Empresaria is a global specialist staffing group operating from 19 countries across 6 diversified sectors.
Our purpose is to positively impact the lives of people, while delivering exceptional talent and solutions to our clients globally.
Empresaria is a global specialist staffing group operating from 19 countries across 6 diversified sectors.
Our purpose is to positively impact the lives of people, while delivering exceptional talent and solutions to our clients globally.
countries that we operate in
diversified sectors we serve
employees at 31 December 2021
Tackling the Great Talent Paradox: A roadmap for hiring and retention success in 2023
Despite looming economic uncertainty and the likelihood of recession in many economies, global job vacancies remain high with unemployment levels at historic lows. Employers are battling with not only finding the right talent for their organisation but retaining existing employees as attrition rates sore in many sectors.We recently surveyed over 3,000 employees working across all sectors, and with a global geographical spread, to find out what is important to employees as we enter 2023. We wanted to uncover how employees are feeling about their world of work and what makes them stay or leave their employers.A key theme of our findings was employee dissatisfaction. Our research revealed:Almost half of respondents (48%) had changed jobs in 2022The majority (51%) are already actively looking for their next roleOver a third (37%) are open to new opportunitiesA staggering 88% aren’t happy in their current rolesFrom salary and benefits to flexible and remote working, from career development and upskilling to DEI and ESG, in our latest report we address the key themes and questions that will occupy the minds of HR and business leaders in 2023, including:How much truth is there in the phenomenon of ‘quiet quitting’?How much time do employees want to spend in the office vs. at home?What are the secrets to success when it comes to talent attraction and retention?What should employers do to counter the scourge of stress and burnout?How can companies improve DEI outcomes and create more inclusive environments?By dissecting our survey findings and unearthing what candidates want and the areas employers must focus on in 2023, we help our clients to remain competitive.To read the full report, click here.
Appointment of Independent Non-Executive Director
Empresaria is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Bellamy to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director, with immediate effect. Steve will join the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees immediately on appointment and Penny Freer will stand down from the Audit Committee.Steve is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience as a chair and non-executive director with a wide range of both public and private companies. He is currently the Senior Independent Director at Caffyns PLC and prior recent appointments include Non-Executive Director of Advanced Medical Solutions Group plc and Michelmersh Brick Holdings plc, and Chairman of Becrypt Limited and Concirrus Limited. Steve was also formerly Chief Operating Officer and Finance Director of Sherwood International plc.Further to the Company's announcement on 6 June 2022, the process is ongoing to appoint an additional independent Non-Executive Director and a further announcement will be made in due course.Penny Freer, Interim Chair, commented:"I am delighted to welcome Steve to the Empresaria Board. He has extensive experience of working with ambitious growth companies, as well as a strong focus on strategic planning and execution. His skill set will both complement and further strengthen our Board as we continue to execute our strategy."
