A familiar sight on Britain’s motorways for more than 50 years, Welcome Break has 27 sites across the country. Last year it refinanced £350m of loans. The business is run by chief executive Rod McKie, 51.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank97
CompanyWelcome Break
ActivityMotorway services operator
LocationMilton Keynes
Sales £m*646
Profit £m*44
Year endJan 14
Principal shareholdersAppia Group
Staff4,238
Founded1983
Websitewww.welcomebreak.co.uk

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