Impellam elevates Simon Blockley to CEO of Guidant to further drive strategic growth
Alexa Bradbury

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Impellam elevates Simon Blockley to CEO of Guidant to further drive strategic growth

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’ experience in resourcing and managed service recruitment, Blockley originally joined Guidant Group in 2014. He was promoted from Client Solutions Director to Managing Director in 2017 and following the launch of Guidant Global in October 2018 – when existing Impellam Group businesses, US-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.”

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