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Our Team

Our global management team have a wealth of outsourced recruitment and managed service expertise, covering MSP and RPO design, planning and implementation.

Here are some of the talented people leading the services, culture and success of our business.

The scope of their professional achievements is as impressive as their ability to work well with others – clients, suppliers and colleagues.  ​​​

Melanie Forbes

Chief Executive Officer
T: +4420 3096 4445

Mel has worked in the recruitment industry for more than 20 years. A personable and strategic leader, she has pioneered managed service, RPO and consulting partnerships with numerous market-leading organisations, across a range of sectors and countries.
She has also inspired and led companies to optimal performance and the achievement of their objectives.  All of Mel’s knowledge and experience helps Guidant Group create and deliver a best-in-class proposition for the global marketplace.

Simon Blockley

Client Solutions Director, UK & Europe
T: +4420 3096 4409

Simon has worked in the recruitment industry since the late 90s, having spent the vast majority of this time concentrating on setting the standard for recruitment process outsourcing.

The early part of Simon’s career focussed on client service leadership, where he was responsible for the delivery of outsourced recruitment services encompassing all categories of permanent and non-permanent resource. Building on his success in client services, Simon, a Prince2 Project Manager, successfully implemented several recruitment operating models across multiple industries and locations.

Simon has spent the latter part of his career advising organisations on their approach to talent acquisition and management. They benefit from his in-depth experience of designing, implementing and operating successful recruitment models.


​Our outsourced recruitment teams work as one with client companies, towards shared goals. No matter which service you choose, we’ll do the same with you.

Contact Us

​​If you want to learn more about how we deliver our outsourced recruitment services, please call or email us.
Tel: 020 3096 4450

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