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Operating in a niche sector, this Tunbridge Wells recruitment firm supplies clinical, medical and regulatory specialists to big pharmaceutical firms and life-science companies all over Europe. Founders Jane Woodhead and Matthew Perrett say they rely on the detailed industry knowledge of their consultants in placing highly skilled candidates to manage clinical trials and drug-approval projects. Increasing placements of specialist contract staff have helped sales grow 117% a year, from £804,000 in 2004 to £8.2m in 2007.

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Company details
Year2008
Rank19
CompanyHobson Prior
ActivityRecruitment consultancy
LocationTunbridge Wells
Annual sales rise over 3 years116.76%
Latest sales £000s8,186
Staff19
Founded2002
Websitewww.hobsonprior.com

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