Chief executive Rosaleen Blair CBE, 51, founded this London consultancy in 1996 and has since taken it into more than 80 countries. It was sold by Graphite Capital in 2013 for £260m to the US private-equity firm New Mountain Capital. It operates in sectors ranging from healthcare to retail banking, and clients include Rolls-Royce and Nike. Sales, which include temporary workers’ gross pay, hit £921m. This year it launched Talent Collective, a consulting group set up to help businesses implement change.

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Company details
CompanyAlexander Mann Solutions
ActivityRecruitment consultancy
LocationCentral London
Sales £m*921
Profit £m*35
Year endDec 16
Principal shareholdersNew Mountain Capital (73%), management (27%)

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