This specialist building contractor was founded in 1969 by chairman John Carey, 76, alongside brothers Tom, 74, and Pat, 72. The Wembley-based firm helped build the new V&A Museum of Design in Dundee and worked on the £300m remodelling of Selfridges in London. Its specialist services include environmental, civil engineering, demolition, dry-lining, new homes and resource recovery. Growth across all areas, particularly those relating to its design team, set up three years ago, lifted this year’s sales 28% to £549.2m.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank21
CompanyCareys
ActivitySpecialist construction
LocationWembley
Sales £m*549.2
Operating profit £m*20.0
Main shareholdersJohn Carey (40%), Patrick Carey (30%), Thomas Carey (30%)
Staff1,415
Founded1969
Websitewww.careysplc.co.uk

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda