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Doing Business with PCA

PCA People specialise in white collar recruitment in Canberra and the ACT region. PCA was established in 1983 and since then has achieved an enviable reputation for quality of service. We are the longest serving Recruitment Agency in the Canberra region and provide our clients personalised and committed service. 

We have found jobs for numerous candidates and filled in excess of 5000 vacancies for clients.  

PCA is a member of the Recruitment & Consulting Services Association (RCSA) and has the financial approval and quality assurance (QA) required by the Australian Government’s Industry Development program. 

DFP Recruitment Bolsters Canberra Presence With Acquisition

Shortlist 18 June 2013

National recruitment company DFP Recruitment has acquired Canberra-based recruiter PCA People.

DFP CEO Robert van Stokrom declined to comment on the terms of the transaction, but said PCA's large Canberra presence would enable DFP to provide better service to clients operating in the region.

"Being a national company, DFP's got a lot of opportunities for national businesses, and it's difficult to get as much traction as we'd like in Canberra because we've got a small presence," he told Shortlist.

"The opportunity to blend both companies' cultures of professionalism, innovation and service was one that made the acquisition process an easy one. There are many synergies to enjoy as well as significant opportunities for increasing business in the Canberra market."

PCA, owned by experienced recruiter Allison Guy-Ritchie, has been operating in the Canberra region for 30 years, specialising in white-collar recruitment.

DFP expects to retain all 18 PCA staff and van Stokrom said Guy-Ritchie would remain with the business for the first 12 months.

The acquisition is DFP's second in less than a year, and van Stokrom said the company, which now has 16 branches nationally, was on the lookout for more purchases.

"If we find companies that sit well, with not too much client commonality... and we can introduce synergies to the operations to reduce costs then we're interested," he said.

In line with his comments at an RCSA event in February, van Stokrom said uncertain market conditions were, however, still affecting the acquisition process.