Fred Story, 61, founded this Carlisle housebuilder 31 years ago and it has worked on developments in Cumbria, the northwest and northeast of England and southern Scotland. In 2017 it increased sales to £223.5m, and earlier this year Story stepped back into the role of chief executive from chairman. The business says its key priority at present is operational efficiency.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank116
CompanyStory Homes
ActivityHousebuilder
LocationCarlisle
Sales £m*223.5
Operating profit £m*18.4
Main shareholdersStory family (94.5%), others (5.5%)
Staff485
Founded1987
Websitewww.storyhomes.co.uk

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