proud moment for me as Pertemps has been a part of my life for so many years. I am delighted to take on the new challenge and continue to support the wider business in achieving its corporate goals. There are many challenges as a result of the pandemic, but our business has held firm and, moving forward, there are many opportunities for us to explore. I am confident that,π with the support of our employees and partners, the future will be bright for our business.”

Lisa Thurkettle said: “Contracts have always been an integral part of our business at Pertemps. However, in recent years, there has been significant growth and development within this arena. I would like to use the experience I’ve gained to build upon recent collaborative projects between branches and contracts and maximise opportunity for the benefit for the Pertemps group.”

The two new senior appointments were welcomed by Chairman Tim Watts, who said: “It seems apt that in this, our 60th year of trading, we have promoted two individuals who have helped Pertemps grow to become the organisation that it is today. Only by working in collaboration – branches and contracts together as one – will we be able to continue to grow as a business; sharing the same goals and ambitions and delivering for the wider good of the Pertemps family.”

Nicola Barr PertempsNicola Barr will become a Director on the Pertemps Ltd Board, joining Will Hodson and Lisa Duncan in the senior operational team.

Nicola has been instrumental in the expansion of Pertemps’ operations in Scotland and as part of the Board will utilise her experience for the wider team.

She said: “It is a real honour to have been appointed Director on the board and is recognition of the progress that has been made by my teams who have worked tirelessly to establish Pertemps as the leading agency in Scotland. I look forward to working and collaborating with my colleagues.”