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Appointment of Group Finance Director

27 April 2010 by Erin Smyth
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​Empresaria Group plc ("Empresaria" or the "Group"), the international specialist staffing services company, announces the appointment of Spencer James Wreford as Group Finance Director.

Spencer, aged 38, joins from BPP Group where he was Finance Director of the Professional Education division. Prior to this role he spent eight years as Deputy Finance Director at ITE Group plc, the international conference and exhibition organising group during which time he also spent a period as Acting Group Finance Director. Spencer qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen.

Spencer replaces Stuart Kilpatrick, who has indicated his intention to accept a role outside of the Group with another listed company. Spencer's appointment will be effective from 4th May.

Miles Hunt, Group Chief Executive, commented:

"Spencer joins us following many years' experience of working within an international, decentralised people organisation very similar in culture to our own. I very much look forward to working with him. He inherits a finance function that has been developed and strengthened significantly over the last two years as a direct consequence of the contribution made by Stuart who leaves Empresaria for a new challenge with our gratitude and best wishes."

Spencer holds or has held the following directorships within the last five years:

South Africa UK
CHB Show and Conferences (PTE) Ltd Cementone Properties Ltd
I.T.E Exhibitions & Conferences Ltd
IEG International Ltd
Intermedia Exhibitions & Conferences Ltd
International Trade and Exhibitions (JV) Ltd
International Trade and Exhibitions Overseas Ltd
ITE Holdings Ltd
ITE Enterprises Ltd
ITE Moda Footwear Ltd
ITE Moda Ltd
ITE Russia Ltd
MWB Magazines Ltd
R A S Publishing Ltd
RAS Holdings Ltd
WWB Magazines Ltd



The Netherlands
International Trade and Exhibitions (ITE) Worldwide BV

South Africa
ITE Exhibitions and Conferences South Africa (Propreitary) Ltd

E Uluslararasi Fuar Tanitim Hizmetleri

South Africa
ITE Exhibitions and Conferences South Africa (Propreitary) Ltd

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Spencer holds no shares in the capital of the Company.

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

Singer Capital Markets Ltd 020 3205 7500
Claes Spång
Richard Savage