Clients such as the NHS outsource their temporary staffing needs to this Cheshire business on a contract basis. It then budgets, recruits and handles all administration. Last year the firm was acquired in a management buyout led by then managing director, now chief executive, Andrew Preston, 41, in a deal backed by Tosca Debt Capital. In 2016 revenue grew 9% to £775m — a figure that represents spend-under-management and includes contractors’ payroll.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank78
Companyde Poel
ActivityRecruitment outsourcing specialist
LocationKnutsford
Sales £m*775
Profit £m*8
Year endDec 16
Principal shareholdersManagement (100%)
Staff138
Founded2001
Websitewww.depoel.co.uk

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