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This Essex company was founded in 2003 to supply security guards to the public and private sectors. Set up by university friends Muhammad Alam, Omer Malik and Kashif and Sharjeel Bhatti, it has grown from 10 employees to a pool of more than 500. It now supplies security and car-parking enforcement services to clients that include local councils, the NHS and large retail outlets. Sales at the company have swelled 144% a year from £383,000 in 2004 to £5.6m in 2007.

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Company details
Year2008
Rank8
CompanyManpower Direct
ActivitySecurity services provider
LocationEssex
Annual sales rise over 3 years143.99%
Latest sales £000s5,566
Staff28
Founded2003
Websitewww.manpowerdirect.co.uk

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