Social worker Jim Cockburn, 66, and foster carer Jan Rees, 75, set up this Worcestershire company in 1994 to provide foster homes for children in Britain. Core Assets has since expanded into other areas of social care and has offices in Australasia, Europe and North America. In 2015, it acquired Finnish company Nelja Astetta and won new contracts in Australia, which helped international sales rise to £34.5m.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank152
CompanyCore Assets
ActivityFoster agency
LocationWorcestershire
2-yr av intl sales growth pa22.82%
International sales £000s*34,495
Total sales £000s*168,338
Staff1,369
Founded1994
Websitewww.coreassets.com

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