Manchester and engineering underpins Premier Group results

Premier Group, which featured in the Recruiter HOT 100 list of UK recruiters with the greatest gross profit per employee, reported an 11% increase in first-half revenue to £21m compared to the same period last year.

Tue, 15 Jul 2014Premier Group, which featured in the Recruiter HOT 100 list of UK recruiters with the greatest gross profit per employee, reported an 11% increase in first-half revenue to £21m compared to the same period last year.

The company, which specialises in the supply of IT, media and engineering staff in the UK, Europe and the Middle East, said it is confident of more headcount expansion in the next six months.

Ben Broughton, director, told Recruiter: “We have grown our own internal recruitment division and our – retained and existing – client base is growing all the time. Each month we see increases on deal numbers as well as contract numbers.

“Our main growth areas have been engineering – where we’ve seen solid retention numbers from our key team as well as cracking figures from our rookies – and Manchester, where we recently launched Premier Media.

“Overall contract numbers are up 14% while average permanent figures are up 7%.”

The company, which comprises Premier IT, Premier Media and Premier Engineering, came in eighth in the HOT 100’s HOT 10 IT & Telecoms recruiters.

“The business had a large round of recruitment at the start of the year which has really paid dividend to our results so far,” added Broughton.

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