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Corporate governance

Our responsibilities

High standards of corporate governance are central to our culture. They help safeguard the running of SThree, underpinning financial and risk management, remuneration and planning for the future by ensuring management is accountable to the board, and the board to our shareholders.

Role of the board

The board formally approves the appointment of all new directors. These directors are required to submit themselves for re-election annually as recommended by the UK Corporate Governance Code.

Board committees

Certain responsibilities are delegated to the Remuneration Committee, Audit Committee and other committees. Details of the terms of reference of these Board Committees are set out below.

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Financial Overview

SThree has continued to deliver strong results in our final quarter of the year, delivering full-year net fee growth of 19% year-on-year and 9% versus 2019. Our strategy, positioned at the centre of the secular trends of STEM and flexible working, has continued to drive this excellent performance.

Why invest?

Generating value is essential for shareholders. We hold strong positions in the key STEM job markets of the UK, US, Germany, Benelux and Japan, using our deep knowledge and global network to recruit the best professionals. By bringing skilled people together, we elevate expertise and energise progress for everyone. That’s how we build the future.

Latest news from SThree

05 May 2022

Financial Times names SThree on list of Europe’s Climate Leaders for second year

SThree has been included in the Financial Times-Statista list of Europe’s Climate Leaders for a second year in a row. Read about our ESG ...

28 April 2022

Timo Lehne appointed CEO of SThree plc

SThree plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Timo Lehne as permanent Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.

01 March 2022

2021 Annual Report: Discover how SThree is delivering STEM talent

Read how SThree is connecting sought-after STEM specialists with pioneering global companies in our 2021 Annual Report and TCFD statement.

31 January 2022

SThree posts record profits with performance up 111% year-on-year

Full-year results for the year ended 30 November 2021 show profit before tax of £60m.

28 January 2022

SThree ranks top in Support Services sector in Britain’s Most Admired Companies 2021

Study published by Management Today puts SThree first in eight of the 13 key criteria.

24 January 2022

SThree named ‘Top Employer’ in Germany for a ninth consecutive year

Top Employer Institute recognises our approach to creating a positive culture and supporting colleagues.

13 December 2021

SThree delivers record full-year net fee performance with strong growth across all major geographies

Increased demand for STEM skills and execution of our strategy sees net fees rise 19% year-on-year, to £355.7m, up 9% versus 2019.

18 November 2021

SThree awarded Company of the Year at the 2021 European Diversity Awards

EDA awards are firmly established as the continent’s most prestigious and widely respected diversity event.

17 November 2021

Samira Alimohammad named on SIA list of most influential women in staffing

Vice-President and General Counsel of SThree Americas, recognised as one of the most influential women in staffing in North America.

21 September 2021

SThree shortlisted for Company of the Year at the European Diversity Awards

SThree is delighted to be included on the shortlist for the Company of the Year award at the 2021 European Diversity Awards.

15 September 2021

SThree appoints new Chief Marketing Officer

Carol McNerney’s diversity of experience will help us achieve our stated ambitions as the number one global STEM provider.

13 September 2021

SThree reports strong third-quarter results for 2021

Net fees up 29% y-o-y and full-year profits are expected to be significantly ahead of consensus.

19 July 2021

SThree posts strong half-year results with profit growth surpassing pre-pandemic levels

Operating profit up 106% compared to half-year (HY) 2020, while contract and Permanent net fees up 8% and 18% respectively year-on-year.

30 June 2021

SThree to introduce a hybrid working model when offices re-open

We listened to colleagues across the businesses and have adopted a hybrid policy allowing our people to work at home and in the office.

14 June 2021

SThree appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Beach will be instrumental in delivering further growth and ensuring the financial strength of our staffing services.

18 May 2021

Financial Times names SThree on list of Europe’s Climate Leaders

Recognition acknowledges progress made in reducing our carbon emissions to protect the future of the planet.

31 March 2021

SThree partners with Generating Genius to fund five university scholarship students in the UK

Talented students to undertake computer science and engineering courses at universities in London, Manchester and Birmingham.

02 October 2020

SThree named Recruiter Awards' Sustainable Recruitment Agency of the Year

Sustainability strategy recognised for "Strong, mature considerations of impact and social engagement with demonstrable solutions.