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Empresaria Group PLC

15 July 2008

PRESS RELEASE - Embargoed until 0700 Tuesday 15 July 2008

EMPRESARIA STRENGTHENS ASIA PACIFIC PRESENCE

Further investment in region

CRAWLEY, UK; 15 July, 2008:- Empresaria Group plc, the AIM-quoted global
staffing specialist, has expanded its international footprint by acquiring a 60%
stake in China and Singapore-based Intelligence HR Consultants, a recruitment
company specialising in the engineering sector.

Intelligence specialises in sourcing senior and management level technical
specialists in a variety of sectors including: engineering and construction;
chemical and petrochemical; pharmaceutical and biotech; electronics and energy;
manufacturing, finance and retail.

Intelligence Consultants was formed in 2003 by founder and Chief Executive
Michael Yang, who retains a 40% shareholding in the company

Empresaria Chief Executive Miles Hunt said: "Intelligence Consultants operates
in a region with significant growth opportunities. It is our second investment
in mainland China, reflecting our commitment to this market. Our investment is
in line with a very defined Group policy of focussing on high growth staffing
businesses, in different geographic markets and in diverse, specialist sectors.
I look forward to working closely with Michael and his team."

Empresaria was last year named International Business of the Year at the 2007
Fast Growth Business Awards, and last month was awarded Company of the Year for
the greatest increase in both top-line and bottom-line growth at the Business
Achievement Awards.

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Editor's Notes

About Empresaria


* Empresaria operates out of 19 countries and over 150 offices and has over
1000 internal staff.
* Approximately 60% of the Group's net fee income is generated outside the UK,
and over 70% of net fee income is generated from temporary and contract business
(56% in 2006)
* Empresaria applies a management equity philosophy and business model with
each group company management team holding significant equity in their own
business.

Chinese industry figures


* China's machinery industry output rose by 32% in 2007
* In 2006 China overtook Japan to become the world's second-largest auto market
as total vehicle sales grew to 7.2million units, up 25.1% year-on-year - foreign
investment has played a vital role in development of the industry
* In 2007 the electronic information industry created 53,000 new jobs, bringing
the total employed to 6.75 million, and 1.02m workers in the manufacturing and
software industry respectively
* China is the world's largest producer of household appliances in the world
after the US and Japan. It exports to more than 180 countries and regions, the
largest being the EU which accounts for one-third of the total export volume
* While the world average is an 8% growth rate, the Chinese pharma industry
grew at 21% between 2000 and 2005

For further information contact:

Madeleine Pallas, Head of Group Communications, Empresaria Tel: +44 (0) 1293
649906 or Mobile: +44 (0) 7973 326 422. Email: pallasm@empresaria.com


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