Britain's Most Admired by sector: Support Services

--

by
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

1 Capita Group 63.9
2 Serco Group 62.5
3 Aggreko 58.5
4 Experian 56.6
5 Babcock International 53.8

The boom in cost-saving outsourcing has made for good times in support services, third-strongest BMAC sector this year. Capita takes the top spot, having been on a £92.7m spending spree, buying nine businesses, including rival Carillion's IT reseller arm. Capita also won a £523m contract to administer Axa Sun Life's life and pension policies. Despite a 33% first-half profit rise to £83.4m, four-times sector winner Serco came second. Chairman Kevin Beeston - a Serco veteran of 25 years - is to step down in May. Experian balanced the slowdown in consumer credit by selling risk management services to lenders, rising from ninth to fourth in the process.

Find this article useful?

Get more great articles like this in your inbox every lunchtime

What they don't tell you about flexible working

The realities of ditching the nine to five don't always live up to the hype....

The business case for compassion: Nando's, Cisco and Innocent Drinks

Consciously, systematically humane cultures reap enormous benefits, argues academic Amy Bradley.

“I have great respect for the capital markets, but I don’t want their ...

Exclusive: PA Consulting CEO Alan Middleton on acquisition bids, growth strategy and life after private...

Dame Inga Beale: “I was told I didn’t deserve to be alive”

The former CEO of Lloyd's of London reveals the leadership lessons that shaped her career...

Read like a CEO: James Reed

The recruitment boss discusses the books that give him business ideas and management inspiration.

What British business can learn from the French

Forget the cliches - our old rival is hotbed of management innovation and is leading...