Share StumbleUpon Submit Pentasia emphasises developing ‘learning environments’ as new industry workforce dynamic November 26, 2018 Share Related Articles Pentasia relocates European hub to Barcelona August 16, 2016 Pentasia launches new website to reflect gambling’s global vision November 28, 2019 Alastair Cleland – PentasiaPentasia, global gambling’s biggest recruitment and executive search firm has confirmed that it has acquired fintech specialist recruitment agency Headcount.Issuing a market update, Pentasia stated that its acquisition of Headcount was led by the increasing synergies its is witnessing between the gambling and fintech sectors.Pentasia and Headcount will merge operating capacities, but Headcount will retain its brand identity servicing talent resourcing for the burgeoning fintech market.Confirming the deal, Pentasia governance stated that with its newly secured enlarged capacity, the company would target becoming the outright leading global recruitment/search firm for gambling, fintech and payment sectors.Furthermore, Pentasia sector clients would benefit from a significantly expanded talent pool, servicing key value chain functions such as project management, tech, development, marketing and compliance.Backing Headcount, Pentasia’s Managing Director, Alastair Cleland stated: “Pentasia has tracked Headcount’s progress for a number of years and there are clear synergies between the two businesses. Combined, we now provide our respective clients base with access to a new candidate pool and recruiter expertise from a wider range of industries.“Neill and I have worked closely over the past few months on the acquisition. We and the combined senior management team are incredibly excited about the future, and believe we are ideally placed to achieve our ambitions including expansion into new markets, functions and locations“Headcount was founded in 2001 by Neil Butcher (CEO), servicing talent resources for the changing dynamics of the global payments and brokerage sectors amid new digital challenges. Today Headcount services talent resources for the payments, fintech, data and crypto markets.Neill Butcher – HeadcountCEO of Headcount, Neill Butcher: “I am delighted that Headcount now forms part of Pentasia. This is a game-changing move for the business. Since our foundation in 2001, we’ve developed an exceptional reputation for delivery and have built an impressive international portfolio of clients that we’ve been able to service from our London headquarters.“Now, as part of Pentasia, our increased bandwidth and capacity enables us to provide talent across the full range of business functions. This move has always been about providing more choice and really is a win-win for all parties concerned.
The Youth and Sports Ministry has been allocated an amount of GHS 40, 161, 682 to run all its activities for the 2020 calendar year.This was captured in the 2020 Budget Statement and Economic Policy which was read by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, on the floor of Parliament on Wednesday.The allocation is supposed to take care of the daily running of the Ministry in addition to all its activities and programmes in the area of youth development and sports.Per the Finance Minister, the Sports Ministry will help with the following national football team assignments:Qualification to the 2021 African Cup of Nations Tournament in Cameroonthe 2022 World Cup Tournament in Qatarthe qualification of the U-20 Football Team to the 2021 U-20 AFCON in MauritaniaQualification of the Black Starlets to the 2021 U-17 AFCON in Morocco. participation of the Black Princesses as well as the Black Maidens in their respective 2020 Women’s World Cup Qualifying Tournaments.How does this year’s allocation compare to last year?This year’s allocation of GHS 40, 161, 682 is a reduction from that of 2019 which was an amount of GHS 43, 795, 046.As with previous budgets for the MInistry, wages/salaries and goods services dominated a good part of the allocation with each item getting GHS 18,018,403 and GHS 19,691,511 respectively.A summation of the two line items makes GHS 37, 709, 914; an increase when compared to GHS 35, 371, 919 spent in 2019.