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Guidant Global CEO Features in SIA’s List of European Staffing Leaders for Third Year Running


Global leader in talent acquisition and managed workforce solutions, Guidant Global, is delighted to announce that for the third year running, its CEO, Simon Blockley, has been featured in SIA’s highly-renowned list of European Staffing Leaders 2019.

Simon, who joined the company in 2014 before becoming managing director in 2017, and CEO in 2019, is joined by three other Impellam leaders, Lord Michael Ashcroft, Julia Robertson and Claire Marsh. The SIA list celebrates influential Entrepreneurs, CEOs, reformers, lawyers and business people that have made a difference in the world of work.

In October 2018, Impellam merged its US and UK talent acquisition and managed solutions businesses — rebranding them as Guidant Global. Following the merger, Blockley became CEO in January 2019. He is now responsible for overseeing the brand on a global basis, which includes 220,000 contingent worker assignments in the field on behalf of 100-plus clients across 80 countries.

Following the announcement, Simon Blockley, CEO of Guidant Global, commented:

“I’m incredibly honored that my team members and I have been featured amongst so many established entrepreneurs in the SIA European Staffing Leaders list. It’s fantastic to see that our hard-work is being recognized, and that we are being supported to change the quick-fix, profit-first, impersonal approach that prevails in our industry. We are committed to collaborating, thinking creatively, and delivering new and better solutions for the workplace of today, and being on the list shows how dedicated we are to this.”

Subadhra Sriram, Editor & Publisher, Media Products at SIA said, 

“The 2019 Staffing 100 Europe honourees bring acumen and vision together as they take on today’s business-related challenges, against a backdrop of political uncertainty, Brexit, youth unemployment, immigration and economic fluctuations. As they launch new programmes, undertake geographic expansions, invest in technology and innovation, their commitment and passion are laudable, with their contributions helping shape a market worth an estimated EUR 172 billion in 2018. We extend our congratulations to all this year’s honourees.”