Kent-headquartered Pentagon is a freight forwarding company that specialises in the global energy sector. The business was established in 1974 by co-founder and chief executive Geoffrey Smith, 76, and now has 60 offices in 25 countries on six continents, handling more than 15,000 shipments a month.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank165
CompanyPentagon Freight
ActivityInternational freight forwarder
LocationOrpington, Kent
Sales £m186.0
Operating profit £m5.5
Main shareholdersGeoffrey Smith (84%), management (16%)
Staff496
Founded2000
Websitewww.pentagonfreight.com

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