This Oxford company’s customers range from Anglia Water to Vodafone. Chairman and chief executive John Neill, 69, has led the group, which is largely employee-owned, since it was formed in 1987 in a buyout from British Leyland. It has expanded its international operations with sites in China, India, America and Australia, helping sales grow to £748m in 2016.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank82
CompanyUnipart Group
ActivityManufacturing, logistics & consultancy
LocationOxford
Sales £m*748
Profit £m*27
Year endDec 16
Principal shareholdersManagement & staff (52%), pension schemes and others (48%)
Staff6,192
Founded1987
Websitewww.unipart.co.uk

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