This recruitment agency has over 200 branches in 90 towns across the country and generated sales of £288m in 2000. Unaudited accounts indicate sales in 2001 of £352m. It claims to place 25,000 temporary staff every week with its clients, including one third of FTSE 100 companies. Founded in 1961 by Constance Watts with a single Birmingham office, the company is now run by Constance’s son Tim who joined his mother’s fledgling company in the early 1970s. Pertemps’ turnover is made up of commission earned for the placement of permanent and temporary staff, as well as the full salaries of temporary staff placed with clients.
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