Constance Watts set up this recruiter 50 years ago and in 2011, chaired by her son, Tim, the network of 140 branches made sales of £309.7m. This year, Pertemps merged with AIM-listed former subsidiary Network Group in a £20m management buyout backed by LDC. The new company will transfer about 40% of ownership to its employees.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank103
CompanyPertemps Network Group
ActivityRecruitment consultancy
LocationWarwickshire
Sales £m*309.7
Operating profit £m*8.5
Main shareholdersManagement and employees (75%), LDC and others (25%)
Staff538
Founded1961
Websitewww.pertemps.co.uk

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