This company supplies professionals to the oil-and-gas, nuclear power and automotive industries, and has placed 4,400 technical workers with clients in 40 countries. Fircroft launched a permanent recruitment arm in 2008, which places about 500 people a year. It has opened an office in Kuala Lumpur and more overseas expansion is expected after it completed a £46m debt refinancing with Barclays in May. Under chief executive Johnathan Johnson, sales reached £337.5m in 2009.

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Company details
ActivityTechnical Recruitment Specialist
Sales £m337.5
Operating profit £m5.8
Main shareholdersJohnson family and management (100%)

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