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Graham Palfery-Smith and Tony Goodwin join the board of The Recruitment Network

Graham Palfery-Smith and Tony Goodwin join the board of The Recruitment Network

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Last edited May 2, 2023

Graham Palfery-Smith and Tony Goodwin join the board of The Recruitment Network

Press Release: The Recruitment Network Announces Two New Board Members

London, UK — The Recruitment Network, one of the UK’s leading consultancy, training and advisory support networks to the recruitment and staffing sector, has announced the appointment of two new members to its Board.

Joining the Board are recruitment industry gurus Graham Palfery-Smith and Tony Goodwin. “We are very pleased to be welcoming both Graham and Tony, as they not only add a new dynamic to our executive team, but will also be instrumental in helping us achieve our strategic growth plans over the next 3 to 5 years.” commented James Osborne, Chairman.

Graham Palfery-Smith

has been involved in the recruitment industry for over 35 years. He is an accomplished and highly experienced strategic senior manager who has run a wide range of specialist recruitment businesses internationally, including HW Group, Robert Walters, Faro and FiveTen Group.

Presently Graham is working with a wide portfolio of exciting businesses (in or allied to the staffing sector) in the UK, Europe, US and APAC, as a Non-Executive Director/Board Adviser. A highly effective communicator and a team creator, Graham brings an energetic, enthusiastic and passionate approach, international contacts and an excellent market intelligence network.

Graham brings our members unrivalled Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) experience, superior market intelligence and a uniquely colourful energy and passion for the success of recruitment businesses.

“I have been involved in the international recruitment industry for a number of years, leading various businesses and delivering a large number of M&A transactions across the sector, so it would be fair to say that I have been exposed to an awful lot along the way!  Having experienced first-hand the impact The Recruitment Network is having on its members, I feel that they have developed a very attractive and important offering in the market so it is an honour to be involved as part of their board.”

Tony Goodwin

is the Group CEO & Chairman of Antal International, a global management and executive recruitment company and one of the fastest growing business service organisations in emerging markets such as China, Eastern Europe and India.

Antal now has more than 120 offices in over 30 countries around the world, and celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013. Tony has won numerous awards including Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 at the London Loves Excellence Awards and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011.

I have been impressed by the team at The Recruitment Network and what they have achieved so far, as well as their long-term vision of the business. This aligns perfectly with some of the projects we are involved with and we have an exciting journey ahead of us, both here in the UK as well as internationally.

The Recruitment Network™ is the UK’s leading support club for recruitment business leaders – a unique environment where every component of a recruitment business is challenged and benchmarked against industry best practice, where recruitment leaders can enjoy unlimited support from some of the industry’s most successful thought leaders and where members work collaboratively together to help each other improve performance, increase efficiencies and significantly grow profitability.

Members of The Recruitment Network™ are serious about investing in the realisation of their strategic objectives. They want to be challenged, they want to exercise the real potential of their people and they want to outperform their competition.

The Recruitment Network™ provides the support mechanism to make that happen.

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