TopSource Worldwide, the global employer services company, backed by Horizon Capital, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Larkin as CEO. Ian joins on 1st February, replacing the Founder and CEO, Guil Hastings, who will serve on the Board as a Non-Executive Director.
TopSource is a leader in enabling businesses to realise global ambitions by expanding their workforce outside their home markets. TopSource currently supports over 1,500 clients to operate seamlessly and compliantly in over 70 countries. It offers services, such as employer-of-record, entity set-up and multi-country payroll. The company has grown its revenue over 400% and completed 7 acquisitions since TopSource received investment from Horizon Capital’s in late 2020.
Ian is a seasoned business leader with deep experience in tech-led services businesses, focussing on helping clients succeed and thereby growing businesses with a client-centric growth mindset.
“TopSource is seeking to transform the world of work, enabling clients to access better talent and at lower cost than ever before and providing the opportunity for talented people to work for the best firms in the world without having to move country,” said Ian. “TopSource has enjoyed tremendous growth while building a supportive, agile and ambitious culture. I am grateful for being entrusted with the leadership opportunity and look forward to working with everyone involved to deliver on the extraordinary potential I see ahead.”
Guil added, “I am proud of all we have achieved since I founded TopSource 20 years ago, the clients we have helped and the colleagues who have been instrumental in our success. With the support of our investors, our business has transformed in the last 2 years and this feels like the right time to hand the reins to Ian, who has tremendous experience at leading larger B2B technology-led organisations.”
Chairman, Martin Smith, commented,
“First I would like to thank and congratulate Guil on what he has achieved with TopSource. Horizon Capital and all stakeholders see material long-term opportunity in this marketplace and we are delighted to have attracted someone of Ian’s calibre to take the firm to the next level. Ian’s executive leadership alongside Guil’s Board-level support will be an ideal combination to ensure the future success of TopSource.”
About TopSource Worldwide
TopSource Worldwide provides a complete suite of employer services that allows clients to employ and pay people promptly, consistently and compliantly, locally and internationally as it suits their business needs. TopSource Worldwide is backed by Horizon Capital and has an international footprint and the far-reaching expertise needed to truly support clients with their local payroll, global Employer of Record or global payroll needs.
For more information, please visit – topsourceworldwide.com
About Horizon Capital
Horizon Capital is a private equity investor specialising in technology and business services. The firm was established by senior investment professionals who identified a significant market opportunity to invest in businesses in these sectors valued up to £50m. The partnership prides itself on its approach to helping business owners and managers realise their ambitions. Buy and build is at the heart of every Horizon Capital investment and the firm is a market leader in supporting companies pursuing this strategy. Horizon Capital has a proven track record in generating premium returns on investments. The unprecedented growth it delivers in its portfolio companies has been underpinned by deep and long-term investor relationships that span across two decades.
For more information, please visit – www.horizoncapital.co.uk
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