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This business operates under a franchise model. During the pandemic, it has supported its 1,900 self-employed advisers through the dramatic fall in demand for travel via a specialised information hub and an expansion of its welfare fund. The firm operates in seven countries, including the UAE, Australia and Belgium. Sales hit £309.8m last year under managing director Steve Byrne, 55, after the purchase of the company from Equistone Partners by Vitruvian Partners in a deal reportedly valuing it at about £250m.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank48
CompanyTravel Counsellors
ActivityTravel services provider
LocationManchester
Sales £m309.8*
Operating profit £m17.9*
Main shareholdersVitruvian Partners (80.1%), management (19.9%)
Staff397
Founded1994
Websitewww.travelcounsellors.co.uk

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda