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Virtual recruitment has become the new norm at this company, which supplies technical and engineering staff for the energy, mining, life science, power and chemicals sectors, among others. Founded in 1978, it was sold to AEA Investors for £234m in 2012. It is now a global recruitment consultancy led by chief executive Tig Gilliam, 55, and has offices in 38 countries. Sales grew 57% to £1.3bn in 2019, due to strong organic growth and acquisitions.

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Company details
CompanyNES Global Talent
ActivityEngineering recruitment consultancy
Sales £m*1,321
Profit £m*71
Year endOct 19
Principal shareholdersAEA Investors (>40%), management (<50%), Akastor (>10%)

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