MICHAEL PAGE INTERNATIONAL PLC

MICHAEL PAGE INTERNATIONAL PLC

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Company Overview
Michael Page International PLC, with headquarters in London, is a professional recruitment consultancy, specialising in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world. The company has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas. In 1976, the company was founded in London by Bill McGregor and Michael Page to provide professional selection and recruitment services for accounting and finance within industrial, commercial, and practice clients. Michael Page operates in special areas such as accounting, tax and treasury; banking and financial markets; consultancy, strategy and change; engineering and manufacturing; human resources; IT and technology; legal; marketing; procurement and supply chain; property and construction; retail and hospitality; sales; and secretarial. Michael Page is one of the world’s leading professional recruitment consultancies. Some of the company’s clients include Abbeyfield, Adaptec, Alliance Trusts, Anchor, ASDA Stores Ltd., Awdry Bailey and Drugs, Barclays, Berwin Leighton Paisner, BNB Tax Consultants, Bradford and Bingley, British Energy, BT, Burges Salmon, Clement Jones Solicitors, Clifford Chance, Crookes Healthcare, Electronic Arts, FedEx, First Assist, First Plus, GE Money, Hanover Group, Ikea, Integrity Software, Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells, Lenovo, London South Bank University, L’Oreal, Mayne Pharma, Michelmores, MWB Group PLC, Nokia, NSPCC Nuffield Hospitals, O2, Pernod Ricard, Peter Vardy Ltd., Pitmans, Pizza Hut, PruHealth, RasGas, Safe Information group, Sitel, Skillstream, SSL International, Standard Life, Starbucks, Stryker, Suzuki, Syngenta, The Barringtons Group, The Gap partnership, The Work Foundation, Total, UGS, UPM Kymmene, Venture, Water Aid, Whitbread PLC, Wickes, Wiggin Osborne Fullerlove, Williams Lea, Wrigley, and ZyXEL. Michael Page is present in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the US.
Business Summary
The company provides management and executive selection and recruitment advertising services. The Group operates from 11 offices in the UK and an office in each France,Belgium, Holland and Australia. Michael Page Group has been carrying on the business of management and executive selection since 1976 and in November 1983 became the first recruitment consultancy to be admitted on the Unlisted Securities Market.
Description and history
The Group is one of the world’s specialist recruitment consultancies, specialising in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients.

The Group operates through 136 offices in 28 countries worldwide and 3702 employees worldwide.

History
The Company was incorporated on 30 January 1997 and admission of its shares to trading on AIM commenced on 2 April 2001.

1976
Michael Page founded in London by Bill McGregor and Michael Page

Providing professional selection and recruitment services for accounting and finance within industrial, commercial and practice clients.

From 1979
Continued UK expansion with office openings in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds and Bristol.

Largest Advertiser in FT from this year

1983
Floated on the Unlisted Securities Market (USM)

1985
Opened office in Australia

Michael Page City established to provide specialist service to Banking and Financial Markets.

1986
First office of current European network opened in France

Expansion into Legal recruitment in the UK

From 1987
Opened offices in the Netherlands

1988
Michael Page admitted to the London stock exchange

1990
Terry Benson appointed as Chief Executive of Michael Page International

1991
Opened offices in Germany

1992
Established Accountancy Additions in the UK

Public Sector Division opened

1993
Michael Page implemented a national recruitment database

1994
Established SRS (Sales Recruitment Specialists)

1995
Opened offices in Hong Kong

Michael Page retired

Creation of Eastern Europe Division

1996
Opened offices in Singapore

1997
Acquired by Spherion Corporation (then called Interim Services, Inc.)

First generation website launched

Established RRS (Retail Recruitment Specialists)

Offices opened in Spain and the US

1998
Offices opened in Italy

2000
Operations launched in Brazil, Portugal and Switzerland

Established Michael Page Human Resources

Re-brand SRS and RRS to Michael Page Sales and Michael Page Retail

2001
Michael Page International listed on the LSE (MPI.L)

Established Michael Page Engineering

Major advertising launch for third generation website

Awarded the accolade of Business Superbrands (professional recruitment) in 2001 and 2002

Michael Page International opens office in Tokyo

2002
Office opens in Sweden

Established Michael Page Health division in France

Office opens in Belgium

2003
Office opened in Shanghai

Michael Page Secretarial launched in the UK

Established Michael Page Real Estate and Construction division in France

Michael Page Engineering launched in Australia

Offices opened in Connecticut, USA

Michaelpage.co.uk wins accolade of best recruitment consultancy website by CIMA and Best Recruitment website by PQ magazine

Awarded the accolade of Business Superbrand (professional recruitment)

2004
New office opens in Brisbane, Australia

Office opens in Bristol, UK for Sales, Marketing and Retail

New Offices opened in Boston and Chicago, USA

2005
New office opens in Poland

New office opens in Canada

New office opens in Chatswood, Sydney

Michael Page Paralegal launched in the UK

Michael Page International recognised in the Guardian book ‘Britains Top Employers 2005’, The Sunday Times ‘100 best companies to work for’ and as a UK Business Superbrand.

2006
Michael Page Property and Construction launched in the UK

Terry Benson retires.

Steve Ingham appointed as Chief Executive of Michael Page International.

2008
The Company launched its operation in Turkey,Austria and New Zealand.

Founded in London by Bill McGregor and Michael Page

Business Line
Professional recruitment consultancies
Subsidiary
ACCOUNTANCY ADDITIONS LIMITED
Advisor
DELOITTE LLP
IPO date
4/2/2001
US SIC Code
7361
Company Address
The Bourne Business Park, Page House
1, Dashwood Lang Road
City province or state postal code
KT15 2QW, ADDLESTONE (WEYBRIDGE)
Phone:
Fax:
Country address: UNITED KINGDOM
Website url: www.michaelpage.co.uk