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Around a third of all FTSE companies use Pertemps to find temporary staff, according to this high-street recruitment firm. It was founded by Constance Watts in 1961 and is now majority-owned by her son, chairman Tim Watts. The business has nearly 600 permanent staff who own nearly 40% of the business through an employee benefit trust. The business has over 20,000 flexible workers on its books with sales reaching £209m in 2007.

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Company details
CompanyPertemps Network Group
ActivityRecruitment consultancy
Sales £m209.0
Operating profit £m4.4
Main shareholdersTim Watts and family (63%), staff and management (37%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda