Element’s laboratories test the safety and compliance of materials used in the oil and gas, aerospace, industrial and transport sectors for customers such as Ford, GE and Boeing. In 2015, 3i sold its majority share to private equity firm Bridgepoint for £215m. Chief executive Charles Noall, 58, led the £620m acquisition of rival Exova in April.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank108
CompanyElement
ActivityTesting & certification services provider
LocationCentral London
Sales £m212.8
Operating profit £m47.2
Main shareholdersBridgepoint (>50%), management (<50%)
Staff1,832
Founded2014
Websitewww.element.com

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