The Ambassadors Theatre Group (ATG) is now among the top 10 of UK companies for profit growth.

Duke of Yorks
Duke of Yorks Theatre
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The Ambassadors Theatre Group (ATG) has reached number six in the annual Sunday Times PwC Profit Track 100 list, which ranks UK companies by their profit growth over a three-year period. Co-founded by Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire in 1992, ATG was also listed as the UK’s second fastest growing privately-backed company in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100. ATG is the largest owner/operator of theatres in the UK, running 39 venues as well as managing a ticketing operation and producing co-productions across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. 2012 saw more investment and productions than ever before, with the launch of four new production partnerships and increasing contributions from partner companies, Sonia Friedman Productions (SFP) and First Family Entertainment (FFE), during the past twelve months. The year also saw a reunion with Royal Court Theatre Productions which led to a 2012 Royal Court West End season at the Duke of York’s Theatre. The group’s next move will be to expand its international arm by replicating its UK business model overseas. Rosemary Squire, ATG Joint Chief Executive, described the company’s success as “testament to the hard work and tenacity of everyone who works for ATG, from backstage to front of house.”