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Sunshine comes cheap with this online travel agency that offers beach holidays to destinations such as Egypt, Turkey and the Canary Islands. The Manchester-based group – still led by founder and chief executive Simon Cooper, 41 – was originally founded to provide ski holidays to students, but targeted the summer holiday market in 2004. In October last year, Inflexion Private Equity paid £73m for a majority stake. Profits reached £8.5m in 2013.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank63
CompanyOn the Beach
ActivityOnline travel agency
LocationManchester
Annual profit growth51.31%
Latest profits £000s8,481
Latest sales £000s37,548
Staff169
Founded2004
Websitewww.otbeach.com

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