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The Sunday Times Top Track 250 league table 2011

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Rank Company
Activity
Latest sales
(£m)
Profit
(£m)
Financ'l
year
end
  Main shareholders
1 Partnership
Life assurance specialist
587.9 36.1 Dec 10    Cinven (>50%)
2 Noble Foods
Egg products manufacturer
558.8 25.9 Sep 10    Peter Dean (50%), Michael Kent (50%)
3 Farmfoods
Frozen food retailer
558.0 17.7 Dec 10    Eric Herd and family (94%), William McCreadie (6%)
4 Edrington
Whisky and rum distiller
553.4 162.6 Mar 11    The Robertson Trust (76%), employees, former employees (24%)
5 Gondola
Restaurant operator
545.0 52.7 Jun 10    Cinven, management
6 B&M Retail
Discount retailer
538.3 35.4 Dec 10    Bobby and Simon Arora (100%)
7 Henderson Group
Food wholesaler
532.0 16.8 Dec 10    Geoffrey Agnew (12%), Martin Agnew (12%), Family Trusts (76%)
8 Dhamecha Foods
Cash and carry wholesaler
‡527.2 ‡9.8 Mar 11    Dhamecha family (100%)
9 ASCO
Oil and gas services provider
514.8 17.3 Dec 10    Phoenix Equity Partners (69%), Indigo Capital (6%), management (25%)
10 bet365
Online bookmaker
‡501.4 ‡95.4 Mar 11    Coates family (93%), Will Roseff (7%)
11 Northern & Shell Media Group
Publisher & broadcaster
496.3 47.2 Dec 10    Richard Desmond (100%)
12 Warburtons
Baker
492.1 43.9 Sep 10    Warburton family (100%)
13 Morrison Utility Services
Utility services provider
491.9 13.1 Mar 10    Cognetas (40%), Bregal Capital (4%), Management (20%)
14 Countrywide
Estate agents
477.9 27.4 Dec 10    Apollo Investments (25%), Oaktree Capital Management (35%), other (40%)
15 Gatwick Airport
Airport owner and operator
476.3 112.9 Mar 11    Global Infrastructure Partners (42%), Australian Future Fund (17%), The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (16%), other (25%)
16 Aston Martin
Sports car maker
474.3 36.1 Dec 10    Investment Dar (63%), Adeem Investment (32%), David Richards (3%), Dr. Ulrich Bez (2%)
17 Ingenious
Investor and adviser
471.3 27.8 Apr 10    Patrick McKenna (100%)
18 Pets At Home
Pet products retailer
467.7 56.2 Mar 10    KKR (79%), management (21%)
19 Argent Group Europe
Food supplier
466.7 10.6 Dec 10    David Gray (60%), management (40%)
20 Murray International
Conglomerate
466.1 21.1 Jun 10    Murray family (70%), Lloyds Banking Group (30%)
21 Chapman Freeborn
Air charter broker
‡462.1 ‡20.7 Dec 10    Russi Batliwala (40%), Shahe Ouzounian (23%), C Chapman (22%), management (15%)
22 Firth Rixson
Aerospace manufacturer
454.4 70.8 Sep 10    Oak Hill Capital Partners (majority stake), Lehman Brothers, management
23 De Vere Group
Hotel operator
‡453.7 ‡44.3 Dec 10    AGH management companies (70%), Lloyds Banking Group (30%)
24 Lamex Food Group
Food importer and exporter
447.1 7.4 Mar 10    Phillip Wallace (22%), Steve Anderson (17%), Colin Dicker (13%), other management (48%)
25 Virgin Active
Health club operator
445.2 64.7 Dec 10    CVC Capital Partners, Virgin Group, management
26 ERM
Environmental consultancy
438.4 26.6 Mar 11    Charterhouse (55%), management and employees (45%)
27 Cordant Group
Manpower services provider
‡437.5 ‡17.8 Jun 11    The Ullmann family (100%)
28 Care UK
Care services provider
435.3 29.0 Sep 10    Bridgepoint (84%), Management (15%), Other
29 James Hall & Co
Grocery wholesaler, retailer
