This Peterborough company makes more than 100 truck bodies and trailers a week — treble its output five years ago — and lifted profits last year to £4.9m. It also repairs and refurbishes trucks and trailers and manages fleets for firms such as Next and Travis Perkins. Chairman Lawrence Marshall, 81, started the business in 1973 and in 2001 handed over its leadership to his son, group chief executive Laurence, 51.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank15
CompanyLawrence David
ActivityTrailer manufacturer
LocationPeterborough
Annual profit growth100.05%
Latest profits £000s4,901
Latest sales £000s97,273
Staff253
Founded1973
Websitewww.lawrencedavid.co.uk

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