More than 11,000 industrial, warehouse and distribution companies use this firm when they need temporary or permanent staff. The Birmingham based recruiter opened branches in Norwich and Wakefield this year, taking its total to 70. The group is led by co-founder and chief executive Andrew Sweeney, 58.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank79
CompanyThe Best Connection
ActivityRecruitment consultancy
LocationBirmingham
Sales £m301.4
Operating profit £m12.5
Main shareholdersCo-founders (71%), other management (29%)
Staff728
Founded1991
Websitewww.thebestconnection.co.uk

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