434.9 10.4 Mar 10    Hall family (100%)
30 Perrys
Car dealer
433.3 5.3 Dec 10    Denise Millard (60%), Ken Savage (20%), management (20%)
31 Barchester Healthcare
Care home operator
432.7 46.9 Dec 10    Grove Investments (100%)
32 Markit
Financial information services
432.5 86.7 Dec 10    Employees, General Atlantic and other financial institutions
33 BOCM PAULS (Agricola Group)
Animal feed manufacturer
‡428.3 ‡14.3 Dec 10    Management and staff (91%), Electra Investment Trust (9%)
34 State Oil
Fuel wholesaler
419.7 2.8 Feb 11    Sanjeev Soosaipillai (50%), Arani Soosaipilla (50%)
35 Baird & Co
Bullion merchant
417.2 4.3 Dec 10    Tony Baird - 50% Alexander Baird - 50%
36 Lycamobile
Prepaid calling-card provider
414.5 8.8 Feb 10    Subaskaran Allirajah (90%), Milind Kangle (8%), other (2%)
37 Selfridges
Department store operator
414.0 54.3 Jan 10    Wittington Investments (78%), Brown Thomas Group (22%)
38 Crown Crest Group
Grocery/FMCG wholesaler
‡409.0 ‡20.0 Mar 11    Aziz Tayub (100%)
39 Associated British Ports
Port operator
408.1 174.4 Dec 10    Borealis (34%), GIC (33%), Goldman Sachs (23%), Infracapital (10%)
40 IM Group
Car distributor
‡402.8 ‡42.5 Dec 10    Lord Edmiston (100%)
41 Fircroft
Technical HR services provider
*397.3 *8.7 Sep 10    Johnson family and management (100%)
42 Allen Ford
Car dealer
395.5 3.5 Dec 10    Camden Motor Trustrees (53%), Paul Dunkley (26%), David Hammond (16%), others (5%)
43 Electricity North West
Electricity supplier
393.8 210.4 Mar 11    Commonwealth Bank of Australia, JP Morgan Infrastructure Investments
44 Swift Worldwide Resources
Recruitment consultancy
390.4 11.1 Dec 10    Gresham Private Equity (57%), management and employees (43%)
45 PHS
Office services provider
‡*387.1 ‡*102.8 Mar 11    Charterhouse (80%), management (20%)
46 Airwave Solutions
Critical communications provider
‡386.0 ‡52.0 Jun 11    Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund II (50%), Canada Pension Plan (50%)
47 R&R Ice Cream
Ice cream manufacturer
384.9 30.7 Dec 10    Oaktree Capital (83%), management (17%)
48 Pentagon
Car dealer
384.6 3.6 Dec 10    Reeve family (90%), Andrew Flinn (5%), Graham Hall (5%)
49 Benfield Motor Group
Car dealer
380.1 6.5 Dec 10    John Squires and family (100%)
50 ChangeGroup
Bureaux de change operator
373.4 2.2 Dec 10    Zacky Marikar (50%), Bette Zackariya (26%), Sacha Zackariya (24%)
51 Bargain Booze
Convenience/off-licence franchisor
371.2 10.5 Apr 10    ECI Partners (75%), management (25%)
52 Lissan Coal Company
Coal and oil merchant
370.4 6.5 Sep 10    Loughran family (100%)
53 All3Media
Television programme maker
369.9 22.3 Aug 10    Permira (51%), management (49%)
54 Apollo
Property services provider
‡367.2 ‡12.4 Mar 11    Caird Capital (20%), management and staff (80%)
55 GM Communications
Travel services provider
364.4 6.5 Dec 10    Noriaki Mito (40%), Eumitra Holdings (27%), other (33%)
56 WSH
Catering & restaurant business
362.4 14.7 Dec 10    Alastair Storey (35%), Intermediate Capital (20%), management (45%)
57 Towergate Insurance
Insurance underwriter and broker
359.6 57.4 Dec 10    Advent International, management
58 UK Car Group
Car dealer
355.4 10.7 Sep 10    Noel and Darren McKee and family (100%)
59 Rix
Shipping, oil distributor
350.1 4.9 Dec 10    John Rix & family (100%)
60 Direct Wines
Wine merchant
