Arqiva spent five years and £600m delivering the UK’s digital switchover, which it says was the country’s largest ever broadcast engineering project. It was completed in Northern Ireland last October. Last year the company acquired Spectrum Interactive, the wi-fi hotspot provider, and invested £6m to strengthen the UK’s digital radio network. Arqiva’s customers include the BBC, ITV and BSkyB. Led by chief executive John Cresswell, 52, the company increased its sales to £832m in 2012.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank72
CompanyArqiva
ActivityCommunications services provider
LocationWinchester
Sales £m832
Profit £m402
Year endJun 12
Principal shareholdersCanada Pension Plan Investment Board (48%), other investors (52%)
Staff1,898
Founded2005
Websitewww.arqiva.com

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