With more than 18,500 customers and 16,000 staff, Four Seasons Health Care says it is one of Britain’s largest care providers. It owns and operates 440 nursing homes and care centres, providing services such as residential care for the elderly and helping patients with mental-health problems. Delta Commercial Property, an investment vehicle for Three Delta, a fund backed by the Qatari government, bought the Cheshire business from Allianz in a £1.4 billion deal in 2006. Sales for the same year reached £427m under chief executive Tony Heywood.

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Company details
Year2007
Rank99
CompanyFour Seasons Health Care
ActivityHealthcare provider
LocationCheshire
Sales £m*427
Profit £m*64
Year endDec 06
Principal shareholdersThree Delta, management
Staff16,100
Founded1987
Websitewww.fshc.co.uk

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