Empresaria Group PLC
02 April 2008
Empresaria Group plc
Appointment of Group Finance Director
Empresaria Group plc ("Empresaria" or the "Group"), the international staffing
and recruitment specialist, announces the appointment of Stuart Charles
Kilpatrick as Group Finance Director.
Stuart, aged 45, joins from Elementis plc, the global specialty chemicals
company, where he held the position of Group Financial Controller and Treasurer.
Stuart qualified as a chartered accountant with BDO Binder Hamlyn and has held
senior finance roles within international businesses, including Charles Baynes
plc and Vodafone Group plc.
Stuart replaces Nick Hall-Palmer who becomes Group Development Director and Head
of UK Operations. The appointment will become effective following the
publication of the preliminary results for 2007, expected to be on 18 April.
Miles Hunt, Group Chief Executive, commented: "Empresaria has been transformed
over the last three years from a company with predominantly UK operations into a
diverse international staffing group with over 40 companies in 20 countries.
Stuart brings both international financial management experience and strong
technical skills to add to the central management team. Nick moves to a broader
commercial and operational role after eight very successful years as Group
Stuart holds no current directorships and has held the following past
directorships within the last five years:
Elementis Services Limited
H. & C. Acquisitions Limited
Elementis London Limited
Elementis Dormants Limited
Elementis Germany Limited
Abbey Chemicals Limited
Elementis Securities Limited
Elementis New Zealand Limited
Elementis Australia Limited
Elementis Group Limited
Elementis Benelux Unlimited
Elementis Finance (Australia) Limited
Elementis Finance (Germany) Limted
Stuart holds 10,000 ordinary shares in the capital of the Company, representing
0.03% of the Company's issued share capital.
There are no other details to be disclosed pursuant to Rule 17 or to Schedule
two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.
For further information contact:
Empresaria Group plc 01293 649 900
Miles Hunt, Chief Executive
Nick Hall-Palmer, Group Finance Director
First City Financial Public Relations 020 7242 2666
Smith & Williamson Corporate Finance Limited 020 7131 4000
Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander Capital Markets Limited 020 3205 5000
Notes for editors:
Empresaria Group plc (sector Support Services, staffing) provides specialist
staffing services across seventeen countries through over 40 trading
subsidiaries. Empresaria was formed in 1996 by Miles Hunt and its business model
is based on the philosophy of management equity which allows founder managers
and key staff within Empresaria's subsidiaries to acquire or retain a meaningful
stake in the businesses they run or work in.
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