Targeting Africa proved a good decision for this Warrington-based recruitment firm, having tripled its revenue from the continent to £5m over four years. It has offices in Ghana and Kenya, and recently opened in Albania. Led by chief executive John Urpi, 60, international sales reached £8.8m in 2014, assisted by partnerships on all six continents.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank99
CompanyFirst Recruitment Group
ActivityRecruitment consultancy
LocationWarrington
2-yr av intl sales growth pa37.36%
International sales £000s8,759
Total sales £000s101,296
Staff64
Founded1997
Websitewww.first-technical.co.uk

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