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Founded in 1983 and partly built through acquisitions, QA specialises in learning and education services, providing business and IT training courses, apprenticeships, degree-level courses and consultancy services from more than 20 locations around Britain. With more than 500 educational specialists, the firm offers 1,500 courses to clients, including BT and Barclays. In 2017, CVC Capital Partners bought a majority stake for £700m. In September, Paul Geddes, 50, took over as chief executive from William Macpherson, 56.

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Company details
ActivityTraining & education provider
LocationCentral London
Sales £m*253.3
Operating profit £m*50.5
Main shareholdersCVC Capital (85%), management (15%)

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda