About NES Fircroft

Our Story

With over 90 years’ combined experience of delivering workforce solutions to the global energy industry, NES Fircroft is proud to be the world’s leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.

We provide tailored staffing solutions, sourced from a global talent pool by a dedicated, discipline specific team of consultants.

We are a people focused business and have access to the best talent wherever it may be in the world. NES Fircroft offers a full range of staffing solutions: Contract, Permanent (Direct) Hire, Managed Solutions, or a fully outsourced service. These services are complemented by an industry leading support service and global mobility package to ensure our clients keep hold of the top talent in a compliant manner for as long as they need it.

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Celebrating 5 decades of success

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In 1978, Northenden Engineering Services was established by co-founders, Geoff Lloyd and Bryan Sullivan.

The company was known as NES International, NES Overseas and often simply “NES” before becoming NES Global Talent as part of a re-branding exercise in 2011. The business grew impressively and was sold to AEA Investors in 2012 for £234m, more than three times as much as it was valued six years previously.

Since then, we went through a major merger with Fircroft (September 2020) to become NES Fircroft - our combined reach makes us true world-leaders in technical and engineering workforce solutions.

Strong financial base

We have been able to make 7 strategic acquisitions in the last 5 years, adding Energy People, RC consultants, Sure Flow, Frontica Advantage, Ziegler’s Oilfield Consulting, Redbock and Bedrock Petroleum Consultants to our portfolio.

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Supporting energy transformation

We began our journey as one of the leading oil and gas staffing providers in the industry, but as the company has grown and evolved so has our reach in to new sectors and we have successfully transferred the NES brand into complementary sectors such as Power, Renewables and Life Sciences.

Industry Diversification

2024 vision

Our vision is to provide the expertise which supports our clients as they accelerate the transition to sustainable energy production and secure a brighter future for generations to come.

Awards & Accolades

NES Fircroft prides itself on delivering quality, award winning services. Our success is based upon establishing a culture of excellence throughout the organisation and putting customer satisfaction at the centre of everything we do.


EcoVadis, one of the world’s most trusted providers of business sustainability ratings, recently scored NES Fircroft with a platinum rating for our environmental efforts. 

Scoring 78 out of a possible 100, this places NES Fircroft in the top 1% of their verified businesses. 

The accreditation is testament to the impact of our corporate sustainability efforts and demonstrates NES Fircroft’s continued commitment to Environmental improvements.

KindNES Foundation

The NES Fircroft Foundation was established in 2022 to bring our teams together across the world and leverage our scale to make a greater difference in our local communities and the global environment in which we operate.

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Diversity Commitment

With over 80 offices around the globe NES Fircroft has a diverse workforce and we recognise, respect and value the diverse nature of the wider society in which we operate.

However we do not feel it is enough to simply implement procedures in line with equality legislation and we have broadened our approach to ensure we are working towards being market leaders in tackling diversity issues and are supporting our clients to achieve their diversity goals.

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Core Values

Our customers are at the centre of everything we do.

  • Our first priority is to deliver safe, efficient and effective workforce solutions that help our clients meet their objectives to transform their businesses for the future.
  • Contractors and candidates are valued customers. We aim to offer employment opportunities in local communities or worldwide where their skills are needed.
  • Our support teams are dedicated to enabling and empowering their colleagues to ensure we can continue to supply leading engineering talent on projects that make a difference.

We do the right things in the right way every time.

  • Personal integrity and responsibility are the foundations of our business, and we own our responsibility to our customers, colleagues and shareholders. We differentiate our workforce solutions on the basis of compliance and hold ourselves and our suppliers to the highest standards to protect our people and those in our supply chains.
  • We are committed to minimising our impact on the environment and supporting projects that are fundamental to the global energy transition, carbon neutral projects and renewable energy, as well as innovations in power, chemicals and life sciences.

We bring passion and determination to our work every day.

  • We work harder and smarter to improve quality and standards within our profession.
  • We look to grow and develop our own talent, providing employment opportunities all over the world.
  • We give back to those around us and in our communities supporting local causes where we can make a real difference

Our business is dynamic and customised to the needs and opportunities of the local markets where we compete.

  • We are creative, adaptive and innovative to ensure we evolve with our clients to meet their changing needs and also those of our planet.
  • We look for new opportunities to improve our processes and evolve our working practices.

We work together as one team, always.

  • Our collaboration – globally and locally – sets us apart.
  • We strive to be the best in our industry, for our employees, our customers and for future generations.
  • We recognise, respect and value diversity; it makes us better.

ISO Governance

Our services are underpinned by a management system framework focused on governance, compliance and improvement.  We integrate processes to secure conformity, seek customer satisfaction and give assurances that support our business, that safeguard employees and other stakeholders, and that promote sustainability 

Our policy and business practices are aligned to the international standards of ISO9001 Quality Management, ISO14001 Environmental Management and ISO45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management.

Formal certification for the ‘provision of staffing solutions to industry and professions’ is in place across our head office and specific regional offices in Australia, Canada, UK, and USA. Our management system, its principles and defined processes are however implemented across the global business involving employees at all levels. 

We shall continue to focus on continual improvement in line with business growth and expansion, and to continue to apply the core elements of our management systems across our global business.


Being ISO certified ensures that we maintain consistency in our internal processes and enables us to deliver a high level of satisfaction to both candidates and clients. Customers can be confident that we are listening to their needs and delivering staffing solutions to meet both their requirements and any legislative obligations, no matter where in the world they may be. Customer feedback enables us to act on these assurances by monitoring satisfaction levels, determining improvements and taking appropriate action.

Customer Focus Surveys are conducted regularly across the global business; A Net Promoter System® (NPS) is implemented as a basis for these surveys across all customer groups, with further questions incorporated to gauge overall relationship and satisfaction.

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