Altrincham-based Energy recruitment firm Worldwide Recruitment Solutions (WRS) rounded off an award-winning 2014 last Thursday, December 4th, snatching the Insider North West’s International Company of the Year (£10m – £25m turnover) award at the Insider International Trade Awards 2014. The event was held at Manchester’s prestigious Lowry Hotel and was attended by some of the region’s most important businesspeople.

WRS, who have seen phenomenal growth since the company was founded in 2008, have this year ranked 18th in The Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For and were also shortlisted in the SMARTA Breakthrough 50.

Within 2 years, turnover has grown from £5m to £22m, and is expected to be around £32m come the end of 2014. The Insider judges praised WRS, saying that “to be able to grow that fast and hold it together is commendable.”

The company supply both permanent and contract personnel to some of the world’s leading operators within the Oil & Gas, Mining, Marine, Power and Construction industries. Export business accounted for roughly 84% of WRS’ turnover in 2013.

Mark Brown, Managing Director of WRS, comments:

“We were up against some extremely tough competition in this year’s International Trade Awards, competing against great export businesses including Medtrade Products and Steadfast Engineering. It’s an absolute privilege to be recognised at one of the North West’s most prestigious business events. The award is a reflection of the brilliant service we continue to provide to our clients all around the world.”