Richard Biffa started this company more than 100 years ago, collecting ash from London power stations. Today, its 2,000 refuse trucks hit the road every morning to collect waste. In November 2012 it secured a big refinancing.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank74
CompanyBiffa
ActivityIntegrated waste manager
LocationHigh Wycombe
Sales £m*792
Profit £m*91
Year endMar 13
Principal shareholdersAngelo Gordon, Avenue Capital Group, Sankaty Advisors
Staff6,376
Founded1913
Websitewww.biffa.co.uk

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