Aspire Global Network responded to clients’ demands by opening a Singapore office. The new operation will serve the rapidly growing Asian media and advertising market. Aspire’s Chairman, Paul Farrer, said the firm focuses on the creative, media, market research and digital sectors:

Opening any new office is a challenge and Asia presents many opportunities and complexities in delivering quality staffing solutions. This gives us a physical presence on our third continent which is all part of our vision to be a global network of leading specialist recruitment companies.

Emma Osborne will head Aspire’s Singapore office as Managing Director. She has spent the past six and a half years working at pfj in London. “It was essential to us that we had someone we knew well leading our brand (in Asia),” said Farrer. He added that given the success the group has seen in the UK and Australia the Asian operation should prove quite profitable.

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Aspire Global Network consists of leading specialist recruitment brands such as pfj, RPCushing, Periscope, The Graduate Recruitment Company and Sydney-based ICUR. It focuses on permanent, temporary, contract, and interim jobs, as well as offering services such as career advice, CV tips and interview preparation. Aspire reported a net profit of GBP1.4 million for its 2010-2011 fiscal year.