Robert Walters wins award for flotation.

Accountancy recruitment company Robert Walters has received an award for best initial public offering in the Shares magazine awards 2001, held at The Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane.

A panel of Shares senior editors assessed a variety of financial information to come up with the winner that they thought would have a chance of achieving longer-term performance.

Robert Walters announced its plans for flotation in April 2000 and then made the IPO in July, completing in short space of time – 13 weeks.

The company’s finance director, Peter Greenslade, played a leading role in the flotation move.

This is the second time that Robert Walters has listed on the London Stock Exchange after its initial listing in July 1996, where the company became the fastest growing share on the index.

On its return to the London stock market last year, Robert Walters enjoyed an excellent market reaction.

Commenting on the award, chief executive officer Robert Walters, pictured with the award, said: ‘Our decision to go public has been fully vindicated, it has given us access to capital that will allow us to grow the business in global terms and given us a real competitive advantage.’

For an interview with Peter Greenslade visit /business/1111620.

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