Key board changes at Meriden based recruiter as company turns 60

Carmen Watson, Tim Watts and Steve West with a bronze bust of Pertemps founder Connie Watts, unveiled to mark the organisation’s 60th anniversary
Pertemps Carmen Tim Steve

Two significant changes have taken place at national recruitment company Pertemps to coincide with its 60th anniversary celebrations.

Pertemps Network Group is one of the UK’s largest privately-owned recruitment agencies, with a turnover in excess of £900 million.

Lifetime President Tim Watts, in his 55th year with the company, used the occasion to announce structural changes to the Pertemps Network Group Board.

The changes see Tim stepping back from the day-to-day leadership of the Group, but he will remain a main Board member and Lifetime President of the organisation his mother Connie founded in 1961.

Steve West takes on the role of Group Chief Executive Officer, while Carmen Watson becomes Chair of the Group, which has its headquarters at Meriden, in Warwickshire.

Tim said: “After celebrating 60 years since the company was formed, and reflecting on some amazing memories and achievements, it is time to move forward into the next stage of the company’s journey. Having worked with Carmen for over 40 years, and Steve for 30 years, I have no doubt that they will continue to drive the business forward.

“I am very proud of the business Pertemps has become and of the values that have remained at the core of who we are: an inclusive business where our people are our biggest asset.”

Steve said: “I feel very privileged to be given the opportunity to lead the business, and the incredible people in it, as we turn the page on the next chapter of the Pertemps story.

“We will continue to ensure that our people are at the heart of everything we do, carrying on the values and ethos that has set Pertemps apart for 60 years.”

Carmen, named Institute of Directors Director of the Year 2018 and Ladies First Inspirational Woman earlier this year, said: “It is a huge honour to be taking on this role as Pertemps moves into its seventh decade. It’s the people who make Pertemps a great place to work.

“We will continue our commitment to making a difference within our local communities, helping clients across the country with the shifting labour market demands.”

Pertemps Network Group is made up of Pertemps Ltd and Network Group.

Pertemps Ltd was established in 1961 and now with more than 200 nationwide branches, operating across a multitude of sectors and supplying diverse roles. The company also specialises in business process outsourcing delivered using a wide range of solutions such as Master Vendor, Neutral Vendor and Recruitment Process Outsourcing.

Network Group offers expertise across specialise recruitment sectors including IT, legal, finance, healthcare, education, security, medical, construction, manufacturing and engineering.