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2021 Annual Report: Discover how SThree is delivering STEM talent

When the world changed, SThree was ready. Following the impact of Covid-19, the market rebounded and we saw increased demand for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills across all of our key markets.

Read our Annual Report online to learn how our strategy, which focuses on STEM and flexible working, has allowed us to serve our clients’ demands for more STEM talent and helped us deliver a record-breaking full-year financial performance.

As the world’s only global pure-play specialist staffing business focused on roles in STEM, we’re proud to have placed over 22,000 specialists with companies that need their talents to build a better future.

Our purpose of “bringing skilled people together to build the future” has never felt more important or relevant. And we are living our purpose. SThree positively impacted over 33,000 lives over the past year and we’re building a greener, inclusive and ethical business for the future through our ESG activities.

You can find out more about how we’re integrating climate risk into our business by reading our 2021 Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosures Report. There you will find information about how we’re meeting the 11 recommended disclosures by the TCFD, our ambitious targets and the progress delivered against these.

And read more about our record-breaking financial results, client stories and strategy by downloading the full PDF of our Annual Report here.

Read our online Annual Report

Notes to editors

SThree plc brings skilled people together to build the future. It is the only global pure-play specialist staffing business focused on roles in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (‘STEM’), providing permanent and flexible contract talent to a diverse base of more than 9,000 clients in 14 countries.

The Group’s c.2,700 staff cover the technology, life sciences, engineering, banking and finance sectors.

SThree plc is quoted on the Premium Segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority under the ticker symbol STEM and also has a US level one ADR facility, symbol SERTY.

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

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SThree appoints new Chief Marketing Officer

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13 September 2021

SThree reports strong third-quarter results for 2021

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SThree becomes official partner of the Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge

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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

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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.

11 December 2020

SThree recognised for five years of action against climate change

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02 October 2020

SThree named Recruiter Awards' Sustainable Recruitment Agency of the Year

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