PHS

PHS helps keep workplaces running smoothly with its range of services, which include installing and maintaining air-conditioning, drinking-water dispensers and washroom hygiene. The services provider has been on a shopping spree, making a series of acquisitions since Charterhouse Capital paid £600m to take it private in 2005. As a result, sales at the Caerphilly firm grew to £271.9m in 2007, with profits reaching £80m. Led by chief executive Peter Cohen, PHS supports 200,000 customers from its 48 nationwide locations.

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Company details
Year2007
Rank65
CompanyPHS
ActivityOffice services provider
LocationCaerphilly
Sales £m*271.9
Operating profit £m*80.0
Main shareholdersCharterhouse (100%)
Staff3,596
Founded1963
Websitewww.phs.co.uk

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda