This Uxbridge group provides a range of services that include security and business-process outsourcing. Security covers everything from CCTV cameras in shopping centres to helping protect the Queen at corporate events. Last year the group won its first big aviation contract from London City airport. Other clients include the Scottish government and DHL, the international express-mail services company. Reliance was taken private in August 2007 by chairman Brian Kingham, in a deal funded by RBS and Barclays that valued the group at £197m. Sales rose to £389.1m in 2009.

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Company details
CompanyReliance Security
ActivitySecurity services provider
Sales £m389.1
Operating profit £m9.8
Main shareholdersBrian Kingham (98%), management (2%)

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