London-based Arqiva provides the infrastructure behind television, radio, satellite and wireless communications for customers including the BBC, ITV and Al Jazeera. Led by chief executive Simon Beresford-Wylie, 60, it runs the world’s largest digital radio network, in the UK, and last year pioneered 5G wireless broadband services across London, in partnership with Samsung.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank64
CompanyArqiva
ActivityCommunications services provider
LocationCentral London
Sales £m944
Profit £m468
Year endJun 17
Principal shareholdersCanada Pension Plan Investment Board (48%), Macquarie (25%), other investors (27%)
Staff2,100
Founded2005
Websitewww.arqiva.com

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