History of the Group


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).


Listed on OFEX.

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


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).


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).


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


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.

Revenue exceeds £200m for the first time.

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


Joost Kreulen takes over as CEO.

Continued investment in brands with new office in Hong Kong.


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


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.


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

Greycoat launches office in UAE.


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.


Monroe Consulting launches new office in Vietnam.

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