Global operations in markets including China and Malaysia have kept business booming for this engineering recruiter. Further growth is expected this year with expansion into Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam. The group places technical and engineering staff in the energy, infrastructure, IT and life sciences sectors. Clients include BP, Centrica and Mott MacDonald. In 2006 chief executive Neil Tregarthen led an £86m secondary buyout backed by Graphite Capital. The group posted sales of £278.2m in 2009.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank87
CompanyNES Global Talent
ActivityEngineering recruitment consultancy
LocationAltrincham
Sales £m278.2
Operating profit £m12.1
Main shareholdersGraphite Capital (63%), Neil Tregarthen (11%), management and staff (27%)
Staff365
Founded1978
Websitewww.nes.co.uk

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