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This London business provides diverse services ranging from secure customer communications to smartcards and passports. Led by chief executive Patrick Crean, 56, it acquired six companies last year including ones in Germany and Ireland and, in May, a further three with operations in the UK and overseas. Since 2016 the group has nearly tripled in size and says its pro forma sales this year were €945m (£833m).

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Company details
Year2019
Rank9
CompanyParagon
ActivityMarketing communications services
LocationCentral London
Sales £m594.6
Operating profit £m13.4
Main shareholdersPatrick Crean (76%), management (24%)
Staff5,674
Founded1886
Websitewww.paragon-europe.com

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