Originally a niche business selling flights to British Asians travelling to India, Southall Travel has transformed itself since chief executive Kuljinder Bahia took over in 1997 at the age of 24. It claims some 350,000 people arranged journeys through the firm in its 2012 financial year boosting sales to £270.5m.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank132
CompanySouthall Travel
ActivityTravel agency and tour operator
LocationWest London
Sales £m270.5
Operating profit £m11.9
Main shareholdersKuljinder Bahia (54%), Raybon (28%) and Geomex Holding (18%)
Staff33
Founded1984
Websitewww.southalltravel.co.uk

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