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PageGroup plc
Public (LSEPAGE)
Industry Recruitment
Founded 1976
Headquarters Weybridge, Surrey, UK
Key people
Robin Buchanan, Chairman
Stephen Ingham, CEO
Revenue £1,371.5 million (2017)[1]
£118.3 million (2017)[1]
£83.1 million (2017)[1]
Number of employees
6,214 (2017)[2]

PageGroup (LSEPAGE) is a British-based recruitment business. It is headquartered in Weybridge, Surrey and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.


The company was formed in 1976 by Michael Page and Bill McGregor, who placed accountants into permanent positions in the United Kingdom.[3] Initially, the pair worked in London, but by 1979 had opened offices in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds and Bristol.[4] In 1985, an office was opened in Australia, and the organisation opened in France in 1986.[4] Michael Page retired in 1995, with Terry Benson appointed as Chief Executive in 1990.[4]

In 1983, Michael Page International was first listed on the Unlisted Securities Market.[4] Michael Page was admitted to the London Stock Exchange in 1988.[4] In 1997, the company was acquired by Spherion Corporation (formerly Interim Services Inc.). It was demerged from Spherion Corporation in 2001.[5] In 2006, Terry Benson resigned, and Steve Ingham was appointed Chief Executive.[6]

In October 2012, Michael Page International rebranded as PageGroup. The business started operating through three key brands: Page Executive, Michael Page and Page Personnel, supported by supplementary brands throughout its international locations.[7]

In November 2016, PageGroup was hacked when a development server operated by Capgemini was attacked.[8]


PageGroup is a provider of permanent, contract and temporary recruitment for clerical professionals, qualified professionals and executives across various disciplines. The company has three operational brands: Michael Page, Page Executive and Page Personnel.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Preliminary Results 2017". PageGroup. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Key Facts". Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  3. ^ Nick Pandya. "Michael Page International". the Guardian. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e "About us". Michael Page. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  5. ^ Alistair Osborne (6 March 2001). "Hays plays down personnel fears". Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Steve Ingham". Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  7. ^ Michael Page rebrands as PageGroup Archived 26 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Staffing Industry, 22 October 2012
  8. ^ "Recruitment giant PageGroup hacked, Capgemini dev server blamed for info leak". The Register. Retrieved 24 November 2016.

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