Bedfordshire-based Moto operates 68 service areas at 53 locations across the UK and is Britain’s biggest Costa Coffee franchisee. In 2015, the Universities Superannuation Scheme bought the firm for a reported £1.1bn, before private equity firm CVC Capital Partners acquired a 40% stake for a reported £400m. Under chief executive Tim Moss, 56, the business is investing in its in-house restaurant brand Arlo’s, as well as trialling franchises with KFC.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank83
CompanyMoto
ActivityMotorway services operator
LocationBedfordshire
Sales £m776
Profit £m104
Year endDec 17
Principal shareholdersUniversities Superannuation Scheme (60%), CVC (40%)
Staff5,165
Founded2001
Websitewww.moto-way.com

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