Rank Company Location Year end Sales £m Operating proft £m Staff Main shareholders
1 McLaren AutomotiveSports and supercar maker Woking, Surrey Dec 16 649.8 65.8 1,606

Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (57%), TAG Group (12%), other investors (31%)

2 IM GroupCar distributor Coleshill, nr. Birmingham Dec 16 626.9 96 460 Lord Edmiston (100%)
3 City Facilities ManagementFacilities maintenance provider Glasgow Dec 16 617.7 15.4 11,844 Lord William, Lady Susan and Kenny Haughey (99%), other (1%)
4 Telereal TrilliumProperty investor and developer Central London Mar 17 *616.2 *189.2 270 Pears family and management (100%)
5 MurphyCivil engineering contractor Central London Dec 16 *613.9 *15.4 3,206 Murphy family (100%)
6 HarwoodsCar dealer West Sussex Dec 16 612.6 12.7 864 Guy Harwood and family (100%)
7 Holland & BarrettHealth food and supplements retailer Warwickshire Sep 16 612 150 6,726 LetterOne (>50%), management (<50%)
8 TravelodgeBudget hotel operator Oxfordshire Dec 16 597.8 61 10,350 Institutional investors (>50%), management (<50%)
9 Aston MartinSports car maker Warwickshire Dec 16 593.5 16.4 1,609 Institutional investors (>50%), management (<50%)
10 Cala GroupHousebuilder Edinburgh Jun 16 587.1 83.7 810 Legal & General & Patron Haut LP (93%), management (7%)
11 Helston GaragesCar dealer Cornwall Dec 16 586 15.4 1,033 David and Betty Carr (90%), Andy Barrett (10%)
12 BGL GroupInsurance/price comparison provider Peterborough Jun 17 *585.2 *129.5 2,667 Family trusts (90.5%), management (9.5%)
13 LCC GroupEnergy distributor Co Tyrone Sep 16 584.7 21 233 Loughran family (100%)
14 RobertsonConstruction services provider Stirling Mar 17 *579.0 *25.1 1,943 Robertson family (100%)
15 BetfredBookmaker Warrington Sep 16 578.7 40 6,124 Fred and Peter Done and family (100%)
16 GrahamConstruction contractor Co Down Mar 17 565.9 15.9 1,844 Michael Graham (29%), Colin Graham (27%), Robin Graham (26%), Alan Bill (9%), Andrew Bill (9%)
17 Miller HomesHousebuilder Edinburgh Dec 16 565.3 99 740 Bridgepoint (55%), Shackleton Capital Partners (22%), Lloyds Banking Group (9%), others (14%)
18 Southall TravelTravel agency and tour operator West London Mar 17 *564.3 *22.2 43 Kuljinder Bahia (54%), Raybon (28%) and Geomex Holding (18%)
19 Car GiantCar dealer West London Dec 15 552.3 50.7 740 Geoffrey Warren (100%)
20 Eastern Western Motor GroupCar dealer West Lothian Dec 16 550 11.5 1,129 Douglas Brown (100%)
21 CareysSpecialist construction Wembley Mar 17 *549.2 *20.0 1,415 John Carey (40%), Patrick Carey (30%), Thomas Carey (30%)
22 Virgin ActiveHealth club operator Central London Dec 16 535 53.9 12,555 Brait (80%), Sir Richard Branson (20%)
23 West Retail GroupKitchens/electronics retailer North Lincolnshire Dec 16 524.4 11.9 3,302 VIDA Capital Partners (100%)
24 CP HoldingsConglomerate Watford Dec 16 524.2 26.7 7,285 Schreier family trusts (100%)
25 Karro Food GroupPork processor North Yorkshire Dec 16 †514.8 †22.8 3,780 CapVest (>50%), management (<50%)
26 The Hut GroupOnline retailer Cheshire Dec 16 501.4 30.4 1,833 Founders & management (40%), private equity consortium & other investors (60%)
27 NG BaileyMechanical, electrical contractor West Yorkshire Feb 17 500.3 12 2,776 Bailey family (100%)
28 James Hall & CoGrocery wholesaler Preston Mar 16 485.7 10.3 2,622 Hall family (100%)
29 Turner & TownsendConstruction consultancy Leeds Apr 17 *†482.2 *†45.6 4,674 Vincent Clancy (6%), others members of staff (94%)
30 ED & F ManCommodities and logistics manager Central London Sep 16 481.1 126.9 6,885 Employees (65%), Südzucker AG (35%)
31 Dick Lovett CompaniesCar dealer Swindon Dec 16 475.5 9.5 717 Peter Lovett (100%)
32 Winvic ConstructionConstruction contractor Northampton Jan 17 *462.0 *28.7 175 David Ward (27%), Simon Girardier (27%), Simon Hunt (27%), other (19%)
33 Glyn HopkinCar dealer Romford Dec 16 455.6 10 850 Glyn Hopkin (61%), other management (39%)
34 AlmacPharmaceuticals manufacturer Co Armagh Sep 16 447.2 27.1 3,975 McClay Foundation (100%)
35 Hyperion Insurance GroupInsurance broker and underwriter Central London Sep 16 433.9 65.3 3,587 Management & staff (65%), General Atlantic (35%)
36 Parkdean ResortsHoliday parks operator Newcastle upon Tyne Dec 16 431.5 82.1 5,248 Onex Corp + co investors (80%), management & others (<20%)
37 Buckingham Group ContractingCivil engineering contractor Stowe, Bucks Dec 16 408.3 13 427 Paul Wheeler and family (50%), Kevin Underwood (14%), Michael Kempley (14%), Timothy Brown (14%), other management (8%)
38 LushCosmetics manufacturer and retailer Poole Jun 16 394.9 16.5 7,498 Mark Constantine (38%), Mo Constantine (24%), Andrew Gerrie (22%), others (16%)
39 TelentInfrastructure services provider Warwick Mar 17 391.5 24.5 1,805 Tusk Investments (100%)
40 Tennants ConsolidatedChemicals conglomerate Central London Dec 16 387.3 29.8 1,185 Alexander family (78%), others (22%)
41 WaterstonesBook retailer Central London Apr 16 †387.3 †18.7 2,922 A&NN Capital Fund Management (100%)
42 ZenithVehicle contract hire and leasing Leeds Mar 16 383 30.2 497 Bridgepoint (>50%), management (<50%)
43 Exterion MediaOutdoor advertiser Central London Dec 16 381.3 14.7 890

