This Staffordshire-based company is one of the UK’s leading operators of escorted tours and European river cruises, with a focus on the market for over-55s. It provides holidays in more than 50 countries, with varied itineraries combining leisure with education and entertainment, attracting more than 125,000 customers each year. The business was sold by Phoenix Equity Partners to Silverfleet Capital in December 2017, and is led by chief executive David Clemson, 52.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank178
CompanyRiviera Travel
ActivityTour operator
LocationBurton-on-Trent
Sales £m165.3
Operating profit £m19.1
Main shareholders

Silverfleet (67%), management (33%)

Staff142
Founded1984
Websitewww.rivieratravel.co.uk

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