Last year chief executive Bob Bond led a £100m buyout of construction and development group Rydon from the founders, who were retiring after 30 years. Backing came from Bank of Scotland Corporate, which holds a 30% stake. The East Sussex company, which has been chosen to work on a £130m redevelopment of the Packington Estate in Islington, achieved annualised sales of £193.9m in 2006.

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Company details
Year2007
Rank164
CompanyRydon Group
ActivityBuilding contractor
LocationEast Sussex
Sales £m†193.9
Operating profit £m†16.0
Main shareholdersBob Bond, John Kitchin, Paul Wright, Bank of Scotland Corporate, management
Staff588
Founded1978
Websitewww.rydon.co.uk

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda