Headhunting for a fantasy job
Jan 19, 2013 (Daily Mail - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
IT'S not your ordinary chief executive role. Model maker Games Workshop is seeking a new boss who "understands" its "niche business model."
In headhunter speak, this means the lucky individual must have some kind of affinity to its cult-like fantasy war games featuring goblins and dwarfs.
Current chief executive Mark Wells is laying down his toys, having turned around the business after five years at the helm.
Games Workshop (flat at 660p) has made games on the back of movie franchises including The Hobbit.
The firm posted a strong trading update with pre-tax profit rising to pounds sterling 11.1m for the six months to December 2, from pounds sterling 9.5m on sales of pounds sterling 67.5m, also up.
On the search for new talent, the firm said: "We need motivated, hard-working managers in all parts of the business who are aligned with its values and behaviours and are committed to getting things done.
"The biggest risk for Games Workshop is not having enough of these managers to continue to grow the business globally."
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