Award-winning recruitment consultancy MERJE today announced an annual turnover of £8.62million for 2018. The results, covering January-December 2018, are its highest yearly figure since the company formed in 2011 and an increase of 22% compared to the previous year’s turnover of £7.05million.
Amongst MERJE’s specialist areas, which includes Compliance, Finance & Audit and Credit Risk & Analytics, the Financial Crime & Fraud recruitment division had an extremely successful 2018. Turnover generated from this team saw a year-on-year increase of 111% in permanent placements and 211% in contract placements.
Andy Hodson, Managing Consultant of the Financial Crime and Fraud team, said, “In light of the ever-evolving regulatory landscape governing financial crime, there is substantial demand from our Clients for financial crime specialists to join them and ensure they are mitigating the risk of both financial loss and regulatory repercussions. This has been reflected by the increased success of our Financial Crime and Fraud team at MERJE over the past 18 months.”
The record results took place during a transformative year for the company, which included the launch of new Procurement and Contact Centre front-line talent recruitment services, a new website, winning ‘Recruitment Partner of the Year’ at the Credit Awards 2018, moving their London office to a larger location in Fleet Street and the grand opening of their new purpose-built Manchester headquarters by football legend Denis Law CBE.
Jonathan Abelson, Managing Director and co-Founder of MERJE, said, “Last year was tremendously successful for MERJE, with our specialist recruitment Consultants performing to the best of their ability. We were able to expand our offering to include a new Procurement division, broaden the scope of our Customer Contact services and significantly improved the working environment for our teams by moving to new offices. We look set to continue our success through to the end of 2019, as well as provide the excellent Client and Candidate service that we have become renowned for.”