Focusing on the public and not-for-profit sectors has kept this recruitment consultancy growing. London-based Allen Lane finds finance and human-resources professionals for government, NHS and charity clients. Its customers are mainly in southeast England and include Ofsted and the Chelsea and Westminster NHS trust. James Allen and Ben Lane founded the company in 2004, and increasing its NHS client base has helped sales grow 76% a year from £4.3m in 2006 to £23.6m in 2009.

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Company details
Year2009
Rank58
CompanyAllen Lane
ActivityPublic sector recruitment consultancy
LocationCentral London
Annual sales rise over 3 years76.43%
Latest sales £000s*23,644
Staff19
Founded2004
Websitewww.allenlane.co.uk

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