Rhona Driggs recognised in Staffing Industry Analyst’s Global Power 150 Women in Staffing for the 7th consecutive year
Rhona Driggs, Chief Executive Officer of Empresaria Group plc, has been recognised in the Staffing Industry Analysts Global Power 150 Women in Staffing, for the seventh consecutive year.Rhona’s stature within the industry and her contribution and commitment to both Empresaria and the wider global staffing market is impressive; Her inclusion in the Global Power 150 Women in Staffing for the seventh-year running is a well-deserved reflection of this.Rhona has over 30 years’ experience working in international companies within the staffing sector and has a proven record of delivering growth and driving innovation. During her time at Empresaria, Rhona has led many positive changes within the Group.Rhona is an active voice in promoting DE&I in the workplace and women in leadership andhas been driving Empresaria’s own DE&I agenda. She is passionate about supporting female leaders within the sector and recently published a book alongside 14 other female executives. ‘Together We Rise’ hopes to break down stereotypes and instil confidence in the next generation of female leaders. Rhona is also a member of WBC (Women Business Collaborative) and acts as a role model and mentor for many individuals both within Empresaria and more widelyNow in its eighth year, this annual list recognises women for their outstanding efforts and achievements in elevating the workforce solutions ecosystem.“These forward-thinking women have turned challenges into springboards to success. From heading up impactful organizations to steering essential projects to fine-tuning the hybrid model, they have led with grace and empathy,” said Subadhra Sriram, SIA’s editor and publisher, media products. “Congratulations to this year’s honorees who are navigating, adapting and innovating in this new world of work. The remarkable women gracing our 2022 Global Power 150 list exemplify strength and leadership in the staffing industry.”Rhona on receiving this recognition said: ‘I am delighted to be included in this year’s Global Power 150 amongst such inspirational and pioneering women within the staffing industry. As female leaders it is our role to ensure we inspire and support the next generation of women looking to advance their careers. This year I am particularly proud of how we have collaborated to leverage our collective strength and share our stories through our ‘Together we Rise’ book. It is only when we come together that we can make a significant impact within the sector.’See Rhona’s Profile – 2022 Global Power 150 Women in StaffingAbout Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)Founded in 1989, SIA is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Their proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor. SIA’s independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling/compliance firms and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services. They also provide training and accreditation with a unique Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program.Known for their award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences and events, SIA help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better-informed decisions that improve business results and minimize risk. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.
Rhona Driggs recognised by SIA’s Staffing 100 Europe List
The global specialist staffing group Empresaria is pleased to announce that Rhona Driggs, CEO of Empresaria, has been recognised for the third consecutive year by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) in the 2022 list of the 100 most influential European staffing leaders.Now in its ninth year, the annual list recognises influential European staffing leaders bravely elevating and furthering the workforce solutions ecosystem. Subadhra Sriram, SIA’s Editor and Publisher, Media Products said: “A hearty congratulations to the 2022 honourees. Thank you for leading the way during uncertain times, providing opportunities for talent and employers as well as making a meaningful difference in your global communities.”Rhona commented:“It is once again a great honour to be named as part of the Staffing 100 Europe list amongst these remarkable leaders. This recognition is only made possible by the dedication and hard work of the team at Empresaria. Despite some turbulent market conditions, I am proud of what we have been able to achieve over the past year. With our new regional leadership, we have collaborated like never before, driving growth and building a strong culture.”Tim Anderson, CFO of Empresaria, spoke on Rhona's recognition:“Rhona’s customer centric approach and strong leadership ensures that we continue to evolve as a business and progress on our transformation journey. Rhona has built a cohesive and highly talented leadership team to take the business to the stage as we look to double our operating profit in the medium term. The continued recognition by SIA reflects her long-standing reputation and profile within the industry.”About the AwardSIA is a global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. The list honours those individuals whose excellence, drive, and significant efforts stand out as exemplary in the industry over the past year. The 2022 list, comprised of 100 notable influencers, is based on nominations from the ecosystem. It’s not a ranking. Rather, it’s a nod to those leading the charge in the industry. This year’s list includes CEOs, strategists, technologists, reformers and more. They are the executives committed to building their companies while navigating the complex workforce solutions ecosystem.See Rhona’s Profile – 2022 Staffing 100 Europe List
