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LGC helped in the global response to the pandemic by providing critical test components and quality control, working with government agencies and contributing to international research. A life sciences company headquartered in London, it develops products and techniques used in areas such as human healthcare and sample analysis, and has more than 40,000 customers in 160 countries. Under chief executive Tim Robinson, 57, sales rose 27% to reach £490.8m in 2020.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank25
CompanyLGC
ActivityLife science tools provider
LocationSouthwest London
Sales £m490.8*
Operating profit £m88.7*
Main shareholdersConsortium led by Astorg and Cinven (>50%), management (<50%)
Staff3,500
Founded1842
Websitewww.lgcgroup.com

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda