History of the Group

1996

Company founded with a philosophy to target entrepreneurial recruitment professionals working in the UK.

First investments made in Greycoat (Other services sector, Domestic help) and Mansion House (Financial sector, Insurance).

1999

Listed on OFEX.

LMA established in London to focus on banking recruitment (Financial sector, Banking).

2004

Floated on AiM.

Tony Martin joins the Group as Chairman with a vision to diversify away from the UK market.

First investment made outside the UK, in Japan with Skillhouse (IT, digital & design sector, IT recruitment).

FastTrack joins the Group (Technical & industrial sector, Construction & engineering).

2005

Group turnover exceeds £50m for the first time.

Investments made in the UK with Become (IT, digital & design sector, creative & design industry) and in Asia with Monroe (Executive search).

2006

Investment in Indian start-up providing outsourced solutions to the recruitment industry.

2007

Revenue of £148m, exceeding £100m for the first time.

Investment in German staffing market through Headway (Technical & Industrial sector, Engineering & Logistics).

Entry into the Latin American market through investment in Alternattiva in Chile (Retail sector) providing temporary and outsourced staffing services.

2008
Revenue exceeds £200m for the first time.
2011

Focus on organic investment with hub concept opened in Singapore and new office opened in Australia.

2012

Joost Kreulen takes over as CEO.

Continued investment in brands with new office in Hong Kong.

2013

Net fee income diversified across Group with 37% UK, 33% Continental Europe and 30% Rest of the World.

2014

New offices opened in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Santiago, Manchester and Mexico City.

Investment in the Middle East through BW&P, operating from Dubai (Technical & industrial sector).

Investment in Ball and Hoolahan, a UK based marketing recruiter.

2015

Investment in Pharmaceutical Strategies, a USA based healthcare sector recruiter.

Greycoat launches office in UAE.

2016

Investment in Rishworth Aviation, a New Zealand based recruiter leasing pilots on long-term contracts.

Investment in ConSol Partners, an IT recruiter with offices in the UK and USA.

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