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CRG in at 2 On the Hot 100

The list was compiled from financial data supplied by Jordans, which measured three-year average annual growth in (profitable) sales turnover.

Recruiters feature with our highest entrant CRG in at number 2!, here’s how and what Real Business said about recruiters.

2 - Castlerock Recruitment 

Latest turnover: &pound18,028,000
Three-year compound growth rate (%):130.5
Latest EBITDA: &pound1,277,057

Castlerock Recruitment, otherwise known as CRG, is a company that provides recruitment and healthcare services to businesses within the medical, executive and rail sectors, both in the UK and overseas.

Run by Ian Munro, Ian McDougall and Paul Booth, the recruitment firm is headquartered in St Helens, but has ten other offices scattered across the country.

CRG consists of 11 specialist divisions, one of which is CRG Healthcare. The division supplies qualified nursing and healthcare assistants to public and private sector organisations, such as the NHS, private hospitals, care homes and residential living environments, in addition to continuing healthcare at home.

One of its core offerings are theatre nurses and operating department practitioners.

The North West Fund for Development Capital, which invested in the company in 2012, said: "The Castlerock management team have delivered strong growth in their business over the last couple of years by winning new customers and expanding their offering into new segments of the healthcare market. We have been particularly impressed by the high regard with which they are viewed by their customers.”

Since the cash injection, CEO Ian Munro states that the company has taken on new staff and also offers a larger number of top notch health professionals “to under-resourced hospitals, clinics, care homes and other institutions that rely on experienced healthcare professionals to deliver the best quality healthcare every day.”

4 - Pathology Group 

Latest turnover: &pound42,497,000
Three-year compound growth rate (%):100.31
Latest EBITDA: &pound2,068,624

Pathology Group is a provider of locum and permanent pathologists to the NHS, prison services, out-of-hours services and private sector clients.

The company is also part of Asclepius, the only healthcare recruitment group in the UK to operate distinct specialist companies that service every medical speciality. 

In 2013, Pathology become a member of & lsquo;Accelerate 250’, while leader and founder Louie Evans was asked to join a group of inspirational business leaders whose companies represent Britain’s & lsquo;vital six per cent’.

21 - ID Medical Group 

Latest turnover: &pound85,243,000
Three-year compound growth rate (%):53.24
Latest EBITDA: &pound3,173,765

ID Medical is a leading healthcare recruiter with over 90 per cent SLAs with the NHS.

Based in Milton-Keynes and created in 2002, the firm describes itself as "supplying over three million hours" to the NHS per annum. It is spearheaded by industry entrepreneur Deenu Patel, managing director. 

The company prides itself in partnering with its clients providing quality professional medical staff, with a synergy of values being the end goal of improved quality of patient care.

The company also has an extensive CSR and philanthropic outreach with its rapidly expanding critical mass of almost 400 workforce each engaging in regular community give back and charitable fundraising events.

46 - Interact Medical

Latest turnover: &pound39,391,000
Three-year compound growth rate (%):41.77
Latest EBITDA: &pound1,797,646

Interact Medical is a medical recruitment consultant suppling, in medical terminology, 'locums'. The company was set up in 1995, and is now based in Buckinghamshire. As a medical worker supplier in a crowded market, Interact aims to build trust between themselves and clients to distinguish themselves from the competition. Its clients include the NHS, as well as cosmetic and family planning clinics. 

The NHS is a particularly challenging client due to its exacting recruitment and compliance standards.

72 - First Point Group 

Latest turnover: &pound40,325,000 
Three-year compound growth rate (%):36.95
Latest EBITDA: &pound1,594,075

First Point Group recruits engineers for the global telecoms market across five geographical areas: Europe & Africa, Middle East, Asia, North America and Latin America.

They do, however, mainly work with emerging mobile and data technologies and provide contract resources, permanent placements and managed solutions for every aspect of telecoms engineering, from network design and implementation through to managed services.





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