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During the pandemic, the RAC has been helping NHS workers free of charge and providing customers with cheaper insurance options if they are in financial difficulties. The Walsall-based firm has been providing roadside assistance for more than 120 years and supplies breakdown cover and insurance to 12.1 million motorists. Under chief executive Dave Hobday, 51, the company attends nearly 2.4 million breakdowns annually. Profits leapt 22% to £101m in 2019. It has also introduced an electric-vehicle charging van.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank11
CompanyRAC
ActivityBreakdown and motoring services
LocationWalsall
Sales £m631.0*
Operating profit £m101.0*
Main shareholdersCVC, GIC and senior management (100%)
Staff3,620
Founded1897
Websitewww.rac.co.uk

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda