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During the pandemic, this Reading-based company provided mobile catering at two field hospitals. It normally supplies catering for workplaces, schools and livery halls, and holds a royal warrant. Chief executive Bill Toner, 61, sold a minority stake for an undisclosed sum to Equistone last year. It added 4,800 staff by acquiring Mitie Catering and Company of Cooks last September, and Vacherin in February. Equistone invested further funds in May as part of an equity and debt refinancing.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank23
CompanyCH&Co Group
ActivityCatering group
LocationReading
Sales £m502.8*
Operating profit £m32.4*
Main shareholdersManagement (60%), Equistone Partners (40%)
Staff9,500
Founded1991
Websitewww.chandcogroup.com

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda