This business services group helps blue-chip clients such as BMW and Microsoft to communicate goals, measure and reward performance and inspire loyalty among employees and customers. The Hertfordshire business, which is led by Richard Bandell, 50, is 45%-owned by WPP and operates from offices in 15 countries. A restructuring programme helped it increase profits by 164% last year to £6.8m, on sales of £259.6m.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank97
CompanyThe Grass Roots Group
ActivityBusiness services provider
LocationHertfordshire
Sales £m259.6
Operating profit £m6.8
Main shareholdersWPP (45%), David Evans (27%), other management (28%)
Staff910
Founded1980
Websitewww.grg.com

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