Specialist People Services (SPS) has been recognised as one of the UK’s fastest-growing businesses for the second year running.
The group listed in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, which ranks the UK companies with the fastest-growing international sales based on overseas revenues of £1m or more.
SPS is recognised through its Driver Hire Australia business, which specialises in transport and logistics recruitment.
Since its launch in 2012, Driver Hire Australia has enjoyed rapid year-on-year growth. In the year ending March 2016 the business recorded international sales of £4.9m.
The past 12 months has seen the continued expansion of Driver Hire Australia as it announced the opening of its fifth office. The Adelaide site, which is due to open later this year, will complement Driver Hire Australia’s existing offices in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
Chris Chidley, chief executive of SPS, said: “After launching in Australia just five years ago our international business is going from strength to strength. It’s experiencing record trading, consistently securing sales of more than AUD $1m a month and plays a vital role in the overall growth of the SPS group.
“Our focus on providing high-quality, reliable labour solutions to hard-to-serve industries like transport and logistics is bearing fruit and the opening of our fifth Australian office is testament to this. By the end of this year we will have a stronghold in South Australia, widening our geographic reach and enabling us to serve a wider range of clients.
“International expansion remains a key element of the group’s strategy and with Australia having just notched up a world record with a 103rd consecutive quarter of growth, it’s certainly a market that will remain important to us.”