Name: Direct Medics
Date founded: 2000
The boss: Paul Mulvenna
Location: Northern Ireland
Latest turnover: £16.8m
Three-year compound growth rate (%): 30.91
Latest EBITDA: £1.6m
It’s a supplier to public sector hospitals in Ireland and has been a contracted NHS supplier of doctors and nurses since 2006 and 2014 respectively.
Direct Medics has also been contracted to supply locum doctors in Belfast since 2005 – initially to the Royal Group of Hospitals and then to the Belfast Trust after an amalgamation.
Its position as the agency of choice in Greater Belfast has been cemented by its supply – 62 per cent of all locum requirements from the trust were filled by Direct Medics for the 2012/2013 year.
Its presence has been wide-ranging, spanning many areas and Direct Medics has also contracted to the Western Trust, Northern Trust, Southern Trust and Crown Commercial Service and NHS Scotland.
The repetition and maintaining of contracts is a particular strength of the business, reflecting its longstanding commitment to quality of service and its reputation – developed by its recruitment team in particular, who serve as the main point of contact for customers.
The focus is on providing and fostering long-term partnerships between clients and its doctors – from registration to aftercare, looking to offer guidance before, during and after placements. The importance of “onboarding” is also recognised, by Direct Medics gradually establishing links with the doctors and helping with accommodation assistance, banking and advice on relocating families.
A healthy compound growth rate of 30.91 per cent indicates that the recruiter is on the right track for the coming year.