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Leading technology people and services provider, Finite Group, has jumped 57 places in this year’s AFR Top 500 Private Companies List as compiled by IBIS World and published in the AFR on 1st September, up from 215th to 158th.
Group revenues for FY16 at over $345M (subject to audit) were up by 35%+ on last year on the back of exceptional organic growth within a very buoyant ANZ technology sector, as well as a recent New Zealand acquisition, NineTwenty, which completed in February.
Finite Group’s revenues are made up roughly 60:40 with about 60% of revenue coming from technology and digital recruitment (Finite / NineTwenty), and 40% coming from its fast expanding technology consulting and solutions services business (FinXL).
Commenting on the results, Group Managing Director, Tracy Thomson, confirmed that:
“The Group has undergone a significant business transformation across ANZ in the last 12 months, and we have re-shaped our service offerings to meet evolving market opportunities and emerging sectors. The Group is well positioned to continue on its current growth trajectory in FY17 and beyond, with more business improvement initiatives and acquisition activity already underway.
Technology is increasingly playing an ever larger role in facilitating growth and driving business productivity, particularly with Digital Transformation, Cloud, Analytics and Cyber Security all featuring prominently as necessary areas for investment. The Group has progressively realigned our services around these growth areas with a suite of innovative new service offerings that have been very well received in the market.
Our continued investment in our sales and delivery teams, our facilities and our technology support systems’ have also played an important role in ensuring we can secure the best talent and meet client delivery expectations, with sustainability always featuring at the forefront of our planning. FY16 has seen all parts of the Group achieving revenue growth and increased market share, with Finite and FinXL both posting similar year on year organic growth of 35%+.
New Zealand is also a very important and relatively new market for the Group, now into our second year of trading, and significantly boosted by the recent NineTwenty technology recruitment acquisition. This has added some great people and a similar NZ blue chip client base. Although still early days, the integration is going well, new opportunities abound and we are already seeing substantial growth from this trusted and well respected NZ brand.
FinXL has had another outstanding year with continued expansion through new service offerings, particularly the specialist digital division, XL digital, which successfully launched last October. All the indications are that there is strong market demand for FinXL’s multi award winning services across the Tasman, with FinXL NZ securing its first major project win, with others in the pipeline.
We are also proud to be the recipient of further industry awards, with Finite recently being named as “Best IT Recruitment Firm Australia, 2016” by CV Magazine; and FinXL winning its third consecutive ABA100 Australian Business Award, this year for “Business Innovation”, following wins for “Service Excellence” in 2015; and “Entrepreneurship” in 2014.
Finite Group Highlights for FY16 include:
FinXL has been recognised as an ABA100 Winner in The Australian Business Awards 2016 for Business Innovation.
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