Michael Humphreys becomes Tempest Resourcing CEO after working way up the business

Michael Humphreys

Michael Humphreys has been named as the new CEO of Tempest Resourcing.

The promotion follows a 40% jump in business performance during 2022 when the firm’s turnover hit £54m.

Humphreys, who was previously Group Managing Director for the firm, has held a number of leadership roles across the Tempest business where he has worked for more than 12 years having started as a consultant back in 2010.

As CEO, Humphreys will lead the public sector-focused recruitment agency through its next stage of growth as the London-based recruiter continues its expansion with new regional offices across the UK.

Independently owned, Tempest Resourcing’s core markets are centred around education, local government, qualified social work and revenue & benefits.

Humphreys will hold overall responsibility for all recruitment brands within the Tempest group including Tempest Education, Tempest Executive, Tempest Qualified Social Work, Tempest Revenue & Benefits, and The Catchup Academy.

Humphreys takes over from Tempest Founder and outgoing CEO, Paul Bromwich, who moves to the role of Chairman where he will continue to lead Tempest’s Incubator Programme which finances and supports entrepreneurs in developing new companies on a co-ownership basis within the recruitment sector.

Michael Humphreys, CEO of Tempest Resourcing, said: “Having initially met Paul back in 2008 when he gave me my first role in social work recruitment, it’s an honour to now be taking over the reins at Tempest Resourcing. During that time Paul has always backed me and given me chances to prove myself.

“I look forward to affording current and future teammates the same opportunities as we continue to expand and develop. The business is in good health, and crucially, strongly positioned for growth. I’m excited about what lies ahead over the next few years.”

Paul Bromwich, Chairman, Tempest Resourcing, said: “Firstly, I want to congratulate Michael on his thoroughly deserved promotion to CEO. Michael was a consultant when I met him and has since been promoted to Team Leader, Team Manager, Associate Director, Sales Director, Managing Director, Group Managing Director and now CEO. His success story echoes that of the business and our investment in staff training.

“He is incredibly pragmatic and logical in his approach, has a real ‘growth’ mindset and is open to new ideas. This, coupled with a fantastic grasp of the mechanics of recruitment alongside great core values, has made him incredibly successful in every aspect of the recruitment job role. Performance improved by 40% in the last year under Michael’s tenure.”

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