Pride of the Midlands

A new report has revealed that Pertemps, which has its roots in the West Midlands, is now by far the biggest recruitment company in the region.

That’s not all, the business is even bigger in the West Midlands than the likes of household names such as Aston Martin, Dyson and the RAC!

According to the report, published by the BDO, Pertemps Network Group (PNG) is the 46th largest West Midlands company based on 2014 turnover. All businesses featured in the list have head offices and trading addresses in the region. At Number 1 in the league table is Jaguar Land Rover.

PNG is the highest ranking recruiter to feature in the list. Chairperson, Carmen Watson, said:

“Pertemps started life as a one-off business in Birmingham over 50 years ago and has now grown to become not only the biggest agency in the West Midlands, but the largest independently owned recruitment agency in the UK. It has been a remarkable rise and our long-term strategy is to continue growing through strategic acquisition and organic growth.”


Pertemps was recently named as one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. It was the tenth consecutive year that the business featured in the league table. To read the BDO report in full, go to