Ann Swain

Ann Swain

CEO at Association of Professional Staffing Companies - APSCo
New York, United States

About me

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) was formed to give all firms involved in the recruitment of professional talent that have a commitment to excellence, the specialist support and distinctive voice they need to be successful.

It gives candidates and employers a trusted badge of quality whilst providing member firms with an innovative range of services designed for them by recruitment experts.

These services, combined with its growing international profile, commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and opportunities for professional networking give APSCo members a unique opportunity to develop their businesses and gain competitive advantage.

APSCo is the only recruitment trade body with an international profile with separate operations in the UK, Germany and Singapore. 


Association of Professional Staffing Companies - APSCo
1999 - Present (22 years)
It has been my privilege to serve as CEO to APSCo (previously ATSCo) for over 15 years now. In that time I’ve seen it grow into a powerful, energetic and influential force in the world of Professional Staffing without ever losing close contact with its membership. We are a trade body that wants to get to know our members inside out so that we can better support their ambitions and plans and get to know the people that make it happen.

APSCo members seem to share a drive for success married with an excellent sense of humour and inexhaustible capacity for networking and socialising. This makes my job hugely enjoyable, if a little tiring at times!

But when I look back over each year’s activities I am always amazed by what we have achieved. Take last year for example – 72 member meetings across the UK, another fantastic charity ball, and significant input into government legislative consultation around the Agency Workers Directive.

If you haven’t joined us yet, there’s never been a more important or exciting time in our industry. Help us mould it for the future.

For employers, candidates and contractors, make sure you are working with companies carrying the APSCo badge – rigorously referenced and bound by a strict Code of Conduct.

I am proud of APSCo and my small team which makes so much happen. I am proud of our membership – agencies and affiliates bound together by APSCo’s badge of excellence. And I am proud of our industry – the international benchmark for quality and innovation in the field of Professional Staffing.
UK Sales Director
Computer People (Part of Adecco)
1997 - 1999 (2 years)
Managing Director
Learning Curve
1991 - 1997 (6 years)
Learning Curve was acquired by Delphi Group, now part of Adecco.
HR and Development Manager
Interleaf UK
1988 - 1991 (3 years)
Recruitment Consultant
Computer Personnel International
1984 - 1988 (4 years)


BSc (Hons) Experimental Psychology - Experimental Psychology

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