Runwood operates residential care homes and day centres across England and Northern Ireland. It cares for more than 4,500 residents, most of whom live with some form of dementia. Chief executive Gordon Sanders, 71, bought the Essex-based business for £60,000 in 1988, before embarking on a buy-and-build strategy that has seen the company’s estate grow to 70 homes.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank246
CompanyRunwood Homes
ActivityResidential homes operator
LocationEssex
Sales £m117.4
Operating profit £m20.3
Main shareholdersGordon Sanders (100%)
Staff4,488
Founded1962
Websitewww.runwoodhomes.co.uk

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