Operating from 11 British airports, this Manchester-headquartered company provides aircraft maintenance to 160 airlines, including SAS and Air France. Services include plane cleaning, de-icing, and maintenance of seats and carpets. The firm has increased sales to Germany, the Middle East and Far East, and its exports now account for 40% of turnover. Profits grew 106% a year, from £569,000 in 2007 to £5m in 2010 under chief executive Bryan Bodek. Last month, LDC bought a minority stake in a deal that valued the company at about £40m.
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