History of Recruitment Business Antal International

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Founded in 1993 by Entrepreneur Tony Goodwin, Antal International is a mid – senior level recruitment business, headquartered in London. Experts in the global search and selection industry – Antal works with professional and managerial talent worldwide, helping businesses all around the world to find the talent that they need in order to drive their growth, profits and long-term success. Today, 25 years since its inception, Antal has more than 1000 recruitment consultants from more than 140+ offices, spanning over 33 countries across Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and most recently The Americas.

In 1993, spotting the potential of the new professional employment markets in the former Warsaw pact countries; he set up his own business and named the company Antal – Hungarian for ‘Anthony’. Since then Tony and his team have developed substantial businesses in some of the most challenging emerging markets across the globe, such as Russia, India and China, through a mix of wholly-owned operations, franchises and joint ventures.

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It was in 2002 that Antal International moved into the franchising arena in order to expand its network of offices. The methodology and business model of Antal were matched with varying cultures and economic environments worldwide. Headed by Doug Bugie, a 63 year veteran in the recruitment franchising business, he brings franchise experience from MRI and Humana over a 25 year reign to the Antal business. Over the years theAntal team has successfully taken their experienced and business professionals to help aspiring entrepreneurs build successful recruitment businesses across the globe.

Antal in India: In January 2007 Antal International established the first office in India. It was in 2009 that Antal’s President Doug Bugie; who floated the idea of franchising further in India and suggested that Joseph Devasia – the man who brought Antal to India; could enter into a JV with Antal to help expand its footprints further in the Indian recruitment industry and that’s how the Antal India journey began. Our India network of 43 offices in 14 cities is managed by Mr. Joseph Devasia. Our network comprises of specialist recruiters who operate across industries such as FMCG/CD, Ecommerce, IT, ITes, Information security, Technology, Retail, Analytics, Pharma, Healthcare, Medical Devices, Auto, Engineering, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Insurance, Banking & Financial Services, Logistics & Supply Chain; filling more than 3000 assignments at the mid – senior level thus far.


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