Rank Company Location Year end Sales £m Operating profit £m Staff Main shareholders
1 Murray InternationalConglomerate Edinburgh Jan-05 377.7 27.1 3,334 Murray family (82%), Bank of Scotland Corporate (11%), Noble Grossart (6%)
2 GSLSupport services provider Worcestershire Dec-05 377.7 8.2 8,944 Englefield Capital (40%), Electra (40%), management (20%)
3 Formula OneMotor racing administrator Central London Dec-04 377.5 208.5 213 CVC Capital Partners, Ecclestone family
4 PolestarContract printer Dunstable Sep-05 375.9 20.5 4,521 Investcorp (99%), institutions (1%)
5 Fresca GroupFresh produce wholesaler Kent Apr-06 *359.5 *8.2 928 Mack family (54%)
6 Henderson GroupFood wholesaler and retailer County Antrim Dec-05 358.9 9.5 1,847 Geoffrey Agnew (37%), Martin Agnew (37%), Ardbarron Trust (24%)
7 CountrysideHousebuilder Brentwood Sep-05 358.5 -3.8 793 Cherry family (50%) Bank of Scotland Corporate (50%)
8 CP HoldingsConglomerate Watford Dec-04 354.4 16.1 8,902 Schreier family trusts
9 WeetabixBreakfast cereal maker Northamptonshire Dec-04 †349.2 †37.0 2,770 Lion Capital (100%)
10 William Grant & SonsSpirits distiller Banffshire Dec-04 339.5 63.6 995 Bath Street Nominees (43%), Peter and Grant Gordon
11 Equity Insurance GroupMotor insurance provider Brentwood Dec-05 †332.9 †1.0 1,495 Duke Street Capital (40%), Englefield Capital (40%), management (20%)
12 MalthurstPetrol station operator Essex Jul-05 330.5 6.6 58 Graham Peacock (24%), Susan Tobbell (24%), Brian Thompson (21%)
13 IM GroupCar distributor West Midlands Dec-05 329.1 18.2 328 Bob Edmiston (100%)
14 BrightHouseHousehold goods retailer Watford Mar-05 328.9 -7.9 2,743 Terra Firma (100%)
15 Bargain BoozeConvenience/off-licence franchisor Crewe Dec-04 †328.8 †8.2 255 ECI Partners
16 2 Sisters Food GroupFood producer Birmingham Jul-04 326.8 20 2,771 Baljinder and Ranjit Boparan (100%)
17 PA Consulting GroupManagement, IT consultancy Central London Dec-05 323.9 34.6 2,499 Employees (100%)
18 WarburtonsBaker Bolton Sep-05 321.9 50.2 3,791 Warburton family (100%)
19 NCPCar park operator Croyden Jul-05 †319.4 †-14.6 4,739 3i, management
20 Agnew GroupCar dealer Belfast Dec-05 *315.3 *11.8 825 Agnew family (77%), Roadfield Motors (23%)
21 Noble FoodsEgg products manufacturer Hertfordshire Sep-05 313.8 9.9 2,456 Peter Dean (93%)
22 Telegraph Media GroupNews publisher Central London Jan-05 313.4 33.4 1,158 Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay (100%)
23 SelfridgesDepartment store operator Central London Jan-05 308.5 1.7 2,565 Wittington Investments (100%)
24 James Hall & CoGrocery wholesaler Preston Mar-05 308.1 10.6 1,932 Hall family (100%)
25 Watson PetroleumFuel distributor Wiltshire Apr-06 307.8 5.8 353 Watson family (100%)
26 ArqivaCommunications services provider Winchester Jun-06 *303.9 *97.3 1,310 Investment vehicle of Macquarie (54%)
27 Lagan HoldingsConstruction materials supplier Belfast Mar-05 *300.8 n/a 1,371 Kevin Lagan (55%), Michael Lagan (45%)
28 Eastern Western Motor GroupCar dealer Edinburgh Dec-04 292.8 5 1,045 Douglas Brown (99%)
29 Benfield Motor GroupCar dealer Newcastle upon Tyne Dec-05 *292.6 *3.9 1,137 John Squires and family (100%)
30 Bibby Line GroupConglomerate Liverpool Dec-05 291.1 18.2 3,700 Michael Bibby and family (88%)
31 RixShipping, oil distributor Hull Dec-05 289.8 3.6 737 John Rix and family (100%)
32 GM CommunicationsTravel services provider Central London Dec-04 †289.5 †8.4 951 S Nakanishi (33%), Noriaki Mito (33%), Eumitra Holdings (22%)
33 Roadchef MotorwaysMotorway services operator Staffordshire Sep-04 289.2 17.3 2,288 Nikko Principal Finance (50%), Tim Ingram Hill (25%), Vision Capital (24%)
34 Barchester HealthcareCare home operator Southwest London Dec-05 *289.2 *49.9 12,556 John Magnier (22%), Dermot Desmond (15%), JP McManus (14%)
35 PacePetrol station operator Staines Mar-06 287.8 7.9 384 William Pears Group (37.5%), Winston Group (37.5%), Malthurst (25%)
36 Burton’s Biscuit CompanyBiscuit and snack maker St Albans Dec-05 *287.1 *5.0 2,696 HM Capital Partners (100%)
37 Alexander Mann SolutionsRecruitment consultancy Central London Sep-05 286.1 -1 596 Advent International, management and staff
38 Helston GaragesCar dealer Cornwall Dec-05 *286.0 *8.4 753 David and Betty Carr (100%)
39 AccordOutsourced services provider Hertfordshire Jun-06 *285.0 *7.8 3,500 Stelio H Stefanou (100%)
40 Dunelm MillSoft furnishings retailer Leicester Jul-05 282.5 38.6 4,444 Adderley family (100%)
41 Fairview New HomesHousebuilder North London Dec-05 281.8 40.6 591 Management (100%)
42 Argent Group EuropeFood supplier Central London Dec-05 281.2 5.3 973 Cinven (57%), management (20%), others (23%)
43 Foyle Food GroupMeat processor Londonderry Dec-05 *280.8 *2.4 728 Watson family (50%), Acheson family (50%)
44 HalcrowEngineering consultancy West London Dec-05 *280.5 *13.9 4,291 Employees (100%)
45 Linden HomesHousebuilder Surrey Dec-05 279.9 28.6 338 Bank of Scotland PE (35%), management (65%)
46 Pets At HomePet products retailer Cheshire Mar-06 *279.2 *26.2 2,155 Bridgepoint Capital (80%), managament (20%)
47 The Mawdsley GroupPharmaceuticals wholesaler Manchester Mar-06 *278.3 *5.1 536 Dr John Mawdsley (26%), Westall family and trusts (74%)
48 Faccenda InvestmentsPoultry producer Northamptonshire Apr-05 274.4 2.9 2,779 Faccenda family and family trusts (100%)
49 FenwickDepartment store operator Newcastle Upon Tyne Jan-06 273.9 31 2,427 Fenwick family (100%)
50 CineworldMultiplex cinema operator Central London Dec-05 *272.7 *5.8 4,623 Blackstone Group (90%), management (10%)
51 Ideal StelradRadiator and boiler maker Newcastle Dec-05 *272.1 *23.5 2,095 Warburg Pincus
52 SHS GroupBrand owner Belfast Dec-04 271.7 29.2 694 Geoff Salters and family (50%), Joe Sloan and family (50%)
53 Dhamecha FoodsCash and carry wholesaler Wembley Mar-05 270.9 4.9 301 Dhamecha family (100%)
54 MaceConstruction project manager Central London Dec-05 270.9 11.5 1,704 Management (60%), ZRH Nominees (40%)
55 Car GiantCar dealer West London Dec-04 270.5 4.2 495 Geoffrey Warren (100%)
56 flybeAirline operator Exeter Mar-05 267.3 14.4 1,601 Walker Trust, staff, management
57 BurdensBuilding materials distributor Bristol Dec-04 265 2.2 1,233 Management and staff (42%) Burdens Foundation (35%), Burden family (12%)
58 PentagonCar dealer Derby Dec-05 264.7 3.3 478 Trevor Reeve (90%) Andrew Flinn (5%) Graham Hall (5%)
59 EdringtonWhisky and rum distiller Glasgow Mar-06 263.4 74.2 802 The Robertson Trust (76%)
60 Fayrefield FoodsDairy product marketer Crewe Dec-05 *263.0 *4.3 187 John Kerr (88%), Richard Laird (12%)
61 WYKO (now Eriks Industrial Services)Engineering component distributor West Midlands Apr-05 259.5 3.5 2,288

RBS (56%), management (24%), Parallel Ventures (20%)

62 Virgin MoneyBank Edinburgh Dec-05 258.2 9.1 371 Virgin Investments (100%)
63 Anglian GroupHome products supplier Norwich Apr-06 256.6 6 3,182 Alchemy Partners (90%)
64 Park’s Motor GroupCar dealer Lanarkshire Mar-05 256.2 6.8 1,000 Douglas Park and family (100%)
65 JM GroupCar dealer Edinburgh Mar-05 252 4.8 1,015 John Martin and family (100%)
66 Capper & CoGrocery wholesaler, retailer Glamorgan Apr-05 251.5 5.3 2,418 Capper family (100%)
67 Randall Parker Food GroupMeat distributor Northamptonshire Sep-05 251.1 4.2 889 Ronald Randall (66%), W & J Parker Ltd (33%)
68 Stan JamesBookmaker Oxfordshire Dec-04 *250.8 *4.8 175 Fisher family
69 Claverley CompanyPublisher, printer Wolverhampton Jan-06 *247.1 *4.2 2,759 Douglas Graham and family
70 Waymade HealthcarePharmaceuticals maker Essex Dec-05 *247.0 *11.9 631 Patel family
71 Williams GroupCar dealer Bolton Dec-05 245.1 7.5 506 Williams family (100%)
72 Lotus GroupTour operator South London Oct-05 244.9 10.5 479 Peter Stephens (75%), Christine Burrowes (25%)
73 Direct WinesWine merchant Reading Jul-05 †244.5 †14.4 792 Tony Laithwaite and family (100%)
74 Play.comOnline entertainment retailer Jersey Jan-06 *243.8 n/a 600 Simon Perrée, Richard Goulding and management
75 Halewood Wines and SpiritsAlcoholic drinks maker Liverpool Jun-05 241.8 6.8 1,076

John Halewood (90%)

76 Plexus CottonCotton merchant Liverpool Dec-05 241.5 5 71 Earlam family, Textil-Imex
77 AllportLogistics operator West London Dec-05 240.1 6.6 1,218 John Clayton (57%), William Toye (43%)
78 BayfordFuel distributor West Yorkshire Jun-05 237.4 1.9 153 Jonathan Turner (100%)
79 RedbridgeFruit and veg wholesaler Peterborough Oct-05 236.1 2.8 769 Denis Punter (48%), Roger Allmond (48%), management (4%)
80 RG CarterBuilding contractor Norwich Dec-04 235.9 10.1 2,151 Robert Carter & family (100%)
81 PoundlandDiscount retailer West Midlands Mar-05 †235.4 †9.7 3,519 Advent International (78%), David Dodd (12%), Rob Adams (5%)
82 Chapman FreebornAir charter broker Gatwick Dec-05 *235.0 *2.9 375 Christopher Chapman (70%), Carol Norman (25%)
83 City Refrigeration HoldingsFacilities maintenance provider Glasgow Dec-04 234.9 7.4 7,691 William and Susan Haughey (98%)
84 Ballyvesey HoldingsTransport services provider County Antrim Sep-04 234.1 5.6 1,813 Montgomery family (100%)
85 Luxfer GroupEnvironmental & healthcare manufacturer Manchester Dec-05 232.7 17 1,952 CVC (25%), Morgan Grenfell (25%), management (40%), others (10%)
86 isaOffice supplies distributor Bradford Sep-05 231.6 7.8 675 Munera (51%), Daniel Gold (39%), Brett Palos (10%)
87 CompAirAir, gas compressor maker Redditch Mar-06 230.8 7.5 1,755 Alchemy Partners, Invensys, management
88 Midas GroupBuilder Bristol Apr-06 230.7 2.2 612 Stephen Hindley (45%), Leonard Lewis (32%), Michael Hocking (23%)
89 Adams ChildrenswearChildrenswear retailer Warwickshire Jul-04 230.4 5 4,271 Bridgepoint (35%), LDC (64%), management (1%)
90 UK Car GroupCar dealer Rochdale Sep-05 230.1 10.1 1,206 Noel and Darren McKee and family (100%)
91 CJ Lang & SonFood wholesaler, retailer Dundee Apr-05 †230.1 †4.8 1,925 Joan Scott-Adie (51%), Serena Reynolds (12%)
92 Center ParcsHoliday resort operator Newark Apr-05 229.6 14 5,669 Blackstone Group (100%)
93 Loyalty Management GroupLoyalty card operator Central London Sep-05 229.6 17.3 158 Sir Keith Mills (50%), Warburg Pincus, management and staff
