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Chairman Stephen Trigg announces retirement from Quanta part of QCS Staffing

Posted bySpencer Trigg
Published on 12 December 2022

Quanta part of QCS Staffing today announced that Stephen Trigg, Founder and Chairman has retired after 30 years and a MBO has been completed.

The existing shareholders, Spencer Trigg and David Broome have acquired the remaining shares to have full 100% private ownership.  They both will remain as the company’s Joint CEO and will continue with their plans to scale their UK, European and US operations.

Joint CEO’s David and Spencer together hold over 40 years of recruitment experience with David being with Quanta for 21 years and Spencer, 18 years, will continue to lead and grow Quanta into continued success and ensure the values of the business remain strong while they do.

Stephen has been chairman since Quanta began in 1992 and has grown the business from one employee to 95. Stephen was named in the Top 100 Most Influential Staffing Executives by the SIA in 2019 and 2020 and successfully led the company in achieving multiple award wins over the years including the Queens Award for International Trade, the Princess Royal Training award, multiple Best Companies rankings and many more.

Spencer Trigg said: “What an honour it has been to work with my father over the past 18 years, I’m extremely lucky to have had the chance to do so!  I want to thank him for the opportunity he took with me many moons ago.

Post MBO, our business remains stable, secure and with a fantastic team we will continue to drive the business forward.  Through retaining full private ownership, this enables us to strategically pursue our business growth objectives in the EU, UK and US.

I would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You to my father, Stephen Trigg...

Thank you for working tirelessly by yourself in the early days

Thank you for sacrificing every night

Thank you for sacrificing your weekends

Thank you for being daring

Thank you for taking risks

Thank you for seeing endless opportunities

Thank you for creating an environment for people to flourish

Thank you for your passion

Thank you for the endless memories

Thank you for always believing in yourself

Thank you for always being yourself

Thank you for your support

Thank you for loving recruitment

Thank you for loving your family

Thank you for creating Quanta”

David Broome said: “As the architect and founder of Quanta, we all have so much to thank Stephen for.  He has contributed nearly 31 years of his life in creating an organisation which he should be so proud of.  A values-based company, with headcount anticipated to exceed 100 in 2023 is nothing short of exceptional. Amongst so many highlights, what stands out to me personally having had the pleasure of working alongside Stephen for 21 years is his unwavering passion for our staff and the recruitment industry.  For someone with nearly 50 years’ experience in our industry, I have never witnessed a drop in Stephen’s energy and passion for making a difference. 

Today is a huge milestone in Quanta’s history and for all those who have had the pleasure of knowing Stephen, today we should celebrate not only his business efforts, but also for his personal lifetime values as a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.  I wish Stephen a continued lifetime of fun, I thank him for all that he has done for me personally, his impact on all our lives is huge and may the sun always be shining in Portugal or wherever he enjoys his extended holiday!”

Stephen Trigg said “After the most enjoyable 30 plus years of my life I am ceasing my role at Quanta and handing the reins over to our brilliant management team.  It has been said that this is my Retirement, but nothing could be further from the truth!!  Whilst I may no longer be on the Quanta payroll, (hence technically ‘Retired’), I will in fact be Redirecting my time and efforts in the direction of new goals and horizons. That said, I am immensely proud of what has been achieved since starting Quanta in that room over my garage.  It has been a fantastic journey with so many positives.  I could never have imagined that, with the help of my co-directors, we have created such a wonderful team of dedicated staff.  Everyone has contributed to the unique Culture of the Company, and I will certainly miss the smiling faces and camaraderie that exists in every nook and cranny of Quanta.  It’s been a blast….”

Quanta part of QCS Staffing is leading global recruitment agency for Life Sciences, Data Centres, Renewable Energy and IT working in 30 countries across 6 continents. Additional information about Quanta is available at