Recruitment firms among 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain

A total of 23 staffing and recruiting firms are among fast-growing SMEs named on the London Stock Exchange Group’s of ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’.

Wed, 4 Dec 2013A total of 23 staffing and recruiting firms are among fast-growing SMEs named on the London Stock Exchange Group’s of ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’.

Also making the list are five suppliers to the recruitment and human resources sectors.

A number of these firms will already be familiar to readers of Recruiter magazine and, while others enjoy a little less public profile.

The list was put together alongside Growth Intelligence, based on a number of factors including headcount growth, number of patents filled, expansion of office space and revenue growth against peers.

Firms had to be UK-owned, show revenue growth in three of the last four years and have turnover of £6m-250m. In total, 3m companies were researched.

The staffing and recruiting firms on the list, broken down by region, are:

•    AAA Group
•    Brightwork

North-West England
•    Castlerock Recruitment Group
•    The Desurvey Group
•    Kinetic
•    Kin-Tec
•    Sellick Partnership

•    New Directions
•    gap personnel

East of England
•    Berry Recruitment
•    OSR Recruitment Services

South-West England
•    Clarity Resourcing

Greater London

•    First Point Group
•    Human Capital Resources
•    InterQuest Group
•    Pathology

South-East England
•    DRC Locums
•    GCS Recruitment

•    ID Search & Selection
•    Petroplan
•    Quanta Consultancy Services
•    The On-Site Group
•    TXM Recruit

There are no industry representatives in Northern Ireland, the West Midlands, the East Midlands, the North-East, Yorkshire and Humber.

While the companies are broadly spread across the UK, there is a tendency for annual revenue growth at the companies on the list to shrink the further they are from the South, ranging from 100% in the South-West and 99% in the East, to 69% in the North-West and 70% in Yorkshire & Humber.

The five suppliers to the sector on the list are umbrella company Liquid Friday, payroll firm Ship Shape Resources, three HR firms (AdviserPlus, HR Solutions and Streeters). And veering a little away from recruitment, heavy metal legends Iron Maiden also made the list.

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