Robert Walters in profit rebound

Recruiter Robert Walters posted a rebound in 2010 pre-tax profit, fuelled by its Asia-Pacific arm, and said its outlook for 2011 was broadly positive. The company, which specialises in placing people in accountancy, engineering and IT, said pretax profit in 2010 was £13.1m, up from £1.3m the year before. Revenues were 41 per cent higher at £424.2m. Net fee income from the UK was up 36 per cent to £45.8m.