RankCompanyLocationYear endSales £m% annual growthProfit £mStaffMain shareholders
1INEOSChemicals manufacturerSwitzerland / UKDec 16*19,8599.9*2,54117,000Jim Ratcliffe (60%), John Reece (20%), Andy Currie (20%)
2GreenergyFuel supplierCentral LondonApr 1613,672-3.153637Brookfield Business Partners (85%), management (15%)
3John Lewis PartnershipFood and general retailerCentral LondonJan 17*10,0262.8*87488,000Employees (100%)
4SwireConglomerateCentral LondonDec 16*7,96114.8*1,58380,820Swire family (67%), others (33%)
5P&HWholesale distributorEast SussexApr 164,435-0.7214,473Management and employees (59%), former employees (41%)
6Euro Garages (Intervias)Fuel forecourt operatorBlackburnDec 16*3,817367.9*2269,151Issa family (50%), TDR Capital (50%)
7Arnold Clark AutomobilesCar dealerGlasgowDec 16*3,6629.2*28710,672Clark family and trusts (100%)
8Bestway GroupConglomerateWest LondonJun 16*3,3419.2*55826,710Sir Anwar Pervez and family (89.5%), management (10.5%)
92 Sisters Food GroupFood producerBirminghamJul 163,130-0.317622,664Baljinder and Ranjit Boparan (100%)
10Pentland GroupBrand manager and retailerCentral LondonDec 16*2,91320.9*38117,717Rubin family (100%)
11HeathrowAirportHeathrowDec 162,8091.61,6836,553Ferrovial (25%), Qatar Investment Authority (20%), CDPG (13%), GIC (11%), other (31%)
12IcelandFrozen food retailerNorth WalesMar 172,7924.416013,862Brait (57%), Malcolm Walker and management (43%)
13TI AutomotiveCar parts makerOxford/USDec 16*2,74622.2*37323,702Bain Capital, management
14Virgin AtlanticAirline and tour operatorCrawleyDec 162,690-3.31578,474Virgin Group (51%), Delta Air Lines (49%)
15DysonAppliance manufacturerWiltshireDec 16*2,51043.3*6318,500Sir James Dyson and family (100%)
16Laing O’RourkeEngineering and construction groupDartfordMar 162,354-18.4-3215,234Ray O’Rourke and Des O’Rourke through Suffolk Partners Corporation (100%)
17JCBConstruction machinery manufacturerStaffordshireDec 152,343-6.71638,875Bamford family interests (100%)
18SpecsaversOptical and hearing aid retailerGuernseyFeb 17*2,2703.9n/a30,000Perkins family and store co-owners
19Marshall GroupConglomerateCambridgeDec 16*2,26042.5*636,059Sir Michael Marshall, Robert Marshall & family trusts (71%), others (29%)
20The Rigby GroupConglomerateStratford-upon-AvonMar 17*2,17021.4*568,500Sir Peter Rigby and family (100%)
21MRH (GB)Fuel retailer and distributorEssexOct 16†2,07516.1†89511Lone Star Funds (100%)
22Thames Water (Kemble)Water services providerReadingMar 172,0650.91,1554,974Consortium of investors, including OMERS (18%), BT Pension scheme (13%), others (69%)
23European Metal RecyclingMetal recyclerWarringtonDec 152,020-19.9523,014Sheppard family (100%)
24ArcadiaFashion retailerCentral LondonAug 162,018-17.328025,966Lady Tina Green and family, Lloyds Banking Group
25MaceConstruction project managerCentral LondonDec 16*1,96611.3*185,067Management (100%)
26WestcoastElectronic product distributorReadingDec 161,91319.9251,195Joe Hemani (100%)
27Shop DirectInternet retailerLiverpoolJun 16†1,8493.3†2373,866Sir David Barclay and Sir Frederick Barclay family settlements (100%)
28BakkavorFresh prepared foods producerCentral LondonDec 16†1,7303.3†14418,945Gudmundsson brothers and Baupost Group (100%)
29ClarksShoe retailer and wholesalerSomersetJan 171,6557.911214,836Clark family (84%), employees and institutions (16%)
30bet365Online bookmakerStoke-on-TrentMar 161,6535.35083,404Coates family (93%), Will Roseff (7%)
31FinastraFinancial software providerCentral LondonMay 17*1,653n/an/a10,000Vista Equity Partners
32Healthcare at HomeHome healthcare providerBurton upon TrentOct 161,63814.9111,897Vitruvian Partners (majority), Hutton Collins, management
33Home BargainsValue retailerLiverpoolJun 161,6038.917415,853Tom Morris and family (100%)
34ISGConstruction servicesCentral LondonDec 16†1,571-4.7†242,740Cathexis (100%)
35Radius Payment SolutionsFleet services providerCreweMar 161,475-3.950687Bill Holmes (54%), Roy Sciortino (14%), others (32%)
36WilkoValue retailerNottinghamshireJan 161,4641.45720,830Wilkinson family (100%)
37Stemcor Global HoldingsSteel traderCentral LondonDec 16*1,459-18.9*34561Apollo Asset Management (19%), others (81%)
38New LookFashion retailerCentral LondonMar 171,455-2.413818,493Brait (ca. 80%), Tom Singh and other management (ca. 20%)
39Bibby Line GroupConglomerateLiverpoolDec 151,450-15.4626,224Sir Michael Bibby and family (89%), management and others (11%)
40WatesConstruction contractorSurreyDec 161,44219.5273,927Wates family (100%)
41Mott MacDonaldManagement and engineering groupCroydonDec 16*1,4070.4*8615,004Employees (92%), trust (8%)
42Willmott DixonConstruction contractorHertfordshireDec 151,3245.2133,302Family & management (100%)
43LycamobilePrepaid mobile telecoms providerCentral LondonFeb 17*1,3008.3n/a5,800Subaskaran Allirajah (98%), others (2%)
44AF Blakemore & SonFood distributorWest MidlandsApr 16†1,2820.4†187,514Blakemore family (100%)
45ArupDesign and engineering consultancyCentral LondonMar 161,24010.214712,806Employees through trusts (100%)
46ListersAutomotive retailerStratford-upon-AvonMar 17*1,22712.9*242,245Bradshaw family (50%), Lister family (50%)
47JCT600Car dealerBradfordDec 16*1,2267.1*282,200Jack Tordoff (100%)
48Anglian Water GroupWater services providerCambridgeshireMar 161,218-4.36234,526CPPIB (33%), CFSGAM (32%), IFM Investors (20%), 3i (15%)
49Bloor InvestmentsBuilder and motorcycle makerDerbyshireJun 161,15017.11503,228John Bloor (100%)
50KeepmoatHouse builderDoncasterMar 17*1,104-2.6*683,222TDR Capital and Sun Capital (85%), management (15%)
51Virgin RailTrain operatorCentral LondonMar 161,0725.1663,179Virgin Group Holdings (51%), Stagecoach (49%)
52Yorkshire Water (Kelda)Water services providerBradfordMar 161,063-2.95853,340Consortium comprising Citigroup, GIC, RREEF Infrastructure and Infracapital
53MatalanValue retailerLiverpoolFeb 17*1,037-2.3*7714,145Hargreaves family (100%)
54Greenhous GroupCar dealerShrewsburyDec 161,01314.061,020Derek Passant (52%), Kerry Finnon (46%), Mike Pawson (2%)
55RontecRoadside retailerWatfordSep 1699917.431128Ronson Family Trusts / Charitable Foundation (100%)
56Bourne LeisureCaravan park operatorHertfordshireDec 16*9974.7*23613,640Peter Harris, families of the late John Cook and David Allen, management
57Reed Specialist RecruitmentRecruiterCentral LondonJun 169926.5122,218Reed family (100%)
58OCS GroupFacilities services providerGatwickMar 169745.22480,757Goodliffe family (100%)
59W&R BarnettConglomerateBelfastJul 1694616.1551,140Robert Barnett and family (100%)
60KCA DEUTAG GroupDrilling contractorAberdeenDec 16936-14.41976,532Pamplona Capital, other investment funds, management
61River IslandFashion retailerWest LondonDec 159330.117712,030Bernard Lewis and family (100%)
62Bowmer & KirklandConstruction contractorDerbyshireAug 169319.7581,337Kirkland family and family trusts
63Alexander Mann SolutionsRecruitment consultancyCentral LondonDec 16*92114.7*353,400New Mountain Capital (73%), management (27%)
64Samworth BrothersFood producerLeicestershireDec 15†9106.1†857,927Samworth family trusts (100%)
65ArqivaCommunications services providerCentral LondonJun 168853.24252,170Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (48%), Macquarie (25%), other investors (27%)
66William Grant & SonsSpirits distillerBanffshireDec 158836.01871,904Grant and Gordon families
67Sir Robert McAlpineConstruction contractorHertfordshireOct 168708.782,199McAlpine family (100%)
68First UtilityBundled utility supplierWarwickDec 1584850.86950Co-founders (45%), investors, incl. Royal Dutch Shell (45%), staff share options (10%)
69Harrods GroupDepartment store operatorCentral LondonJan 168402.22524,475Qatar Holding (100%)
70Cordant GroupManpower services providerWest LondonJun 16†*82927.7†*937,228Ullmann family (98%), employee benefit trust (2%)
71Monarch HoldingsAirline and tour operatorLuton AirportOct 15828-16.4732,557Greybull Capital (90%), Pension Protection Fund (10%)
72Lamex Food GroupFood importer and exporterHertfordshireMar 16825-1.820380Steve Anderson (24%), Phil Wallace & family trusts (24%), Colin Dicker & family trusts (16%), others (36%)
73MorsonEngineering recruitment consultancyManchesterDec 16*8064.5*251,410Ged Mason & family (85%), Paul Gilmour (7.5%), Kevin Gorton (7.5%)
74Southern WaterWater services providerWest SussexMar 16804-2.75192,119JP Morgan (31%), UBS Global (22%), Hermes (21%), others (26%)
75Nando’sRestaurant operatorSouthwest LondonFeb 16†79335.1†14216,101Dick Enthoven and family (100%)
76MotoMotorway services operatorBedfordshireDec 167792.51035,118Universities Superannuation Scheme (60%), CVC (40%)
77Pret A MangerSandwich shop operatorCentral LondonDec 1677614.69310,426Bridgepoint (69%), founders & management (31%)
78de PoelRecruitment outsourcing specialistKnutsfordDec 16*7758.9*8138Management (100%)
79Vue InternationalCinema operatorWest LondonNov 167739.31349,453Canadian pension funds AIMCo and OMERS (74.2%), management (25.8%)
80The RangeValue retailerPlymouthJan 17*76115.0*889,501Chris Dawson and family (100%)
81RESRenewable energy developerHertfordshireOct 16759-17.2521,396McAlpine Trusts (100%)
82Unipart GroupManufacturing, logistics & consultancyOxfordDec 16*7483.5*276,192Management & staff (52%), pension schemes and others (48%)
83Langley HoldingsEngineering equipment makerNottinghamshireDec 1673816.31124,201Tony Langley (100%)
84WSHHospitality services providerReadingDec 16*73214.6*6214,442Alastair Storey and family (80%), Intermediate Capital (12%), management (8%)
85GatwickAirportGatwickMar 17*7257.7*3742,871Global Infrastructure Partners (42%), Future Fund Board of Guardians (17%), The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (16%), others (25%)
86CamelotLottery operatorWatfordMar 167202.998843Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (100%)
87BrammerIndustrial parts distributorManchesterDec 15717-0.9393,862Advent International, management
88The John Clark Motor GroupCar dealerAberdeenDec 16*7035.3*131,190John Clark and family (100%)
89Henderson GroupFood wholesaler and retailerCounty AntrimDec 166996.1352,998Geoffrey Agnew (12%), Martin Agnew (12%), Ardbarron Trust (76%)
90FarmfoodsFrozen food retailerBirmingham/GlasgowDec 15694-12.8284,320Eric Herd and family (100%)
91Domestic & GeneralWarranty providerWimbledonMar 16*6903.2*912,784CVC Capital Partners (>50%), management (<50%)
92Four Seasons Health CareHealthcare providerCheshireDec 16*686-0.3*5528,174Terra Firma (100%)
93Dhamecha FoodsCash and carry wholesalerWembleyMar 166842.217531Dhamecha family (100%)
94TrailfindersTravel organiserWest LondonFeb 166825.8221,057Mike Gooley (100%)
95Argent FoodsFood supplierCentral LondonDec 16*6726.4*181,485David Gray (63%), management (37%)
96Welcome BreakMotorway services operatorMilton KeynesJan 17†*6642.4†*624,971NIBC European Infrastructure Fund (55%), Arjun Infrastructure Partners (45%)
97FircroftTechnical recruitment consultancyWarringtonAug 16656-21.110571Johnson family and management (66%), Equistone Partners (34%)
98Doncasters GroupEngineering components makerBurton upon TrentDec 16*6542.6*1014,207Dubai International Capital (98%), management (2%)
99AT KearneyManagement consultancyCentral LondonDec 156487.6313,456Employees (100%)
100Expro InternationalOilfield services providerReadingMar 16632-28.11414,796Goldman Sachs, Highbridge, KKR and Park Square (70%), Management (30%)

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