94 Haymarket GroupMagazine publisher West London Dec-05 229.3 16.9 1,845 Lord Heseltine and family
95 MasstockAgricultural products supplier Cheltenham Jun-05 228.3 5.5 587 Bridgepoint Capital (51%), management (31%)
96 OptionisProfessional services group Warrington Mar-06 227.6 2.5 4,998 R Crossland (26%), J Derbyshire (20%), N Bamber (20%), H Jesse (20%)
97 The Silentnight GroupBed manufacturer Lancashire Jan-05 227.2 -16 3,560 Clarke family (100%)
98 Tennants ConsolidatedChemicals supplier Central London Dec-05 224.8 5.4 864 Alexander family
99 OsborneBuilder, engineering contractor Reigate Mar-05 224.5 2.1 915 Osborne family (100%)
100 Foster YeomanQuarry operator Somerset May-05 224 18.6 820 3i (20%), Yeoman family (60%), employees (13%)
101 Langley HoldingsEngineering equipment maker Nottinghamshire Dec-05 223.5 17.4 1,594 Anthony Langley (100%)
102 PHSOffice services provider Caerphilly Mar-06 *223.0 *62.7 3,428 Charterhouse Development Capital (100%)
103 LiberataBusiness services outsourcer Central London Aug-05 †222.7 †1.8 3,511 General Atlantic Partners
104 Peter BlackCosmetics, footwear supplier West Yorkshire Jan-06 222.6 10.8 1,589 Endless LLP (55%), management (35%), other (10%)
105 TJ MorrisDiscount retailer Liverpool Jun-05 222.3 16.3 2,318 Thomas Morris (95%)
106 ParfettsFood wholesaler Stockport Jun-05 219.5 4.2 529 Parfett family (100%)
107 Peel Ports GroupPort services provider Liverpool Mar-05 219.1 119.1 1,346 John Whittaker and family
108 Freightliner GroupRail haulage operator Central London Mar-05 219.1 22.3 1,602 3i (38%), Electra (38%), management and staff (24%)
109 Perkins FoodsFood producer Dartford Dec-05 218.1 3.2 1,525 Investors led by ABN Amro (82%)
110 MotorpointCar supermarket Derby Mar-05 216.7 3.8 209 David Shelton (49%), Gary Warren (49%), Paul Winfield (2%)
111 Stewart MilneHousebuilder Aberdeen Jun-05 216.7 34.1 852 Stewart Milne and family (75%)
112 TJ HughesDepartment store operator Liverpool Jan-06 214.5 12.5 3,478 PPM Capital (85%), management (15%)
113 RH PattersonCar dealer Newcastle upon Tyne Dec-05 214.4 2.3 356 Cliff Thornton (19%), Ashley Winter (19%), GI Redpath (13%)
114 Barrett SteelSteel stockholder Bradford Sep-05 212.6 18.2 910 Barrett family and management (100%)
115 Seddon GroupBuilding contractor Cheshire Dec-05 212.1 10.9 1,632 Seddon family (100%)
116 BarrBuilder, civil engineer Paisley Mar-06 211.4 4.6 886 Barr family (58%), RBS (25%)
117 Drive Motor RetailCar dealer Leicester Dec-05 210.9 4 721 Steve Bessex (50%), Paul Manning (50%)
118 Blackwell PublishingAcademic publisher Oxford Dec-05 210 36.7 961 Blackwell family (100%)
119 Meadow FoodsDairy product producer Chester Mar-05 208.2 2.6 310 Simon Chantler (37%), David Pickering (17%), N Oldmeadow (14%)
120 BiwaterWater services provider Surrey Mar-06 *208.1 *12.7 1,270 Adrian White and family (70%), Leslie Jones and family (30%)
121 ChangeGroupBureaux de change operator Central London Dec-05 207.7 2.4 239 M Zackariya-Marikar (62%), B Zackariya (28%), S Zackariya (10%)
122 David McLeanBuilding contractor Flintshire Jun-05 206.7 10.4 633 David McLean and family (96%)
123 Dick Lovett CompaniesCar dealer Swindon Dec-04 205.9 4.8 457 Peter Lovett and family (100%)
124 Berry Bros & RuddWine and spirit merchant Central London Mar-06 *205.8 *7.4 323 John Rudd and family (41%)
