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NES Global Talent supplies technical and engineering staff for the power, mining 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, 54, with offices in 33 countries. Sales rose 21% to £840m in 2018, helped by multiple acquisitions, including two in North America.

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Company details
CompanyNES Global Talent
ActivityEngineering recruitment consultancy
Sales £m840
Profit £m43
Year endOct 18
Principal shareholdersAEA Investors (>40%), management (<50%), Akastor (>10%)

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