Fred Story, 61, founded this Carlisle housebuilder 30 years ago. He ascribes the firm’s recent growth to the quality of its buildings and high levels of customer satisfaction. Under chief executive Steve Errington, 48, the group completed more than 800 new homes in 2017, up 43% on the previous year, helping profits rise to £26.2m and securing it a record seventh year in this league table. It has increased the proportion of affordable homes from 14% to 23% of its £173.8m turnover.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank72
CompanyStory Homes
ActivityHousebuilder
LocationCarlisle
Annual profit growth60.96%
Latest profits £000s26,178
Latest sales £000s173,841
Staff354
Founded1987
Websitewww.storyhomes.co.uk

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