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BRG moves up Grant Thornton's Hertfordshire business list

Berry Recruitment Group (BRG) has moved up nine places in the rankings for Grant Thornton's Hertfordshire Limited, a study of the county's 200 largest privately owned companies.


The St Albans-based company was placed at number 55 by Grant Thornton, the accountancy giant – up from 64 in 2015.


Rankings are based on turnover and BRG anticipates a figure well in excess of £60m for 2016.


The company has more than 30 branches across the country, including a rapidly expanding one in Hatfield, Herts.


The family-business employs more than 200 staff and has recently expanded its operations in London.


Spencer Berry, business development director at BRG, said, “Moving up nine places in the rankings for privately-owned businesses in Hertfordshire is something we’re very pleased about.


“Our Hatfield branch in the county is typical of our successes around the country – it has moved into bigger offices and employed more staff.


“The branch has a really experienced team and has recently taken on apprentices who we are training.


“Recruitment is a good indicator of the economy and we are seeing positive signs going forward.”


A spokesman at Grant Thornton said, “Congratulations to Berry Recruitment for making this year’s Top 200 listing for Grant Thornton’s Hertfordshire Limited.


“This award recognises the top 200 privately owned businesses in the county based on turnover, who have their principal trading address in Hertfordshire.


“The review by Grant Thornton gives a fascinating insight into how Hertfordshire has performed during these changing times and provides a snapshot of the health of the county's economy as businesses in Hertfordshire respond to the challenges that lie ahead.


“Collectively, these 200 businesses have had an excellent year, delivering turnover of over £15bn, an increase of over 12% and EBITDA of £1.2bn - an increase of 9.6%.


“These mid-market entrepreneurial businesses remain the engine room of the county's business community and this growth points to a local economy that is continuing to strengthen.”



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