Review by the Chief Executive
I would like to extend my personal thanks to all members of staff for their personal achievements and hard work during the year.
Staff and employees
At the end of 2011, the Group employed a total of 4,679 people, 396 (9%) higher than the previous year end, although 109 of them were associated with our latest acquisition, Chemring Detection Systems. In addition, the year end figure included a significant number of short-term contractors engaged within our UK operations during the last quarter of the financial year. Excluding these contractors reduces the year-on-year growth to around 4%. 1,798 employees (38%) are located within the UK and 2,047 employees (44%) are located in the US.
I would like to extend my personal thanks to all members of staff for their personal achievements and hard work during the year. The Board understands how important our employees are to the success of this fast-changing business.
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