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Aquent Acquires Office Support Specialist Hodge Recruitment

Aquent Acquires Office Support Specialist Hodge Recruitment

LONDON (November 26, 2007) — Aquent, the world’s largest creative and marketing staffing company, today announced the acquisition of office support specialist Hodge Recruitment. Having acquired pricejamieson and Recruit Media during the second quarter of 2007, this acquisition marks the third that Aquent has made in the UK this year.

In early 2008, Hodge Recruitment, with a central London office, will become part of Aquent’s Eloquent Staffing unit, a multinational boutique business support agency that currently operates in the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Hodge Recruitment’s Jean Powell, who will serve as general manager at Eloquent Staffing London, said, “This is a fantastic development and an exciting opportunity for Hodge Recruitment and its loyal employees, who on average have eight years of service with the company. Not only can we plug into Eloquent’s global network, but our respective candidate bases will add significant value and an enhanced level of service to our existing clients.”

Stefan Ciecierski, Aquent’s European managing director, commented, “Hodge is a company with an enviable reputation for delivering the highest quality candidates in office support and is a perfect match for our Eloquent Staffing offering.” He went on to say, “I’m very excited about this acquisition and the others we’ve made this year. Aquent is growing and we will continue to do so, both organically and through acquisitions, in the years to come.”

About Hodge

Hodge Recruitment specialises in the recruitment of permanent and temporary PA, administrative, secretarial and office support staff. The company works with a wide range of companies based predominately in the West End and City of London. When clients use Hodge Recruitment they can expect a thorough, efficient service with experienced consultants who are ethical, honest, professional and committed to finding you the right staff.

About Eloquent Staffing

Founded in October 2007, Eloquent Staffing is a multi-national boutique business support agency. It offers a specialist approach to business support recruitment, selecting only 10 percent of the hundreds of screened talent to ensure only the highest-quality candidates. Eloquent Staffing was previously a business support division within Aquent, launched in 2004. The division’s rapid growth and success since that time prompted Aquent to establish Eloquent Staffing as its own separate entity. Michie Bell-Booth, general manager Australia, leads the team with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Singapore and London.

About Aquent

For more than 20 years Aquent has led the way in transforming how companies find and utilise marketing and creative talent to execute their brand strategies. Aquent’s pioneering approach to recruiting and consultancy services has helped thousands of companies—including two-thirds of the Fortune 500 and 90 of the Fortune 100—build their marketing and communications capabilities. Last year we placed over 11,000 Aquent talent at more than 3,000 companies. Aquent has global headquarters in Boston, USA; European headquarters in London, England; and Asia Pacific headquarters in Sydney, Australia.


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