Empresaria Group plc named on SIA’s 2022 list of Fastest-Growing US Staffing Firms
SIA’s annual list recognizes US Staffing Firms that achieved significant organic growth over five years.Empresaria has been named on the 2022 list of Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms in the US. Published annually by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) – the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions – the list ranks US firms by compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for staffing revenue over five years.Empresaria’s brands located in the United States are Medical Recruitment Strategies and ConSol Partners which operate in the Healthcare and IT sectors respectively. The recognition by SIA reflects the excellent service our teams have provided to our clients over the past five years, including during 2020 and 2021 when COVID was a significant impact.Garrick Cooper, President, North America Empresaria, spoke on the recognition:“We are proud of being named as part of the 2022 list of Fastest-Growing US Staffing Firms. This is a testament to the discipline, dedication and perseverance of our sales, recruiting, and operations teams across the Empresaria brands in the US. Our Healthcare operation, Medical Recruitment Strategies, delivered to explosive demand, when our clients and communities needed support the most. Our specialty IT operation, ConSol Partners, saw continued growth across the rapidly evolving technology sector. Together, Empresaria is committed to positively impacting the lives of people, while delivering exceptional talent to our clients”To be considered one of the Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms, companies must meet a minimum revenue threshold of $1 million in 2017 and have had a CAGR of at least 15% between 2017 and 2021. Each staffing firm is profiled online at fastestgrowing.staffingindustry.com.About EmpresariaEmpresaria Group plc, a global specialist staffing group, operates in 19 countries, but supplies to numerous others. The 6 diverse sectors Empresaria supplies global recruitment solutions for are Professional, IT, Healthcare, Property, Construction & Engineering, Commercial and Offshore Services. Founded in 1996, we are motivated by our passion for the staffing industry and are dedicated to making a positive difference in people's lives while providing exceptional talent to our clients. Empresaria Group plc is publicly listed on the London Stock Exchange.About ConSol PartnersWith offices in Los Angeles, Austin and London, ConSol Partners provides permanent and contract recruitment solutions to FTSE & Fortune 500 companies, global brands and start-ups in the core technology domains of Artificial Intelligence & Emerging Technologies, Information Technology, Enterprise & Cloud, Software & Web Development, FinTech & Banking and Broadcast & Video Technology. Since 2008, ConSol Partners has established themselves as one of the world’s leading technology recruitment brands.Find out more, or contact ConSol Partners, here.About Medical Recruitment StrategiesMedical Recruitment Strategies have been providing recruitment services to the healthcare industry since 2004. Headquartered in Stoneham, Massachusetts, Medical Recruitment Strategies specializes in the placement of professionals in pharmacies, hospitals, healthcare organizations and life science industries optimizing the job search and placement process across the United States and Puerto Rico.Find out more, or contact Medical Recruitment Strategies, here.About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)Founded in 1989, SIA is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Their proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor. SIA’s independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling/compliance firms and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services. We also provide training and accreditation with our unique Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program.Known for our award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences and events, we help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better-informed decisions that improve business results and minimize risk. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England. Learn more at staffingindustry.com.
Results for the six months ended 30 June 2022
Empresaria Group plc (AIM: EMR), the global specialist staffing group, is pleased to announce its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2022.Click here to download the full Interim Statement 2022. For further information contact:Empresaria Group plcRhona Driggs, Chief Executive OfficerTim Anderson, Chief Financial Officervia Alma PRSinger Capital Markets (Nominated Adviser and Broker)Shaun Dobson/James Moat020 7496 3000Alma PR (Financial PR)Sam ModlinHilary Buchanan020 3405 0205 firstname.lastname@example.org
Empresaria announces retirement of Chair Tony Martin CBE
Empresaria, the global specialist staffing group, announces that Tony Martin CBE, Non-Executive Chair, has taken the decision to retire from his position on the Board of Directors with effect from today. Tony joined the Empresaria Board in 2004 as Chair, following an extensive career in the staffing sector, leading some of the world's largest international staffing companies. Tony is also the founder of a charitable foundation and last week was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his charitable services.Penny Freer, a Non-Executive Director since 2005, will be appointed as interim Chair with effect from today. The Board's Nomination Committee is leading the process to appoint two new independent Non-Executive Directors to strengthen the Board and Committees and ensure that Empresaria continues to be best positioned to deliver on its strategy and growth ambitions. Further announcements will be made in due course.Zach Miles, Non- Executive Director of Empresaria said: "Having worked with Tony for over three decades, I have greatly valued his insights throughout my career. His deep knowledge of the staffing sector has helped to guide Empresaria over the past 18 years. I thank Tony for his service to Empresaria and wish him all the very best following his retirement."Rhona Driggs, CEO of Empresaria said: "For nearly 20 years Tony has played an instrumental role on the Empresaria Board. His strategic insights and track record of execution have made Tony a valuable advisor to the business. I am very grateful for all the significant contributions he has made not only to Empresaria, but to the industry as a whole."On his retirement, Tony Martin said: "It has been an honour to serve Empresaria for the past 18 years in the role of Chair. Empresaria is in an excellent position with a strong leadership team, and it therefore feels the right time to transition to full retirement and concentrate on my Charitable Foundation. A successful staffing company needs vision, innovation, business ingenuity, efficient implementation and a competitive spirit and I am proud of what we have built together. I am confident that Empresaria has a bright future ahead. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Staffing Industry Analysts for their Hall of Fame and leadership awards."Enquiries:Empresaria Group plcRhona Driggs, Chief Executive OfficerTim Anderson, Chief Financial Officervia Alma PRSinger Capital Markets (Nominated Adviser and Broker)Shaun Dobson / James Moat020 7496 3000Alma PR (Financial PR)Sam ModlinRebecca Sanders-HewettHilary Buchanan020 3405 email@example.comNotes for editors:Empresaria Group plc is a global specialist staffing group offering temporary and contract recruitment, permanent recruitment and offshore recruitment services across 6 sectors: Professional, IT, Healthcare, Property, Construction & Engineering, Commercial and Offshore Recruitment Services.Empresaria operates from locations across the world including the 5 largest staffing markets of the US, Japan, UK, Germany andAustralia along with a strong presence elsewhere in Asia Pacific and Latin America.Empresaria is listed on AIM under ticker EMR. For more information visit empresaria.com.
Empresaria Chair receives CBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2022
Empresaria Chair, Tony Martin, has today been made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his charitable services. The CBE is the highest-ranking Order of the British Empire award, given to those who have made a positive impact through their work. Tony founded the Anthony V Martin Charitable foundation in 2001. The Foundation seeks to improve the lives of animals in many ways and without restriction as to geography. The Foundation enables significant collaboration with domestic and international charities and is committed to providing life-saving veterinary care, food, and sanctuary to promote the physical, psychological, and emotional wellbeing of animals.Tony, who lives in Buckinghamshire, has been a prominent figure in the staffing sector for the past 30 years, developing and managing some of the world’s largest international staffing companies. Tony is looking to replicate this success in his bid to support animal welfare around the world.On receiving this recognition, Tony Martin CBE, said “This recognition is a great honour. My charitable foundation, which was established over 20 years ago, is mainly involved in improving animal welfare, for example the eradication of trophy hunting and the eating of dogs and cats in other countries. So far over a million dogs have been saved, and this continues to increase rapidly.”Rhona Driggs, Empresaria CEO said: “We are delighted to see Tony recognised for his work through the Foundation. His dedication to animal welfare is truly remarkable and we are so happy to see this acknowledged.”
Results for the year ended 31 December 2021
Empresaria Group plc (“Empresaria” or the “Group”)Results for the year ended 31 December 2021Strong net fee income growth and 65% increase in profit, benefiting from the Group’s diversificationEmpresaria, the global specialist staffing group, reports its unaudited preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2021.Highlights20212020% change% change (constant currency)*2Revenue£258.4m£256.5m+1%+4%Net fee income£59.5m£54.0m+10%+14%Opertaing profit/(loss)£6.7m£(1.0)m+770%Adjusted operating profit*1£9.3m£6.2m+50%+60%Profit/(loss) before tax£6.0m£(2.0)m+400%Adjusted profit before tax*1£8.6m£5.2m+65%Diluted profit/(loss) per share4.5p(6.2)p+173%Adjusted diluted earnings per share8.6p4.1p+110%Progressive growth in net fee incomeH2 up 21% on prior year (up 26% in constant currency)Full year up 10% to £59.5m (up 14% in constant currency)Strong growth in profitsAdjusted profit before tax up 65% to £8.6mAdjusted, diluted earnings per share up 110% to 8.6p, slightly ahead of 2019Benefits from diversification by geography and sector demonstrated againRecord net fee income and profit in Healthcare and Offshore Recruitment Services sectorsStrong growth in profits in Professional and ITMore than offsetting challenges in aviation and logisticsStrategic and operational investments acceleratedInvestment in new regional structure and senior leadershipMore than half the Group live on our common front office platform with nine more locations added in the yearIncreased working capital requirements resulted in a £0.4m increase in adjusted net debt to £14.0mProposed dividend of 1.2p per share, an increase of 20%*1 Adjusted to exclude amortisation of intangible assets identified in business combinations, impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets, exceptional items, fair value charges on acquisition of non-controlling shares and, in the case of earnings, any related tax.*2 The constant currency movement is calculated by translating the 2020 results at the 2021 exchange rates.Chief Executive Officer, Rhona Driggs, commented:“We are pleased to have delivered 65% growth in profit and progressive growth in net fee income, again supported by our diversity by both geography and sector. The shift from recovery mode to growth mode has enabled us to continue to make significant investments in the future of the Group both in our leadership team and our technology.Our teams around the world have done an incredible job of navigating the pandemic in 2021 and I am proud of their continued resilience and commitment. We have made great progress with our Stronger Together initiatives, which are aimed at driving greater synergies and collaboration across the Group and it is particularly pleasing to see the impact this has had on our culture. Testament to this is our recent award of 3rd place in the ‘Top 100 Staffing Firms to Work For in 2022’ at the World Staffing Summit.I also want to acknowledge the devasting events unfolding in Ukraine. Our heartfelt thoughts go out to all the people in Ukraine. We are actively looking at ways in which our businesses can contribute to helping those impacted by the conflict. It is too early to know how the developing situation will affect the global economy. We are not experiencing any significant direct impact at present as we do not have operations in either Russia or Ukraine.We look forward to the year ahead with optimism. Our steadfast focus on our strategic initiatives along with the investments we have made leave us well positioned for growth and we are confident on demonstrating this potential in 2022.”Investor presentationIn line with Empresaria’s commitment to ensuring appropriate communication structures are in place for all sections of its shareholder base, management will deliver an online results presentation open to all existing and potential investors via the Investor Meet Company platform on Thursday 17 March 2022 at 12:30pm UK time.Investors can sign up for free via: https://www.investormeetcompany.com/empresaria-group-plc/register- investor.Questions can be submitted pre-event through the platform or at any time during the live presentation. Management may not be in a position to answer every question it receives but will address those it can while remaining within the confines of information already disclosed to the market.Q&A responses will be published at the earliest opportunity on the Investor Meet Company platform. Those who have already registered and requested to meet the Company will be automatically invited. Enquiries:Empresaria Group plc via Alma PR Rhona Driggs, Chief Executive OfficerTim Anderson, Chief Financial OfficerSinger Capital Markets (Nominated Adviser and Broker) 020 7614 3000 Shaun DobsonJames MoatAlma PR (Financial PR) 020 3405 0205, firstname.lastname@example.orgRebecca Sanders-Hewett Sam ModlinHilary BuchananDavid IsonNotes for editors:Empresaria Group plc is a global specialist staffing group offering temporary and contract recruitment, permanent recruitment and offshore recruitment services across 6 sectors: Professional, IT, Healthcare, Property, Construction and Engineering, Commercial and Offshore Recruitment Services.Empresaria operates from locations across the world including the 5 largest staffing markets of the US, Japan, UK, Germany and Australia along with a strong presence elsewhere in Asia Pacific and Latin America.Empresaria is listed on AIM under ticker EMR. For more information visit empresaria.com.For the full announcement, click here.