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Founded in 1973 from the non-mining operations of British Coal, CPL was privatised in 1995 and is now one of Europe’s leading makers of smokeless fuel products. The Chesterfield company is led by chief executive Timothy Minett, 55, and has been majority owned by Vision Capital since 2013.

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Company details
CompanyCPL Industries
ActivitySolid fuels supplier
Sales £m143.9
Operating profit £m16.9
Main shareholdersVision Capital (78%), current and former management (22%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda