Rank Company Location Year end Sales £m % annual growth Profit £m Staff Main shareholders
1 INEOSChemicals manufacturer Switzerland / UK Dec 16 *19,859 9.9 *2,541 17,000 Jim Ratcliffe (60%), John Reece (20%), Andy Currie (20%)
2 GreenergyFuel supplier Central London Apr 16 13,672 -3.1 53 637 Brookfield Business Partners (85%), management (15%)
3 John Lewis PartnershipFood and general retailer Central London Jan 17 *10,026 2.8 *874 88,000 Employees (100%)
4 SwireConglomerate Central London Dec 16 *7,961 14.8 *1,583 80,820 Swire family (67%), others (33%)
5 P&HWholesale distributor East Sussex Apr 16 4,435 -0.7 21 4,473 Management and employees (59%), former employees (41%)
6 Euro Garages (Intervias)Fuel forecourt operator Blackburn Dec 16 *3,817 367.9 *226 9,151 Issa family (50%), TDR Capital (50%)
7 Arnold Clark AutomobilesCar dealer Glasgow Dec 16 *3,662 9.2 *287 10,672 Clark family and trusts (100%)
8 Bestway GroupConglomerate West London Jun 16 *3,341 9.2 *558 26,710 Sir Anwar Pervez and family (89.5%), management (10.5%)
9 2 Sisters Food GroupFood producer Birmingham Jul 16 3,130 -0.3 176 22,664 Baljinder and Ranjit Boparan (100%)
10 Pentland GroupBrand manager and retailer Central London Dec 16 *2,913 20.9 *381 17,717 Rubin family (100%)
11 HeathrowAirport Heathrow Dec 16 2,809 1.6 1,683 6,553 Ferrovial (25%), Qatar Investment Authority (20%), CDPG (13%), GIC (11%), other (31%)
12 IcelandFrozen food retailer North Wales Mar 17 2,792 4.4 160 13,862 Brait (57%), Malcolm Walker and management (43%)
13 TI AutomotiveCar parts maker Oxford/US Dec 16 *2,746 22.2 *373 23,702 Bain Capital, management
14 Virgin AtlanticAirline and tour operator Crawley Dec 16 2,690 -3.3 157 8,474 Virgin Group (51%), Delta Air Lines (49%)
15 DysonAppliance manufacturer Wiltshire Dec 16 *2,510 43.3 *631 8,500 Sir James Dyson and family (100%)
16 Laing O’RourkeEngineering and construction group Dartford Mar 16 2,354 -18.4 -32 15,234 Ray O’Rourke and Des O’Rourke through Suffolk Partners Corporation (100%)
17 JCBConstruction machinery manufacturer Staffordshire Dec 15 2,343 -6.7 163 8,875 Bamford family interests (100%)
18 SpecsaversOptical and hearing aid retailer Guernsey Feb 17 *2,270 3.9 n/a 30,000 Perkins family and store co-owners
19 Marshall GroupConglomerate Cambridge Dec 16 *2,260 42.5 *63 6,059 Sir Michael Marshall, Robert Marshall & family trusts (71%), others (29%)
20 The Rigby GroupConglomerate Stratford-upon-Avon Mar 17 *2,170 21.4 *56 8,500 Sir Peter Rigby and family (100%)
21 MRH (GB)Fuel retailer and distributor Essex Oct 16 †2,075 16.1 †89 511 Lone Star Funds (100%)
22 Thames Water (Kemble)Water services provider Reading Mar 17 2,065 0.9 1,155 4,974 Consortium of investors, including OMERS (18%), BT Pension scheme (13%), others (69%)
23 European Metal RecyclingMetal recycler Warrington Dec 15 2,020 -19.9 52 3,014 Sheppard family (100%)
24 ArcadiaFashion retailer Central London Aug 16 2,018 -17.3 280 25,966 Lady Tina Green and family, Lloyds Banking Group
25 MaceConstruction project manager Central London Dec 16 *1,966 11.3 *18 5,067 Management (100%)
26 WestcoastElectronic product distributor Reading Dec 16 1,913 19.9 25 1,195 Joe Hemani (100%)
27 Shop DirectInternet retailer Liverpool Jun 16 †1,849 3.3 †237 3,866 Sir David Barclay and Sir Frederick Barclay family settlements (100%)
28 BakkavorFresh prepared foods producer Central London Dec 16 †1,730 3.3 †144 18,945 Gudmundsson brothers and Baupost Group (100%)
29 ClarksShoe retailer and wholesaler Somerset Jan 17 1,655 7.9 112 14,836 Clark family (84%), employees and institutions (16%)
30 bet365Online bookmaker Stoke-on-Trent Mar 16 1,653 5.3 508 3,404 Coates family (93%), Will Roseff (7%)
31 FinastraFinancial software provider Central London May 17 *1,653 n/a n/a 10,000 Vista Equity Partners
32 Healthcare at HomeHome healthcare provider Burton upon Trent Oct 16 1,638 14.9 11 1,897 Vitruvian Partners (majority), Hutton Collins, management
33 Home BargainsValue retailer Liverpool Jun 16 1,603 8.9 174 15,853 Tom Morris and family (100%)
34 ISGConstruction services Central London Dec 16 †1,571 -4.7 †24 2,740 Cathexis (100%)
35 Radius Payment SolutionsFleet services provider Crewe Mar 16 1,475 -3.9 50 687 Bill Holmes (54%), Roy Sciortino (14%), others (32%)
36 WilkoValue retailer Nottinghamshire Jan 16 1,464 1.4 57 20,830 Wilkinson family (100%)
37 Stemcor Global HoldingsSteel trader Central London Dec 16 *1,459 -18.9 *34 561 Apollo Asset Management (19%), others (81%)
38 New LookFashion retailer Central London Mar 17 1,455 -2.4 138 18,493 Brait (ca. 80%), Tom Singh and other management (ca. 20%)
39 Bibby Line GroupConglomerate Liverpool Dec 15 1,450 -15.4 62 6,224 Sir Michael Bibby and family (89%), management and others (11%)
40 WatesConstruction contractor Surrey Dec 16 1,442 19.5 27 3,927 Wates family (100%)
41 Mott MacDonaldManagement and engineering group Croydon Dec 16 *1,407 0.4 *86 15,004 Employees (92%), trust (8%)
42 Willmott DixonConstruction contractor Hertfordshire Dec 15 1,324 5.2 13 3,302 Family & management (100%)
43 LycamobilePrepaid mobile telecoms provider Central London Feb 17 *1,300 8.3 n/a 5,800 Subaskaran Allirajah (98%), others (2%)
44 AF Blakemore & SonFood distributor West Midlands Apr 16 †1,282 0.4 †18 7,514 Blakemore family (100%)
45 ArupDesign and engineering consultancy Central London Mar 16 1,240 10.2 147 12,806 Employees through trusts (100%)
46 ListersAutomotive retailer Stratford-upon-Avon Mar 17 *1,227 12.9 *24 2,245 Bradshaw family (50%), Lister family (50%)
47 JCT600Car dealer Bradford Dec 16 *1,226 7.1 *28 2,200 Jack Tordoff (100%)
48 Anglian Water GroupWater services provider Cambridgeshire Mar 16 1,218 -4.3 623 4,526 CPPIB (33%), CFSGAM (32%), IFM Investors (20%), 3i (15%)
49 Bloor InvestmentsBuilder and motorcycle maker Derbyshire Jun 16 1,150 17.1 150 3,228 John Bloor (100%)
50 KeepmoatHouse builder Doncaster Mar 17 *1,104 -2.6 *68 3,222 TDR Capital and Sun Capital (85%), management (15%)
51 Virgin RailTrain operator Central London Mar 16 1,072 5.1 66 3,179 Virgin Group Holdings (51%), Stagecoach (49%)
52 Yorkshire Water (Kelda)Water services provider Bradford Mar 16 1,063 -2.9 585 3,340 Consortium comprising Citigroup, GIC, RREEF Infrastructure and Infracapital
53 MatalanValue retailer Liverpool Feb 17 *1,037 -2.3 *77 14,145 Hargreaves family (100%)
54 Greenhous GroupCar dealer Shrewsbury Dec 16 1,013 14.0 6 1,020 Derek Passant (52%), Kerry Finnon (46%), Mike Pawson (2%)
55 RontecRoadside retailer Watford Sep 16 999 17.4 31 128 Ronson Family Trusts / Charitable Foundation (100%)
56 Bourne LeisureCaravan park operator Hertfordshire Dec 16 *997 4.7 *236 13,640 Peter Harris, families of the late John Cook and David Allen, management
57 Reed Specialist RecruitmentRecruiter Central London Jun 16 992 6.5 12 2,218 Reed family (100%)
58 OCS GroupFacilities services provider Gatwick Mar 16 974 5.2 24 80,757 Goodliffe family (100%)
59 W&R BarnettConglomerate Belfast Jul 16 946 16.1 55 1,140 Robert Barnett and family (100%)
60 KCA DEUTAG GroupDrilling contractor Aberdeen Dec 16 936 -14.4 197 6,532 Pamplona Capital, other investment funds, management
61 River IslandFashion retailer West London Dec 15 933 0.1 177 12,030 Bernard Lewis and family (100%)
62 Bowmer & KirklandConstruction contractor Derbyshire Aug 16 931 9.7 58 1,337 Kirkland family and family trusts
63 Alexander Mann SolutionsRecruitment consultancy Central London Dec 16 *921 14.7 *35 3,400 New Mountain Capital (73%), management (27%)
64 Samworth BrothersFood producer Leicestershire Dec 15 †910 6.1 †85 7,927 Samworth family trusts (100%)
65 ArqivaCommunications services provider Central London Jun 16 885 3.2 425 2,170 Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (48%), Macquarie (25%), other investors (27%)
66 William Grant & SonsSpirits distiller Banffshire Dec 15 883 6.0 187 1,904 Grant and Gordon families
67 Sir Robert McAlpineConstruction contractor Hertfordshire Oct 16 870 8.7 8 2,199 McAlpine family (100%)
68 First UtilityBundled utility supplier Warwick Dec 15 848 50.8 6 950 Co-founders (45%), investors, incl. Royal Dutch Shell (45%), staff share options (10%)
69 Harrods GroupDepartment store operator Central London Jan 16 840 2.2 252 4,475 Qatar Holding (100%)
70 Cordant GroupManpower services provider West London Jun 16 †*829 27.7 †*9 37,228 Ullmann family (98%), employee benefit trust (2%)
71 Monarch HoldingsAirline and tour operator Luton Airport Oct 15 828 -16.4 73 2,557 Greybull Capital (90%), Pension Protection Fund (10%)
72 Lamex Food GroupFood importer and exporter Hertfordshire Mar 16 825 -1.8 20 380 Steve Anderson (24%), Phil Wallace & family trusts (24%), Colin Dicker & family trusts (16%), others (36%)
73 MorsonEngineering recruitment consultancy Manchester Dec 16 *806 4.5 *25 1,410 Ged Mason & family (85%), Paul Gilmour (7.5%), Kevin Gorton (7.5%)
74 Southern WaterWater services provider West Sussex Mar 16 804 -2.7 519 2,119 JP Morgan (31%), UBS Global (22%), Hermes (21%), others (26%)
75 Nando’sRestaurant operator Southwest London Feb 16 †793 35.1 †142 16,101 Dick Enthoven and family (100%)
76 MotoMotorway services operator Bedfordshire Dec 16 779 2.5 103 5,118 Universities Superannuation Scheme (60%), CVC (40%)
77 Pret A MangerSandwich shop operator Central London Dec 16 776 14.6 93 10,426 Bridgepoint (69%), founders & management (31%)
78 de PoelRecruitment outsourcing specialist Knutsford Dec 16 *775 8.9 *8 138 Management (100%)
79 Vue InternationalCinema operator West London Nov 16 773 9.3 134 9,453 Canadian pension funds AIMCo and OMERS (74.2%), management (25.8%)
80 The RangeValue retailer Plymouth Jan 17 *761 15.0 *88 9,501 Chris Dawson and family (100%)
81 RESRenewable energy developer Hertfordshire Oct 16 759 -17.2 52 1,396 McAlpine Trusts (100%)
82 Unipart GroupManufacturing, logistics & consultancy Oxford Dec 16 *748 3.5 *27 6,192 Management & staff (52%), pension schemes and others (48%)
83 Langley HoldingsEngineering equipment maker Nottinghamshire Dec 16 738 16.3 112 4,201 Tony Langley (100%)
84 WSHHospitality services provider Reading Dec 16 *732 14.6 *62 14,442 Alastair Storey and family (80%), Intermediate Capital (12%), management (8%)
85 GatwickAirport Gatwick Mar 17 *725 7.7 *374 2,871 Global Infrastructure Partners (42%), Future Fund Board of Guardians (17%), The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (16%), others (25%)
86 CamelotLottery operator Watford Mar 16 720 2.9 98 843 Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (100%)
87 BrammerIndustrial parts distributor Manchester Dec 15 717 -0.9 39 3,862 Advent International, management
88 The John Clark Motor GroupCar dealer Aberdeen Dec 16 *703 5.3 *13 1,190 John Clark and family (100%)
89 Henderson GroupFood wholesaler and retailer County Antrim Dec 16 699 6.1 35 2,998 Geoffrey Agnew (12%), Martin Agnew (12%), Ardbarron Trust (76%)
90 FarmfoodsFrozen food retailer Birmingham/Glasgow Dec 15 694 -12.8 28 4,320 Eric Herd and family (100%)
91 Domestic & GeneralWarranty provider Wimbledon Mar 16 *690 3.2 *91 2,784 CVC Capital Partners (>50%), management (<50%)
92 Four Seasons Health CareHealthcare provider Cheshire Dec 16 *686 -0.3 *55 28,174 Terra Firma (100%)
93 Dhamecha FoodsCash and carry wholesaler Wembley Mar 16 684 2.2 17 531 Dhamecha family (100%)
94 TrailfindersTravel organiser West London Feb 16 682 5.8 22 1,057 Mike Gooley (100%)
95 Argent FoodsFood supplier Central London Dec 16 *672 6.4 *18 1,485 David Gray (63%), management (37%)
96 Welcome BreakMotorway services operator Milton Keynes Jan 17 †*664 2.4 †*62 4,971 NIBC European Infrastructure Fund (55%), Arjun Infrastructure Partners (45%)
97 FircroftTechnical recruitment consultancy Warrington Aug 16 656 -21.1 10 571 Johnson family and management (66%), Equistone Partners (34%)
98 Doncasters GroupEngineering components maker Burton upon Trent Dec 16 *654 2.6 *101 4,207 Dubai International Capital (98%), management (2%)
99 AT KearneyManagement consultancy Central London Dec 15 648 7.6 31 3,456 Employees (100%)
100 Expro InternationalOilfield services provider Reading Mar 16 632 -28.1 141 4,796 Goldman Sachs, Highbridge, KKR and Park Square (70%), Management (30%)

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