With a database of 100,000 candidates, Swift Worldwide Resources has been providing manpower to the oil & gas industry for over 25 years. It also offers logistics, payroll, benefits, and safety services. The company, which has hub centres in Houston and London, operates in more than 35 countries and provided assistance in the clean-up of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, which helped to lift its sales by 58% to £390.4m in 2010. The company is headed by chief executive Tobias Read and backed by Gresham Private Equity, which invested a reported £21m for a majority stake in 2006.

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Company details
CompanySwift Worldwide Resources
ActivityRecruitment consultancy
Sales £m390.4
Operating profit £m11.1
Main shareholdersGresham Private Equity (57%), management and employees (43%)

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