JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 16 -- MPS Group, Inc. (NYSE:MPS), a leading provider of specialty staffing, consulting and business solutions, today announced that Badenoch & Clark, its United Kingdom-based professional services unit, has acquired Judd Farris, a leading global provider of property recruitment professionals. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Judd Farris was established in 1998 as a recruitment company specializing in the placement of experienced property professionals and managers in a variety of disciplines, including planning and regeneration, architecture, facilities management, and building services positions. Judd Farris has offices in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Judd Farris ranked ninth on The Sunday Times list of 100 Best Small Companies to Work For in the United Kingdom for 2007, and was named International Recruiter of the Year in 2007 by Recruiter magazine. Its client list includes leading retailers, developers, financial institutions, property companies, public sector agencies, and construction organizations.
"Property professionals are increasingly in short supply, and the demand for their services continues to grow," said Neil Wilson, managing director of Badenoch & Clark. "Judd Farris is a well-respected, quality provider in property recruitment, and we welcome all Judd Farris employees and consultants as we look to expand our global operations and array of professional services."
"The addition of Judd Farris allows us to add a new specialty line of business in the fast-growing property professionals market," added Timothy Payne, president and chief executive officer of MPS Group. "This acquisition also represents our initial expansion into staffing markets in Asia and Australia. Over time we expect to expand our suite of services in these new markets to include not only property recruitment, but our established accounting, legal and IT specialties as well."
To learn more about Judd Farris, visit them on the Web at www.juddfarris.com.
About Badenoch & Clark
Badenoch & Clark specializes in professional services recruitment on a direct hire, temporary, and contract basis in the United Kingdom. For 27 years, the company has focused on the accounting, financial services, banking, legal, insurance, property, public sector and human resource disciplines and is a preferred supplier to a significant proportion of FTSE 250 (industry and financial services) businesses, the top 200 British law firms, and the main public sector bodies nationwide. For more information about Badenoch & Clark, visit them on the Web at www.badenochandclark.com.
About MPS Group
MPS Group is a leading provider of staffing, consulting, and solutions in the disciplines of information technology, finance and accounting, law, engineering, and healthcare. MPS Group delivers its services to government entities and businesses in virtually all industries throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Europe. A Fortune 1000 company with headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, MPS Group trades on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information about MPS Group, please visit www.mpsgroup.com.
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