PHS

Much of the behind-the-scenes activity that keeps firms running, from washroom services and waste management to laundry and landscape design, can be taken care of by PHS. This Caerphilly company has 90 sites around Britain, and claims to have more than 250,000 customers throughout Europe, having recently ramped up operations in Spain. In 2005 Charterhouse Capital took the company private for a reported £600m. Under chief executive Peter Cohen sales reached an annualised £387.1m in 2011.

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Company details
Year2011
Rank45
CompanyPHS
ActivityOffice services provider
LocationCaerphilly
Sales £m*†387.1
Operating profit £m*†102.8
Main shareholdersCharterhouse (80%), management (20%)
Staff4,940
Founded1963
Websitewww.phs.co.uk

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda