This London-based business provides a diverse range of services from secure customer communications to smart cards and passports. In the past year, the company made a number of acquisitions including St Ives Management Services in the UK, Docsellent in Germany, and Amatech in Ireland. Led by chief executive Patrick Crean, 55, the purchases helped boost sales by 58% to £601.8m, while operating profit has increased by 24% to £16m.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank13
CompanyParagon
ActivityBusiness process manager
LocationCentral London
Sales £m*601.8
Operating profit £m*16.0
Main shareholdersPatrick Crean (76%), management (24%)
Staff5,532
Founded1886
Websitewww.paragon-europe.com

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