Founded in 1987 by chairman Alan Savage, 64, Orion has grown from a small recruitment agency to a global business with 44 offices across six continents. The Inverness firm supplies engineering and technical staff to the oil and gas industry, as well as other sectors, such as IT, railways and mining. Its customers include Shell, BP and Canadian energy company Nexen.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank67
CompanyOrion Group
ActivityEngineering recruitment consultancy
LocationInverness
Sales £m355.2
Operating profit £m12.5
Main shareholdersAlan Savage and family
Staff384
Founded1987
Websitewww.orioneng.co.uk

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