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More than 20,000 UK businesses and not-for-profit organisations use this firm’s business management software for functions including finance, HR and recruitment. The London firm can host the software for its customers, which include Hamleys, Blenheim Palace and Cineworld. Led by chief executive Chris Bayne, 48, it secured an undisclosed investment from HgCapital last year in a deal that valued the company at £1bn. Existing investor TA Associates retained its majority stake. Sales grew to £143.1m in 2018, when it turned from making a loss to a profit of £6.9m. In the past 12 months the company has completed nine acquisitions.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank202
CompanyThe Access Group
ActivityBusiness software developer
LocationCentral London
Sales £m143.1
Operating profit £m6.9
Main shareholdersTA Associates (39%), HgCapital (38%), other investors & management (23%)
Staff1,332
Founded1989
Websitewww.theaccessgroup.com

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