‡343.9 ‡12.5 Jul 11    Tony Laithwaite & family (100%)
61 Tennants Consolidated
Chemicals supplier
340.5 16.4 Dec 10    Alexander family (78%), others (22%)
62 Park's Motor Group
Car dealer
340.1 11.9 Mar 10    Douglas Park and family (100%)
63 Agnew Group
Car dealer
338.7 8.1 Dec 10    Agnew family (77%), Roadfield Motors (23%)
64 Innovia Group
Film manufacturer
‡336.8 ‡38.2 Dec 10    Arle Capital (84%), management (16%)
65 Inchcape Shipping Services
Marine services provider
336.4 37.2 Dec 10    Istithmar World Capital (85%), management and staff (15%)
66 Giant Group
Outsourced services provider
336.0 1.1 May 10    Matthew Brown (75%), Michael Healy (20%), Mark McAllister (5%)
67 Travelodge
Budget hotel operator
335.1 7.2 Dec 10    Dubai International Capital (75%), management (25%)
68 Andrew Marr International
Seafood trader
333.8 7.7 Mar 10    Andrew Marr and family (100%)
69 Rybrook
Car dealer
332.6 4.1 Dec 10    Interamericana Trading Corp (50%), Whale family (50%)
70 Bernard Matthews Farms
Food producer
330.5 2.5 Dec 09    Matthews family (100%)
71 Hillesden Investments
Poultry producer
328.1 7.5 Apr 10    Faccenda family and family trusts (100%)
72 Pret A Manger
Sandwich shop operator
327.5 14.1 Dec 10    Bridgepoint Capital (52%), Goldman Sachs (14%), founders (20%), management (14%)
73 2e2
IT services provider
327.0 20.4 Dec 10    Duke Street (42%), Hutton Collins (25%), Bank of Scotland Corporate (6%), management and staff (27%)
74 Telegraph Media Group
News publisher
323.8 60.1 Jan 11    Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay (100%)
75 Burton's Biscuit Company
Biscuit and snack maker
‡322.1 ‡12.8 Jan 11    CIBC (>50%), other shareholders include Apollo Global Management and Metropolitan Life Insurance
76 The Mawdsley Group
Pharmaceuticals wholesaler
321.7 6.3 Mar 10    Westall family and trusts (24%), John Mawdsley (24%), management (2%)
77 Talaris
Cash management provider
321.5 48.4 Mar 11    The Carlyle Group, management team
78 Nando's
Restaurant operator
‡320.1 48.4 Feb 11    Capricorn Ventures International
79 Helston Garages
Car dealer
319.1 10.8 Dec 10    David and Betty Carr (100%)
80 Petrochem Carless
Petrochemical refiner, distributor
‡318.2 ‡24.4 Dec 10    Management (100%)
81 Motorpoint
Car supermarket
315.0 1.5 Mar 10    David Shelton (49%), Gary Warren (49%), Paul Winfield (2%)
82 Acteon
Subsea services provider
310.9 38.5 Dec 10    First Reserve (51.5%), management (48.5%)
83 Vue Entertainment
Cinema operator
308.4 36.1 Nov 10    Doughty Hanson (73%), management (27%)
84 Ridgeway
Car dealer
307.9 7.9 Dec 10    David Newman (90%), John O'Hanlon (10%)
85 BullionVault.com
Gold dealer
304.2 4.1 Oct 10    Paul Tustain (45%), business angels (23%), corporate investors (22%), employees (10%)
86 City Refrigeration Holdings
Facilities maintenance provider
303.9 5.1 Dec 10    Willie, Susan and Kenny Haughey (100%)
87 BGL Group
Insurance intermediary
302.2 75.2 Jun 10    Family trusts (93%), management (7%)
88 Priory Group
Specialist healthcare provider
‡300.0 ‡68.9 Dec 10    Advent, management
89 Burdens
Building materials distributor
299.7 3.8 Jun 10    Burdens Foundation (48%), founding families (42%), management and staff (10%)
90 Kaspersky Lab
Internet security software
299.0 49.0 Dec 10    75% management, including Eugene Kaspersky, 20% General Atlantic, 5% other
91 Brookfield Rose
Temporary workforce manager
298.7 3.5 Dec 10    Matthew Sanders (49%), Michael Campbell (49%), Jeremy Galpin (2%)
92 Micheldever Group
Tyre distributor and retailer
‡297.9 ‡9.3 Mar 11    Graphite Capital (72%), management (28%)
93 Freightliner Group
Rail haulage operator
‡293.5 ‡19.3 Mar 11    Arcapita (87%), management (13%)
94 G's
Salad and vegetable grower
293.4 12.6 May 10    Shropshire family (100%)
95 Berry Bros & Rudd
Wine and spirit merchant
293.3 7.5 Mar 10    John Rudd and family (100%)
96 Lotus Group
Tour Operator
292.8 11.5 Oct 10    Peter Stephens (75%), Christine Burrowes (25%)
97 McLaren Group
Racing team and sports car maker
291.6 27.7 Dec 09    Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (42%), Ron Dennis (21%), TAG Group (21%), Daimler (16%)
98 Fenwick
Department store operator
296.4 34.1 Jan 11    Fenwick family (100%)
99 Parfetts
Food wholesaler
289.1 3.3 Jun 10    Employees (55%), Parfett family (45%)
100 Eastern Western Motor Group
Car dealer
288.5 6.2 Dec 10    Douglas Brown (99%), Brian Watt (1%)
101 Nicholl Fuel Oils
Fuel distributor
287.9 2.3 May 10    Hugh and Elizabeth Nicholl (100%)
102 Osborne
Builder, engineering contractor
287.0 3.3 Mar 11    Osborne family (93%), John Oliver (4%), other (3%)
103 AG Thames
Fruit importer, transporter
286.5 5.3 Sep 10    Leon Aichen (99%), Gwendolyn Aichen (1%)
104 Manchester United
Football club operator
286.4 16.8 Jun 10    Glazer family (100%)
105 DBC Foodservice
Food wholesaler
*286.2 *0.7 Mar 10    Malcolm Walker (33.3%), Andrew Pritchard (33.3%), Tarsem Dhaliwal (33.3%)
106 Pertemps Network Group
Recruitment consultancy
286.0 8.7 Dec 10    Tim Watts and family (53%), management and staff (47%)
107 Euro Garages
Fuel forecourt operator
285.2 6.7 Jul 10    Issa family (100%)
108 Center Parcs
Holiday resort operator
‡*285.1 ‡*43.4 Apr 11    Blackstone Group (93%), RBS (5%), management (2%)
109 NES Global Talent
Engineering recruitment consultancy
284.7 13.0 Oct 10    Graphite Capital (63%), Neil Tregarthen (11%), management and staff (26%)
110 Crest Nicholson
Housebuilder
284.4 47.3 Oct 10    Varde Partners and Market Associates (100%)
111 Alexander Dennis
Bus and coach manufacturer
283.2 9.7 Dec 10    Noble Grossart (29%), Charlotte Ventures (29%), Brian Souter (32%), other (10%)
112 Graff
Jeweller
283.2 60.8 Dec 10    Graff family (100%)
113 The John Clark Motor Group
Car dealer
‡280.6 ‡4.1 Dec 10    John Clark and family (100%)
114 Aurum
Jewellery retailer
280.6 12.0 Jan 11    Landsbanki (67%), management (33%)
115 Hartwell
Car dealer
274.5 6.5 Nov 10    Bishopsgate Investments 100%
116 Car Giant
Car dealer
274.3 7.6 Dec 09    Geoffrey Warren (100%)
117 Halewood International
Alcoholic drinks maker
‡273.1 ‡17.9 Jun 11    John Halewood and family (100%)
118 Tragus
Restaurant operator
*272.1 *16.4 May 10    Blackstone (81%), management (19%)
119 Ballyvesey Holdings
Transport services provider
271.8 6.2 Sep 10    Montgomery family (100%)
120 Euro Car Parts
Car parts retailer
271.6 15.5 Dec 10    Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia and family (100%)
121 Booths
Supermarket operator
268.7 9.7 Apr 10    Booth family, staff
122 Seddon Group
Building contractor
266.9 9.1 Dec 10    Seddon family (100%)
123 Harwoods
Car dealer
264.4 6.5 Dec 10    Guy Harwood and family (100%)
124 Metal & Waste Recycling
Metal recycler
264.4 9.5 Oct 10    Barclays Private Equity (60%), Gary Widdowson (21%), management and others (19%)
125 Meadow Foods
Dairy product producer
263.1 6.7 Mar 10    Simon Chantler (50%), David Pickering (19%), others (31%)
126 Dick Lovett Companies
Car dealer
261.9 6.5 Dec 10    Peter Lovett (100%)
127 Luxfer Group
Environmental & healthcare manufacturer
261.2 29.7 Dec 10    Avenue Capital Group, Stonehill Capital, management
128 Kelway
IT services provider
260.9 9.1 Mar 11    Management and staff (74%), Core Capital (26%)
129 Plexus Cotton
Cotton merchant
259.2 7.7 Dec 10    100% Earlam family
130 Portman Travel
Travel services provider
256.7 3.4 Dec 10    Vision Capital (72%), management (28%)
131 Dreams
Bed retailer
256.1 4.5 Dec 10    Exponent (majority)
132 Napp Pharmaceutical Holdings
Pharmaceuticals maker
253.2 42.8 Dec 10    Family trusts (50%), Pacific Moon Corp (50%)
133 Thomas Vale
Building, engineering contractor
251.6 3.6 Mar 11    Management (100%)
134 The Garden Centre Group
Garden centre operator
251.4 22.0 Dec 09    Consortium led by Lloyds Banking Group
135 Almac Group
Pharmaceuticals maker
251.0 15.6 Sep 10    McClay Foundation (100%)
136 Norland Managed Services
Facilities maintenance provider
250.7 12.8 Apr 11    Brian Kingham (99%), First Tower Trustees (1%)
137 GSH Group
Facilities maintenance provider
249.5 6.9 Jul 10    Ian Scarr-Hall (98%), Schroders (2%)
138 The Range
Discount retailer
‡249.4 ‡20.6 Jan 11    Chris Dawson and family (85%), John Smyly (15%)
139 Lush
Cosmetics manufacturer and retailer
247.2 21.5 Jun 10    Mark Constantine (37%), Margaret Constantine (25%), Andrew Gerrie (12%), others (26%)
140 Hendy Group
Car dealer
246.0 1.1 Dec 10    Hendy family (100%)
141 Southall Travel
Travel agency and tour operator
243.3 11.4 Mar 11    Kuljinder Bahia (54%), Raybon (28%) and Geomex Holding (18%)
142 HT & Co (Drinks)
Drinks wholesaler
243.0 5.3 Sep 10    Prakash Thakrar (99%), Sanjay Thakrar (1%)
143 Williams Group
Car dealer
240.0 3.3 Dec 10    Margaret Orton Williams (25%), Nicholas Dunning (4%), employees (71%)
144 The Denholm Group
Shipping and oilfield services provider
238.0 5.4 Dec 09    Denholm and Brown families
145 Card Factory
Greeting card retailer
*232.0 *37.1 Jan 11    Charterhouse, management
146 Lloyd Motors
Car dealer
237.3 4.9 Dec 10    Barry & Bryan Lloyd (100%)
147 Vindis Group
Car dealer
234.3 5.6 Dec 10    Gary Vindis (50%), Nigel Vindis (50%)
148 A4e
Outsourced employment adviser
‡234.0 ‡19.5 Mar 11    Emma Harrison (85%), Employee benefit scheme (15%)
149 Britax Childcare
Child car seat maker
231.7 28.9 Dec 10    Nordic Capital (70%), management (30%)
150 99p Stores
Discount retailer
231.0 6.5 Jan 11    Barclays Ventures (25%), Lalani family (51%), others (24%)
151 Charles Wells
Brewer
230.7 10.4 Sep 10    Wells family (100%)
152 Arco
Safety equipment supplier
‡230.0 ‡8.7 Jun 11    Martin family (93%)
153 Scottish Resources Group
Coal producer
229.9 22.9 Mar 10    Colin Cornes (33.3%), Samuel Cornes (33.3%), Darren Mullinder (33.3%)
154 MON Motors
Car dealer
229.6 0.8 Dec 10    Cleverly family (100%)
155 Rullion Group
Recruitment consultancy
228.3 2.7 Dec 10    Rose Saoulli (100%)
156 Exova
Testing service provider
227.9 19.9 Dec 10    Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (100%)
157 Boden
Clothing retailer
*227.8 *31.9 Dec 10    Johnnie Boden (62%), Julian Granville (7%), staff and other investors (31%)
158 Air Charter Service
Aircraft charterer
227.8 4.5 Jan 11    Leach family (86%), management (14%)
159 BrightHouse
Household goods retailer
227.7 33.6 Mar 11    Vision Capital (87%), management (13%)
160 Snax 24
Fuel forecourt operator
224.3 0.8 Sep 10    Ronson family (100%)
161 Integrated Dental Holdings
Dental care provider
‡220.9 ‡13.2 Apr 11    Carlyle, Palamon Capital Partners, management
162 Danwood Group
Office equipment supplier
220.0 15.1 Sep 10    Bregal Capital (40%), management (60%)
163 Easynet Global Services
Managed services provider
220.0 5.0 Jun 10    LDC (>50%), management
164 RG Group
Construction project manager
219.3 2.9 Dec 10    John Chadwick (27%), Jon Noble (24.5%), Mike Steel (24.5%), other management (24%)
165 Sinclair Group
Car dealer
219.2 3.6 Jan 11    Gerald Sinclair and family (100%)
166 Stoneacre Motor Group
Car dealer
218.5 5.8 Apr 10    Richard and Christine Teatum (98%), other management (2%)
167 Sigma Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceutical distributor
218.2 2.8 Aug 10    Bharat Shah and family (66%), Orion Trust (34%)
168 Foyle Food Group
Meat processor
‡217.3 ‡3.7 Dec 10    Acheson family (100%)
169 Graham
Construction contractor
‡216.6 ‡4.0 Mar 11    Michael Graham (29%), Colin Graham (27%), Robin Graham (26%), Alan Bill (9%), Andrew Bill (9%)
170 Wellness Foods
Health food manufacturer
215.4 6.9 Dec 10    Lydian Capital, management
171 Ardmore Construction
Builder
214.1 7.7 Sep 10    Cormac Byrne (50%), Patrick Byrne (50%)
172 Betfred
Bookmaker
‡214.0 ‡25.4 Mar 11    Fred and Peter Done and family (100%)
173 JW Galloway
Beef and lamb processor
‡213.9 ‡7.2 Feb 11    Ian Galloway CBE and family (87%), others (13%)
174 Gardners Books
Book and DVD wholesaler
212.6 9.0 Feb 10    Yvette Stafford (30%), Jonathan Little (30%), Andrew Little (30%), Alan & Jean Little (10%)
175 Bartle Bogle Hegarty
Advertising agent
‡211.1 ‡21.0 Dec 10    Management and staff (51%), The Publicis Groupe (49%)
176 Anglian Group
Home products supplier
210.1 15.2 Mar 11    Consortium of financial institutions (95%), management (5%)
177 Maplin Electronics
Electronic equipment retailer
*209.1 *23.2 Jan 11    Montagu Private Equity (68%), management (32%)
178 The Lawrence Group
Precious metals dealer
207.8 3.5 Feb 10    Collins family (100%)
179 Princess Yachts International
Motor yacht builder
206.4 21.1 Dec 10    L Capital and others
180 Global Radio
Radio broadcaster
204.1 22.6 Mar 10    Private shareholders (100%) including Michael Tabor
181 Midwich
Audio-visual products distributor
‡201.9 ‡7.7 Dec 10    Stephen Fenby (40%), Alex Ward (25%), Darren Lewitt (25%), Nick Culley (10%)
182 Swansway Group
Car dealer
201.4 3.9 Dec 10    Michael Smyth (100%)
183 Optical Express
Optical retailer
*200.8 *10.5 Dec 10    David Moulsdale (100%)
184 Phones International Group
Mobile phone distributor
‡198.5 ‡9.9 Apr 10    Peter Jones (100%)
185 TC Harrison
Car dealer
197.9 5.1 Dec 10    Harrison family (100%)
186 Opus Energy
Energy supplier
197.7 16.5 Mar 11    International Power plc (29.99%), Telecom Plus plc (20%), management (50.01%)
187 Sophos
Security software developer
197.2 23.4 Mar 11    Apax Partners (70%), management (30%)
188 Barrett Steel
Steel stockholder
197.1 9.3 Sep 10    Barrett family (56%), management and others (44%)
189 Medina Dairy
Dairy product producer
197.0 2.7 Oct 10    Sheazad Hussain (70%), Mohammed Azam (30%)
190 Fayrefield Foods
Dairy product marketer
194.7 1.7 Dec 09    John Kerr (100%)
191 Martin-Baker
Ejector seat manufacturer
194.3 53.8 Mar 10    Management (52%) other (48%)
192 ScS
Sofa and carpet retailer
194.2 1.9 Jul 10    Sun Capital Partners
193 Cromwell Group
Industrial equipment supplier
193.2 9.5 Aug 10    Michael Gregory (100%)
194 The Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Clothing retailer
193.1 18.1 Feb 10    Philip Day (96%), others (4%)
195 RWM Food Group
Meat product wholesaler
193.1 4.1 Jan 11    Heffer family (100%)
196 John Thompson & Sons
Animal feed manufacturer
193.1 4.6 Jul 10    Origin Enterprises (50%), W&R Barnett (50%)
197 The Swift Group
Caravan & motorhome manufacturer
192.8 10.8 Aug 10    Peter Smith (43%), Keith Brayshaw (16%), other (41%)
198 Johnsons Cars
Car dealer
192.5 2.7 Dec 10    Management (53%), Dale family (47%)
199 Towers Thompson
Food distributor
191.5 0.2 Dec 09    Alan Thompson (30%), Terry Goddard (22%), Dennis Clark (16%), Paul Dolan (12%), others (15%)
200 Edward Billington & Son
Food manufacturer
190.9 3.9 Aug 10    Billington family (100%)
201 South East Water
Water utility
190.5 93.5 Mar 11    Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (50%), Utilities Trust of Australia (50%)
202 DCK
Jewellery retailer
190.5 15.8 Jan 10    Caird Capital (20%), management and others (80%)
203 KTC (Edibles)
Cooking oil manufacturer
188.3 1.4 Dec 10    Management 100%
204 Partnerships in Care
Mental healthcare provider
187.9 45.6 Dec 09    Cinven (91%), management (9%)
205 Shearings
Coach holiday operator
187.1 2.6 Dec 10    3i (70%), management (30%)
206 M&Co
Clothing and homeware retailer
186.9 13.4 Feb 11    Iain McGeoch & family (95%), employees and others (5%)
207 Global Marine Systems
Submarine cable specialist
‡186.6 ‡16.9 Dec 10    Ruhan family interests 100%
208 British Marine plc
Ship owner
186.2 6.4 Jan 11    Alan Bekhor (92.5%), Sunil Malhotra (7.5%)
209 Day's Motor Group
Car dealer
185.1 8.4 Dec 10    Graham Day (34%), Jillian Day (34%), Geoffrey Day Settlement (32%)
210 Liquid Capital
Financial services provider
184.6 25.0 Dec 09    Chris Siepman (68%), Gregg Siepman (17%), employee benefit trust (15%)
211 Stannah Lifts
Stairlift maker
183.9 9.2 Dec 10    Alan Stannah and family (100%)
212 Deloro Stellite
Alloy component maker
183.6 8.2 Dec 10    Duke Street Capital (75%), management (25%)
213 Republic
Fashion retailer
‡183.6 ‡27.7 Jan 11    TPG Capital (>50%), management (<50%)
214 Epwin Group
Building product supplier
183.2 5.5 Dec 10    Jim Rawson and family trust (100%)
215 William Hare Group
Steel structure manufacturer
‡182.2 ‡1.7 Dec 10    Hodgkiss family (78%), other (22%)
216 Harratts
Car dealer
181.4 1.9 Dec 10    Harratt family (100%)
217 Furniture Village
Furniture retailer
‡180.7 ‡2.8 Apr 11    Peter Harrison (64%), Ed Duggan (10%), Eamon Wynne (10%), other management (16%)
218 Day Lewis
Pharmaceuticals retailer
‡178.0 ‡13.3 Mar 11    Kirit Chimanbhai Patel (80%), Kirit Patel Junior (10%), Jayanti Patel Junior (10%)
219 Hodgson Automotive
Car dealer
177.8 2.2 Dec 10    Kevin Walter (100%)
220 Integral
Property maintenance provider
177.7 10.3 Dec 10    Bryan Glastonbury (78%), management (22%)
221 Bibendum Wine
Wine importer and distributor
176.9 2.6 Mar 11    International Wine Investment Fund (20%), Simon Farr (12%), William Lebus (9%), Michael Saunders (8%), others (51%)
222 Wogen Group
Metals trader
176.8 7.5 Sep 10    Colin Williams and family (56%), Allan Kerr and family (13%), Peter Watkins (13%), other 11%
223 VIP Computer Centre
IT component distributor
176.7 2.9 Jun 10    Sahni family (100%)
224 Yeo Valley
Yoghurt and dairy maker
176.6 6.1 May 10    Mead family (100%)
225 Everest Home Improvements
Home improvement supplier
176.1 11.9 Oct 10    Hutton Collins (25%), Brian Kennedy (43%), management (25%)
226 Sandicliffe
Car and van dealer
172.7 2.6 Dec 10    Woodhouse and Barton families (100%)
227 Toomey Group
Car dealer
171.1 6.7 Dec 10    Michael Toomey (100%)
228 sit-up
Home shopping channel
170.5 2.4 Dec 09    Aurelius (100%)
229 Civica
IT services provider
169.0 12.9 Sep 10    3i (74%), management (26%)
230 United House Group
Building contractor
168.8 7.0 Dec 10    Management (60%), LDC (40%)
231 Westover Group
Car dealer
167.9 6.0 Dec 10    Peter Wood and family trust (100%)
232 HSS Hire Group
Tool and equipment hirer
167.8 11.9 Dec 10    Aurigo (62%), Och-Ziff (27%), management (8%), Barclays Wealth Trustees (3%)
233 United Wholesale (Scotland)
Cash and carry wholesaler
‡167.1 ‡1.8 Dec 10    Mohammad Sarwar and family (100%)
234 Lomond Motors
Car dealer
166.0 2.0 Dec 10    Hugh McMahon (100%)
235 Sparrows Offshore Group
Offshore services provider
165.7 8.5 Dec 09    CBPE Capital (70%), management (30%)
236 Robinsons Motor Group
Car dealer
165.7 4.9 Dec 10    Robinson family, others
237 Cleveland Cable Company
Electrical cable distributor
165.7 25.2 Apr 10    Alastair Powell (68%), Michael Powell (32%)
238 William Jackson Food Group
Food producer
165.4 5.9 Apr 10    Jackson family (88%), former employees (12%)
239 McLaughlin & Harvey
Building, engineering contractor
165.3 3.0 Dec 10    Kenneth Cheevers (100%)
240 Harvey Nichols
Department store operator
*164.7 *13.8 Apr 10    Dickson Poon (100%)
241 Ferndale Foods
Ready-meals producer
164.6 5.3 Mar 10    S Harmer (75%), John & Penelope Bigwood (25%)
242 Cumbrian Seafoods
Seafood supplier
164.3 3.8 Mar 10    Vassallo family (82%), management and staff (18%)
243 DX Group
Parcel and freight courier
‡164.0 ‡25.2 Jun 11    Arle Investment Partners (51%), former lenders (49%)
244 Park Resorts
Caravan park operator
163.3 18.7 Mar 11    GI Partners, management and others
245 Survitec Group
Survival equipment maker
163.2 40.2 Mar 11    Warburg Pincus (>80%), management (<20%)
246 Axle Group Holdings
Tyres & auto parts supplier
162.7 3.0 Dec 10    A Revie (51%), Estate of J Kemp (20%), J Taylor (19%) and J Caldwell (10%)
247 Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford
Insurance broker
162.2 19.7 Dec 10    Cooper Gay Employee Trust (34%), Management and angel investors (66%)
248 Holdcroft
Car dealer
162.1 2.0 Dec 10    Terry Holdcroft and family (100%)
249 Holiday Extras
Airport hotel, parking provider
160.1 1.9 Mar 10    Gerry and Carol Pack (40%), Steve Lawrence (13%), other management and staff (47%)
250 OfficeTeam
Office supplies distributor
160.0 9.1 Dec 10    AAC Capital Partners (56%), Hermes Private Equity (10%), management (34%)
‡ draft accounts* annualised figure