LA International on Target to achieve Billion
LA International on Target to achieve Billion
Despite the current global economic slowdown, LA International founded 27 years ago by Chairman and CEO Paul Lukic, is celebrating on two counts, not only has it achieved and surpassed the 100 million turnover barrier, but last month it was awarded the industrys top award in London, Best IT Recruitment Firm 2009.
The truth is that trading conditions for most businesses remain very challenging, however Paul Martin Financial Director commented through this economic downturn LA International has grown by 32% and has achieved a record turnover in excess of 100 million in its latest financial year and is on target to achieve 250 Million in 3 years time, confirming its position as the UKs largest independent single site IT Recruitment Company and the UKs leading supplier of Security Cleared IT staff to Her Majestys Government.
LA International with its HQ located in Staffordshire with over 100 staff has grown to be one of the regions and indeed Europes fastest growing independent companies in a highly competitive industry. Now operating throughout the UK and Europe it has over one thousand two hundred IT contract Staff working across eight specialist divisions in an array of industry sectors including, Health, Education, Central Government, Local Government, Nuclear, Energy, International, Aerospace, Security and Defence, Telecoms and many others.
Lukic commented we have been on target to achieve 100M for sometime, but to now actually hit and surpass that target in the current economic slowdown is a testament to our business strategy, to say that we have not been effected by market conditions, is untrue, of course we have.
Not overly bullish about statements of success, Lukic points out, The degree of success in any business, particularly in the face of economic downturns will inevitably depend upon the degree to which the right foundations, strategy and dedicated workforce are in place.
He continues to set out some of the reasons why LA Internationals success prevails over the economic downturn more than most. The underlying factors are many, but our positive growth comes from forward thinking investment from our innovative services provided by 8 diverse Specialist Divisions.
Lukic adds Clients are looking for added value, quality and cost-effective savings thats just what we do using todays technology & modern communications throughout the UK and Europe, delivered from a cost-efficient single site.
LA Internationals continued growth and success has recently been recognised at the national industrys top awards in London with LA International being awarded the prestigious title of the Best IT Recruitment firm 2009, this follows LA International being awarded the Best Public Sector Recruitment Firm and the Elite Recruitment Gold Award in 2008, judges commented,
Working in the difficult sector of security and intelligence, LA International showed time and time again how it delivered top quality candidates at the highest security levels, on time and within budget, to its various government clients, and at this time of heightened security, this shows exceptional discipline and commitment.
Scott Henry Managing Director stated the awards are testament to LA Internationals enviable position within our industry that has led LA International to become a partner of choice and Preferred Supplier to many Major Organisations not just in the UK but globally across the Public and Private sectors.
Critical to the success of LA International has been its ability to secure new frameworks and contracts that has seen the company deliver a best in class service on a global scale throughout 23 different countries, including 90% of the FTSE 100. Jamie Davies, Divisional Director stated over the past 12 months, LA International has secured a number of new high profile frameworks in conjunction with the renewal of a number of existing multi million pound contracts across its eight operating divisions that have included the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Hewlett Packard, Department of Health, Department for Communities & Local Government and several large Defence contracts the overall value of just the new contracts secured is estimated at 135 million over the next 3 years.
LA International continues to take its corporate social responsibility seriously, minimising its carbon footprint, it is looking to achieve an environmental accreditation shortly whilst fully supporting its nominated Staffordshire based charity DMH by recently raising in excess of 30,000.
LA International has continued to invest in job creation and training across its eight specialist divisions, this spread of risk combined with a strong Management structure and single site location ensures that LA International will continue with its exceptional growth rates into the future says Lukic and added LA Internationals performance reflects the caliber of the staff we have. Our delivery, back-office and management teams are amongst the very best in our industry and our growth and success is testament to the hard work and commitment that they continually demonstrate, our clear aim over the next three years is to increase revenue streams organically to 250 million, and with current new contract wins we are on course to achieve this target.