May 21, 2012 – U.K.-headquartered recruitment consultancy VMA Group has opened a new office in Birmingham. The office will be headed by Francesca Hanikova. The company also has offices in London, Manchester and Brussels, plus two partner offices in Washington and San Diego. Ms. Hanikova joins VMA Group from Wolseley and prior to that she was based in Prague and managed the Czech and Slovak offices of the communications agency MMD. “Having worked with Francesca as both a client and candidate for a number of years, we are delighted that she has made the decision to join us and build up VMA Group’s presence in the Midlands,” said Claire Tuffin, Group MD at VMA Group. “We are increasingly working with a number of leading businesses in the area and feel that this is the right time to open an office dedicated to serving the region. With VMA Group’s track record and Francesca’s communications background and local knowledge, we aim to provide an exemplary service for clients and candidates alike.” With over 30 years in the search, VMA Group is a specialist recruitment consultancy for the public relations, corporate communications and investor relations professions.