Regular ‘Savage Truth’ readers, or those aware of Aquent as a business, might be interested in a substantial shift in strategy, and a new business initiative we have launched across the world today.
From the 11th of October 2010, Aquent will focus entirely on providing clients with temporary, contract and temporary-to-permanent staff in marketing and design. This will allow Aquent to deliver a consistent, focused global service backed by the largest talent pool of temporary and contract marketing and design professionals.
In an exciting new initiative, the permanent and search division of Aquent has been re-branded as a separate business, Firebrand Talent Search, in Europe, Asia and Australasia. This new company, majority owned by its’ management, will have 10 offices in eight countries, and will focus entirely on permanent recruitment within marketing, creative, digital, communications media and account management.
Personally this is a big shift for me. I have been CEO at Aquent International for 10 years. Now, with the majority of the Aquent International management team, and with the backing of Aquent (who will retain a shareholding in the new business), I will move into the role of Global CEO of Firebrand, and be working to grow this business worldwide. Former Aquent staff who specialised in permanent recruitment, will now be working with Firebrand Talent Search.
In addition, Eloquent Staffing, the business support staffing operation in London and Sydney will now fold in under the Firebrand group.
I have been a business owner before. In the 90s I helped build Recruitment Solutions to the point where it was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange at a market cap of over $100 million. I am greatly looking forward to the challenge again, this time on a global scale.
Read the press release on the changes
- Posted by Greg Savage
- On October 11, 2010
- 5 Comments