Bought from BAA in 2009 for a reported $1.5bn (£1.1bn) by Global Infrastructure Partners and a consortium of investors, Gatwick is partway through a £2.7bn investment programme to upgrade facilities and reduce its environmental impact. Overseen by chief executive Stewart Wingate, 46, it plays a part in the journeys of 45m passengers flying to 230 destinations in more than 70 countries every year.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank85
CompanyGatwick
ActivityAirport
LocationGatwick
Sales £m*764
Profit £m*411
Year endMar 18
Principal shareholdersGlobal Infrastructure Partners (42%), Future Fund Board of Guardians (17%), others (41%)
Staff3,068
Founded1986
Websitewww.gatwickairport.com

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