This logistics provider says it can reach 88% of the UK population within an hour. Customers such as the BBC and Wickes use its same-day delivery service, supported by live tracking and route-mapping software. Group chief executive Patrick Gallagher, 49, has led a buy-and-build strategy, and in February private equity firm LDC acquired a minority stake alongside existing investor Dunedin, valuing the Surrey-headquartered business at £175m.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank186
CompanyCitySprint
ActivityLogistics provider
LocationSurrey
Sales £m146.0
Operating profit £m2.9
Main shareholders

Management (>50%), LDC and Dunedin (<50%)

Staff723
Founded2002
Websitewww.citysprint.co.uk

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