Fircroft supplies technical staff to companies in the oil and gas, nuclear power and automotive industries. Some 80% of its turnover is generated overseas, with recent office openings in Iraq, Norway, and Trinidad and Tobago. Chief executive Johnathan Johnson, 40, is the son of the founder John Johnson. In June last year Equistone backed a £140m buyout for a 37% stake. The booming oil and gas sectors helped to fuel sales growth of 29% to £725m in 2012.
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