March 8 British recruitment firm PageGroup Plc
reported an 11.7 percent rise in full-year profit as
overseas growth more than offset a continued cooling in the UK
hiring market ahead of the country's planned exit from the
"Our businesses in Continental Europe, Australasia and Latin
America, excluding Brazil, all performed well," Chief Executive
Steve Ingham said in a statement.
"In the UK, client and candidate confidence levels were
impacted by the EU Referendum result, with activity levels
reduced," Ingham said.
The company, which mainly finds candidates to fill permanent
positions, said gross profit rose to 621 million pounds ($757.7
million) in the year ended Dec. 31, from 556.1 million pounds, a
($1 = 0.8196 pounds)
(Reporting by Arathy S Nair and Esha Vaish in Bengaluru;
Editing by Amrutha Gayathri)