125 VIP Computer CentreIT component distributor Warrington Jun-05 205.8 3.8 115 Sahni family (100%)
126 XMA InvestmentsComputer product distributor Nottingham Aug-05 205.4 0.4 413 Kevin Mansworth (50%), PF Lowe (22%), MJ Barton (14%)
127 Tussauds GroupLeisure attraction operator Southwest London Dec-05 *205.0 *29.2 3,835 Dubai International Capital, management
128 Simons GroupBuilding contractor Lincoln Mar-06 203.7 7 684 Paul and Philip Hodgkinson and family (96%)
129 BoothsSupermarket operator Preston Apr-05 201.7 8.2 2,780 Booth family (100%)
130 ArcoSafety equipment supplier Hull Jun-05 †200.9 †7.8 1,750 Stephen and Tom Martin (78%)
131 Rubicon Partners IndustriesIndustrial conglomerate Doncaster Dec-05 *200.1 *4.7 1,477 Investors including Rubicon Partners (68%), RBS (32%)
132 McLaren GroupRacing team and sports car maker Surrey Dec-04 †197.9 †6.9 1,245 Daimler-Chrysler AG (40%), TAG Group (30%), Ron Dennis (30%)
133 DanoptraGaming, leisure operator Leeds Sep-05 *197.1 *19.5 4,779 Electra Partners (88%)
134 HeadcrownBuilding contractor Central London Sep-05 196.4 5.4 613 Carl Brian and family (100%)
135 MediaVestAdvertising agency Manchester Feb-06 *196.1 *5.7 157 Andrew Jeal (35%), David Lucas (35%), Starcom MediaVest (20%)
136 SpecsaversOptical and hearing aid retailer Guernsey Feb-05 195.9 13.5 1,750 Perkins family
137 ShearingsCoach holiday operator Wigan Dec-05 195.9 6.2 3,069 3i (68%), management (32%)
138 Dial-a-PhoneMobile phone retailer North London Mar-05 195.7 -0.4 791 Barclays (49%), Barry Beck (17%), Jonathan Beck (17%), Richard Frank (17%)
139 NorcrosShower and tile maker Cheshire Mar-05 194.8 9.8 1,999 Bridgepoint Capital (57%), other institutions (33%), management (10%)
140 Portman TravelTravel services provider Southwest London Dec-05 194.3 4.5 428 Various trust funds, Bridgepoint Capital, Employees (11%)
141 ArchantNewspaper, magazine publisher Norwich Dec-05 *194.1 *27.3 3,095 Colman and Copeman families, staff and former staff
142 EVO Business SuppliesBusiness supplies distributor Sheffield Dec-05 †192.1 †13.0 972 Legal & General Ventures (75%), management (25%)
143 Higgins GroupHousebuilder Essex Jul-05 191.3 16.2 511 Higgins family (86%)
144 G’sSalad and vegetable grower Cambridgeshire Apr-05 190.4 9.9 4,436 Shropshire family (100%)
145 Sigma PharmaceuticalsPharmaceutical distributor Watford Aug-05 189.4 4.4 247

Bharat Shah and family (66%), Orion Trust Ltd (33%)

146 J&J HaslettFood wholesaler Belfast Dec-05 188.9 3.2 359 Management (100%)
147 Attends Healthcare GroupIncontinence products maker Newcastle Jun-05 188.3 9.3 1,065 Mayflower LP (43%), 3i (23%)
148 Snax 24Fuel forecourt operator Hertfordshire Sep-05 188 1.4 286 Ronson family trust (100%)
149 Chelsea StoresToy retailer Central London May-05 †187.7 †4.8 2,766 Rhone Capital, DC Thomson & Co (35%), Tim Waterstone
150 Wyevale Garden CentresGarden centre operator West London Jan-06 187.6 29.7 3,890 Consortium including TBH Trading, BG Holding and Bank of Scotland Corporate
151 Radius Payment SolutionsFuel card manager Crewe Mar-05 187.1 1 90 John Dunning (34%), Nommac Ltd (34%), Bill Holmes (32%)
152 The Turner GroupEngineering services provider Glasgow Mar-05 185.8 12.4 2,344 Turner family (99%)
153 Priory GroupSpecialist healthcare provider Surrey Dec-05 185.3 22.3 5,169 ABN Amro (80%), management (20%)
154 Epwin GroupBuilding product supplier Cheltenham Dec-05 184.9 12.5 2,242 Jim Rawson (61%), Regent Trust Co (27%)
155 Dean & DyballBuilding, engineering contractor Hampshire Sep-05 184.7 3.6 1,006 Dyball family (68%), management
156 Alan Dick & CoTelecoms infrastructure engineer Cheltenham Mar-05 182.5 8.3 2,310 Dick family (55%), LDC (35%), management (10%)
157 The John Clark Motor GroupCar dealer Aberdeen Dec-04 182.3 2.2 511 John & Deirdre Clark (100%)
158 Vue Entertainment InternationalCinema operator West London Nov-05 180.9 12.6 2,634 Management (51%), Bank of Scotland Corporate (49%)
159 Homeform GroupHome improvement installer Manchester Dec-05 180.4 -6.1 2,155 UBS Nominees (78%), management (22%)
160 Hendy GroupCar dealer Southampton Dec-05 179.7 8.7 898 Hendy family (79%)
161 Rullion GroupRecruitment consultancy Cheshire Dec-05 *179.0 *4.1 1,565 R Saoulli
162 AdareMarketing services provider West Yorkshire Apr-05 177.8 8.1 1,342 Management, Bank of Scotland Corporate
163 TC HarrisonCar dealer Derbyshire Dec-04 177 6.7 652 Irelrop Investments (31%), Harrison and Moore families (64%)
164 ERMEnvironmental consultancy Central London Mar-06 *177.0 *20.2 2,695 Bridgepoint (57%), management (43%)
165 Drayton GroupCar dealer West Midlands Dec-05 176.1 5.6 416 Guest family (82%), Ken & Jane Forbes (18%)
166 CALA GroupBuilder Edinburgh Jun-05 175.9 18 397 Management, led by Geoff Ball (70%), Bank of Scotland Corporate (30%)
167 All3MediaTelevision programme maker Central London Aug-05 175.8 12.9 533 Permira, management
168 CraegmoorCare home operator Worcester Dec-05 174.6 5.2 7,722 Legal & General Ventures, LDC
169 JeyesCleaning products maker Cambridge Mar-05 174.3 3.7 1,659 Legal and General Ventures (44%), IWP (35%), management (21%)
170 P D HookPoultry producer Oxfordshire Oct-05 174.1 4.9 647 Hook family (100%)
171 Byrne GroupConcrete frame contractor Southwest London May-05 173.8 9.9 461 John Byrne (50%), Patrick Byrne (50%)
172 McNicholasInfrastructure service provider Elstree, Herts Mar-05 173.7 4.7 1,525 McNicholas family
173 Colorama PharmaceuticalsPharmaceuticals wholesaler West London Mar-05 173.6 0.9 230 Eurofoto Holdings (50%), Onega Investments (50%)
174 The Swift GroupCaravan and motorhome manufacturer East Yorkshire Aug-05 173.6 10.7 1,082 Mutlow Smith family (84%)
175 TravelodgeBudget hotel operator Oxfordshire Dec-05 173.3 36.4 4,774 Permira, management
176 Morris GroupHousebuilder Cheshire Mar-06 *172.6 *37.0 351 Mike Gaskell (38%), Quayle Munro (25%), management (23%), RBS (14%)
177 The Emerson GroupBuilder, property developer Cheshire Apr-06 *172.0 *74.6 780 Audrey & Peter Jones (51%), family trusts (49%)
178 Samuel Cooke GroupFuel, energy distributor Lancashire Dec-04 171.8 0.8 147 Frank Carroll Jr (61%), executors of Frank Carroll Sr (30%)
179 Sunseeker InternationalYacht builder Poole Jul-05 171.6 4.9 1,505 John and Robert Braithwaite, Bank of Scotland Corporate
180 Pret A MangerSandwich shop operator Central London Dec-05 *170.7 *12.4 3,162

Management (66%), McDonald’s Corp. (33%)

181 Styles & WoodRetail property manager Cheshire Dec-05 170.7 7.6 245 Aberdeen Asset Management PE (53%), management (47%)
182 Manchester UnitedFootball club operator Manchester Jun-05 †170.3 †18.7 505 Malcolm Glazer (100%)
183 Holmes PlaceHealth club operator Central London Dec-04 168.9 -27.8 3,956 Bridgepoint Capital, Permira
