PHS

From washroom services and drinks dispensers to laundry and pest control, PHS provides many of the services that keep businesses running. Gareth Rhys Williams became chief executive of the Caerphilly firm this year, replacing Peter Cohen, who left in May amid reports that a £1.5 billion sale had been put on hold. In 2005 Charterhouse Capital took the company private for a reported £600m.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank48
CompanyPHS
ActivityOffice services provider
LocationCaerphilly
Sales £m*419.1
Operating profit £m*102.0
Main shareholdersCharterhouse (80%), management (20%)
Staff5,013
Founded1963
Websitewww.phs.co.uk

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda