In just 16 years, The Change Group has expanded its foreign-exchange operations into a business with revenues of £215.8m in 2006. The chain has a network of branches located in airports, cruise liners and shopping hotspots across Europe, America and Australasia, employing more than 70 different nationalities. The London business was founded and is chaired by serial entrepreneur Mohammed Zackariya-Marikar, who has previously launched successful businesses in finance and the music industry. Today it is run by his former wife Bette and son Sacha.

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Company details
ActivityBureaux de change operator
LocationCentral London
Sales £m*215.8
Operating profit £m*2.0
Main shareholdersM Zackariya-Marikar (62%), B Zackariya (28%), S Zackariya (10%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda