Acorn's parent company shares a solid start to 2019


Synergie, a leader in Human Resources Management, has cemented its growth further with a consolidated first-half turnover of €1,295.4 million, an increase of 4.6% in relation to 2018. With its continued international growth, Synergie is ranked the fifth-largest player in Europe.


In France, turnover reached €630.8 million, an increase of +7.2%, of which 4.1% on a like-for-like basis, with a solid performance in temporary employment (+4.2% in a market that showed growth of 0.8% at end the of May according to Prism’Emploi) and strong growth at DCS EASYWARE, the digital services company consolidated in June 2018, which generated turnover of €21.7 million (+10.8%) over the semester.

The international activity generated turnover of €664.6 million (51.3% of consolidated turnover), an increase of 2.3% (+0.5% on a like-for-like basis), with a strong performance in Southern Europe (+4.7%).

The Group’s active development strategy has been confirmed by the investments made over the last three years in the recruitment of expert consultants, digitisation and IT tools, intensive training initiatives for temporary and permanent employees, and the positioning of SYNERGIE, which is now a leader in several growth sectors.

Confident in its performances and benefiting from a stronger financial structure, the Group is actively seeking opportunities for external growth, primarily in Europe.

Matt Southall, Acorn’s Group Managing Director, said:

“Acorn continues to make an important contribution to the on-going achievements of the Synergie group, through our operations both here in the UK and in Australia.

“Already this year, through our Australian subsidiary Synaco, we announced the acquisition of Entire Recruitment, adding new branches in Sydney, Brisbane and Rockhampton, and sales continue to grow here in the UK.

“We remain fully committed to providing the highest possible standards of service and work tirelessly to achieve outstanding results for our clients – this year will be no different.”

Already this year, through our Australian subsidiary Synaco, we announced the acquisition of Entire Recruitment, adding new branches in Sydney, Brisbane and Rockhampton, and sales continue to grow here in the UK.
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