A STOURBRIDGE recruitment firm has been named as one of the top 1,000 companies ‘to inspire Britain’ by London Stock Exchange Group.

Jonathan Lee Recruitment, which specialises in the engineering and manufacturing sector, was included on the list as one of the fastest growing small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK.

To be selected, the Mount Road-based company needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, while outperforming industry competitors.

Chairman Jonathan Lee said: “I was delighted to hear that we had once again been included in the London Stock Exchange 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.

“Whilst we have benefited from a fairly buoyant engineering and manufacturing sector, our continued growth has been largely due to our diversification into a broader range of industries and services.

“Our flexibility, coupled with the hard work and continued customer focus of our 100-strong multi-talented recruitment and support teams, results in 85 per cent repeat business.”

The group was founded 37 years ago and operates in a diverse range of manufacturing sectors from motorsport and transport industries to utilities and food and drink.

Xavier Rolet, chief executive of the London Stock Exchange Group, said: “High growth SMEs are the driving force behind the UK economy, developing the skills, jobs and growth we need.”

A full searchable database of all of the companies which appear in the list, along with a downloadable pdf of the publication, can be found online at www.1000companies.com