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Led by Bill Toner, 62, and headquartered in Reading, this catering group provides services to schools, workplaces, events and the hospitality sector. Equistone Partners purchased a minority stake for an undisclosed sum in 2019, and annualised profits reached £22.8 million later that year. It has expanded through a string of acquisitions, most recently of London-based Vacherin in February 2020. To help it survive Covid curbs, it completed a refinancing in May 2020 and raised £15 million from its existing shareholders.

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Company details
Year2021
Rank22
CompanyCH&Co Group
ActivityCatering group
LocationReading
Annual profit growth76.56%
Latest profits £000s†22,788
Latest sales £000s†408,280
Staff10,267
Founded1991
Websitewww.chandcogroup.com

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* supplied by company † annualised figure ‡ profits = ebitda