Mediaforce places advertisements in more than 400 local and national newspapers, magazine and digital publications for customers such as Tesco, British Gas and Save the Children. Run by founder and chief executive Malcolm Denmark, 58, the London company has faced challenges from the move to online advertising and regional press consolidation. Profits rebounded from almost break-even to £6.5m in 2012.

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Company details
ActivityMarketing services provider
LocationCentral London
Sales £m134.5
Operating profit £m6.5
Main shareholdersMalcolm Denmark (71%), Mark Young (20%), family and management (9%)

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