Weary motorists can take refuge at the 62 motorway service stations run by this Bedfordshire business, which claims to have 38% of its market. Moto is Britain’s biggest Costa Coffee franchisee, has struck deals with the likes of WH Smith and Marks & Spencer, and offers additional services such as meeting rooms that can be reserved online. Earlier this year Moto took over seven sites from Travelodge, the struggling hotel operator. Sales dropped slightly to £849m in 2012 under chief executive Tim Moss, 51.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank68
CompanyMoto
ActivityMotorway services operator
LocationBedfordshire
Sales £m849
Profit £m77
Year endDec 12
Principal shareholdersMacquarie, Equity Partners Infrastructure, Australian funds, management
Staff4,789
Founded2001
Websitewww.moto-way.com

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