IOD Director of the Year Awards

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Carmen Watson profile




Managing Director

Carmen is both Chair and MD of Pertemps, a £400 million turnover operation. She rose through the ranks of the business, having joined Pertemps as a Secretary in the 70's, and at the age of 24 was running a £5 million turnover branch in Wolverhampton. She has steered the business through two recessions and implemented a strategy for growth which saw turnover increase ten fold with customer service at the heart of recruitment solutions services.

Carmen joined the Board at the age of 30 and believes passionately that the UK's service based economy must be supported by a strong under belly of good talent management practices.

Carmen is an active Board member of Race for Opportunity and a strong advocate for equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.



Pertemps provides permanent, contract and temporary staffing solutions across all sectors and industries. With over 100 branches & 1000's of jobs available nationwide, we have the passion & expertise to help you find the right job.


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