“We have started our new financial year well, with continued strength in our International businesses, including all-time records in Germany and France and an acceleration of growth in Australia.”
“Our performance was again consistent and broad-based, as 28 of our 33 countries delivered year-on-year growth, 19 of which grew by over 10%. In the UK, following a step-down in Perm recruitment activity immediately after the Referendum, the business stabilised, and followed the normal seasonal pattern through the remainder of the quarter.
Looking ahead, Europe continues to deliver strong, broad-based growth and market conditions remain supportive in Australia and the Americas, where we continue to invest. In the UK we have a strong, market-leading and diverse business, led by a world-class management team who are highly experienced in managing through fast-changing and uncertain times. As ever, our focus remains on driving profitable growth in our business, capitalising on long-term opportunities, while maximising earnings and cash along the way.”