Founded in 2011, this Darlington headquartered business cares for more than 10,000 residents at 231 care homes throughout the UK. Led by chief executive Justin Hutchens, 44, it specialises in dementia, nursing and specialist care. Last year, it acquired 110 homes from Bupa in a £300m deal, which it says makes it the largest social care provider in the UK.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank49
CompanyHC-One
ActivityCare home operator
LocationDarlington
Sales £m375
Operating profit £m28
Main shareholdersFormation Capital (>50%), management (<50%)
Staff13,712
Founded2011
Websitewww.hc-one.co.uk

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