APSCo Conference 2011 - "The world is our oyster" 07/10/2011

5th January 2011


"The world is our oyster" – APSCo Members Conference Friday 7th October – London – sponsored by Income Made Smart

If you were unable to attend the Executive Conference and you would like to purchase the material pack, please click here.


The APSCo members conference, by far the largest in the recruitment sector, focusses on current topics at the heart of our profession. This year, globalisation is a key issue and recruiters are increasingly considering other markets overseas. For the first time, our conference focusses on the strategic decisions you need to make in your businesses and provides crucial information and advice relating to the global recruitment market.

You will hear outstanding speakers, attend break-out sessions on key countries in Europe and the Rest of the World, and hear the views and experiences of Global HR Specialists during our panel discussion. All followed by a networking drinks reception at the end of the day.


Ann Swain CEO, APSCo
Russell Clements Chief Executive Officer, SThree
Edward Obeng Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Henley Business School
Dr Elena Beleska-Spasova Lecturer in International Business, Subject Area Leader for Global Business Environment, Henley Business School
John Nurthen General Manager, Europe, Staffing Industry Analysts
Andrew Watson Partner, Squires Sanders Hammonds
Rose Carey Associate, Squire Sanders Hammonds
Rosemary Nicholls Recruitment Compliance Specialist
Paul Monaghan QFP Director, The Franchise Training Centre
Marc van den Berg Head of Delivery, Olgilvy One
Peter Whitehead Editor, FT Executive Appointments
Piers Robinson Global HR Director, Fitness First Group
Matthew Jeffery Head of EMEA Talent Acquistion & Global Talent Brand, Autodesk

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The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) is the professional body representing the interests of recruitment organisations engaged in the acquisition of business professionals, on behalf of their clients, either on a permanent or flexible basis.

To its members it delivers valuable commercial opportunities, business information, research, an influential lobbying function, networking, social and charity events, specialist forums and thought-leading public relations.

To candidates and employers it provides a guarantee of excellence, best practice, quality, integrity and expertise.

APSCo provides a powerful unified voice for the Professional Recruitment market and is proud to represent, promote and support such vibrant and innovative sectors of the recruitment industry.

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SThree is a specialist permanent and contract staffing business currently comprised of 4 operating brands. Our first office opened in 1986 in London and in 1998 we began our international expansion with the launch of our first European office in Brussels. We currently have 22 UK offices and 33 non-UK offices. Throughout our 25 years we have grown organically and been consistently profitable and cash generative throughout this period. We began trading on the London Stock Exchange on 16 November 2005 (symbol "STHR"). In 2007, we launched a US Level 1 ADR facility (symbol "SERTY").

Worldwide presence
At present we have 55 offices in 14 countries, circa 2,000 staff and a diverse client base of over 7,500 clients, and we are still expanding.

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Henley Business School

A UK and European Business School renowned for a unique blend of specialist fields.

Henley Business School is a leading international business school based in the UK operating around the world. The strengths of the prestigious ICMA Centre, the academic rigour of our School of Management and the world-renowned school for Real Estate & Planning are combined with Henley’s 65 years’ experience in growing business leaders. One of the world’s few business schools to hold triple-accredited status, we have over 30,000 alumni in 140 countries.

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Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)

Staffing Industry Analysts is the global advisor on contingent work. Known for its independent and objective insights, the company’s proprietary research, award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, and executive conferences provide a competitive edge to decision-makers who supply and buy temporary staffing. In addition to temporary staffing, Staffing Industry Analysts also covers these related staffing service sectors: third-party placement, outplacement, and staff leasing (PEOs). Founded in 1989 and acquired by Crain Communications Inc in 2008, the company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.

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Squires Sanders Hammonds

Founded in 1890, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey has lawyers in 36 offices and 16 countries around the world, and since January 2011 has included the nearly 500 lawyers from leading UK legal practice Hammonds. With one of the strongest integrated global platforms and our longstanding "one-firm firm" philosophy, Squire Sanders provides seamless legal counsel worldwide.

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey refers to an international legal practice which operates worldwide through a number of separate legal entities. Please visit www.ssd.com for more information.

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The Franchise Training Centre

Our international franchising team deal with all aspects of cross border franchising. Helping UK companies expand internationally through franchising, helping international companies come into the UK and mainland Europe through franchising, dealing with the sale of franchise master licenses and advising international franchise companies on ways to enhance their existing franchise networks.

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Olgilvy One

OgilvyOne London is the UK's leading digital and direct agency. We were Campaign's Direct Agency of the Year in 2010 (and 2007). We are a customer relationship marketing agency with a uniquely integrated approach to one-to-one communication. Digital is in our DNA - we have been in this space since the 1990s!

OgilvyOne's vision is to move markets and develop brand value through ideas and to unlock the full value of our clients' customers, but also move the brands and the organisations behind them into new territories.

Our clients - a mixture of blue-chip global and domestic brands - include:
American Express; BP; British Airways; British Gas Business; British Gas Energy; BT Business; BT Consumer; BUPA; Castrol; Cisco; COI; Comfort; Drinkaware; Freggo; GlaxoSmithKline; Hellmann's; IBM; InterContinental Hotels Group; The Jigsaw Consortium; Kodak; Lifebuoy; Mothercare; Nestle; NSPCC; Omo; Persil; SAP; Vaseline; Unilever; UPS; Zurich Connect; zurich.com

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FT Executive Appointments

Part of Financial Times Recruitment Solutions

We are the leading global job board for executive-level positions in both the private and public sectors. With offices in the UK, New York and Dubai, exec-appointments.com is well placed to offer the best global executive jobs, and has over 300,000 registered users, generating 2.5 million page impressions a month (ABCe October 2009).

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Fitness First Group

Fitness First is a leading global health and fitness provider, with 490 clubs operating in 18 countries. From a single club opening in the UK in 1993, Fitness First has expanded through Europe, Australia and Asia through a combination of existing businesses plus continued investment in new club openings.

The Group operates 474 clubs with around 1.3m members. We are broadly based internationally and are strongly positioned in all major markets.

In addition the Group has franchised the Fitness First brand and operating model with a further 16 clubs operating under the Fitness First brand in the Middle East during the year.

Fitness First is owned by BC Partners, a leading European private equity house, and management, following a £835m secondary buy-out in November 2005.

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Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries—including the last 16 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects—use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas before they’re ever built or created. From blockbuster visual effects and buildings that create their own energy to electric cars and the batteries that power them, the work of our 3D software customers is everywhere you look.

Through our apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Android, we’re also making design technology accessible to professional designers as well as amateur designers, homeowners, students, and casual creators. Whether it’s a kid looking to build a new contraption, a seasoned pro sketching out a great new idea, or someone who just wants to amp up their creative output, we’re taking technology originally built for movie studios, automakers, and architectural firms, and making it available to anyone who wants to create and share their ideas with the world.

Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art 3D software for global markets. 

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For information on the 2010 Recruitment Conference please click here.