Recruitment consultancy, Primestaff, has appointed finance director Antonio Vezza as group managing director.
This comes as the group has announced its five year performance figures, showing turnover has almost doubled since 2011/2012, and exceeded £13million in 2015/16.
Antonio Vezza said: “We have created a culture of innovation and trust within the organisation and all our valued stakeholders are passionate about it. In recent years we have invested a substantial amount in both technology and staff, which has helped us to streamline systems and develop an efficient sales strategy.
“We treat every client with care and understanding. This will allow us to continue to grow and develop the business over the coming years.
“Bringing Direct Workforce into the group massively increases our opportunities for growth through expansion into other industries and further developing the existing client base across more locations across the UK. We are in a great position.”
In 2015/16, Primestaff recorded its biggest increase in profit to date. Gross profit in this financial year was more than £2million, an increase of 22% since 2014/15.
The Scottish company acquired Direct Workforce, a subsidiary of Bibby Line Group, late last year and are targeting rapid expansion in Edinburgh in 2017. The deal for the business based mainly in the north of England, will see joint turnover exceed £20m.
The group, which recently launched moved to premises in both Glasgow and Edinburgh, now provides almost 1,500 temporary staff to 300 clients.
Primestaff Chief Executive Danny McIntyre said: “Antonio’s appointment is exactly what we need to continue on this impressive trajectory.
“He has been a fantastic hire from the beginning and he is at the very heart of our success. This move will allow him to continue his strategic approach to growth and to identify opportunities for the group.
“He embodies our company’s values and his ambition matches our own. We are a company that rewards success and initiative. The way he navigated the acquisition of Direct Workforce was crucial to securing such a favourable deal.”