Chairman Peter Emerson Jones, 80, founded this Cheshire business in 1959. The family-run firm plans to build more than 500 houses in Britain this year, as well as retail and commercial developments. The group also works in Florida and Portugal, where projects include golf courses, a beach front hotel, residential and commercial properties. International turnover hit £27m in 2014.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank109
CompanyThe Emerson Group
ActivityBuilder, property developer
LocationCheshire
2-yr av intl sales growth pa30.51%
International sales £000s27,038
Total sales £000s187,860
Staff 509
Founded1959
Websitewww.emerson.co.uk

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