PNG climbs top 10 to become highest placed recruiter



Pertemps Network Group (PNG) is the highest-placed recruiter in this year’s Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 – at number 2!

The annual league table ranks Britain’s private mid-market growth companies with the biggest sales.

With a 2015 turnover of £614m, Pertemps Network Group leapt from 11th place to number 2 in the charts with only first-placed health club operator Virgin Active recording better sales in the same year.

The 250 companies achieved combined sales of £58.1bn, a 14% increase year-on-year, profits of £4.9bn, up 26%,and an 11% growth to a total of 354,000 people.

Seven of the top 10 companies with biggest profits are headquartered outside of London – including PNG which is based in Warwickshire - and the southeast of England.

The league table and awards programme is sponsored by Grant Thornton, and compiled year by Fast Track, the Oxford-based research and networking events firm.

Sacha Romanovitch, chief executive of Grant Thornton UK LLP, the title sponsor of the league table, praised the companies for their performance:

“In the wake of the EU referendum it is more important than ever that businesses, and the public and the third sectors work together to help the UK to build on its strengths and ensure that the economy continues to grow. I am heartened to see how these businesses are embracing a collaborative approach to drive prosperity throughout the UK and wider society.”