This specialist recruiter, which services the natural resource and engineering sectors, opened an office in Singapore last year to add to operations in more than 60 countries, from Azerbaijan to Thailand. Under chief executive Johnathan Johnson, 42, son of the founder John Johnson, the company generated two-thirds of its £933m sales last year overseas. Equistone backed a £140m buyout in 2012.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank57
CompanyFircroft
ActivityTechnical HR services provider
LocationWarrington
Sales £m*933
Profit £m*28
Year endAug 14
Principal shareholdersJohnson family and management (66%), Equistone Partners (34%)
Staff582
Founded1970
Websitewww.fircroft.com

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