Tony Goodwin

Founder, Antal International

Spotting the potential of the new professional employment markets in the former Warsaw pact countries; Tony set up his own business in 1993 and named it 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.

His impact on his chosen industry has been recognised with 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’, Ernst & Young’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Year (Business Products and Services)’, Global Recruiter’s ‘Best Overseas Operation’ and Recruiter magazine’s ‘Best International Recruitment Agency’.

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, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award 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.

Tony has mentored

Possibilize Academy

Possibilize Academy provides corporate clients with training in how to read and use body language. The twist? The trainers are deaf, which has made them experts in reading body language.

 

  • Possibilize Academy
  • Equal Education
  • _Social Starters
  • Iconic Steps

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.

Ronald Ligtenberg, Founder of Possibilize

Tony has mentored

Equal Education

Our expert tutoring will help you support looked after children to improve their opportunities through education.

 

  • Possibilize Academy
  • Equal Education
  • _Social Starters
  • Iconic Steps

10/10. 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.”

Paul Singh, Founder of Equal Education

Tony has mentored

_Social Starters

We are _SocialStarters a volunteer organisation for professionals who want to share skills, travel with purpose and do something different.

 

  • Possibilize Academy
  • Equal Education
  • _Social Starters
  • Iconic Steps

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!

Andrea Gamson, Co-Founder of Social Starters

Tony has mentored

Iconic Steps

Iconic Steps has two purposes. We produce high-quality videos for companies. We work with young people to achieve their personal and professional goals using film as a medium.

 

  • Possibilize Academy
  • Equal Education
  • _Social Starters
  • Iconic Steps

WOW. Tony was great, he was genuinely interested in what I had to say and offered advice that was both practical and achievable!”

Victoria Ijeh, Founder of Iconic Steps

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