This Leeds leasing, fleet management and vehicle outsourcing business was established in 1989. Bridgepoint bought the firm from HgCapital for £750m in January 2017. Chief executive Tim Buchan, 54, led the acquisition of Contract Vehicle Holdings last year for an undisclosed sum, adding HGV funding and hire to its offering, and it now has a combined fleet of 120,000.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank40
CompanyZenith
ActivityVehicle contract hire & leasing
LocationLeeds
Sales £m406.8
Operating profit £m34.8
Main shareholders

Bridgepoint (>50%), management (<50%)

Staff507
Founded1989
Websitewww.zenith.co.uk

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