Platinum Equity (>50%), management (<50%)

44 Robinsons Motor GroupCar dealer Norwich Dec 16 *378.2 *8.9 670 Robinson family (90%), management (10%)
45 Keltbray GroupSpecialist engineering contractor Surrey Oct 16 369.4 24.2 1,323 Brendan Kerr & family trust (100%)
46 Avant HomesHousebuilder Chesterfield Apr 17 369 45 588 Alchemy Special Opportunities, Angelo Gordon and Avenue Capital (100%)
47 HillHousebuilder Waltham Abbey, Essex Dec 16 367.3 36 381 Hill family (95.5%), employee trust and management (4.5%)
48 Sky Betting and GamingBookmaker Leeds Jun 16 *363.6 n.a. 818 CVC Capital Partners (80%), Sky plc (20%)
49 Day LewisPharmaceuticals retailer Croydon Mar 17 *362.7 *21.1 2,388 Patel family (100%)
50 AvailableCarCar dealer Castle Donington Dec 16 340.8 7.7 717 Graham & Alison Bell (100%)
51 Study GroupEducation service provider Central London Dec 16 *340.3 *16.6 3,325 Providence Equity Partners, Bromlee Superannuation Pty, management
52 David Lloyd LeisureHealth club operator Hertfordshire Jan 16 335.5 43.9 4,161 TDR Capital (>50%), management (<50%)
53 Dorchester CollectionLuxury hotel operator Central London Dec 15 335.5 24.3 3,082 Brunei Investment Agency (100%)
54 Westover GroupCar dealer Bournemouth Dec 16 333 7.9 806 Peter Wood and family trust (100%)
55 Kurt GeigerShoe retailer Central London Dec 16 *330.0 *‡33.9 2,291 Cinven (>50%), management (<50%)
56 Chelsea Football ClubFootball club Southwest London Jun 16 329.1 24.9 785 Roman Abramovich (100%)
57 Caffè NeroCoffee house operator Central London May 17 *328.9 *26.2 5,500 Paladin Partners, Gerry Ford, employees
58 NisbetsCatering equipment supplier Bristol Dec 16 328.3 36.1 1,643 Andrew Nisbet (96%), Management (4%)
59 Turners (Soham)Distribution and warehousing Newmarket Jan 17 322.6 27.6 2,979 Paul Day (60%), Winifred Day (40%)
60 William Jackson Food GroupFood producer East Yorkshire Apr 16 315.3 18.3 2,094 Jackson (Oughtred) family (89%), former employees (11%)
61 The Little GroupBook, film and music wholesaler Eastbourne Feb 17 306.1 17.2 1,207 Jonathan Little (30%), Andrew Little (30%), Yvette Stafford (30%), Alan & Jean Little (10%)
62 Randall Parker Food GroupMeat distributor Northamptonshire Sep 16 *303.3 *6.4 830 Ron Randall & family (67%), W & J Parker (33%)
63 LGCLife science tools provider Southwest London Mar 17 *302.7 *53.2 2,613 KKR (>50%), management (<50%)
64 FairviewHousebuilder North London Dec 16 298.1 76.7 218 Employee benefit trust (100%)
65 BaxtersFood producer Moray Firth Apr 16 †293.8 †17.6 1,539 Audrey Baxter (38%), Andrew Baxter (25%), Baxter family trust (18%), Catherine Baxter (18%), James Baxter (1%)
66 Soho HousePrivate members' clubs Central London Jan 17 *293.4 *‡31.7 4,046

Yucaipa Companies (60%), Richard Caring (30%), Nick Jones (10%)

67 JRL GroupConstruction contractor Hertfordshire Dec 16 288.5 17.5 706 John Reddington (34%), Peter Moran (33%), Kevin Keegan (33%)
68 RG CarterBuilding contractor Norwich Dec 16 286.4 6.7 1,116 Robert Carter and family (100%)
69 MKM Building SuppliesBuilders' merchant Hull Sep 16 284.3 20.8 1,023 Management, Bain Capital
70 Morris GroupHousebuilder Cheshire Mar 17 283.7 50.3 249 Management (62%), Quayle Munro (23%), GSO (15%)
71 CNGGas and electricity supplier Harrogate Apr 16 282.4 10.9 114 Jacqui Hall (25.01%), Chris England (25.01%), other management & employees (49.98%)
72 VoicevaleDried foods importer Edgware, Middlesex Dec 16 280.5 10.9 85 Roby Danon (76%), Toyota Tsusho Corporation (24%)
73 Oak Furniture LandFurniture retailer Swindon Sep 16 279.7 15.9 1,175 Jason Bannister (100%)
74 Wrights GroupBus manufacturer Ballymena, Co Antrim Dec 15 276.1 13.6 1,745 Jeffrey Wright (100%)
75 Yeo ValleyYoghurt and dairy maker Somerset May 16 273.2 11.9 1,709

Mead family (100%)

76 HatfieldsCar dealer Wakefield Jan 17 270.1 10.9 440 Williams family (100%)
77 DreamsBed manufacturer and retailer High Wycombe Dec 16 269.5 32.6 1,734 Sun Capital (94%), management (6%)
78 CivicaSoftware and IT services Southwest London Sep 16 267.7 12.4 2,912 Partners Group (>50%), management (<50%)
79 Resource Solutions GroupRecruitment consultancy Bristol Jun 16 267 12.8 222 Keith Dawe (89%), Sanderson Computer Recruitment Executive Scheme (10%), Joanna Dawe (1%)
80 HH GlobalMarketing services provider Leatherhead Mar 17 266.8 11.2 827 Robert MacMillan (60%), Sanne Trust (25%), others (15%)
81 Arora GroupHotel operator West London Mar 17 *260.0 *115.0 2,000 Surinder Arora (100%)
82 Whitworth BrosFlour miller Wellingborough Mar 17 258.7 10.6 520 Martin George and family (100%)
83 AllSaintsFashion retailer East London Jan 16 252.5 16.6 2,714 Lion Capital (100%)
84 FM ConwayInfrastructure services provider Sevenoaks, Kent Mar 17 *252.5 *24.7 1,360 Michael Conway (95%), Kim Conway (5%)
85 The Swift GroupCaravan and motorhome manufacturer East Yorkshire Aug 16 252 17.5 1,088 Management (59%), Smith family (33%), other (8%)
86 Busy BeesNurseries operator Staffordshire Dec 16 249 11.9 7,585 Ontario teachers Pension Plan (80%), management (20%)
87 O’Halloran & O’BrienConstruction contractor Surrey Mar 17 247.8 21.6 139 O'Brien Family (100%)
88 Marex SpectronCommodities and futures broker Central London Dec 16 244.6 19.5 500 JRJ Group (>50%), management (<50%)
89 Martin-BakerEjection seat manufacturer Nr. Uxbridge Mar 16 241.6 67.4 870 James Martin (18%), John Martin (16%), Martin family (66%)
90 The Emerson GroupBuilder, property developer Cheshire Apr 17 *240.3 *85.0 606 Jones family trusts (100%)
91 Norbrook LaboratoriesPharmaceuticals manufacturer Co Down Jul 16 238.7 38.5 2,224 The Lord Ballyedmond family trust (100%)
92 Addo Food GroupFood producer Nottingham Mar 16 236.4 10.4 2,564 LDC (>50%), management (<50%)
93 ProCam EuropeCrop protection specialist Cambridgeshire Dec 16 235.7 6.7 544 Tony White (67%), Ian Beswick (18%), Chris Butt (11%), White discretionary trust (4%)
94 TOM Vehicle RentalCommercial vehicle hire North Lanarkshire Mar 17 *235.5 *16.1 574 Equistone Partners Europe (>50%), Rafferty family and management (<50%)
95 EnconInsulation distributor West Yorkshire Jul 17 *230.0 *12.0 600 Stuart Moore (73%), management (27%)
96 WagamamaNoodle bar operator Central London Apr 16 229.9 17.7 4,483 Duke Street Capital and Hutton Collins (69%, Duke Street majority partner), management & other shareholders (31%)
97 Kingsland DrinksAlcoholic drinks distributor Manchester Jun 16 229.1 4.9 329 Management (100%)
98 LA InternationalIT recruitment consultancy Stoke-on-Trent Jun 17 *228.2 *12.2 106 Paul Luckic (93%), other management (7%)
99 FP McCannCivil engineering contractor Londonderry Dec 16 227 19.6 1,319 McCann family (100%)
100 Ambassador Theatre GroupTheatre operator Woking, Surrey Mar 16 226.4 14.1 3,860 Providence Equity Partners (> 50%), Exponent (18%), management (< 32%)
101 Maritime GroupContainer transport and logistics Suffolk Dec 16 226.1 10.7 2,036 John Williams (100%)
102 Lagan Construction GroupBuilder and civil engineer Belfast Mar 16 225.6 6.8 527 The Lagan family (100%)
103 HKS RetailFuel forecourt operator Leicester May 17 *225.0 *6.5 653 Thakrar family (100%)
104 Fat FaceClothing retailer Hampshire May 16 220.7 23.7 2,814 Bridgepoint (65%), founders & management (35%)
105 Lucy GroupElectrical control technology Oxford Dec 15 217.1 15.7 1,322

Dick Family (85%), MacFarlane family (15%)

106 LWCDrinks distributor Manchester Sep 16 215.3 10.3 669 Robin Gray (88%), Ebrahim Mukadam (12%)
107 TogetherSpecialist lender Cheshire Jun 16 215.2 104.1 424 Henry Moser (100%)
108 ElementTesting & certification services provider Central London Dec 16 212.8 47.2 1,832 Bridgepoint (>50%), management (<50%)
109 Charles TyrwhittClothing retailer Central London Jul 17 *211.5 *‡12.3 1,048 Nick Wheeler & family (95%), Peter Higgins (5%)
110 DCS Group (UK)Toiletry products distributor Banbury Dec 16 *211.0 *5.0 298 Denys Shortt (85%), Lydia Shortt (5%), Charles Shortt (5%), Deborah Shortt (5%)
111 ImaginationCreative agency Central London Aug 16 210.4 7.1 675 Gary Withers, founder & chairman, other management and employees (100%)
112 QATraining and education provider Central London Jun 17 *†210.1 *†37.9 1,778 CVC Capital (85%), management (15%)
113 TGI Friday’sRestaurant operator Luton Jan 17 †207.0 †20.6 5,239

Electra Private Equity (78%), Sentinel (5%), management (17%)

114 Seddon SolutionsHousebuilding and construction Bolton Dec 16 204.8 5.2 720 Jonathan Seddon (34%), Nicola Hodkinson (33%), James Seddon (33%)
115 Matchesfashion.comLuxury fashion retailer Central London Jan 17 203.7 15.9 527 Apax Partners (>50%), management (<50%)
116 TimpsonRetail services provider Manchester Oct 16 †201.3 †19.0 3,774 John Timpson and family trusts (100%)
117 Callcredit Information GroupConsumer data analyst Leeds Dec 16 *201.0 *41.8 1,177 GTCR and co-investors (75%), management (25%)
118 LexonPharmaceuticals supplier Redditch Apr 16 200 13.3 820 Sodha family (77%), Sonpal family (23%)
119 YeomansCar dealer Worthing Dec 16 199.1 4.5 401 Smith family (100%)
120 SymphonyFurniture supplier Barnsley Dec 16 199 19.6 1,569 Douglas Gregory (100%)
121 Lanes GroupWastewater services provider Leeds Jul 17 197 7.7 2,084 Wayne Earnshaw (47%), management and other (53%)
122 Rocco Forte HotelsLuxury hotel owner and manager Central London Apr 17 193.8 16.4 2,240 Sir Rocco Forte, family and trusts (75%), CDP Equity (23%), third-party investors (2%)
123 SabreInsurance underwriter Surrey Dec 16 191.3 65.6 153 BC European Capital (72%), Angus Ball (19%), other management (9%)
124 CH&Co GroupCatering group Reading Dec 16 191.2 6.4 4,688 Management (>60%), MML Capital (<40%)
125 Travel CounsellorsTravel services provider Manchester Oct 16 188.3 12.1 284 Equistone Partners (>50%), Speakman family and management (<50%)
126 Converse PharmaPharmaceuticals distributor Doncaster Mar 16 187 4.1 495 Andrew Wilson (40%), Mark Gulliford (40%), Mawdsleys Group Investments (20%)
127 Michael J LonsdaleEngineering contractor Slough Sep 16 186.3 6.5 154 Michael Hoodless (60%), Gary Herbert (40%)
128 Control RisksRisk management consultancy Central London Mar 16 186.5 10.9 2,544 Management, employees and ex-employees (100%)
129 Howarth TimberBuilders' merchant Leeds Mar 17 186.3 10.1 980 Howard family (100%)
130 Brett GroupBuilding materials supplier Canterbury Dec 16 184.8 11 711 Brett family and trusts (100%)
131 Mountain WarehouseOutdoor clothing brand Central London Feb 17 *184.8 *17.6 1,850 Mark Neale (85%), management (15%)
132 The White CompanyLifestyle retailer Central London Mar 16 184.3 17.3 1,437 Chrissie Rucker (99%), Nick Wheeler (1%)
133 Steven EagellCar dealer Milton Keynes Dec 16 *183.0 *4.0 778

Steven Eagell (85%), management (15%)

134 Southampton Football ClubFootball club Southampton Jun 17 *182.7 *34.8 388 Gao Jisheng (80%), Katharina Liebherr (20%)
135 United LivingBuilding contractor Kent Mar 17 180.7 8.8 506 LDC (68%), Management (32%)
136 The Car PeopleCar dealer Wakefield Apr 16 178.7 6.5 440 Carnell family (76%), other management (24%)
137 Acorn StairliftsStairlift manufacturer West Yorkshire Sep 16 177.2 18.9 1,307 John Jakes (100%)
138 PeninsulaEmployment law consultancy Manchester Mar 17 *177.2 *24.8 2,148 Fred and Peter Done (100%)
139 EthigenPharmaceuticals supplier East Kilbride May 16 176.6 4 261 Andrea Kelly (50%), Nigel Kelly (50%)
140 Country Style FoodsBaker Leeds Apr 16 175.8 8 1,866 Wood family (100%)
141 John GroseMotor dealer Ipswich Dec 16 175.7 3.6 404 Ian Twinley (31%), John Grose (20%), Allison Twinley (20%), other family (29%)
142 Gap GroupPlant and tool hire Glasgow Mar 17 175 20 1,566 Douglas Anderson (37.5%), Iain Anderson (37.5%), Maureen Smith (20%), other family and management (5%)
143 Big Motoring WorldCar dealer Addington, Kent Feb 16 174.6 7.2 171 Pete Waddell (80%), Trustees of Jack Waddell estate (20%)
144 Story HomesHousebuilder Carlisle Mar 17 173.8 26.2 354 Story family (94.5%), others (5.5%)
145 GRS Roadstone GroupAggregate distributor and waste removal Nuneaton Dec 16 173.6 6.5 369 Management (75%), Tarmac Trading (25%)
146 Audley TravelTour operator Oxfordshire Dec 16 173.5 20.6 402 3i (>50%), management (<50%)
147 Bridgetown HoldingsCivil engineer and plant hire Birmingham May 16 173.2 18.1 90 John Kelly (51%), Martin Kelly (49%)
148 John Cotton GroupBedding and bed-fillings manufacturer West Yorkshire Mar 16 171.9 15 1,158 Cotton family (100%)
149 Berry Bros. & RuddWine and spirit merchant Central London Mar 17 *170.5 *6.3 352 Rudd & Berry families (100%)
150 Hadleigh Timber GroupWood panel distributor Blythe Bridge, Stoke-on-Trent Dec 16 169.4 11.4 345 Hadleigh PVT Ltd. (80%), Chris Rudd (20%)
151 Pitch InternationalSports marketing agency West London Mar 16 168.8 14.8 51 Paul McGrath (38%), Jonathan Owen (37%), Hans Duikersloot (25%)
152 GreenTech DistributionMobile phone recycler and distributor High Wycombe Feb 17 168.4 4.4 28 Richard Crawley (50%), Lucky Anand (50%)
153 Wain GroupHousebuilder Carrington, Manchester Jun 16 168 40.6 223 Bill & Will Ainscough (100%)
154 Croudace HomesHousebuilder Surrey Dec 16 167.9 19.9 266 Brotherton-Ratcliffe family (100%)
155 RJ McLeodBuilding contractor Glasgow Nov 16 165.7 17 459 Clarke family (48%), management (14%), other (38%)
156 James WalkerTimber merchant West Lothian Mar 17 *164.6 *13.5 640

Walker family (70%), John Campbell (24%), employees (6%)

157 Edinburgh AirportAirport operator Edinburgh Dec 16 164.1 61.6 602 Global Infrastructure Partners (>50%), management (<50%)
158 Click TravelCorporate travel management Birmingham Mar 17 *164.0 *3.4 176 Simon McLean (53%), James McLean (40%), others (7%)
159 Morrisroe GroupGroundworks and construction Borehamwood, Hertfordshire Oct 16 162.8 14.2 177 Brian Morrisroe (100%)
160 Belfield FurnishingsFurniture and furnishings manufacturer Derbyshire Dec 16 *161.9 *8.4 1,888 NorthEdge (>60%), management (<40%)
161 Myriad HealthcareCare home operator Colchester Mar 16 161.5 5.8 5,828

Paul Jeffery (60%), Craig Griffin (15%), Helena Jeffery (15%), others (10%)

162 BrewersDecorating materials retailer Eastbourne Dec 16 161.3 7.9 1,124 Brewer family (100%)
163 Sun MarkConsumer products wholesaler West London Aug 16 161.1 6.3 73 Ranger family (100%)
164 RidgeonsTimber and builders' merchant Cambridge Dec 16 160.3 4.9 841 Ridgeon family (99%), other (1%)
165 PureGymGym operator Leeds Dec 16 159.9 15.4 676 CCMP (>50%), management (<50%)
166 Fourfront GroupWorkplace consultants Surrey Apr 16 158.6 5.3 263 Clive Lucking (22%), Aki Stamatis (19%), James Cornwell (9%), others (50%)
167 EndavaIT services provider Central London Jun 17 *158.5 *22.0 3,471 Management and staff (72%), others (28%)
168 ColtVentilation systems provider Hampshire Dec 16 158.2 7.5 994 O'Hea family (78%), Colt Foundation (22%)
169 Spark EnergyEnergy supplier Selkirk Jun 17 *158.0 *7.0 400 Limerston Capital (>50%), management (<50%)
170 Richard HochfeldFruit importer and distributor Borough Green, Kent Jun 16 157.7 3.2 46 Alan Guindi (40%), Jonathan Jones (40%), Christian Guindi (20%)
171 Richer SoundsAudio-visual retailer Central London Apr 16 154.8 6.5 508 Julian Richer (95%), Rosie Richer (5%)
172 Advance Construction GroupConstruction services provider Bellshill, North Lanarkshire Mar 16 154.7 7.9 1,134 Seamus Shields (50%), Daniella Shields (50%)
173 Weston GroupHousebuilder Essex Jul 16 154.1 17.2 346 Bob Weston (40%), management and other (60%)
174 Dobbies Garden CentresGarden centre operator Lasswade, Midlothian Mar 16 153.7 9.9 2,766 Midlothian Capital Partners & Hattington Capital (>50%), management (<50%)
175 St Austell BreweryBrewery, pub-owner and hotelier Cornwall Dec 16 153.2 14 1,381 Hicks family, management and employees (100%)
176 CCS MediaIT and services reseller Chesterfield Dec 16 153 4.1 380

Robert Tomlinson (80%), Alan Honarmand (10%), Terry Betts (10%)

177 TrainlineTrain ticket retailer Central London Feb 17 *152.8 *17.7 450 KKR (>50%), management (<50%)
178 ClaranetIT services provider Central London Jun 16 152.5 13.4 980 Nasser family (>50%), other shareholders (<50%)
179 Tangerine ConfectioneryConfectionery manufacturer Pontefract Dec 15 151.9 13.2 1,499

Blackstone (75%), management (25%)

180 AESSEALSeal manufacturer Rotherham Dec 16 151.7 20.7 1,656 Christopher Rea (57%), 3i (43%)
181 Natures Way FoodsFresh salad producer West Sussex Apr 16 †151.7 †10.0 1,206 Langmead family (88%), Susan Barratt (5%), others (7%)
182 The WorksValue retailer Coleshill, nr. Birmingham May 16 †151.5 †9.0 1,259

Endless (>50%), Dean Hoyle (>30%), management team (<20%)

183 John GuestTubing and pipe manufacturer West London Dec 16 150.4 31.1 1,276 Guest family (100%)
184 TuskerCar benefit specialists Watford Dec 16 150.4 3.6 155 ECI Partners (76%) and management (24%)
185 Erith GroupDemolition contractor Erith, Kent Sep 16 150 10 472 Darsey family & trusts (100%)
186 PrincipleBrand implementation agency Huddersfield Dec 16 149.5 15.1 454 Management, including Richard Butterfied (100%)
187 Medequip Assistive TechnologyHomecare medical equipment supplier Middlesex Dec 16 149.3 5.2 631 A Siddall (40%), Jeremy Siddall (18%), Peter Siddall (18%), Clive Siddall (11%), others (13%)
188 Caddick GroupCivil engineer and property developer West Yorkshire Aug 16 147.5 20 447 Paul Caddick (100%)
189 WillerbyMobile home maker Hull Oct 16 147.1 9.9 925 Equistone Partners (75%), management (25%)
190 FootasylumFootwear and fashion retailer Rochdale Feb 17 *147.0 *8.4 1,075 Makin family (90%), John Wardle & David Makin (10%)
191 WP GroupFuel and lubricant distributor Southampton Dec 16 146.5 3.7 145 David Fairchild and management (52%), Barry Fairchild (24%), Sylvia Fairchild (24%)
192 Buy It DirectLaptop and appliance reseller Huddersfield Mar 17 *146.0 *2.9 276 Nick Glynne and family (88%), Simon Barnett (12%)
193 Birmingham AirportAirport operator Birmingham Mar 17 145.8 46.3 703 West Midland District Councils (49%), Airport Group Investments Ltd (48%), airport staff (3%)
194 ReissFashion retailer Central London Jan 16 145.2 19.8 1,401 Warburg Pincus (>50%), David Reiss and family (<50%)
195 NotemachineCash machine operator Powys Jun 16 142.7 26.3 987 Corsair Capital (>50%), management (<50%)
196 Argus MediaEnergy information provider Central London Jun 16 141.9 43.1 757 General Atlantic (>50%), management and others (<50%)
197 Walkers ShortbreadShortbread and biscuit maker Banffshire Dec 15 139.4 12 1,463 Walker family (100%)
198 Clarion EventsEvents organiser West London Jan 16 139.1 24.4 614

Blackstone (>50%), management (<50%)

199 EBB PaperPaper and board merchant Farnborough Dec 16 139 3.4 290 Jeremy Elliott (36%), Tim Elliott (36%), Elliott family (28%)
200 Cartwright GroupCommercial vehicle body manufacturer Altrincham Mar 17 *138.6 *5.7 891 Cartwright family (100%)
201 AltroSafety flooring manufacturer Letchworth Garden City Dec 16 138 11.3 783

Kahn family (53%), other management and family (47%)

202 Silentnight GroupBed manufacturer Lancashire Jan 16 137.5 7.8 1,018 HIG Capital (75%), management (25%)
203 Castle ViewLeisure services manager Stirling Mar 16 137.1 9.9 4,746 Martin Bell (95%), Caroline Bell (5%)
204 The Right Fuelcard CompanyFuel card provider Leeds Jun 16 136.9 3.3 62 Rontec (45%), Jonathan Turner (41%), Liz Slater (14%)
205 E W BeardConstruction contractor Swindon Dec 16 136.9 4.3 276

Beard family (100%)

206 StepnellCivil engineer Rugby Mar 16 136.7 3.2 422 Wakeford family (100%)
207 James Donaldson GroupTimber merchant Fife Mar 17 136.6 7.5 694

Donaldson family (85%), employees (15%)

208 Riviera TravelTour operator Burton-on-Trent Nov 16 136.5 15.1 121 Phoenix Equity Partners (58%), management (42%)
209 RegattaOutdoor clothing distributor Manchester Jan 16 134.8 6.8 712

Black family (100%)

210 BayfordConglomerate West Yorkshire Jun 16 133.7 3.2 58 Jonathan Turner (100%)
211 MoneycorpInternational payment services Central London Dec 16 132.6 17.3 788 Bridgepoint (>50%), management (<50%)
212 Wilson JamesSecurity and facilities manager Essex Jul 17 *132.5 *3.8 3,227 Mark Dobson (56%), Gary Sullivan (28%), Stuart Lowden (15%), other (1%)
213 Park HolidaysCaravan park operator Bexhill-On-Sea Dec 16 131.5 22.8 909 Intermediate Capital Group (>50%), Management (<50%)
214 Adam Smith InternationalGovernment reform consultancy Central London Dec 15 131.4 14.2 187 Management (51%), other individuals (49%)
215 Churchill Contract ServicesFacilities services provider Hertfordshire Jun 17 *131.0 *5.4 11,987 Joel Briggs (29%), Philip Moxom (29%), Caroline Briggs (18%), Sarah Moxom (18%), Employee benefit trust (6%)
216 Allied VehiclesAdapted vehicle distributor Glasgow Apr 17 *130.8 *7.5 615

Facenna family (98%), other (2%)

217 Grange HotelsHotelier Central London Mar 16 130.4 42.8 1,560 Matharu family (100%)
218 Cath KidstonLifestyle retailer West London Mar 17 129.2 6.8 847 Baring Private Equity Asia, Cath Kidston, management
219 OptalPayment services provider Central London Dec 16 *129.1 *9.8 38

Management (45%), other investors (55%)

220 Scottish Leather GroupLeather manufacturer Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire Mar 16 128.6 8.1 599 Muirhead & Lang families (95%), employees (5%)
221 CLC GroupPainting and maintenance contractor Southampton Dec 16 128.5 10.2 1,043 Hilbre Holdings Limited
222 Scott GroupIndustrial supplier Dunfermline Dec 16 *128.3 *5.5 997 John Scott (76%), Norman Scott (24%)
223 Hopkins HomesHousebuilder Suffolk Apr 16 128.1 28 136 James Hopkins (93%), Selina Hopkins (7%)
224 Lindum GroupConstruction services provider Lincoln Nov 16 127.9 4.4 590 Chambers family (54%), management & employees (46%)
225 Hadley GroupRolled metal manufacturer Smethwick, Birmingham Apr 17 *127.7 *11.3 594 Towe family (100%)
226 Frank Recruitment GroupIT recruitment consultancy Newcastle upon Tyne Nov 16 126.5 15.5 815 TPG (70%), management (30%)
227 EcotricityGreen energy supplier Gloucestershire Apr 16 126.5 6.7 627 Dale Vince (100%)
228 Firmdale HotelsHotelier Central London Jan 17 125.8 15.3 1,461 Tim and Kit Kemp (96%), Midana Ltd (4%)
229 McGee GroupDemolition contractor Wembley Nov 16 125 9.3 450 Brian McGee and family (94%), Paul Hickey (6%)
230 Gray & AdamsTrailer and vehicle manufacturer Aberdeenshire Apr 16 124.9 8.1 682 James Gray Jnr (43%), Peter Gray (43%), Marie Gray (14%)
231 Global TeaTea and coffee trader Central London Dec 15 123.3 3.4 2,774 Structured International Investments Corp (59%), Ceres Investments (16%), Victoria Park Holidays (14%), Nadeen Ahmed (11%)
232 StanmoreSpecialist subcontractor Erith, Kent Mar 17 *123.3 *20.5 216 Rajbir Manak (99%), Harbhajan Manak (1%)
233 BranstonPotato packager Lincoln Jul 16 123.2 8.2 617 James Dean (23%), Chris Howard (20%), James Truscott (10%), other (47%)
234 NextPharma TechnologiesPharma/biotech manufacturer Woking, Surrey Dec 16 122.7 21.4 959 CapVest Partners (>50%), management (<50%)
235 Ralawise.comClothing distributor Flintshire Dec 16 122.7 9 527 Batson family (100%)
236 NewshipConglomerate Southwest London Dec 15 122 5.7 528 J W Newman and family (95%), other (5%)
237 Crown OilFuel and lubricant distributor Bury Aug 16 122 6.1 224 Greensmith family (100%)
238 Millennium GroupFood and drink distributor Essex May 16 121.9 5.6 58 Panna Mashru (90%), Rishi Lakhani (10%)
239 Côte RestaurantsRestaurant operator Central London Jul 16 121.5 11.4 2,727 BC Partners (>50%), management (<50%)
240 Walters GroupCivil engineering conglomerate Mid Glamorgan Feb 16 121.4 24.6 482 Trustees of the Walters family trust (100%)
241 Burnley Football ClubFootball club Burnley Jun 17 *120.0 *25.0 220 Mike Garlick (49%), John Banaszkiewicz (28%), other (23%)
242 Paperchase ProductsStationery and card retailer Central London Jan 17 119.2 4.9 2,006 Primary Capital Partners (81%), management (19%)
243 C.J. O’Shea GroupResidential developer and contractor Northwest London Mar 16 †119.1 †4.8 168 Anne O'Shea (50%), Crohan O'Shea (50%)
244 Lakesmere GroupRoofing and cladding services Winnall, Winchester Jan 16 118.5 3.6 831 Management (100%)
245 TechnetixTelecoms equipment maker West Sussex Dec 16 118.5 4.8 195 Paul Broadhurst (70%), Duncan McIntyre (7%), others (23%)
246 Runwood HomesResidential homes operator Essex Sep 16 117.4 20.3 4,488 Gordon Sanders (100%)
247 ArchantNewspaper, magazine publisher Norwich Dec 15 115.5 4.8 1,459 Colman and Copeman families, management and former staff (100%)
248 APS GroupMarketing services provider Cheshire Jan 17 114 4.5 779 Nick Snelson (82%), Erica Snelson (18%)
249 London City AirportAirport operator East London Dec 16 *113.7 *37.3 516 Institutional investors (inc. Ontario Teachers’ pension fund, AIMCo, OMERS & Wren House) (>50%), management (<50%)
250 Apogee CorporationDocument handling services provider Southwest London Dec 16 112.7 12.5 424

Equistone Private Equity (>50%), management (<50%)

* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda