iKas Group Celebrates 10 Years of Successful Growth in Recruitment and Staffing

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iKas Group, the parent company of Financial Services recruiter iKas International and IT Commercial recruiter iKonnect Global Solutions, celebrates its 10 year anniversary on June 30, 2014. The firm was founded in London by Ian Southern, Karen Higgins and Sarah Curtis and has experienced exceptional growth.

Global recruitment consultancy iKas Group which provides solutions into leading financial and commercial clients, announced its 10th anniversary of successful operations and global growth.

Originally founded in London by Ian Southern, Karen Higgins and Sarah Curtis, the Group has since transitioned into a global organisation managing operations across Europe, Asia and the Americas from its London Headquarters. The company, which started as a specialist recruiter of Information Technology solutions for the London Financial sector, has successfully expanded year on year into other industry sectors and locations. iKas now services clients around the world with regional offices in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and New York.

“Client service and innovation have driven exceptional international growth which has seen turnover reach over £32m annually with a gross margin of c. £5.5m…” reported Oliver Coughlan, Group Managing Director of iKas Group.

Mr. Coughlan added, “We are continuously evolving our operational and sales platforms which have gone from strength to strength …while also ensuring our global infrastructure compliments the Group’s growth strategy. I’m confident that our ongoing diversification plans and multi-brand approach position us for strong results in all of our markets and will continue to drive growth into new areas. With a proven track record in every location and excellent retention levels, I know that our best years are yet to come.”

When asked for their view on the steady and successful growth of their firm, the co-founders all referenced strong development of internal talent and a focus on excellent client service.

Co-founder Ian Southern added, “…I’m delighted with our results and with what we have built. The Group has experienced significant growth over our 10 year history and the future looks even brighter.… we know the market and are able to adapt to changing market conditions in order to address our clients’ needs.” Karen Higgins, who is currently focused on key account management said, “I’m very proud of our team and even prouder of our client service and our client retention levels. Our strength is our people and our priority is protecting our clients’ interests while ensuring them a quality experience…” Sarah Curtis, who currently manages Hong Kong added, “Asia growth has been key to our diversification strategy and is also close to my heart. I can say with confidence that we have one of the best recruiting teams in the region and we continue to successfully build the iKas Global brand, one deal at a time.”

iKas will be hosting events in every location during June to celebrate the anniversary.

Please visit http://www.ikasgroup.com for more information.

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