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This company provides care in residential homes for 120 young people with challenging behaviour or special requirements, mostly aged between 5 and 17. Blackpool-based Northerncare operates 25 homes from Yorkshire to Kent, providing education, social and health care. Local authorities such as Bradford and Hammersmith & Fulham fund the placements. Backed with seed capital from two directors and run by chief executive David Rae, Northerncare has grown sales 68% a year from £2.8m in 2003 to £13.4m in 2006.

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Company details
Year2007
Rank77
Companynortherncare
ActivityCare home operator
LocationBlackpool
Annual sales rise over 3 years68.25%
Latest sales £000s13,427
Staff422
Founded1999
Websitewww.northern-care.co.uk

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