Portman Travel

This company says it is Britain’s largest independent business travel management group. Recent acquisitions include Fleet Street Travel and P&O Business Travel from Carnival. Customers such as Aviva, B&Q, SAP and ITV can offset travel-related CO2 emissions via renewable energy projects. They get global representation and services such as text message warnings of scheduling, traffic or political changes. Vision Capital bought a majority of Portman from Bridgepoint Capital for an undisclosed sum last year. Sales in 2007 hit £296.8m.

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Company details
Year2008
Rank85
CompanyPortman Travel
ActivityTravel services provider
LocationSouthwest London
Sales £m296.8
Operating profit £m4.7
Main shareholdersVision Capital (75%), management (25%)
Staff558
Founded1959
Websitewww.portmantravel.co.uk

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