In 2006, chief executive Robert Whiteside, 56, led a management buyout of this Yorkshire-based marketing services provider. It has expanded operations to 30 locations in Europe and the Americas, and has four business units with activities that include marketing services, paper and electronic communications, secure print and packaging.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank208
CompanyAdare
ActivityMarketing services provider
LocationWest Yorkshire
Sales £m160.0
Operating profit £m4.8
Main shareholdersCaird Capital (75%), Management (25%)
Staff812
Founded1991
Websitewww.adare.com

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