Founded in 1970, this Derby company sells aircraft parts and services to aerospace and defence firms and counts Rolls-Royce and Boeing as customers. Last year, the business was bought by US private equity firm Platinum Equity for an undisclosed sum. Under chief executive Wayne Hollinshead, 52, the impact of a number of contract extensions and new deals the previous year grew sales 21% to £320m in 2017.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank68
CompanyPattonair
ActivityAerospace supply chain manager
LocationDerby
Sales £m320
Operating profit £m27.1
Main shareholdersPlatinum (>50%), management (<50%)
Staff941
Founded1999
Websitewww.pattonair.com

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