Rank Company Location Year end Sales £m % annual growth Profit £m Staff Main shareholders
1 INEOSChemicals manufacturer UK/Switzerland Dec 14 *17,981 4.6 *1,679 14,319 Jim Ratcliffe (60%), John Reece (20%), Andrew Currie (20%)
2 GreenergyFuel supplier Central London Apr 15 *14,109 -10.1 *30 604 Tesco Pension Trustees Ltd (35%), Owens family (32%), Seerave (24%)
3 John Lewis PartnershipFood and general retailer Central London Jan 15 *9,536 5.6 *797 92,100 Employees (100%)
4 SwireConglomerate Central London Dec 14 *6,927 10.8 *1,471 88,179 Swire family (67%), others (33%)
5 Palmer and HarveyWholesale distributor East Sussex Apr 14 4,197 -0.6 30 3,706 Management and employees (54%), former employees (46%)
6 StemcorSteel trader Central London Dec 13 3,807 -25.5 -40 1,733 Oppenheimer family (71%), management and staff (29%)
7 WorldpayPayment processor Central London Dec 13 3,394 9.9 346 4,142 Advent International (43%), Bain Capital (43%), management and staff (10%), other (4%)
8 2 Sisters Food GroupFood producer Birmingham Jul 14 †3,355 16.3 †176 23,767 Baljinder and Ranjit Boparan (100%)
9 Laing O’RourkeEngineering and construction group Dartford Mar 14 3,327 -0.3 115 15,312 Ray O’Rourke and Des O’Rourke through Suffolk Partners Corporation
10 Arnold Clark AutomobilesCar dealer Glasgow Dec 14 *3,265 11.9 *261 9,184 Clark family and trusts (100%)
11 Brakes GroupFood distributor Kent Dec 14 *3,094 2.5 *150 10,359 Bain Capital, management
12 Virgin AtlanticAirline and tour operator Crawley Dec 14 2,928 -1.6 68 9,231 Virgin Group (51%), Delta Air Lines (49%)
13 European Metal RecyclingMetal recycler Warrington Dec 13 2,810 -11.8 158 2,927 Sheppard family (100%)
14 IcelandFrozen food retailer North Wales Mar 14 2,711 2.7 206 14,404 Landmark Group and others (57%), Malcolm Walker and management (43%)
15 ArcadiaFashion retailer Central London Aug 14 *2,706 -1.1 *296 40,730 Lady Tina Green and family, Lloyds Banking Group
16 HeathrowAirport Heathrow Dec 14 2,691 8.8 1,613 8,001 Ferrovial (25%), Qatar Holdings (20%) Québec Pension Fund (13%), Singapore Investment Corp (11%), other (31%)
17 Bestway GroupConglomerate West London Jun 14 *2,548 1.2 *305 10,347 Sir Anwar Pervez and family (70%), management (30%)
18 JCBConstruction equipment manufacturer Staffordshire Dec 14 *2,510 -6.5 *303 8,610 Bamford family (100%)
19 Pentland GroupBrand manager and retailer Central London Dec 14 *2,186 14.4 *202 19,823 Rubin family (100%)
20 TI AutomotiveCar parts maker Oxford/US Dec 14 *2,173 1.8 *268 21,450 More than 20 shareholders, each holding less than 15%, including Oaktree and Pointstate Capital
21 SpecsaversOptical and hearing aid retailer Guernsey Feb 14 *2,060 7.5 N/a 30,000 Perkins family
22 Thames WaterWater services provider Reading Mar 14 1,952 8.2 1,166 4,690 Consortium led by Macquarie European Infrastructure Funds
23 MRH (GB)Fuel retailer and distributor Essex Sep 14 *1,789 13.3 *51 340 Management (62%), Equistone Partners Europe (38%)
24 Rigby GroupIT infrastructure integrator Stratford upon Avon Mar 14 1,783 -19.0 31 5,573 Sir Peter Rigby and family (100%)
25 Shop DirectInternet retailer Liverpool Jun 14 1,738 2.3 116 3,794 Sir David Barclay and Sir Frederick Barclay (100%)
26 Bibby Line GroupConglomerate Liverpool Dec 14 *1,715 7.7 *105 6,684 Sir Michael Bibby and family (88%), management and others (12%)
27 BakkavorFresh prepared foods producer Central London Dec 14 1,693 2.6 120 18,022 Gudmundsson brothers (39%), Arion Bank (26%), other institutions and investors (35%)
28 bet365Online bookmaker Stoke-on-Trent Mar 15 *1,575 14.9 *478 3,101 Coates family (93%), Will Roseff (7%)
29 Radius Payment SolutionsFuel card manager Crewe Mar 15 *1,501 10.0 *41 623 Bill Holmes (55%), Roy Sciortino (11%), others (34%)
30 ClarksShoe retailer and wholesaler Somerset Jan 15 *1,492 -3.2 *167 15,380 Clark family (84%), employees and institutions (16%)
31 MaceConstruction project manager Central London Dec 14 *1,486 25.8 *40 4,160 Management (100%)
32 WestcoastElectronic products distributor Reading Dec 14 1,467 22.3 18 1,126 Joe Hemani (100%)
33 WilkoValue retailer Nottinghamshire Feb 14 1,463 -2.5 63 21,648 Wilkinson family (100%)
34 Marshall GroupConglomerate Cambridge Dec 14 *1,426 10.3 *55 4,467 Sir Michael Marshall, Robert Marshall & family trusts (71%), others (29%)
35 New LookFashion retailer Central London Mar 15 *1,415 N/a *212 17,880 Apax Partners (28%), Permira (28%), Tom Singh (23%), management and others (21%)
36 KCA DEUTAG GroupDrilling contractor Aberdeen Dec 14 1,284 -7.0 191 7,988 Pamplona Capital, other investment funds, management
37 TJ MorrisDiscount retailer Liverpool Jun 14 1,277 20.7 147 11,098 Tom Morris and family (100%)
38 DysonAppliance manufacturer Wiltshire Dec 13 1,276 3.0 392 4,442 Sir James Dyson and family (100%)
39 Anglian Water GroupWater services provider Cambridgeshire Mar 14 1,266 -8.9 754 4,300 CPPIB (33%), CFSGAM (32%), IFM Investors (20%), 3i (15%)
40 Willmott Dixon GroupConstruction contractor Hertfordshire Dec 14 *1,259 23.0 *27 3,203 Willmott family (60%), Dixon family (20%), management (20%)
41 Gala CoralBetting and gaming operator Central London Sep 14 1,243 5.0 264 15,203 Anchorage (21%), Apollo (21%), cerberus (21%), Park Square (6%), others (31%)
42 Mott MacDonaldManagement and engineering group Croydon Dec 14 1,231 1.4 82 14,664 Employees (79%), trust (21%)
43 AF Blakemore & SonFood distributor West Midlands Apr 14 1,192 5.0 20 7,823 Blakemore family (100%)
44 Healthcare at HomeHome healthcare provider Burton upon Trent Oct 13 1,183 6.7 20 1,458 Vitruvian Partners (majority), Hutton Collins, Management
45 William Grant & SonsSpirits distiller Banffshire Dec 13 1,120 5.2 166 1,819 Grant and Gordon families
46 Findus GroupFood producer Central London Sep 14 1,110 -2.2 88 4,450 Lion Capital (33%), Highbridge (33%), Sankaty (30%), others (4%)
47 MatalanValue retailer Liverpool Mar 14 †1,102 -2.1 †94 15,995 Hargreaves family (100%)
48 LycamobilePrepaid mobile telecoms provider Central London Feb 15 *1,090 20.6 N/a 6,132 Subaskaran Allirajah (98%), others (2%)
49 Kelda GroupWater services provider Bradford Mar 14 1,063 3.8 609 3,347 Consortium comprising Citigroup, GIC, RREEF Infrastructure and Infracapital
50 ArupDesign, engineering consultancy Central London Mar 14 1,048 1.7 90 11,355 Employees, through three trusts
51 JCT600Car dealer Bradford Dec 14 1,025 12.7 33 1,920 Tordoff family (100%)
52 WatesConstruction contractor Surrey Dec 14 994 16.7 17 2,106 Wates family (100%)
53 Monarch HoldingsAirline and tour operator Luton Airport Oct 14 *985 2.9 N/a 3,470 Greybull Capital (90%), Pension Protection Fund (10%)
54 ListersCar dealer Stratford-upon-Avon Mar 15 *963 12.0 *21 1,972 Bradshaw family (50%), Lister family (50%)
55 Virgin Rail GroupTrain operator Central London Mar 14 953 6.1 6 2,973 Virgin Group Holdings (51%), Stagecoach (49%)
56 Rontec / Snax24Fuel forecourt operator Watford Sep 14 *946 11.4 *14 803 Ronson Family Trusts / Charitable Foundation (100%)
57 FircroftTechnical HR services provider Warrington Aug 14 *933 3.9 *28 582 Johnson family and management (66%), Equistone Partners (34%)
58 KeepmoatHousing regeneration specialist South Yorkshire Mar 14 931 5.0 58 2,921 Sun Capital and TDR Capital (85%), management (15%)
59 River IslandFashion retailer West London Dec 13 918 -13.9 118 12,053 Bernard Lewis and family (100%)
60 Bloor InvestmentsBuilder and motorcycle maker Derbyshire Jun 14 900 18.4 95 3,013 John Bloor (100%)
61 Reed Specialist RecruitmentRecruiter Central London Jun 14 897 7.6 12 1,999 Reed family (100%)
62 Bourne LeisureCaravan park operator Hertfordshire Dec 14 *896 3.9 *202 12,562 Peter Harris, family of the late John Cook, David Allen, management
63 BiffaIntegrated waste manager High Wycombe Mar 15 *876 1.9 *102 6,056 Angelo Gordon, Avenue Capital Group, Sankaty Advisors
64 Expro InternationalOilfield services provider Reading Mar 14 875 15.4 234 5,325 Goldman Sachs (34%), Arle Capital Partners (32%), Alpinvest (12%), others (22%)
65 OCS GroupFacilities services provider Gatwick Mar 14 871 5.3 34 73,294 Goodliffe family (100%)
66 Sir Robert McAlpineConstruction contractor Hertfordshire Oct 14 863 0.1 -84 2,219 McAlpine family (100%)
67 Harrods GroupDepartment store operator Central London Feb 14 843 12.3 190 4,140 Qatar Holding (100%)
68 Formula OneMotor racing administrator Central London Dec 13 828 -7.8 184 N/a CVC Capital Partners, Waddell & Reed, Ecclestone family trusts, others
69 ArqivaCommunications services provider Central London Jun 14 826 0.6 407 2,002 Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (48%), Macquarie (25%), other investors (27%)
70 Southern WaterWater services provider West Sussex Mar 14 806 3.5 563 2,026 UBS Global (39%) and JP Morgan (28%), others (33%)
71 Lamex Food GroupFood importer and exporter Hertfordshire Mar 14 806 9.5 17 235 Steve Anderson (23%), Phillip Wallace (14%), Colin Dicker (13%), others (50%)
72 MotoMotorway services operator Bedfordshire Dec 14 *803 -4.4 *91 5,030 Macquarie, Equity Partners Infrastructure, Australian funds, management
73 FarmfoodsFrozen food retailer Birmingham Jan 15 †796 15.6 †26 4,779 Eric Herd and family (94%), William McCreadie (6%)
74 Samworth BrothersFood producer Leicestershire Dec 13 791 3.1 57 7,487 Samworth family trusts (100%)
75 Greenhous GroupCar dealer Shrewsbury Dec 14 775 15.2 6 784 Derek Passant (52%), Kerry Finnon (47%), Mike Pawson (1%)
76 DunbiaRed meat processor County Tyrone Mar 14 764 5.8 14 3,256 Jack and James Dobson (100%)
77 Caparo GroupMetal engineer Central London Dec 13 *749 -11.9 *60 6,393 Lord Paul and family interests (100%)
78 Bowmer & KirklandConstruction contractor Derbyshire Aug 14 *732 10.9 *35 1,249 Kirkland family and family trusts
79 Alexander Mann SolutionsRecruitment consultancy Central London Dec 14 *728 17.9 *27 2,271 New Mountain Capital (73%), management (27%)
80 Care UKCare services provider Colchester Sep 14 726 10.4 46 22,105 Bridgepoint (79%), management (20%), other (1%)
81 ASCOOil and gas services provider Aberdeen Dec 14 *712 -7.0 *35 2,511 Doughty Hanson (80%), management (20%)
82 MorsonEngineering recruitment consultancy Manchester Dec 14 *706 8.1 *19 1,291 Gerry & Ged Mason (90%), Kevin Gorton (5%), Paul Gilmour (5%)
83 Benfield Motor GroupCar dealer Newcastle upon Tyne Dec 14 *700 12.5 *13 1,440 John Squires and family (100%)
84 Shepherd GroupBuilder, manufacturer and engineer York Jun 14 686 -8.3 32 3,235 Shepherd family (100%)
85 DoncastersEngineering components maker Burton upon Trent Dec 14 679 -8.3 136 4,162 Dubai International Capital (98%), management (2%)
86 Telereal TrilliumProperty investor and manager Central London Mar 14 676 -4.8 215 784 Pears family and management (100%)
87 R&R Ice CreamIce cream manufacturer North Yorkshire Dec 14 *676 16.1 *113 2,787 PAI Partners (93%), management (7%)
88 Welcome BreakMotorway services operator Milton Keynes Jan 15 *671 3.8 *50 4,436 Appia Group
89 Northgate Information SolutionsSoftware and services provider Hertfordshire Apr 14 666 -16.9 123 9,771 KKR (80%), management (10%), other institutional investors (10%)
90 Murphy GroupCivil engineering contractor Central London Dec 13 666 17.1 17 3,951 Murphy family (100%)
91 Unipart GroupManufacturing, logistics and consultancy Oxford Dec 14 *659 -28.7 *24 6,053 Management & staff (52%), pension schemes and others (48%)
92 Odeon & UCI Cinemas GroupCinema operator Central London Dec 14 *657 -7.0 *52 8,627 Terra Firma (more than 99%), Management (less than 1%)
93 Virgin ActiveHealth club operator Central London Dec 13 653 1.8 125 13,976 CVC Capital Partners (45%), Virgin Group (43%), management (12%)
94 Henderson GroupFood wholesaler and retailer County Antrim Dec 14 †*651 1.3 †*30 2,585 Geoffrey Agnew (12%), Martin Agnew (12%), Ardbarron Trust (76%)
95 Camelot UK LotteriesLottery operator Watford Mar 14 648 -3.7 84 628 Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (100%)
96 Euro GaragesFuel forecourt operator Blackburn Jul 14 646 47.4 27 1,980 Issa family (100%)
97 TrailfindersTravel organiser West London Feb 14 636 6.0 25 1,019 Mike Gooley (100%)
98 Domestic & GeneralWarranty provider Wimbledon Mar 14 *633 10.1 *82 2,785 CVC Capital Partners (>50%), management (<50%)
99 Langley HoldingsEngineering equipment maker Nottinghamshire Dec 14 *628 -12.0 *82 4,371 Tony Langley (100%)
100 Dhamecha FoodsCash and carry wholesaler Wembley Mar 14 628 7.3 16 481 Dhamecha family (100%)

* supplied by company   † annualised figure