Founded in 1957 as a security company, Cordant now focuses mainly on recruitment, supplying workers in sectors such as nursing, engineering and catering. In 2016 the company’s revenues — which include temporary workers’ gross pay — rose 28% to an annualised £829m, thanks to organic growth and the acquisition of Staffgroup in 2015. The west London family-owned group is run by chief executive Chris Kenneally, 56, and chaired by Phillip Ullmann, 52.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank70
CompanyCordant Group
ActivityManpower services provider
LocationWest London
Sales £m†*829
Profit £m†*9
Year endJun 16
Principal shareholdersUllmann family (98%), employee benefit trust (2%)
Staff37,228
Founded1957
Websitewww.cordantgroup.com

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