The company, which specialises in recruitment for professional sectors including finance, banking, law, technology, marketing and engineering, posted net fee income (gross profit) of £100mln for the quarter ended June 30, compared to £86.3mln in the year-ago period.
The Asia Pacific region accounted for most of the total with net fee income of £40.5mln, up 13% on the previous year.
In the UK, net fee income rose 12% to £27.4mln, driven by growth in Manchester, Milton Keynes and St. Albans. In London, the legal and IT recruitment segments delivered a strong rise in gross profit.
The European division saw net fee income jump 23% to £24.6mln with Germany, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland producing the highest rates of growth.
Other international regions, including Brazil, Canada, South Africa, the Middle East and the US, achieved a 21% gain in net fee income to £7.5mln.
“We have continued to benefit from the diversity of both our international footprint and recruitment revenue streams, with net fee income for the first six months of the year up 18% in constant currency (15% actual),” said chief executive Robert Walters.
Group headcount rose to 3,991 in the second quarter from 3,894 last year. Robert Walters ended the period with net cash of £22.9mln, up from £18.4mln at the end of June 2017.