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Managing director Jonathan Nicholson led a £17.5m buyout this year of this City-based specialist recruitment company backed by the private-equity firm NVM. Astbury Marsden is now looking to build on its position in the London banking sector and to expand internationally. It is also strengthening its recruitment services for management consultancies and commercial firms. Clients include Barclays Capital and JP Morgan. Sales have grown 92% a year from £2.6m in 2003 to £18.3m in 2006.

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Company details
Year2007
Rank41
CompanyAstbury Marsden
ActivityRecruitment agency
LocationCentral London
Annual sales rise over 3 years92.18%
Latest sales £000s18,251
Staff47
Founded1995
Websitewww.astburymarsden.com

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