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Recruiter: Desire for recruitment growth to get M&A going, says Folwell-Davies, October 2013

Katie Folwell-Davies, Partner – Corporate Finance
Recruiter asks Katie Folwell-Davies for her views on M&A activity in the recruitment industry. Katie discusses the inaugural Deloitte/APSCo Recruitment Benchmarking Survey findings and the industry’s appetite to expand into new markets. She comments: “A key theme coming out of the findings is expansion into new markets, which is often achieved through acquisition. I think the survey results, coupled with increasingly positive economic indicators, suggest M&A activity is set to rise.”
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CityAM: Strong year for recruiters as fee income climbs, September 2013

Katie Folwell-Davies, Partner – Corporate Finance
CityAM reports on the findings of the inaugural Deloitte/APSCo Recruitment Benchmarking Survey, which revealed nearly three quarters of recruitment firms reported increased net fee income in the last 12 months. Katie comments: “Pockets of growth can certainly be found amongst those specialising in expanding, niche sectors. Talent is high on the board’s agenda and will continue to be a main priority over the next year.”
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Recruiter: Strong year for recruiters as fee income climbs, September 2013

Katie Folwell-Davies, Partner – Corporate Finance
Recruiter reported on the Deloitte/APSCo Recruitment Benchmarking Survey. Katie Folwell-Davies explains that whilst many listed companies have reported challenging conditions, specifically in the UK and European markets, a number of privately-owned companies are trading strongly.
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Recruitment International: Growth firmly back on the agenda for UK professional recruitment sector, September 2013

Katie Folwell-Davies, Partner – Corporate Finance
Recruitment International covered the Deloitte/APSCo Recruitment Benchmarking Survey. The article reported that growth is firmly back on the agenda for UK professional recruitment sector. Katie Folwell-Davies commented: “Looking at the report findings, the professional recruitment industry has one foot on the road to recovery but we still have a long journey ahead”.
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FT: Recruitment Diary, June 2013

The Financial Times reports on the launch of a new recruitment benchmarking survey by Deloitte and the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). The survey, the first of its kind, will be undertaken annually with results published in September and is open to all recruitment firms. It will allow recruitment firms to know how their business’ key performance indicators (KPIs) compare with the overall market.
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Recruiter International: Deloitte and APSCo launch new Recruitment Benchmarking Survey, June 2013

Katie Folwell-Davies, Partner - Corporate Finance & Recruitment Industry Lead
Recruiter International announces the launch of a new recruitment benchmarking survey by Deloitte and the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). Katie Folwell-Davies, Deloitte recruitment industry services partner, discusses the aim of the survey to become a vital tool for the sector.
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Procurement Leaders: Next in line, February 2013

James Gregson, Partner - Consulting, Procurement Practice
James Gregson discusses the importance of succession planning for the chief procurement officer (CPO) role. James suggests that often procurement professionals are seen as good operators and sound stewards as opposed to strategists and this is why they often get overlooked for the CPO position.
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