Founded in Germany in 1965, but now owned by Roark Capital, this Buckinghamshire business claims to be the world’s largest car wash company, operating in 14 countries, with a network of 900 locations, and washing more than 35m cars every year. Under executive chairman Mike Smith, 55, turnover reached £163.8m in 2016.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank184
CompanyInternational Car Wash Group
ActivityCar wash operator
LocationHigh Wycombe
Sales £m163.8
Operating profit £m20.3
Main shareholders

Roark Capital (>50%), others (<50%)

Staff527
Founded2009
Websitewww.imocarwash.com

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