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Hot 100 2012 45: Investigo

The basics

Company name: Investigo
What they do: Specialist recruitment for finance and logistics
Headquarters: London
The boss: Gary Watson

The financials

Latest turnover (?,000): 31,190
Four-year compound sales growth (%): 39
Latest Ebitda (?,000): 2,445

The details

Investigo is a specialist recruitment business focusing on finance and logistics professionals with an impressive list of big-name clients including Nike, Tesco, BT and M&S. 

The business has experienced rapid sales growth with turnover jumping from £11.5m to more than £31m in four years. 

As you might expect from a successful recruitment business, people are at the heart of the organisation. According to chief executive Gary Watson: ?We concentrate on the attraction, hiring and development of the best people in the market and pride ourselves on the quality of depth in our relationships with our client and candidates. Having the right culture is vital which is why we believe in the importance of organic growth. In the last 18 months we have doubled our headcount from 65 to 130. The group is looking to continue expanding dependant on the right people being identified.

Organic growth is central to the business” future plans. We intend to grow what we ve got,” says Watson, but Investigo is likely to spread to new geographical locations and enter more specialist parts of the recruitment market.

The Hot 100 2012 is brought to you by Investec, Jordans, Cass Business School and Your Business Your Future.


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