JCW begins international expansion by unveiling New York office

Founder Jamie Woods says firm will "have to be the best" to succeed


JCW, the recruitment company founded by former Growing Business Young Gun Jamie Woods, has established a permanent presence in the American market with the launch of its first international office, on New York’s Wall Street.

The new office will be run by Et Halstead, who has been named JCW’s consultant of the year in each of the last two years. Halstead has permanently relocated to Manhattan to fulfil his new role. JCW, founded in London in 2007, has since earned widespread acclaim as a specialist provider of risk management, regulatory compliance and audit staff. Even though many of its clients are drawn from the banking and financial services sectors, which have suffered heavy damage during the recession, JCW recorded year-on-year growth of 220% in 2010, and was a finalist in last year’s Fast Growth Business Awards. The company is already active in the American market, and Woods believes the New York office will enable his firm to build on this foothold – with the ultimate goal of becoming the world’s largest supplier of risk and governance professionals. Woods said that, to succeed in the American market, JCW will “have to be the best, as well as the biggest, and we’re particularly confident that our service-led approach to the recruitment model, and the unique level of drive that we bring to the industry are attributes ideally suited to continued success in the USA.” Halstead added: “A move to the USA was the next logical step for JCW, bearing in mind the work that we’ve done across the country over the last few years and our global ambitions as a firm.   “Our move has been very well received by existing candidates and clients alike, and I’m looking forward to considerably growing our presence over these next few years.”

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