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Rank Company
Activity
Latest sales
(£m)
Profit
(£m)
Financ'l
year
end
  Main shareholders
1 Shepherd Group
Builder, manufacturer and developer
607.7 24.0 Jun 11    Shepherd family (100%)
2 A.T. Kearney
Management consultancy
604.1 7.2 Dec 11    Employees (100%)
3 Noble Foods
Egg products manufacturer
594.7 24.2 Sep 11    Peter Dean (50%), Michael Kent (50%)
4 Henderson Group
Food wholesaler
583.2 16.0 Dec 11    Geoffrey Agnew (12%), Martin Agnew (12%), Ardbarron Trust (76%)
5 Farmfoods
Frozen food retailer
578.0 25.1 Dec 11    Eric Herd and family (94%), William McCreadie (6%)
6 Camelot UK Lotteries
Lottery operator
574.5 45.1 Mar 11    Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (100%)
7 Gondola
Restaurant operator
569.5 52.1 Jun 11    Cinven, management
8 Aurora Fashions
Fashion retailer
*568.8 *8.7 Feb 11    Kaupthing (90%), management (10%)
9 Dhamecha Foods
Cash and carry wholesaler
‡564.8 ‡11.5 Mar 12    Dhamecha family (100%)
10 Fircroft
Technical HR services provider
*562.0 *14.3 Sep 11    Johnson family and management (63%), Equistone Partners (37%)
11 BullionVault.com
Gold dealer
558.6 6.3 Oct 11    Paul Tustain (45%), business angels (23%), corporate investors (22%), employees (10%)
12 Edrington
Whisky and rum distiller
556.1 162.6 Mar 12    The Robertson Trust (76%), employees, former employees (24%)
13 Firth Rixson
Aerospace manufacturer
554.6 81.1 Sep 11    Oak Hill Capital Partners (majority stake), Lehman Brothers, management (minority stake)
14 Morrison Utility Services
Utility services provider
548.3 16.5 Mar 12    Motion Equity Partners (40%), Bregal Capital (40%), management (20%)
15 Virgin Active
Health club operator
‡536.2 ‡71.6 Dec 11    CVC Capital Partners (45%), Virgin Group (43%), management (12%)
16 Lamex Food Group
Food importer and exporter
534.8 10.2 Mar 11    Phillip Wallace (22%), Steve Anderson (17%), Colin Dicker (13%), other management (48%)
17 City Electrical Factors
Electrical parts wholesaler
527.2 11.7 Apr 11    Mackie family trusts (100%)
18 Alexander Mann Solutions
Talent acquisition and management
517.7 5.5 Dec 11    Graphite Capital (69%), management (31%)
19 Gatwick Airport
Airport owner and operator
517.4 116.2 Mar 12    Global Infrastructure Partners (42%), Future Fund Board of Guardians (17%), The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (16%), other (25%)
20 esure
Insurance provider
513.0 78.2 Dec 11    Peter Wood (44%), Tosca Penta Investments (45%), management (11%)
21 Countrywide
Estate agents
‡509.1 ‡35.8 Dec 11    Apollo Investments (25%), Oaktree Capital Management (50%), other (25%)
22 Pets At Home
Pet products retailer
*508.1 *32.3 Mar 11    KKR (77%), management (23%)
23 Morson
Engineering recruitment agency
507.9 7.2 Dec 11    Gerard & Ged Mason (94%), Kevin Gorton (3%), Paul Gilmour (3%)
24 Aston Martin
Sports car maker
‡506.8 ‡13.2 Dec 11    Prime Wagon (38%), Asmar (33%), Adeem Investment (19%), Investment Dar (7%), David Richards (2%), Dr. Ulrich Bez (1%)
25 ERM
Environmental consultancy
‡498.3 n/a Mar 12    Charterhouse (55%), management and employees (45%)
26 Warburtons
Baker
495.5 25.6 Sep 11    Warburton family (100%)
27 Argent Group Europe
Food supplier
479.5 8.3 Dec 11    David Gray (60%), management (40%)
28 Lissan Coal Company
Coal and oil merchant
