This West Yorkshire firm is one of the UK’s largest independent vehicle leasing businesses, with more than 80,000 vehicles under management and offices in Leeds, Crowthorne and Solihull. It was formed at the beginning of 2014, when Zenith was merged with Leasedrive, a vehicle hire and fleet manager, by private equity firm HgCapital. The group is reportedly up for sale with a price tag of more than £600m. The company’s chief executive is Tim Buchan, 52.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank33
CompanyZenith
ActivityVehicle lessor
LocationLeeds
Sales £m383.0
Operating profit £m30.2
Main shareholdersHgCapital (61%), management (32%), LDC (7%)
Staff497
Founded2014
Websitewww.zenith.co.uk

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