This Inverness business operates from 19 overseas sites, in countries including Canada, Singapore and Kazakhstan, which complement its nine British offices. Orion Group is one of Scotland’s largest recruitment firms for engineering and technical staff covering the oil and gas, construction and aerospace sectors. In March Orion released an iPhone application allowing users to search and apply for jobs around the world from their handsets. Under chairman Alan Savage, sales grew by 40% to £287.8m in 2008.

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Company details
CompanyOrion Group
ActivityEngineering recruitment consultancy
Sales £m287.8
Operating profit £m10.2
Main shareholdersAlan Savage and family

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