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Originally a niche business selling flights to British Asians travelling to India, Southall Travel now arranges flights and package holidays all over the world, and also offers car hire and travel insurance. The family firm has a wholesale division, The Holiday Team, and offers corporate travel through its subsidiary Applehouse Travel. Under chief executive Kuljinder Bahia, who took over the business in 1997 at the age of 24, sales increased by 33% to £203.1m in 2010.

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Company details
CompanySouthall Travel
ActivityTravel agency and tour operator
LocationWest London
Sales £m*203.1
Operating profit £m*8.1
Main shareholdersKuljinder Bahia (54%), Raybon (28%) and Geomex Holding (18%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda