Jonathan Lee Recruitment, the engineering and manufacturing recruitment specialist has been been identified as one of ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’. The list, compiled by London Stock Exchange Group, was published in its third annual report of the fastest growing and most dynamic small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK.

To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming industry competitors.

The Stourbridge-based group was founded 37 years ago and now operates in a diverse range of manufacturing sectors from motorsport and aerospace to utilities and food and drink, helping regional, national and international clients to secure the best talent in an increasingly competitive environment. 

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, such as our digital design office in Hatton, Warwickshire that supports manufacturing clients by providing pre-product concept work.

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

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

Writing in the publication, The Rt. Hon. George Osborne MP said: “UK high-growth businesses are leading the charge in rebuilding our economy. These companies are the backbone of the British economy. They create high-quality, well paid jobs, innovate and drive economic growth.”

A full searchable database of all of the companies along with a downloadable pdf of the publication can be found online at


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