479.2 13.6 Sep 11    Loughran family (100%)
29 Markit
Financial information services
‡475.5 ‡82.9 Dec 11    Employees, individual investors, General Atlantic and other financial institutions
30 Cordant Group
Manpower services provider
‡475.0 ‡10.5 Jun 12    The Ullmann family (100%)
31 All3Media
Television programme maker
465.0 30.6 Aug 11    Permira (51%), management (49%)
32 Chapman Freeborn
Air charter broker
462.1 20.7 Dec 10    Russi Batliwala (40%), Shahe Ouzounian (23%), Christopher Chapman (22%), other management (15%)
33 Caparo Group
Metal engineer
454.3 16.3 Dec 11    Lord Paul and family interests (100%)
34 Andrew Marr International
Seafood trader
450.2 9.9 Mar 11    Andrew Marr and family (100%)
35 Barchester Healthcare
Care home operator
446.9 42.6 Dec 11    Grove Investments (100%)
36 Care UK
Care services provider
445.7 3.1 Sep 11    Bridgepoint (81%), management (18%), other (1%)
37 James Hall & Co
Grocery wholesaler, retailer
444.5 10.1 Mar 11    Hall family (100%)
38 Lycamobile
Prepaid calling-card provider
‡444.3 ‡9.5 Feb 11    Subaskaran Allirajah (90%), Milind Kangle (8%), other (2%)
39 Selfridges
Department store operator
443.5 74.1 Jan 11    Wittington Investments (78%), Brown Thomas Group (22%)
40 Crown Crest Group
Grocery/FMCG wholesaler
‡443.0 ‡16.0 Mar 12    Aziz Tayub (100%)
41 R&R Ice Cream
Ice cream manufacturer
‡434.8 ‡25.9 Dec 11    Oaktree Capital (83%), management (17%)
42 SHS Group
Brand owner
430.2 24.7 Dec 11    Salters family (50%), Sloan family (50%)
43 GM Communications
Travel services provider
425.8 11.2 Dec 11    Noriaki Mito (40%), Eumitra Holdings (27%), other (33%)
44 Rix
Shipping, oil distributor
425.4 1.6 Dec 11    John Rix & family (100%)
45 Associated British Ports
Port operator
423.4 183.0 Dec 11    Borealis (33.3%), GIC (33.3%), Goldman Sachs (23.3%), Infracapital (10%)
46 Nando's
Restaurant operator
‡420.0 ‡41.9 Feb 12    Capricorn Ventures International (95%), others (5%)
47 State Oil
Fuel wholesaler
540.6 5.8 Feb 12    Sanjeev Soosaipillai (50%), Arani Soosaipillai (50%)
48 PHS
Office services provider
‡419.1 ‡102.0 Mar 12    Charterhouse (80%), management (20%)
49 Langley Holdings
Engineering equipment maker
418.2 64.9 Dec 11    Tony Langley (100%)
50 Benfield Motor Group
Car dealer
‡417.3 ‡4.3 Dec 11    John Squires and family (100%)
51 Murphy Group
Civil engineering contractor
‡413.5 ‡24.9 Dec 11    Murphy family (100%)
52 Tennants Consolidated
Chemicals supplier
409.2 17.2 Dec 11    Alexander family (78%), others (22%)
53 WSH
Contract caterer
406.1 17.9 Dec 11    Alastair Storey (35%), Intermediate Capital (20%), management (45%)
54 Electricity North West
Electricity supplier
404.6 189.4 Mar 12    Commonwealth Bank of Australia, JP Morgan Infrastructure Investments
55 ChangeGroup
Bureaux de change operator
403.7 1.8 Dec 11    Zacky Marikar (50%), Bette Zackariya (26%), Sacha Zackariya (24%)
56 2e2
IT services provider
‡403.6 ‡17.0 Dec 11    Duke Street (42%), Hutton Collins (25%), Uberior Investments (6%), management & staff (27%)
57 JVM Equipment
Industrial equipment supplier
‡402.7 ‡37.3 Dec 11    Max Skillman (51%), Lina Sokolova (44%), Tatiana Sokolova (5%)
58 Allen Ford
Car dealer
395.5 3.5 Dec 10    Camden Motor Trustees (53%), Paul Dunkley (26%), David Hammond (16%), others (5%)
59 Airwave Solutions
Critical communications provider
390.3 58.7 Jun 11    Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund II (100%)
60 Graff
Jeweller
‡388.5 ‡69.7 Dec 11    Graff family (100%)
61 Bargain Booze
Convenience/off-licence franchisor
‡*387.9 ‡*9.1 Apr 12    ECI Partners (75%), management (25%)
62 Petrochem Carless
Petrochemical refiner, distributor
385.3 24.9 Dec 11    Management and private individuals (100%)
63 Acteon
Subsea services provider
‡381.4 ‡63.1 Dec 11    KKR (52%), management (48%)
64 NES Holdings
Engineering recruitment agency
380.2 16.3 Oct 11    Graphite Capital (63%), Neil Tregarthen (11%), management and staff (26%)
65 Brookfield Rose
Non-permanent workforce manager
‡377.5 ‡4.4 Dec 11    Matthew Sanders (100%)
66 Pret A Manger
Sandwich shop operator
377.3 17.1 Dec 11    Bridgepoint (>50%), founders & management (<50%)
67 Hillesden Investments
Poultry producer
368.7 4.5 Apr 11    Faccenda family and family trusts (100%)
68 City Refrigeration Holdings
Facilities maintenance provider
368.4 5.7 Dec 11    Willie, Susan and Kenny Haughey (100%)
69 BGL Group
Insurance intermediary
361.2 92.6 Jun 11    Family trusts (93%), management (7%)
70 Priory Group
Specialist healthcare provider
‡359.8 ‡62.9 Dec 11    Advent, management
71 Ballyvesey Holdings
Transport services provider
359.7 11.4 Sep 11    Montgomery family (100%)
72 Peel Ports Group
Port facilities provider
358.9 78.2 Mar 11    John Whittaker and family (50.1%), RREEF Infrastructure (49.9%)
73 Alexander Dennis
Bus and coach manufacturer
357.0 18.5 Dec 11    Noble Grossart (29%), Charlotte Ventures (29%), Brian Souter (32%), other (10%)
74 Park's Motor Group
Car dealer
354.1 11.7 Mar 11    Douglas Park and family (100%)
75 S Norton
Metal recycler
‡352.3 ‡15.5 Dec 11    Harry family (100%)
76 W & R Barnett
Conglomerate
350.7 12.9 Jul 11    Robert Barnett (42%), Glencairn Nominees Limited (37%), Highline Investments Limited (10%), William Barnett (10%)
77 Kelway
IT services provider
350.7 9.6 Mar 12    Core Capital (26%), management & staff (74%)
78 Freightliner Group
Rail haulage operator
‡*349.0 ‡*20.9 Mar 12    Arcapita and other investing parties (87%), management (13%)
79 telent
Communications support provider
348.9 0.1 Mar 12    Pension Corporation (100%)
80 IM Group
Car distributor
347.1 57.2 Dec 11    Lord Edmiston (100%)
81 Direct Wines
Wine retailer
343.9 12.5 Jul 11    Tony Laithwaite & family (100%)
82 Innovia Films
Film manufacturer
‡343.7 ‡18.6 Dec 11    Arle Capital (84%), management (16%)
83 Swift Worldwide Resources
Recruitment agency
342.5 12.9 Dec 11    Gresham Private Equity (57%), management and employees (43%)
84 Burton's Biscuit Company
Biscuit and snack maker
‡341.9 ‡16.8 Dec 11    CIBC and Apollo Global Management (>50%)
85 Meadow Foods
Dairy product producer
‡340.9 ‡9.5 Mar 12    Simon Chantler (50%), David Pickering (19%), others (31%)
86 Gladedale
Housebuilder
339.4 6.6 Dec 10    Employee Benefit Trusts (68%), Lloyds Banking Group (32%)
87 The Mawdsley Group
Pharmaceuticals wholesaler
337.3 8.2 Mar 11    Westall and Currimjee family and trusts (54%), John Mawdsley (27%), other family and management (19%)
88 PA Consulting Group
Management, IT consultancy
336.3 35.8 Dec 11    Employees (97%), Capita trustees (3%)
89 Kaspersky Lab
Anti-virus software developer
‡335.9 n/a Dec 11    Management, including Eugene Kaspersky (100%)
90 Travelodge
Budget hotel operator
335.1 7.2 Dec 10    Institutional investors (100%)
91 Ridgeway Group
Motor retailer
332.8 9.0 Dec 11    David Newman (90%), John O'Hanlon (10%)
92 Telegraph Media Group
News publisher
331.0 55.7 Jan 12    Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay (100%)
93 G's
Salad and vegetable grower
328.1 9.6 Apr 11    Shropshire family (100%)
94 Helston Garages
Car dealer
326.4 9.4 Dec 11    David and Betty Carr (100%)
95 Eastern Western Motor Group
Car dealer
324.4 4.9 Dec 11    Douglas Brown (100%)
96 Car Giant
Car dealer
321.9 13.2 Dec 10    Geoffrey Warren (100%)
97 Crest Nicholson
Housebuilder
319.1 56.4 Oct 11    Varde Partners (80%), others (20%)
98 Plexus Cotton
Cotton merchant
317.8 8.4 Dec 11    Earlam family (79%), others (21%)
99 Luxfer Group
Environmental & healthcare manufacturer
‡317.3 ‡40.9 Dec 11    Avenue Capital Group, Stonehill Capital, management
100 Orion Group
Engineering recruitment consultancy
‡317.0 ‡9.1 Dec 11    Alan Savage and family
101 Metal & Waste Recycling
Metal recycler
‡313.5 ‡9.0 Oct 11    Equistone Partners Europe (60%), Gary Widdowson (21%), management and others (19%)
102 Norland Managed Services
Facilities maintenance provider
312.1 9.6 Apr 12    Brian Kingham (99%), First Tower Trustees (1%)
103 Pertemps Network Group
Recruitment agency
‡309.7 ‡8.5 Dec 11    Management and employees (75%), LDC and others (25%)
104 Softcat
IT reseller
‡307.8 ‡22.0 Jul 12    Peter Kelly (45%), Ravensbury Partners (12%), VC investors (12%), employees and management (31%)
105 The John Clark Motor Group
Car dealer
‡307.8 ‡5.0 Dec 11    John Clark and family (100%)
106 Euro Garages
Fuel forecourt operator
305.1 7.4 Jul 11    Issa family (100%)
107 Parfetts
Food wholesaler
301.4 4.0 Jun 11    Employees (55%), Parfett family (45%)
108 Aurum
Jewellery retailer
301.1 18.0 Jan 12    Landsbanki (67%), management (33%)
109 Wogen Group
Metals trader
300.5 11.2 Sep 11    Colin Williams and family (53%), Peter Watkins (11%), Damian Brouse (10%), management and emplyees (26%)
110 The Grass Roots Group
Business services provider
300.0 1.2 Dec 11    WPP (45%), David Evans (29%), other management (26%)
111 Fresca Group
Fresh produce wholesaler
298.3 3.7 Apr 12    Mack family and former employees (54%), management and employees (46%)
112 Lotus Group
Tour Operator
297.2 11.7 Oct 11    Peter Stephens (75%), Christine Burrowes (25%)
113 The Range
Discount retailer
‡296.7 ‡26.3 Jan 12    Chris Dawson and family (100%)
114 The Denholm Group
Shipping and oil & gas services
295.9 16.1 Dec 11    Denholm and Brown families
115 Dorchester Collection
Luxury hotel operator
291.0 28.8 Dec 11    Brunei Investment Agency (100%)
116 Motorpoint
Car supermarket
290.4 3.4 Mar 11    David Shelton (95%), Paul Winfield (5%)
117 Ingenious
Investor and adviser
290.2 69.0 Apr 11    Patrick McKenna (100%)
118 Tragus
Restaurant operator
‡286.3 ‡6.8 May 12    Blackstone (81%), management (19%)
119 Ardmore Construction
Builder
286.1 0.8 Sep 11    Cormac Byrne (50%), Patrick Byrne (50%)
120 Center Parcs
Holiday resort operator
*285.1 *43.4 Apr 11    Blackstone Group (93%), RBS (5%), management (2%)
121 Seddon Group
Building contractor
281.3 4.1 Dec 11    Seddon family (100%)
122 Almac Group
Pharmaceutical developer
275.5 21.3 Sep 11    McClay Foundation (100%)
123 Napp Pharmaceutical Holdings
Pharmaceuticals maker
