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International recruitment firm Astbury Marsden has announced plans to increase headcount in London and Singapore. Following new investment from privately owned investment group Havisham Group, headcount is expected to be increased across the business’ established markets; including financial services and management consultancy recruitment, in addition to growing its energy recruitment practice.
“The second half of 2013 is going to be an exciting period for Astbury Marsden. This growth strategy has been in place for some time, but the new investment we have taken on this year has allowed us to accelerate our expansion plans. With London’s financial services sector benefitting from a sustained uptick in positive sentiment, we feel the time is right to develop our presence in our core technology and business transformation recruitment markets, with the goal of increasing our market share,” said Mark Cameron, COO at Astbury Marsden.
Astbury Marsden operations in Singapore will be increased as it becomes the consolidated operations hub for the Asian markets. Headcount is also expected to grow substantially before the end of the year.
“In Asia, our experience has shown us that scale is important. Our strategy moving forward is to focus on Singapore as a regional hub for Astbury Marsden and build a much larger-scale presence there. We believe that Singapore’s comparatively diversified economy offers us greater opportunities for growth in sectors beyond our core financial services practices. As a result we will be increasing our investment in Singapore significantly over the next few months,” added Mr Cameron.