Founded in 1968, this London-based advertising and marketing company employs a spectrum of staff that includes architects, 3D and 2D designers, film makers, journalists, social media experts, bloggers and creative strategists. Led by group chief executive Patrick Reid, 41, its clients include 3M, Ford, Shell and Canon. Last year, the firm launched Imagination Academy, a programme partnering with universities to offer bursaries and internships to encourage creativity.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank111
CompanyImagination
ActivityCreative agency
LocationCentral London
Sales £m210.4
Operating profit £m7.1
Main shareholdersGary Withers, founder & chairman, other management and employees (100%)
Staff675
Founded1978
Websitewww.imagination.com

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