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Witan Jardine appoints Guy Day

Witan Jardine appoints Guy Day as new London chief

Ambition, a leading Australian listed specialist recruitment group, recently announced that, Guy Day, Managing Director for Asia, has broadened his remit with the UK being added to his responsibilities.

Branded as Witan Jardine in the UK and operating exclusively in the central London market, the company was acquired by Ambition Group in January 2008. Similar to Ambitions Asia business, Witan Jardine has dedicated teams specialising in banking & financial services, accounting & finance and sales & marketing recruitment. Known for its award-winning recruitment services, it is a highly respected mid size player founded in the UK 30 years ago.

Days key responsibilities will include integrating Ambitions London business with its international operations and leveraging key client relationships in Asia and London for the benefit of the respective markets. He is also charged with long-term business growth and developing strategic direction for the UK and Asia markets.

Paul Lyons, Group Managing Director of Ambition commented, Asia and the UK account for half the groups revenue and profit and so it is fitting that we have someone with Guys leadership experience and ability at the helm. We believe that the worst is behind us and as a group we have the people, ambition and resources to become one of the worlds premier executive recruiters.

Day added, Whilst London has experienced challenging market conditions of late, we feel we have come through the worst of the downturn in respectable shape. There is a very exciting future ahead of us with the opportunity to integrate Witan Jardine with the rest of the Ambition Group and enjoy the significant benefits this will bring to clients, candidates and our employees. We should be well positioned to capitalise as market conditions improve.

Day started his recruitment career in the UK in 1995. He subsequently established Ambitions Asia operation in Hong Kong in 2001. The company expanded further, opening in Singapore in January 2007. In both markets, Ambition has grown to be a significant and reputable player in banking & financial services, accounting & finance and sales & marketing recruitment. Day will continue to be based in Asia where he has lived since 1997.


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