Commercial director David Taylor and operations director Paul Farrance, both 48, founded this Peterborough-based engineering firm in 2010, with backing from investor Tony Darke. The firm provides pipe-laying, welding, fabrication and excavation services to the oil and gas industry. Its clients include Northern Gas and oil distributor CLH, and sales reached £5.6m in 2017. This year the company completed its first project in excess of £1m in Scotland for Scotia Gas Networks. The business plans to move to new headquarters in Peterborough and open a satellite operation near Leeds in the new year.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank95
CompanyDarke Engineering
ActivityPipeline engineer
LocationPeterborough
Annual sales rise over 3 years48.61%
Latest sales £000s*5,629
Staff42
Founded2010
Websitewww.darke-engineering.co.uk

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