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Orion Group no1 Scottish company in Top 250 report

Orion Group, the largest international and independent personnel provider, has once again landed within the top 20 UK recruitment agencies according the latest Recruitment International & lsquo;Top 250’ report.

Ranked as the thirteenth best in Britain, an increase of two positions on the previous year, Orion Group was also ranked first in Scotland as well as topping the table as the

UK’s number 1 recruitment business in the oil and gas sector, illustrating its dominant position throughout the UK.

The latest report concentrates on the time period of January to December, 2012, with all recruitment companies featured providing their own figures.  The information is then validated by Recruitment International.

The research for the Top 250 is used by a wide cross section of professionals including HR and personnel, purchasing executives, Government officials and brokers and financial experts.

Orion Group chairman, Alan Savage, said, “We are pleased to see recognition of our strong position in the UK and leading position in Scotland. This is due in no small smart to the hard work of our dedicated and talented staff and I wish to thank them for all their efforts as we move towards an exciting time for the business.”

The Orion Group has seen steady growth in turnover and profit reflecting the investment made in the business in terms of staff, systems and geographical diversification.

Established in 1987, Orion Group is an independent, family owned business that has grown from a small employment agency supplying the Highland rig construction yards, to a world leader in providing personnel to the engineering industry.

With an Inverness-based head office, the company employs 401 staff across its 40 worldwide offices and Inverness HQ.  The company employs permanent and contract staff to organisations across the world and has up to 3000 personnel in the UK and 1500 worldwide on assignment at any one time.  It has an overall turnover figure of &pound355.17m for the year ending 31 December 2012.

Key clients include Shell Expro, Nexen, Technip, BP International and Talisman.


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