With the NHS facing unprecedented demand from an ageing population, this company’s clinical home healthcare service now has one in 500 Britons as patients — and has cared for more than 4m people since it started in 1992. Led by chief executive Natalie Douglas, 50, the Staffordshire firm had sales growth of 15% to £1.6bn in 2016, following a drive to improve operational efficiency.

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Company details
CompanyHealthcare at Home
ActivityHome healthcare provider
LocationBurton upon Trent
Sales £m1,638
Profit £m11
Year endOct 16
Principal shareholdersVitruvian Partners (majority), Hutton Collins, management

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