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This company provides catering for workplaces, schools, functions and livery halls and holds a royal warrant for its services to the Queen. Chief executive Bill Toner, 61, took the reins after the company merged with his former employer, HCM, in 2015. The Reading-based firm has pressed on with organic and acquisitive growth, merging with Harbour & Jones and Concerto in 2017, and sales rose 19% in 2018 to £286.5m. This year it merged its Scottish business with the Stirling-based Inspire Catering, and saw Equistone Partners replace MML Capital as its minority shareholder.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank73
CompanyCH&Co Group
ActivityCatering group
LocationReading
Sales £m286.5
Operating profit £m9.3
Main shareholders

Management (>50%), Equistone Partners (<50%)

Staff6,211
Founded1991
Websitewww.chandcogroup.com/

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