In 2016, this private hire company acquired international chauffeuring business Tristar for a reported £30m and, in January last year, US car service Flyte Tyme for $25m (£19m), helping sales grow 31% to £345.8m in 2017. It has been investing big to counter the spread of US ride-hailing business Uber, which in June was granted a 15-month licence to continue to operate in London, following its ban last September. Under chief executive Andy Boland, 48, Addison Lee now has 5,500 vehicles operating in London and New York, and offers vehicles through affiliates in 350 cities globally.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank56
CompanyAddison Lee
ActivityPrivate hire vehicle provider
LocationCentral London
Sales £m345.8
Operating profit £m25.7
Main shareholdersThe Carlyle Group (>50%), Liam Griffin (<50%)
Staff1,597
Founded1975
Websitewww.addisonlee.com

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