This London business creates content for more than 70 digital, mobile and print titles, including What Car? and Management Today, as well as hosting more than 120 events a year. Led by chief executive Kevin Costello, 53, profits nearly quadrupled to £16m in 2017, driven by the sale of some of its motorsport and agricultural brands. In May, it sold four titles, including football magazine FourFourTwo, to publisher Future, in a deal worth up to £13m.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank166
CompanyHaymarket Group
ActivityMedia company
LocationTwickenham
Sales £m172.7
Operating profit £m16
Main shareholders

Heseltine family (via Dechert Nominees Ltd) (100%)

Staff1,573
Founded1957
Websitewww.haymarket.com

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