‡275.1 ‡51.1 Dec 11    Family trusts (50%), Pacific Moon Corp (50%)
124 Randall Parker Food Group
Meat distributor
274.8 2.4 Sep 11    Ron Randall & family (67%), W & J Parker (33%)
125 Halewood International
Alcoholic drinks maker
‡*274.7 ‡*16.1 Jun 12    Halewood family (100%)
126 Williams Group
Car dealer
273.7 2.6 Dec 11    Margaret Orton Williams (25%), Nicholas Dunning (4%), employees (71%)
127 Booths
Supermarket operator
‡273.6 ‡7.4 Apr 12    Booth family, staff
128 Air Charter Service
Aircraft charterer
272.7 4.8 Jan 12    Leach family (85%), management (15%)
129 Opus Energy
Energy supplier
272.7 17.8 Mar 12    International Power plc (29.99%), Telecom Plus plc (20%), management (50.01%)
130 Lush
Cosmetics manufacturer and retailer
272.2 20.4 Jun 11    Mark Constantine (37%), Margaret Constantine (25%), Andrew Gerrie (12%), others (26%)
131 Harwoods
Car dealer
270.8 5.1 Dec 11    Guy Harwood and family (100%)
132 Southall Travel
Travel agency and tour operator
270.5 11.9 Mar 12    Kuljinder Bahia (54%), Raybon (28%) and Geomex Holding (18%)
133 DC Thomson
Newspaper, comic publisher
270.3 9.8 Mar 11    Thomson family (100%)
134 99p Stores
Discount retailer
270.2 7.3 Jan 12    Barclays Ventures (25%), Lalani family (51%), others (24%)
135 Turner & Townsend
Construction consultancy
‡*269.5 ‡*23.1 Apr 12    Vincent Clancy, Tom Harrison and RBC CEES Trustee Ltd
136 The Turner Group
Engineering services provider
268.7 10.5 Mar 11    Turner family (100%)
137 McLaren Construction
Builder
266.6 5.1 Jul 11    Kevin Taylor (99.94%), Phil Pringle (0.06%)
138 BrightHouse
Household goods retailer
266.5 33.8 Mar 12    Vision Capital (87%), management (13%)
139 Card Factory
Greeting card retailer
265.5 41.2 Jan 12    Charterhouse (>50%), management (<50%)
140 Graham
Construction contractor
‡262.9 ‡4.1 Mar 12    Michael Graham (29%), Colin Graham (27%), Robin Graham (26%), Alan Bill (9%), Andrew Bill (9%)
141 Swansway Group
Motor retailer
262.8 3.3 Dec 11    Michael Smyth (100%)
142 Rullion Group
Recruitment agency
262.1 4.2 Dec 11    Rose Saoulli (100%)
143 Portman Travel
Travel services provider
260.5 4.2 Dec 11    Vision Capital (72%), management (28%)
144 Hartwell
Car dealer
258.5 7.7 Nov 11    Bishopsgate Investments (100%)
145 Dreams
Bed retailer
256.1 4.5 Dec 10    Exponent (82%), management and staff (18%)
146 Lloyd Motors
Car dealer
253.6 4.2 Dec 11    Barry & Bryan Lloyd (100%)
147 Clancy Docwra
Contractor and developer
‡252.3 ‡2.3 Mar 12    Clancy family (100%)
148 Hendy Group
Car dealer
251.5 1.0 Dec 11    Hendy family (100%)
149 Vindis Group
Car dealer
250.3 3.7 Dec 11    Gary Vindis (50%), Nigel Vindis (50%)
150 Thor Group
Chemicals manufacturer
‡250.3 ‡34.2 Dec 11    Eurotrust (63%), 3i (26%), other (11%)
151 Global Energy Group
Energy services provider
‡249.8 ‡11.1 Apr 12    Mitsui (25%), MacGregor family (75%)
152 Boden
Clothing retailer
245.9 17.8 Dec 11    Johnnie Boden (63%), Julian Granville (7%), staff and other investors (30%)
153 The Lawrence Group
Precious metals dealer
245.7 5.5 Feb 11    Collins family (100%)
154 The Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Clothing retailer
‡245.7 ‡20.6 Feb 12    Day Family (100%)
155 Barrett Steel
Steel stockholder
244.2 9.4 Sep 11    Barrett family (65%), management and others (35%)
156 Arco
Safety equipment supplier
243.1 10.7 Jun 12    Martin family (97%)
157 Exova
Testing service provider
241.9 20.4 Dec 11    Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (100%)
158 Cala Group
Builder
241.4 23.9 Jun 12    Lloyds Banking Group (32%), management & staff (68%)
159 Foyle Food Group
Meat processor
240.8 5.2 Dec 11    Acheson family (100%)
160 Edward Billington & Son
Conglomerate
238.9 6.0 Aug 11    Billington family (100%)
161 CF Booth
Metal recycler
236.9 3.2 Mar 11    Booth family (100%)
162 Cory Environmental
Waste management provider
236.4 7.4 Dec 11    Eiser Infrastructure (33%), Finpro (33%), Capital Riesgo Global (25%), Santander Infra (8%)
163 Turners (Soham)
Distribution and warehousing provider
‡235.0 ‡22.0 Dec 11    Paul Day (60%), Winifred Day (40%)
164 A4e
Outsourced employment adviser
234.3 15.9 Mar 11    Emma Harrison (85%), Employee benefit scheme (15%)
165 Sinclair Group
Car dealer
*231.1 *2.6 Dec 11    Gerald Sinclair and family (100%)
166 Haymarket Group
Magazine publisher
230.7 22.2 Dec 10    Heseltine family (via Dechert Nominees Ltd) (89%), management and others (11%)
167 McCarthy & Stone
Retirement home builder
230.6 30.6 Aug 11    Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC, others
168 Yeo Valley
Yoghurt and dairy maker
‡230.4 ‡3.7 May 12    Mead family (100%)
169 Sophos
Security software developer
228.9 16.1 Mar 12    Apax Partners (70%), management (30%)
170 KTC (Edibles)
Cooking oil manufacturer
‡228.3 ‡1.7 Dec 11    Khera family (81%), management (19%)
171 Stoneacre Motor Group
Car dealer
225.5 8.9 Apr 11    Richard and Christine Teatum (98%), other management (2%)
172 Dewhirst
Clothing manufacturer
225.5 8.7 Jan 11    Management (100%)
173 Cromwell Group
Industrial equipment supplier
223.8 17.7 Aug 11    Michael Gregory (100%)
174 Snax 24
Fuel forecourt operator
223.3 1.2 Sep 11    Ronson family (100%)
175 United House Group
Building contractor
222.9 12.9 Dec 11    Management (60%), LDC (40%)
176 Bulkhaul
Specialist chemical logistics
*222.3 *18.5 Jun 11    Stephen Gibson (75%), Michael O'Neill (25%)
177 Countryside Properties
Property developer
222.0 9.6 Sep 11    Lloyds Banking Group (50%), Cherry family (50%)
178 Wellness Foods
Health food manufacturer
221.6 7.8 Dec 11    Lydian Capital, management
179 Integrated Dental Holdings
Dental care provider
220.4 13.0 Apr 11    Carlyle, Palamon Capital Partners, management
180 Danwood Group
Office equipment supplier
220.0 15.1 Sep 10    Management (60%), Bregal Capital (40%)
181 Infinis
Renewable energy generator
‡218.2 ‡43.7 Mar 12    Terra Firma Capital Partners (100%)
182 TC Harrison
Car dealer
216.8 4.0 Dec 11    Harrison family (100%)
183 Fayrefield Foods
Dairy product marketer
216.4 2.0 Dec 11    John Kerr (100%)
184 Allam Marine
Diesel generator manufacturer
215.1 15.6 Dec 11    Assem Allam and family (100%)
185 Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford
Insurance broker
214.3 28.1 Dec 11    Employees (55%), other investors (45%)
186 Betfred
Bookmaker
214.0 25.8 Mar 11    Fred and Peter Done and family (100%)
187 JW Galloway
Beef and lamb producer
213.9 7.2 Feb 11    Ian Galloway CBE and family (87%), others (13%)
188 Cleveland Cable Company
Electrical cable distributor
213.0 24.2 Apr 11    Alastair Powell (68%), Michael Powell (32%)
189 Midas Group
Builder
211.7 0.5 Apr 12    Steve Hindley (63%), Michael Hocking (32%), Alan Hope (5%)
190 Global Radio
