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Paragon comprises three core businesses spanning customer communications and marketing, smart IDs and digital printing services. Led by executive chairman and majority shareholder Patrick Crean, 57, it acquired 15 companies in the year to June 2019 as sales rose 24% to hit £737.7m. Last October, it bought the global document services arm of American marketing firm RR Donnelley, and, during the lockdown in May, it snapped up UK office supply firms ZenOffice and OfficeTeam.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank2
CompanyParagon
ActivityMarketing communications services
LocationCentral London
Sales £m737.7
Operating profit £m17.1
Main shareholdersPatrick Crean (74%), management (26%)
Staff6,003
Founded1886
Websitewww.paragon-europe.com

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