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Fifty local authorities outsource the management of more than 150 leisure facilities to this Stirling-headquartered group, run by managing director Martin Bell, 55, the son of founder Frank. The business also makes its own-branded pizzas for supermarkets and provides catering management software for NHS trusts and local authorities. In 2015, it diversified further, buying Weight Management Centre and Discovery Learning. These acquisitions, plus new contracts with city councils such as Sunderland and Middlesbrough, helped profits increase 74% to £9.9m last year.

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Company details
CompanyCastle View
ActivityLeisure services manager
Sales £m137.1
Operating profit £m9.9
Main shareholdersMartin Bell (95%), Caroline Bell (5%)

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda