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National recruitment and business services group, HR GO plc, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Kingston as Group Finance Director following the retirement of Tony Prior.

To ensure an orderly transition Tony remains with the company until the end of January 2009, when he will retire. Having been with the Group for 20 years, the last 10 as Group Finance Director, Tony has been involved in building the Groups turnover from 18 million to an impressive 90 million.

Based at HR GOs Head Office in Ashford, Kent, from where the company coordinates its operations, Mark, who has over 11 years experience as a Finance Director, will continue to develop the finance strategy and forecasting processes that enables the Group to deliver its vision and strategic business objectives. Marks main focus will be the financial stewardship of the Group which also encompasses the evaluation of investment opportunities and profit streams of the 50 plus business in the group.

Commenting on his new role, Mark says I am looking forward to the challenge of working within this diverse and dynamic business, looking for new ways to drive the company forward and helping to take HR GO to its next stage of development.

Previously, Mark was Finance Director of Leeds Castle, prior to which he held the role of Finance Director at Marston Hotels Ltd and Marston Properties Ltd.

Jack Parkinson, Chairman of HR GO plc, commenting on the appointment, said "Tony has been a much valued member of the Group and has played an integral lead in the financial development of the business for over 10 years.
We are sad to see him go but wish him well for his retirement. Mark brings to the Board extensive experience, along with strong financial acumen, and will support all of us in achieving the demanding growth objectives the Group has set for the coming years.

HR GO plc, is one of the top 60 recruitment companies in the UK. The business turns over around 90 million and employs 500 permanent staff and 4000 contract personnel nationally.


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