USA & Asia bolsters profit for Harvey Nash
Albert Ellis, chief executive officer, said, "The Group has delivered a strong financial performance, in the USA, UK and Asia with double-digit growth in underlying operating profit on a constant currency basis. Strategic investment in the USA and a favourable market has driven growth in operating profit of 60.9% and expansion in Asia has delivered an increase of 50.2% in net fees in those businesses. In the UK, strong demand for software developers accelerated growth with net fees improving by 18.0% on the prior year. In Europe, despite currency headwinds, steady demand for temporary and contract labour continued to drive solid improvement in operating profit."