Peter Done is best known as one of two colourful brothers from Manchester who run the Betfred bookmaking empire. His family’s interest in recruitment is less well known. In December 2002, Done bought Portfolio Payroll for £400,000, and his son Danny has driven the business forward. The London company recruits payroll staff on behalf of clients such as HMV, Borders and Goldman Sachs. Its sales have grown 72% a year, from an annualised £1.2m in 2003 to £5.9m in 2006.

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Company details
Year2006
Rank80
CompanyPortfolio Payroll
ActivityPayroll recruitment consultancy
LocationCentral London
Annual sales rise over 3 years71.53%
Latest sales £000s5,868
Staff22
Founded1988
Websitewww.portfoliopayroll.co.uk

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