Impellam elevates Simon Blockley to CEO of workforce solutions provider Guidant Global to further drive strategic growth.
London, UK – January 28, 2019 – Simon Blockley, managing director of European operations at Guidant Global, has been promoted to chief executive officer with immediate effect in a strategic move by the brand’s parent company, Impellam Group, to drive future growth.
With over 20 years of experience in resourcing and managed service recruitment, Blockley originally joined Guidant Group in 2014. He was promoted from client service director to managing director in 2017, and following the launch of Guidant Global in October 2018 when existing Impellam Group businesses, U.S.-based Bartech and UK-headquartered Guidant Group, came together, he took on the position of managing director, EMEA.
In his new role, Blockley will lead the provision of recruitment services in over 80 countries, driving Guidant Global in its management of over 200,000 people deployed with more than 90 clients every year. Guidant Global champions a better, more forward-thinking way of working and has a core philosophy of shifting the focus to people—the vibrant force that drives thriving businesses and creates energy and opportunity.
Commenting on his appointment, Simon Blockley, chief executive officer at Guidant Global, said: “It is an honor to be offered the opportunity to take the helm of this eminent and exciting brand on a truly international scale. Along with my senior leadership team, I look forward to accelerating our progress in the global managed service market at this exciting time.”
Julia Robertson, group CEO of Impellam Group, added: “This is a significant appointment for Guidant Global at a time when the company continues to make rapid progress in growing and transforming its portfolio across international markets. This year sees us well placed to cement Guidant Global’s position as the leader in workforce solutions, and I have no doubt that Simon’s knowledge, experience, and passion will enable him to take the business to unprecedented heights.”
Information about Guidant Global
Guidant Global is a new dynamic in workforce solutions. It was recently formed from two companies coming together: Bartech, headquartered in the U.S., and Guidant Group in London. They are both part of Impellam, the leading provider of managed services and specialist staffing expertise based in the UK, North America, Australasia, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and mainland Europe. By uniting Bartech and Guidant Group, we have unprecedented insight into the world at work. We assist our clients in sourcing, assessing, and implementing complex talent solutions which engage contingent workers, consultants, and freelancers. For more information, please visit: www.guidantglobal.com.
Information about Impellam Group
Impellam is the second largest staffing business in the UK and sixth largest MSP provider worldwide. We provide managed service provision and specialist staffing solutions across the UK, North America, and Asia Pacific. We have over 3,200 Impellam people throughout our network of 18 market-leading brands across 163 worldwide locations. Ultimately, Impellam Group’s mission is to provide fulfillment and a sense of purpose to its people, and to help customers build better businesses in a changing world. For more information about Impellam Group, please visit:www.impellam.com
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