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Ex-Invest NI executive takes on global recruitment job

By John Mulgrew

A former Invest NI executive has been appointed to expand the Northern Ireland operations of a global recruitment firm which counts giants such as Google and Facebook among its clients.

Cpl currently employs 20 people across its Belfast and Newry offices and has a total of 36 sites across nine countries.

Aine Brolly has returned to Belfast to take up the post, following her time helping lead Invest NI's foreign direct investment and trade campaigns in the US.

Cpl is listed on both the London and Dublin stock exchanges.

In its latest set of financial results it posted year-on-year growth of 6.6%, while profits increased by 7.3%.

Aside from big names in the technology world, it also provides recruitment for long-standing companies including pharmaceutical firm Pfizer and global engineering company Terex.

Anne Heraty, Cpl group chief executive, said the appointment of Aine Brolly to lead its team is a "reflection of the opportunities the company sees in the local market and of its commitment to grow its market share".

"Cpl is an ambitious, progressive and growing company and Northern Ireland is a market that we have targeted as providing a real opportunity for further developing our business.

"That is why we have positioned someone of the stature, experience and expertise of Aine to oversee our recruitment, talent and outsourcing needs as well as our brand development."

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