Britain's Most Admired Companies 2013: Agencies

It's the second year MT has featured the agencies sector, which includes nominees from sectors as varied as property, advertising and price comparison.

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Last Updated: 04 Dec 2013

The UK's leading property search website, Rightmove, takes the sector top spot again this year, its 82% market share helping to deliver revenues up 23% to £119.4m and operating profit up 26% to £87.5m - a spectacular margin of over 70%. But competition is increasing as the property market (at least in the south-east) booms - a new rival, Agencies Mutual, is due to launch shortly.

Aegis Media - which includesCarat and iProspect - was bought by Dentsu for £3.2bn in 2012, part of an aggressive global expansion by the Japanese giant. But there is room for the small but perfectly formed too - M&C Saatchi pips Sir Martin Sorrell's WPP to take third. Comparison site moneysupermarket.com
continues to be a hit with hard-up households.

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