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The Peterborough-based BGL Group provides insurance and household financial services to 10m customers through brands including comparethemarket.com and Beagle Street. In 2017, the company, led by chief executive Matthew Donaldson, 46, sold a 30% stake to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in a deal worth £675m. Profit rose to £152.8m in 2018, making it one of the most profitable companies on the league table.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank4
CompanyBGL Group
ActivityInsurance/price comparison provider
LocationPeterborough
Sales £m660.9
Operating profit £m152.8
Main shareholdersFamily trusts (65.25%), CPPIB (30%), management & others (4.75%)
Staff2,684
Founded1992
Websitewww.bglgroup.co.uk

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda