LONDON (April 25, 2006) – Aquent, the world’s largest creative and marketing services firm specializing in the placement of creative, marketing, production and IT professionals, announced today the acquisition of Designer Resource International Ltd, a leading staffing firm based in London UK, with a global business specializing in Fashion design, production, technical and sales recruitment.
“This acquisition has further added to our impressive range of services offered to the creative industry,” said Stefan Ciecierski, Aquent's European Managing Director. "While we have been operating in the Fashion sector for some time, we now have a highly professional, fully-staffed, state-of–the-art service delivering to an established, global client base”
Alex Brownless, Director Fashion Services, with over 15 years experience within the Fashion industry will head up the new service. Seven of these years were spent as a designer for such brands and retailers as Banana Republic, Marks & Spencer, Red or Dead etc.. After heading up sales for Worth Global Style Network (WGSN) he then moved into manufacturing for Gap, Nike, Oasis, Wal-Mart, etc.. For the last five years Alex has worked as Fashion Recruitment Specialist, the last 18 months for Aquent and previously to that with Designer Resource International Ltd.
“This is a great opportunity for me to give the Fashion industry global access to the unrivalled services that have been provided by Aquent to the mainstream creative sectors for over 20 years.” said Alex Brownless. “Our Fashion client base covers four continents and I expect to see this business grow rapidly over the next 12 months”
Designer Resource International Ltd has been operating within the Fashion industry for over nine years. Supplying the world’s top brands, such as Burberry, Gucci Group, Calvin Klein, Nike, Puma International, Levi’s, Abercrombie & Fitch, Disney, etc. with the highest calibre professionals at all levels in over 18 countries across four continents.
Aquent has offices globally, in Europe, Asia Pacific and North America providing world-class corporations with staffing solutions to meet their marketing and creative needs. With access to the world’s largest pool of talented and experienced marketing and creative professionals, Aquent provides staff specializing in chosen fields.
Aquent is a global professional services firm that delivers staffing, consulting, and outsourcing solutions for Marketing and Creative Services, and IT. Through a network of over 70 offices in 16 countries on four continents, Aquent has made over 400,000 matches of contract and full-time professionals with client companies worldwide.
The company has European headquarters in London UK and global headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts.