December 20, 2010 – International recruitment company Advantage Professional has launched operations in Singapore. The new office will be directed by Steve Plant, who brings 15 years of recruitment experience within Asia Pacific markets, with specific focus on the building and management of multi-site international operations. The Singapore office represents the first steps in Advantage Professional's expansion within Asia. Under Mr. Plant’s leadership the company will establish four strategic business lines to provide accounting & finance, banking & financial services, information technology and sales & marketing recruitment services. “We are delighted to take this opportunity to develop our business in such an exciting growth market,” said Graeme Maude, CEO. “This represents an important step in our group's overall strategy of establishing Advantage Professional as a recruitment partner of choice within the European, U.S. and Asia Pacific geographies. This move is driven by the increasing demand of our customers for solutions on a global basis.” In the longer term Advantage Professional will expand further into the Asian market, focusing on the key financial centers of Hong Kong and Tokyo and building on existing Advantage group operations.