Operating in 39 countries from Australia to Angola to Brazil, Swift Technical Group provides recruitment services, international logistics, payroll services and health and safety monitoring. Formed in 1986 to provide technical personnel to the North Sea oil and gas industry, the company says it has a database of 30,000 candidates, and its clients include BP and Chevron. Chief executive Stewart Cantley led a management buy-in in 2006 backed by Gresham Private Equity, who purchased a 57% stake. Sales under chief executive Stewart Cantley reached £199.8m in 2008.

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Company details
CompanySwift Worldwide Resources
ActivityRecruitment consultancy
Sales £m199.8
Operating profit £m8
Main shareholdersGresham Private Equity, management

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