RankCompanyLocationYear endSales £m% annual growthProfit £mStaffMain shareholders
1INEOSChemicals manufacturerUK/SwitzerlandDec 15*18,0700.5*2,69417,000Jim Ratcliffe (60%), John Reece (20%), Andrew Currie (20%)
2GreenergyFuel supplierCentral LondonApr 16*13,672-3.1*52637Tesco Pension Trustees Ltd (35%), Owens family (32%), Seerave (24%)
3John Lewis PartnershipFood and general retailerCentral LondonJan 169,7492.278490,700Employees (100%)
4SwireConglomerateCentral LondonDec 15*7,2384.5*1,22981,833Swire family (67%), others (33%)
5Palmer and HarveyWholesale distributorEast SussexApr 154,4666.4354,330Management and employees (54%), former employees (46%)
6Arnold Clark AutomobilesCar dealerGlasgowDec 15*3,3542.2*2739,887Clark family and trusts (100%)
72 Sisters Food GroupFood producerBirminghamJul 153,140-6.414422,974Baljinder and Ranjit Boparan (100%)
8Bestway GroupConglomerateWest LondonJun 15*3,05820.0*48523,324Sir Anwar Pervez and family (70%), management (30%)
9Laing O’RourkeEngineering and construction groupDartfordMar 152,886-13.38515,088Ray O’Rourke and Des O’Rourke through Suffolk Partners Corporation (100%)
10Virgin AtlanticAirline and tour operatorCrawleyDec 152,782-1.61169,005Virgin Group (51%), Delta Air Lines (49%)
11HeathrowAirportHeathrowDec 152,7652.71,6056,104Ferrovial (25%), Qatar Holdings (20%) Québec Pension Fund (13%), Singapore Investment Corp (11%), other (31%)
12IcelandFrozen food retailerNorth WalesMar 162,675-0.815013,674Brait and others (57%), Malcolm Walker and management (43%)
13European Metal RecyclingMetal recyclerWarringtonDec 142,522-10.21322,979Sheppard family (100%)
14JCBConstruction equipment manufacturerStaffordshireDec 142,515-6.32608,610Bamford family interests (100%)
15ArcadiaFashion retailerCentral LondonAug 152,439-9.932032,541Lady Tina Green and family, Lloyds Banking Group
16Pentland GroupBrand manager and retailerCentral LondonDec 152,40910.226520,588Rubin family (100%)
17TI AutomotiveCar parts makerOxford/USDec 15*2,2473.4*24122,450Bain Capital, management
18SpecsaversOptical and hearing aid retailerGuernseyFeb 16*2,1856.1n/a30,000Perkins family and store co-owners
19Thames WaterWater services providerReadingMar 162,0472.21,1635,057Consortium led by Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund II
20StemcorSteel traderCentral LondonDec 15*1,79933.0*19750Apollo Asset Management (19%), Others (81%)
21Shop DirectInternet retailerLiverpoolJun 151,7881.41243,766Sir David Barclay and Sir Frederick Barclay family settlements (100%)
22MRH (GB)Fuel retailer and distributorEssexSep 151,787-0.163454Lone Star Funds (100%)
23MaceConstruction project managerCentral LondonDec 15*1,76718.9*375,036Management (100%)
24DysonAppliance manufacturerWiltshireDec 15*1,74025.2*4487,004Sir James Dyson and family (100%)
25BakkavorFresh prepared foods producerCentral LondonDec 151,6752.512818,314Gudmundsson brothers and Baupost Group (99%), other investors (1%)
26bet365Online bookmakerStoke-on-TrentMar 16*1,6595.6*4983,398Coates family (93%), Will Roseff (7%)
27The Rigby GroupConglomerateStratford upon AvonMar 151,628-8.7346,198Sir Peter Rigby and family (100%)
28WestcoastElectronic products distributorReadingDec 151,5958.7211,105Joe Hemani (100%)
29Marshall GroupConglomerateCambridgeDec 151,58611.2554,767Sir Michael Marshall, Robert Marshall & family trusts (71%), others (29%)
30ClarksShoe retailer and wholesalerSomersetJan 161,5342.68615,379Clark family (84%), employees and institutions (16%)
31Radius Payment SolutionsFuel card managerCreweMar 16*1,496-2.5*49717Bill Holmes (55%), Roy Sciortino (11%), others (34%)
32New LookFashion retailerCentral LondonMar 16*1,4915.4*22718,530Brait (ca. 90%), Tom Singh and other management (ca. 10%)
33TJ MorrisValue retailerLiverpoolJun 151,47215.317313,843Tom Morris and family (100%)
