Founded in 1996, this Hertfordshire business has grown from a company specialising in groundworks and concrete frames to 10 divisions servicing the construction industry. It supplies 150-metre cranes and machines that bore 70 metres below ground for projects such as the £200m regeneration of Brighton Marina. Profits grew by 213% to £17.5m in the last year, despite some underperforming subsidiaries. Founder John Reddington, 45, is chairman.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank67
CompanyJRL Group
ActivityConstruction contractor
LocationHertfordshire
Sales £m288.5
Operating profit £m17.5
Main shareholdersJohn Reddington (34%), Peter Moran (33%), Kevin Keegan (33%)
Staff706
Founded1996
Websitewww.jrlgroup.co.uk

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