This company lives up to its name, providing home healthcare to NHS, privately insured and self-funded patients. It employs 400 clinicians and cares for 150,000 patients a year from 24 sites around Britain. The treatments it delivers range from chemotherapy to blood transfusions and orthopaedic rehabilitation. In February, Vitruvian, a private-equity firm, secured a majority stake alongside existing investors in a deal where £100m of debt was refinanced on improved terms to help fund expansion. The Burton upon Trent company was founded in 1992 by chairman Charles Walsh and is run by Mike Gordon, chief executive. Sales in 2011, including those from joint ventures, totalled £977m.

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Company details
CompanyHealthcare at Home
ActivityHome healthcare provider
LocationBurton upon Trent
Sales £m*977
Profit £mn/a
Year endOct 11
Principal shareholdersVitruvian Partners (majority), Hutton Collins, Management

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* Supplied by company † Annualised figure