Founded 21 years ago, this tour operator began by running guided visits to Vietnam and has since expanded to offer tailor-made trips to more than 80 destinations. Group headquarters are in Oxfordshire and it has offices in London, and Boston in America. In December 2015, chief executive Ian Simkins, 50, led a secondary buyout backed by 3i, which acquired a majority stake for £159m.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank146
CompanyAudley Travel
ActivityTour operator
LocationOxfordshire
Sales £m173.5
Operating profit £m20.6
Main shareholders3i (>50%), management (<50%)
Staff402
Founded1996
Websitewww.audleytravel.com

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