Swift has been providing manpower and logistical support to the oil and gas industry for 30 years. Based in London and led by chief executive Tobias Read, 49, it counts Chevron and BP among its clients. Last November management acted with American private equity house Wellspring Capital Management to buy the firm for an undisclosed sum.

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Company details
CompanySwift Worldwide Resources
ActivityRecruitment consultancy
Sales £m423.2
Operating profit £m16.8
Main shareholdersWellspring Capital Management (85.6%), management and employees (14.4%)

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