Rosaleen Blair, 48, co-founded this recruitment agency in 1996 and has since expanded it to employ more than 2,300 people in 80 countries, including America, Poland and the Philippines. The London company was sold by Graphite Capital last November for £260m to US private equity house New Mountain Capital and management. The company says it has expertise in a wide range of sectors, from retail and financial services to energy and engineering, with clients that include Rolls-Royce, Deloitte, Citi, Statoil and Vodafone.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank4
CompanyAlexander Mann Solutions
ActivityRecruitment consultancy
LocationCentral London
Sales £m617.4
Operating profit £m19.0
Main shareholdersNew Mountain Capital (64%), management (36%)
Staff1,759
Founded1996
Websitewww.alexandermannsolutions.com

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