In 2005 3i bought and merged Shearings with the Coach Holiday Group. The enlarged business now has three holiday brands specialising in escorted coach trips, rail trips and cruises throughout Britain and Europe. The Wigan group also has a leisure hotel divison, comprising Bay Hotels with 36 resort properties and Coast and Country Hotels with 14. Sales reached £187.1m in 2010 under chief executive Denis Wormwell.

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Company details
Year2011
Rank205
CompanyShearings
ActivityCoach holiday operator
LocationWigan
Sales £m187.1
Operating profit £m2.6
Main shareholders3i (70%), management (30%)
Staff2,763
Founded2005
Websitewww.shearings.com

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