This Aberdeen firm provides specialist oilfield engineering services, operating cranes and building pipe and cable laying systems for customers that include BP and Shell. Sparrows was founded in 1950, but the company only moved into offshore services when Britain’s North Sea oil industry began to boom in the 1970s. Led by chief executive Stewart Mitchell, 49, it operates from 19 bases on six continents.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank141
CompanySparrows Offshore Group
ActivityOffshore services provider
LocationAberdeen
Sales £m211.7
Operating profit £m15.5
Main shareholdersAEA Investors, management
Staff1,855
Founded1965
Websitewww.sparrowsgroup.com

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