Andrew Anastasiou, Managing Director – Pertemps Professional Recruitment
Andrew Anastasiou spent his early career as a classroom teacher. Since then he has worked tirelessly as a recruiter in education, health and social care, founding Pertemps Professional Recruitment (PPR) in 2016.
- Andrew has implemented an uncompromising business plan; PPR was not only the best performer in the Pertemps Network Group for 10 months between October 2019 and October 2020, but achieved continued growth and exceeded its own financial targets.
- In 2019/20, while managing with the restrictions of the public health crisis, one of Andrew’s priorities was to stabilise and integrate the two education recruitment agencies he had handpicked for PPR in preparation for their official merger at the end of the year. The result is a 360-degree recruitment business, as proficient at finding agile, energetic and reliable temporary education professionals as it is as placing permanent teachers, sourcing candidates from around the globe, and securing senior leadership appointments.
- The benefits Andrew brings to the business are tangible – particularly through its innovative culture. One example is the ground-breaking graduate training programme for social care, with a focus on work-life balance. Andrew believes that by supporting local authorities to deliver children’s and family services, and by ensuring that schools are staffed with well-qualified and motivated education professionals, he can add his weight to the work being carried out by public servants.
- Andrew’s personality defines his leadership style – he’s positive, and leads from the front with authority and a warm sense of humour.
Judges’ comments: “Andrew was the epitome of what a leader should be – energetic, engaging, authentic, honest and passionate about his role and the industry in general, and his breadth of experience provides him with a tapestry of skills. It is clear that his staff want to join him on the journey, and each judge agreed that they would want to work with Andrew.”
Also: Overall, the judges considered that the field of candidates was particularly strong.
Daniel Cornwell, Managing Director – SPE Resourcing