Radio broadcaster
209.4 33.2 Mar 12    Private shareholders (100%) including Michael Tabor
191 Air Energi
Recruitment consultancy
209.4 5.5 Dec 11    LGV Capital, management
192 AllSaints
Fashion retailer
208.6 7.2 Jan 11    Lion Capital (65%), Goode Capital (11%), Kevin Stanford (15%) management (9%)
193 Princess Yachts International
Motor yacht builder
207.9 21.7 Dec 11    L Capital and others
194 Peter Vardy
Car dealer
207.0 1.6 Dec 11    Sir Peter Vardy (49%), Peter Vardy (46%), Lady Margaret Vardy (5%)
195 Survitec Group
Survival equipment maker
205.8 22.7 Mar 12    Warburg Pincus (>80%), management (<20%)
196 Control Risks
Risk management consultancy
‡204.2 ‡9.5 Mar 12    Management and employees (73%), NVM Private Equity (20%), Hiscox (7%)
197 Stadco Automotive
Automotive engineer
203.6 17.4 Dec 11    Pension trustees (33%), Barclays (21%), management (20%), other investors (26%)
198 Midwich
Audio-visual products distributor
‡202.5 ‡7.5 Dec 11    Stephen Fenby (40%), Alex Ward (25%), Darren Lewitt (25%), Nick Culley (10%)
199 Drive Motor Retail
Car dealer
201.5 2.4 Dec 11    Steve Bessex (49.5%), Paul Manning (49.5%), General Motor UK (1%)
200 Optical Express
Optical retailer
*200.8 *10.5 Dec 10    David Moulsdale (100%)
201 South East Water
Water utility
200.1 99.1 Mar 12    Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (50%), Utilities Trust of Australia (50%)
202 Integral
Property maintenance provider
198.9 6.8 Dec 11    Bryan Glastonbury (78%), management (22%)
203 Glyn Hopkin
Car dealer
198.8 3.5 Dec 11    Glyn Hopkin (60%), other management (40%)
204 McLaughlin & Harvey
Building, engineering contractor
197.9 3.2 Dec 11    Kenneth Cheevers (100%)
205 The Swift Group
Caravan & motorhome manufacturer
197.4 10.3 Aug 11    Peter Smith (53%), Keith Brayshaw (8%), other (39%)
206 Medina Dairy
Dairy product producer
197.0 2.7 Oct 10    Sheazad Hussain (70%), Mohammed Azam (30%)
207 Encon
Insulation distributor
195.1 5.8 Jul 11    Stuart Moore (90%) Management (10%)
208 Cedo
Household products maker
194.4 14.0 Dec 10    Rutland Partners (>50%), Others (<50%)
209 Martin-Baker
Ejector seat manufacturer
194.3 45.0 Mar 11    Management (52%) other (48%)
210 Day Lewis
Pharmaceuticals retailer
‡192.3 ‡15.1 Mar 12    Kirit Chimanbhai Patel (80%), Kirit Patel Junior (10%), Jayanti Patel Junior (10%)
211 Norbrook Laboratories
Pharmaceuticals maker
‡191.8 ‡22.8 Jul 12    Lord Ballyedmond (100%)
212 DCK
Jewellery retailer
191.6 8.5 Jan 11    Caird Capital (20%), management and others (80%)
213 M&Co
Clothing and homeware retailer
186.9 13.4 Feb 11    Iain McGeoch & family (95%), employees and others (5%)
214 Gardline Shipping
Marine science services provider
186.8 23.2 Apr 11    Gregory Darling and family (100%)
215 Global Marine Systems
Submarine cable specialist
186.6 17.3 Dec 10    Ruhan family interests (100%)
216 Watkin Jones Group
Building contractor & developer
185.8 23.4 Sep 11    Watkin Jones family (100%)
217 Higgins Group
Housebuilder
185.5 4.3 Jul 11    Higgins family (86%), pension fund (14%)
218 Bibendum Wine
Wine importer and distributor
185.0 3.1 Mar 12    Management (47%), International Wine Investment Fund (20%), others (33%)
219 Wonga.com
Online money lender
‡184.7 ‡63.4 Dec 11    Investors including Accel Partners, Balderton Capital, Dawn Capital, Greylock Partners
220 Fuerst Day Lawson
