A leading provider of health and social care, Care UK runs more than 50 nursing and residential homes for older people. It also provides some 120,000 hours of care and support each week to people in their own homes. Previously listed on the stock exchange, this Essex firm was acquired by the private-equity group Bridgepoint Capital in April for a reported £281m. In 2009 chief executive Mike Parish oversaw a sales increase of 30% to £410m.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank33
CompanyCare UK
ActivityCare services provider
LocationCentral London
Sales £m410
Operating profit £m31.4
Main shareholdersBridgepoint (85%), Management (15%)
Staff13,326
Founded1982
Websitewww.careuk.com

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