Started in 1991 by the late Robyn Jones OBE, this Reading-based group provides contract catering services for companies such as Gatwick Airport and visitor attractions including London Zoo. In 2015, MML Capital backed CH & Co’s merger with caterer HCM Group, acquiring a minority stake in a deal valuing the firm at £75m. Chief executive Bill Toner, 59, has led the group through two additional mergers — with Brookwood Partnership in July last year and independent caterer Harbour & Jones in June.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank124
CompanyCH&Co Group
ActivityCatering group
LocationReading
Sales £m191.2
Operating profit £m6.4
Main shareholdersManagement (>60%), MML Capital (<40%)
Staff4,688
Founded1991
Websitewww.chandco.net

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