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A-Gas supplies environmentally friendly gases, to replace harmful CFCs in products such as refrigerators and insulation foam. The Bristol firm bought two companies in Australia and two in America in 2012, contributing to profits of £17.7m. Led by founder and chairman John Rutley, 63, LDC backed a buyout from Growth Capital Partners in April 2011, taking a 62% stake, which valued the company at £70m.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank56
CompanyA-Gas International
ActivityChemicals and gases distributor
LocationBristol
Annual profit growth52.21%
Latest profits £000s17,748
Latest sales £000s87,967
Staff254
Founded1993
Websitewww.agas.com

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