Commercial background

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.

Tony and his team have been responsible for two of the most high profile deals in the international recruitment sector in recent years – the sale of the majority stake in the company’s Russian operations in 2008 and in its Polish business in 2013. Most recently he joined forces with Career International to expand on the already highly successful Antal China business.

His impact on his chosen industry has been recognised through a series of major awards including winning at the Recruiter Awards 2016 ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’, Global Recruiter Industry Awards ‘Best Use of Social Media 2015’, London loves Excellence ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ 2014, Ernst & Young’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Year (Business Products and Services)’, Global Recruiter’s ‘Best Overseas Operation’, Recruiter magazine’s ‘Best International Recruitment Agency’ and APSCo’s ‘International Recruitment Company of the Year’.

A passionate believer in corporate social responsibility Tony is the founder and funder of the Antal Charitable Foundation, which works with charities around the world to improve the living and educational conditions of under-privileged children, such as charities like Regenerate UK, DofE and Womanity Foundation.

Despite being an enthusiastic, if exhausted, father of eight, Tony also occasionally manages to find time to make use of his long-standing season ticket at Chelsea FC.

  • Will help with
  • Business development
  • HR & team
  • Marketing & PR
  • Raising investment
  • Strategy & planning
  • Philanthropic Interests
  • Education
  • environment
  • healthcare


Ronald Ligtenberg

Ronald Ligtenberg

Skyway Academy


Pure gold!

The meeting with Tony was very insightful and I love the way it was brought to me: with respect for the social purpose but with a focus on the business side. He was giving me a look from the angle of a corporate CEO, providing me with insights that I would never have realised myself.

Paul Singh

Paul Singh

Equal Education



A great opportunity to have quality time with an experienced business person. The environment and setup allowed me to get into the fine details and specifics of my business challenges, in a non judgemental space.

Andrea Gamson

Andrea Gamson



Very motivating

Tony was a great person to chat to for an hour - he made me feel motivated to get stuck back into running my business, and he assured me that any doubts, worries or fears I had as we move into Year 3 were normal. I'm leaving our session excited to continue - thanks!


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