Carmen Watson, Pertemps

Carmen Watson, Chairman, Pertemps


Carmen Watson

Carmen Watson is one of the UK’s most successful business women, as Chair of Pertemps, a £295 million turnover business.

She has been at the helm of the UK’s largest independently held recruitment company for thirteen years.  During her time with Pertemps she has steered the company through challenging business climates, implemented a strategy which has helped drive growth and position Pertemps as a market leader in its field, servicing a broad cross section of industry verticals and public sector bodies.

By promoting and delivering best practise in the field of attraction, recruitment and retention of a diverse range of talent, Carmen’s strategy has delivered an impressive client portfolio for Pertemps and attracted an impressive list of highly coveted industry awards.

Carmen believes passionately that the UK’s service based economy must be supported by a strong underbelly of good talent management practices with Diversity & Inclusion at the fore.

Carmen also sits on the Board of RfO, is a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment & Employment Confederation and on the Board of a newly formed organisation, Real Deal, an organisation which promotes services for the Health Sector