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Founded by chairman Robert Essex, 53, in 2004, this London-headquartered firm is an investment management services group that owns majority shareholdings in 15 design and marketing companies, each of which operates independently but with a Writtle director on its board. Profits rose to £6.7m in 2012, following the acquisition of marketing services business Loewy in 2011 in an all-share deal, and sports and leisure PR firm KTB in 2012. Private equity investors Veronis Suhler Stevenson and ABRY Partners hold a combined 30% stake.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank51
CompanyWrittle Holdings
ActivityMedia investment company
LocationCentral London
Annual profit growth54.97%
Latest profits £000s6,729
Latest sales £000s88,865
Staff837
Founded2004
Websitewww.writtleholdings.co.uk

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