With a 615-strong branch network in France and abroad, Acorn’s parent company Synergie has confirmed the acceleration of its growth with a consolidated turnover of €1,467.4 million, up 10.3% from 2015 (+ 9.8% on a like-for-like basis).
The group has thus outperformed its markets thanks to vigorous growth both at an international level and in France, with turnover up 12.1% over nine months in a market that saw 6.3% to the end of August, according to Prisme figures.
The group’s international turnover (€702.7 million) continued to rise (+9% over the last three months), particularly in Southern Europe (+14%) and the Benelux countries (+12%). The other regions also experienced growth thanks to a well balanced mix of key account and SME / SMI clients, as in France.
Turnover in France accelerated in the third quarter (+13.8% year on year) to reach €764.7 million, boosting the sharp recovery shown since the end of 2015.
This significant growth reflects an increase in market share with major customers and their subcontractors thanks to innovative offerings in high-growth sectors such as aeronautics, renewable energies, shipbuilding and new information and communication technologies.
Confident in its performances and financial solidity, the Synergie group continues to research new acquisitions in Europe and, in particular, confirms the progress of its ongoing negotiations in the United Kingdom.
Matt Southall, Acorn’s Managing Director, said: “we are thrilled that here in the UK, Acorn is well-placed to continue making a significant contribution to the ongoing achievements of Synergie.
“In 2016, we’ve witnessed a number of highlights, including securing a place on the NHS’ clinical staffing framework to supply nurses and healthcare workers to medical establishments all over the UK, and the launch of our specialist Legal Recruitment Division, who within just ten months has successfully developed key relationships with leading law firm UK-wide.
“Here at Acorn, we remain committed to providing the highest level of service to our clients and jobseekers. We work extremely hard to achieve measureable results and as the year begins to draw to a close, we’re confident that 2017 will be no different.”