184 Micheldever GroupTyre distributor and retailer Winchester Mar-06 *168.7 *6.5 557 Graphite Capital Partners (72%), management (28%)
185 EsportaHealth club operator Berkshire Dec-04 168.3 9.4 4,213 Duke Street Capital, Electra, Kingsway Nominees
186 CPP GroupConsumer protection insurer York Dec-05 168.1 1 1,549 Hamish Ogston (99.9%)
187 JenningsCar dealer Tyne and Wear Dec-04 167.9 2.4 679 Management
188 Clancy DocwraContractor and developer Uxbridge Mar-06 *166.8 *2.5 1,518 Clancy family (100%)
189 The Denholm GroupShipping and oilfield services provider Glasgow Dec-05 *166.1 *6.3 1,656 Denholm and Brown families
190 AurumJewellery retailer Leicester Jan-06 *165.3 *34.5 1,605 Baugur (35%), Jurek Piasecki (15%), management and investors (50%)
191 Macdonald HotelsHotel operator West Lothian Sep-05 164.4 16.6 4,874 Bank of Scotland Corporate (50%), management (50%)
192 Brett GroupBuilding materials supplier Canterbury Dec-04 163.6 5.6 Brett family
193 Woodward FoodserviceWholesale food supplier Chester Apr-06 *163.6 *14.0 1,176 Baugur, Talden, management
194 Rotary GroupMechanical, electrical engineer County Antrim Sep-05 163.3 7.4 1,567 Jennings family (100%)
195 HarrattsCar dealer Wakefield Dec-05 163.3 2.1 379 Harratt family (100%)
196 The Globespan GroupTravel operator Edinburgh Oct-05 162.8 5.7 361 Thomas Dalrymple (100%)
197 The Entertainment GroupFilm distributor Central London Mar-05 162.7 36.3 29 Nigel Green (50%), Trevor Green (50%)
198 DC ThomsonNewspaper, comic publisher Dundee Mar-05 162.7 10.3 1,940 Thomson family
199 Mabey HoldingsBridges, steel, plant hirer Reading Sep-05 162.5 36.5 1,126 Mabey family (99%)
200 Daniel ThwaitesBrewer Lancashire Mar-06 †161.4 †19.9 2,416 Ann Yerburgh and family (30%), Albany Trustees (18%)
201 Ethel AustinClothing retailer Liverpool Sep-05 †161.3 †-8.4 1,823 ABN Amro (56%), LDC, management
202 Donnelly GroupCar dealer County Tyrone Mar-06 *†161.2 *†3.4 340 Terence Donnelly (85%), Raymond Donnelly (15%)
203 McLaughlin & HarveyBuilding, engineering contractor County Antrim Dec-05 160.6 5.5 307 K H Cheevers (100%)
204 PDM GroupMeat processor / energy Doncaster Mar-05 †160.6 †3.4 1,006 Anthony de Mulder and family (100%)
205 Healthcare at HomeHome healthcare provider Burton upon Trent Oct-04 160.1 4.1 381 Apax Partners (44%), Charles Walsh (43%)
206 Andrew Marr InternationalSeafood trader East Yorkshire Mar-05 160.1 2.7 195 Andrew Marr and family
207 Brooklyn MotorsCar dealer Worcestershire Dec-05 159.5 0.8 489 Hill family (100%)
208 M&CoClothing and homeware retailer Inchinnan, near Glasgow Feb-06 159.2 18.7 2,861 McGeoch family (90%)
209 RobertsonConstruction services provider Stirling Nov-05 159.1 11.3 700 Robertson family (100%)
210 Lamex Food GroupFood importer and exporter Hertfordshire Mar-05 159 6.5 125 Guernsey Nominees (31%), P & M Wallace (32%), C Dicker (17%)
211 Ferndale FoodsReady-meals producer Somerset Mar-05 159 9.7 2,047 John Bigwood (88%), P A Bigwood (12%)
212 Blackwell’sBookshops, library supplier Oxford Jul-05 158.5 -10.1 1,251 Blackwell family and trusts (100%)
213 ApolloProperty services provider Essex Mar-06 *157.7 *11.5 600 LDC, management
214 Petroleum Pipe GroupOil industry supplier Central London Mar-06 156.1 5.2 58 Julian Tyacke (100%)
