Started by Constance Watts in 1961 with £500, this Warwickshire recruitment group is now run by her son, chairman Tim Watts, 69. In 2012, the business merged with AIM-listed Network Group, a former subsidiary, in a £20m management buyout backed by private equity firm LDC. The firm recruits across sectors, including industrial and driving, IT, HR, accounting and finance.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank79
CompanyPertemps Network Group
ActivityRecruitment consultancy
LocationWarwickshire
Sales £m*805
Profit £m*21
Year endDec 17
Principal shareholdersManagement and employees (53%), LDC (25%), Tim Watts (22%)
Staff1,700
Founded1961
Websitewww.pertemps.co.uk

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