Glasgow’s Gap hires out construction tools, lifting equipment and plant, such as mechanical diggers, from 134 depots throughout the UK. It also stocks non-mechanical plant, such as fencing and portable toilets; and it has launched Gap Satellite Solutions, which provides satellite broadband and 4G routers. The family firm is run by Douglas and Iain Anderson, 62 and 58 respectively, sons of the founder, Gordon.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank142
CompanyGap Group
ActivityPlant and tool hire
LocationGlasgow
Sales £m175
Operating profit £m20
Main shareholdersDouglas Anderson (37.5%), Iain Anderson (37.5%), Maureen Smith (20%), other family and management (5%)
Staff1,566
Founded1969
Websitewww.gap-group.co.uk

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