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Worldwide Recruitment Solutions appoints finance director

Worldwide Recruitment Solutions, specialist recruiters for the global Oil & Gas, Marine, Mining and Power sectors, has appointed a Finance Director to help direct the business as they plan to pass the &pound30m turnover in 2014.

Matt Wells, who was identified by Rowan Finance recruitment specialists, is a chartered accountant with experience globally, particularly focusing on the Energy and Oil & Gas industries. Matthew has previously worked for KPMG in Manchester and, following this role, Viking SeaTech.

Matt Wells comments, "I've been working in Finance since 2000 and have worked in Singapore, Australia and elsewhere around the world. I'm eager now to help WRS through their growth plans - I've been following the company for a while and with the opening of a new office in Kurdistan and WRS' best sales year to date, it will be fantastic challenge for me."

Matt's experience in global planning and strategic development will be invaluable to WRS as they negotiate new markets and experience rapid organic growth. Mark Brown, Managing Director of WRS, comments, "We're thrilled to welcome Matt on board. We're growing quickly, winning awards for our service and rapid expansion, so it's important now that we have someone with the experience to run the financial side of the business, from planning right through to execution."

WRS provides recruitment and mobilisation solutions to the energy sector on a global scale. Formed in 2008, WRS have enjoyed year-on-year growth - culminating in placing 8th in the prestigious Virgin Fast Track Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies awards, WRS were also shortlisted for this year's Smarta Breakthrough 50, and were ranked no. 18 in The Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For 2014.

The Rowan Group is focused on the identifying, evaluating and selecting high calibre individuals for ambitious SMEs in the North West, with Rowan Partners delivering executive search solutions at board level and Rowan Finance specialising in senior finance professionals. The business was founded in 2011 by Richard Robinson, ex-Board Member of the Michael Page Group, David Anwyl and Paul Waite.  All three were key shareholders who oversaw the growth and sale of the 3i backed RK Group in 2008. The Rowan Group is an investee company of EV Group, one of the UK's leading venture capital providers.


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