Specialist People Services (SPS) has been recognised as one of Europe’s fastest growing businesses by the Financial Times.

The business is included in the FT1000, a list of Europe’s 1,000 fastest-growing companies based on revenue growth between 2012 and 2015. Specialist people services

The inaugural list was produced in association with Statista, a market research company, and includes companies from 24 countries. It will be featured in a supplement published in the Financial Times on Monday 24th April.

SPS, which is backed by private equity investor LDC, recorded group revenues of £129.4m for the year ending March 2016 and all areas of the business experienced growth.

Chris Chidley, chief executive at SPS, said: “In a climate where European economies are seeing flat growth, we have been able to buck this trend and grow our business by diversifying the group to provide business critical services to customers across the UK and Australia.

“By offering added-value products, such as people management and training services we are meeting client needs beyond just labour requirements. This, combined with our quality-first approach, is helping us to deliver year-on-year growth and we look forward to building on its success further throughout the year ahead.”

SPS companies include leading specialist transport and logistics recruiters Driver Hire Nationwide and Driver Hire Australia; eServices & Training, which offers Driver CPC training and online people management services; and specialist rail recruitment, training and plant services business ISS Labour.