Not content with selling two previous recruitment companies for some £12.5m, recruitment consultants Paul Atkinson and Gordon Adam have started out for a third time with Edinburgh-based Head Resourcing. At present, 80% of the company’s turnover comes from placing contract professionals in companies such as HSBC and HBOS. The firm wants to expand and has set its sights on Dubai, hoping to capitalise on the Gulf state’s large expatriate Scottish community. It also bought a controlling stake in the headhunter Carlyle Associates this year. Sales have grown 207% a year from £256,000 in 2002 to £7.4m in 2005.

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Company details
CompanyHead Resourcing
ActivityRecruitment agency
Annual sales rise over 3 years206.87%
Latest sales £000s7,406

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