Based in Hemel Hempstead, Northgate Information Solutions provides outsourcing, IT and HR services to public-sector clients. It claims to work closely with 90% of the local authorities in Britain and all the regional police forces. The company was floated on the stock market in 1994, before being taken private by the American private-equity house KKR in 2008 for a reported £593m. It now does business in 46 countries across five continents, and under chief executive Chris Stone sales reached £670m in 2010.
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