Ingredient supplier
184.6 2.7 Dec 11    Lawson family (100%)
221 United Wholesale (Scotland)
Cash and carry wholesaler
184.2 1.6 Dec 11    Mohammad Sarwar and family (100%)
222 Park Garage
Fuel forecourt operator
‡184.0 ‡0.9 Jun 12    Balraj and Sunil Tandon (100%)
223 Stannah Lifts
Stairlift maker
183.9 9.2 Dec 10    Alan Stannah and family (100%)
224 Epwin Group
Building product supplier
183.2 5.5 Dec 10    Jim Rawson and family trust (100%)
225 VIP Computer Centre
IT component distributor
‡183.0 ‡2.2 Jun 12    Sahni family (100%)
226 Harvey Nichols
Department store operator
‡182.9 ‡19.8 Mar 12    Dickson Poon (100%)
227 Civica
IT services provider
182.7 14.2 Sep 11    3i (74%), management (26%)
228 William Hare Group
Steel structure manufacturer
182.2 1.7 Dec 10    Hodgkiss family (78%), other (22%)
229 The Remet Company
Metal merchant
182.1 7.8 Jun 11    Reid family (98%), others (2%)
230 Forth Ports
Port facilities provider
181.9 49.9 Dec 10    Arcus Capital European Infrastructure Fund (63%), Canadian Public Sector Pensions Fund (37%)
231 Furniture Village
Furniture retailer
180.7 2.8 Apr 11    Peter Harrison (64%), Ed Duggan (10%), Eamon Wynne (10%), other management (16%)
232 Holiday Extras
Airport hotel, parking provider
180.6 0.9 Mar 11    Gerry and Carol Pack (40%), Steve Lawrence (13%), other management and staff (47%)
233 Highland Fuels
Fuel distributor
180.2 2.2 Dec 11    George Shand (72%), Isobel Cruden (25%), Colin McNab (3%)
234 CEM Day
Car dealer
178.9 9.1 Dec 11    Graham Day (34%), Jillian Day (34%), Geoffrey Day Settlement (32%)
235 William Pears Family Holdings
Property investor
178.4 49.4 Apr 11    Pears family (100%)
236 Sandicliffe
Car and van dealer
177.2 1.9 Dec 11    Woodhouse and Barton families (100%)
237 HSS Hire Service Group
Tool & equipment hirer
177.2 8.6 Dec 11    Aurigo (62%), Och-Ziff (27%), management (8%), Barclays Wealth Trustees (3%)
238 Ferndale Foods
Ready-meals producer
176.5 7.2 Mar 11    Bigwood family (62%), S Harmer (38%)
239 Robinsons Motor Group
Car dealer
176.4 4.1 Dec 11    Robinson family, others
240 Everest Home Improvements
Home improvement supplier
176.1 11.9 Oct 10    Better Capital (95%), management (5%)
241 Axle Group Holdings
Tyres & auto parts supplier
175.4 0.3 Dec 11    A Revie (51%), Estate of J Kemp (20%), J Taylor (19%) and J Caldwell (10%)
242 James Walker Group
Sealing and railway systems
173.6 13.4 Mar 11    Management (14.7%), other minority shareholders (85.3%)
243 Sparrows Offshore Group
Offshore services provider
172.0 10.6 Dec 11    CBPE Capital (70%), management (30%)
244 Cognita
Schools operator
171.7 4.0 Aug 11    Bregal Capital (81%), management (19%)
245 Toomey Group
Car dealer
171.4 4.7 Dec 11    Michael Toomey (100%)
246 Malcolm Group
Logistics and construction services
170.4 7.1 Jan 11    Caird Capital (19%), Malcolm family (78%), others
247 Reece Group
Defence equipment manufacturer
170.0 53.2 Dec 10    Alan Reece (100%)
248 The Best Connection
Recruitment agency
169.3 5.1 Nov 11    Management (100%)
249 The Imagination Group
Design consultancy
169.1 3.3 Aug 11    Gary Withers (55%), other management (29%), employees (16%)
250 Clipper Logistics Group
Warehousing and distribution
167.8 7.3 Apr 11    Steven Parkin (63%), Sean Fahey (17%), Michael Badrock (14%), David Hodkin (3%), Antony Mannix (3%)
‡ draft accounts* annualised figure