As its name suggests, this company helps clients to manage risk, whether this is political, security related, or to do with a company’s integrity – staff engaging in corrupt or criminal practices, for example. It was founded in 1975, and in 2011 NVM Private Equity invested £12m, taking a 20% stake. Richard Fenning, 50, is chief executive.

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Company details
CompanyControl Risks
ActivityRisk management consultancy
LocationCentral London
Sales £m*211.7
Operating profit £m*13.3
Main shareholdersManagement and employees (73%), NVM Private Equity (20%), Hiscox (7%)

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