Michael Page has announced its unaudited half year results for the period ended 30 June 2014.Highlights (Constant Exchange Rates) First half Group gross profit growth of 7.9% to £263.7m; All four regions delivered year-on-year growth; Strong country performances from major economies: gross profit UK (+10%), US (+23%) and Greater China (+22%); FX headwinds impact on gross profit of £19m and EBIT by £3m in H1; Continued focused investment, including increase in fee earner headcount of 177 in H1, total headcount up 207 (4%); Conversion rate of gross profit to operating profit increased to 13.5% (...
Matchtech Group has published a pre-close trading update for the year to 31 July 2014.The Group has continued to trade well in the second half of the year, with results now expected to be slightly ahead of current market expectations. The requirement for skilled engineering and technology contract staff remains strong, fuelled by the global demand for the products and services that our clients offer and continued investment in infrastructure programmes. The Group's strong performance has been driven by:
Q2 2014 highlights: Revenues up 5% year-on-year in constant currency; Gross margin 18.1%, up 20 bps; SG&A excluding restructuring costs up 3% yoy and down 1% sequentially, both in constant currency; EBITA excluding restructuring costs EUR 228 million, up 18% in constant currency; EBITA margin excluding restructuring costs 4.6%, up 50 bps; Net income attributable to Adecco shareholders up 15%, basic EPS up 18%
Robert Walters has confirmed its profit before tax is up 36% as it announced its half-yearly financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2014. Financial and operational highlights include: Strong first half performance with profit before taxation increasing by 36% (53%*). Good performance from a number of our mature and market-leading businesses such as Japan and the UK. Emerging market growth strategy has begun to bear fruit with Malaysia and Thailand in particular delivering strong profitable growth.Market conditions in Australia and France remain challenging.
The Internet Corporation Limited, owner of Amris (www.amris.com), today announced the details of the acquisition of Zao (www.zao.com), to complement and enhance its award winning Amris eRecruitment platform.
Leading recruitment professional James Taylor has joined the team at professional services firm Knights to head the company’s ambitious strategy to double staff numbers across all three of the firm’s offices in the next two years.
Retained executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Hawksmoor Search, an executive search firm focusing on the insurance industry.
Following a period of sustained and profitable growth, Better Placed Recruitment (BPR), which has offices in Leeds, Manchester and London has created a new engineering and manufacturing division (E&M) following the appointment of Mike Thomas, who joins from Michael Page.
The number of senior construction roles for UK contractors in the Gulf is surging, as the region ramps up its infrastructure projects for upcoming global events, such as the Qatar World Cup and Expo 2020, according to Procorre, an international professional services consultancy that operates in all business sectors across 120 countries.
Two Portadown men appeared before magistrates in Northern Ireland yesterday charged with a total of 50 offences following a joint investigation into suspected human trafficking and labour exploitation.