34WilkoValue retailerNottinghamshireFeb 161,4641.45720,830Wilkinson family (100%)
35Bibby Line GroupConglomerateLiverpoolDec 151,450-15.4626,224Sir Michael Bibby and family (89%), management and others (11%)
36Healthcare at HomeHome healthcare providerBurton upon TrentOct 15*1,4264.4*61,848Vitruvian Partners (majority), Hutton Collins, management
37Mott MacDonaldManagement and engineering groupCroydonDec 151,40113.89215,531Employees (91%), trust (9%)
38Willmott DixonConstruction contractorHertfordshireDec 151,3245.2133,302Willmott family (60%), Dixon family (20%), management (20%)
39AF Blakemore & SonFood distributorWest MidlandsApr 151,2767.1197,456Blakemore family (100%)
40Anglian Water GroupWater services providerCambridgeshireMar 151,2732.77184,277CPPIB (33%), CFSGAM (32%), IFM Investors (20%), 3i (15%)
41WatesConstruction contractorSurreyDec 151,20720.4202,776Wates family (100%)
42LycamobilePrepaid mobile telecoms providerCentral LondonFeb 16*1,20010.1n/a5,105Subaskaran Allirajah (98%), others (2%)
43JCT600Car dealerBradfordDec 151,14511.6322,181Jack Tordoff (100%)
44KeepmoatHousing regeneration specialistDoncasterMar 16*1,1343.5*643,364TDR Capital and Sun Capital (85%), management (15%)
45ArupDesign and engineering consultancyCentral LondonMar 151,1267.410812,143Employees through trusts (100%)
46Kelda GroupWater services providerBradfordMar 151,0963.06803,315Consortium comprising Citigroup, GIC, RREEF Infrastructure and Infracapital
47KCA DEUTAG GroupDrilling contractorAberdeenDec 151,094-14.81907,575Pamplona Capital, other investment funds, management
48ListersAutomotive retailerStratford-upon-AvonMar 16*1,09013.7*192,156Bradshaw family (50%), Lister family (50%)
49MatalanValue retailerLiverpoolFeb 16*1,060-3.1*5615,500Hargreaves family (100%)
50River IslandFashion retailerWest LondonDec 141,03412.617411,981Bernard Lewis and family (100%)
51Virgin Rail GroupTrain operatorCentral LondonMar 151,0207.1493,068Virgin Group Holdings (51%), Stagecoach (49%)
52RontecFuel forecourt operatorWatfordSep 159975.423175Ronson Family Trusts / Charitable Foundation (100%)
53Bloor InvestmentsBuilder and motorcycle makerDerbyshireJun 159728.01303,165John Bloor (100%)
54Bourne LeisureCaravan park operatorHertfordshireDec 15*9516.2*22513,105Peter Harris, families of late John Cook and David Allen, management
55RESRenewable energy developerHertfordshireOct 1594741.0701,456McAlpine Trust (100%)
56William Grant & SonsSpirits distillerBanffshireDec 14933-16.71711,888Grant and Gordon families
57Reed Specialist RecruitmentRecruiterCentral LondonJun 159313.9142,146Reed family (100%)
58BiffaIntegrated waste managerHigh WycombeMar 16*9285.6*1226,460Angelo Gordon, Avenue Capital Group, Sankaty Advisors
59OCS GroupFacilities services providerGatwickMar 159266.4675,733Goodliffe family (100%)
60Greenhous GroupCar dealerShrewsburyDec 1588914.79949Derek Passant (52%), Kerry Finnon (47%), Mike Pawson (1%)
61Samworth BrothersFood producerLeicestershireDec 148588.4677,516Samworth family trusts (100%)
62ArqivaCommunications services providerCentral LondonJun 158573.84182,160Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (48%), Macquarie (25%), other investors (27%)
63Bowmer & KirklandConstruction contractorDerbyshireAug 1584815.8461,298Kirkland family and family trusts
64First UtilityEnergy supplierWarwickDec 1584850.86950Co-founders (45%), investors, incl. Royal Dutch Shell (45%), staff share options (10%)
65Lamex Food GroupFood importer and exporterHertfordshireMar 158404.317400Steve Anderson (23%), Phil Wallace (14%), Colin Dicker (13%), others (50%)
66FircroftTechnical recruitment consultancyWarringtonAug 15832-10.822640Johnson family and management (66%), Equistone Partners (34%)
67Southern WaterWater services providerWest SussexMar 158292.85862,116UBS Global (39%) and JP Morgan (28%), others (33%)
68Monarch HoldingsAirline and tour operatorLuton AirportOct 15828-16.4732,557Greybull Capital (90%), Pension Protection Fund (10%)
69DunbiaRed meat processorCounty TyroneMar 158278.1183,605Jack and James Dobson (100%)
70Harrods GroupDepartment store operatorCentral LondonJan 15822-2.61944,217Qatar Holding (100%)
71Formula OneMotor racing administratorCentral LondonDec 14821-0.8161n/aCVC Capital Partners, Waddell & Reed, Ecclestone family trusts, others
72Euro GaragesFuel forecourt operatorBlackburnJul 1581626.2522,745Issa family (>50%), TDR Capital (<50%)
73W&R BarnettConglomerateBelfastJul 15815-14.042512Robert Barnett and family (100%)
74Sir Robert McAlpineConstruction contractorHertfordshireOct 15806-6.6-482,124McAlpine family (100%)
75Alexander Mann SolutionsRecruitment consultancyCentral LondonDec 1580310.3272,808New Mountain Capital (73%), management (27%)
76FarmfoodsFrozen food retailerBirminghamDec 14†79615.6†264,779Eric Herd and family (100%)
77MorsonEngineering recruitment consultancyManchesterDec 157729.3221,344Ged Mason & family (85%), Paul Gilmour (7.5%), Kevin Gorton (7.5%)
78MotoMotorway services operatorBedfordshireDec 15†760-5.5†1025,049Universities Superannuation Scheme (60%), CVC (40%)
79Odeon & UCI Cinemas GroupCinema operatorCentral LondonDec 1574713.7959,288Terra Firma (more than 99%), management (less than 1%)
80Unipart GroupManufacturing, logistics & consultancyOxfordDec 157239.6246,416Management & staff (52%), pension schemes and others (48%)
81R&R Ice CreamIce cream manufacturerNorth YorkshireDec 157206.61363,517PAI Partners (93%), management (7%)
82Vue InternationalCinema operatorWest LondonNov 15*70729.5*1119,269Canadian pension funds AIMCo and OMERS (74.2%), management (25.8%)
83Camelot UK LotteriesLottery operatorWatfordMar 156926.995593Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (100%)
84Care UKCare services providerColchesterSep 15684-5.74518,886Bridgepoint (79%), management (20%), other (1%)
85Pret A MangerSandwich shop operatorCentral LondonDec 1567613.9849,724Bridgepoint (69%), founders & management (31%)
86GatwickAirportGatwickMar 166735.53312,501Global Infrastructure Partners (42%), Future Fund Board of Guardians (17%), The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (16%), others (25%)
87Dhamecha FoodsCash and carry wholesalerWembleyMar 156696.517497Dhamecha family (100%)
88Domestic & GeneralWarranty providerWimbledonMar 15*6695.7*842,801CVC Capital Partners (>50%), management (<50%)
89The John Clark Motor GroupCar dealerAberdeenDec 15*66510.1*131,110John Clark and family (100%)
90The RangeValue retailerPlymouthJan 16†*66117.0†*827,910Chris Dawson and family (100%)
91Henderson GroupFood wholesaler and retailerCounty AntrimDec 15*6591.2*322,680Geoffrey Agnew (12%), Martin Agnew (12%), Ardbarron Trust (76%)
92Telereal TrilliumProperty investor and managerCentral LondonMar 16*659-1.8*204434Pears family and management (100%)
93WSHHospitality services providerReadingDec 15*65110.2*5513,114Alastair Storey and family (78%), Intermediate Capital (14%), management (8%)
94TrailfindersTravel organiserWest LondonFeb 156492.0271,054Mike Gooley (100%)
95Cordant GroupManpower services providerWest LondonJun 1564920.91134,197Ullmann family (98%), employee benefit trust (2%)
96Welcome BreakMotorway services operatorMilton KeynesJan 16*648-3.3*574,740Appia Group
97NES Global TalentEngineering recruitment consultancyAltrinchamOct 156483.835614AEA Investors (>50%), management (<50%)
98Murphy GroupCivil engineering contractorCentral LondonDec 15648-1.5133,664Murphy family (100%)
99Doncasters GroupEngineering components makerBurton upon TrentDec 15637-6.11203,980Dubai International Capital (98%), management (2%)
100Langley HoldingsEngineering equipment makerNottinghamshireDec 156341.0874,266Tony Langley (100%)

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