215 MK AirlinesFreight aircraft operator East Sussex Dec-05 *155.5 *4.1 192 Management and other private investors (100%)
216 Virgin ActiveHealth club operator Central London Dec-05 *154.4 *31.3 4,984 Virgin Group Investments (88%), management (12%)
217 Jarvis HotelsHotel operator High Wycombe Mar-05 153.6 25.1 4,562 Kayterm (100%)
218 Towers ThompsonFood distributor Hertfordshire Dec-05 153.6 1.9 214 Alan Thompson (30%), Terry Goddard (21%), Dennis Clark (16%)
219 The Edinburgh Woollen MillClothing retailer Dumfriesshire Feb-05 153.3 18.1 3,370 Management (54%), Bank of Scotland Corporate (25%)
220 Accord HoldingsAdvertising agency North London Mar-06 153.3 3.7 466 Sitwell family (92%), Robert Walton (8%)
221 Park ResortsCaravan park operator Hemel Hempstead Mar-06 *152.6 *26.6 1,427 ABN Amro (68%), management (23%), Close Brothers (10%)
222 NES Global TalentEngineering recruitment consultancy Altrincham Oct-05 152 5.2 218 Bridgepoint Capital (50%), Geoff Lloyd, Bryan Sullivan
223 Stirling GroupClothing, accessories supplier Cheshire Mar-05 151.2 7 767 LDC (70%), management (30%)
224 PeoplesCar dealer Edinburgh Jul-05 150.8 1.1 556 Brian Gilda (83%), Stewart Ramsay (17%)
225 Ardmore ConstructionBuilder North London Sep-05 150.7 7.8 211 Cormac Byrne (50%), Patrick Byrne (50%)
226 Alexander DennisBus and coach manufacturer Falkirk Sep-05 150.3 8.7 1,416 Highland & Universal (40%), Charlotte Ventures (29%), Noble Grossart (29%)
227 McNicholas plcUtility infrastructure contractor Northwest London Dec-05 149.3 5.6 1,377 B McNicholas (56%), M Doherty (20%), G Conroy (15%)
228 Whyte & MacKayWhisky distiller, distributor Glasgow Sep-05 149 20 603 Vivian Imerman, Robert Tchenguiz & families (100%)
229 AG ThamesFruit importer, transporter Dartford Sep-05 148.3 5.3 339 Leon Aichen (99%), Gwendolyn Aichen (1%)
230 S NortonMetal recycler Liverpool Dec-04 147.5 13.8 97 Harry family (100%)
231 Ogilvie GroupVehicle lessor Stirling Jun-05 147.4 4.7 443 Ogilvie family (100%)
232 FilshillFood wholesaler Glasgow Jan-06 *147.3 *2.7 270 Ronald Hannah (64%), Fraser Harrison
233 Toomey GroupCar dealer Essex Dec-05 147.3 3.4 472 Michael Toomey (67%)
234 HSS Hire GroupTool and equipment hirer Heathrow Dec-05 *147.2 *10.1 2,359 3i (>50%), management
235 Sinclair GroupCar dealer Port Talbot Jan-05 146.6 4.4 516 Gerald Sinclair & family (100%)
236 Chelsea Football ClubFootball club Southwest London Jun-05 146.6 -39.3 597 Roman Abramovich
237 Hugh Symons GroupIT services provider Poole Dec-05 145.1 0.7 330 Roper family (100%)
238 BridiscoElectrical appliance distributor North London Mar-05 144.4 3.6 857 Joseph Sopher (45%), Susan Moses (25%), 3i (17%)
239 BCA HoldingsVehicle auctioneer Surrey Dec-04 144.3 36.6 1,975 Management and other investors
240 PJH GroupHousehold goods wholesaler Bolton Dec-05 143.7 10.7 712 Management and LDC
241 Sterling InsuranceInsurance underwriter Southwest London Dec-05 143.5 11.2 273 Nicholas Cooper (90%), J Tausig (10%)
242 OcadoOnline grocery retailer Hatfield Nov-05 143.3 -37.3 928 John Lewis Partnership (30%), management (25%)
243 MKFashion retailer West London Jan-05 142.8 7.5 3,090 Baugur Group and management
244 James WalkerTimber merchant West Lothian Mar-06 *142.3 *11.8 769 Walker family
245 Stead & SimpsonShoe retailer Leicester Dec-05 141.6 6.7 3,564 D Lockyer (28%), P Foot (28%), Bank of Scotland Corporate (23%), R Parr (3%)
246 OfficeTeamOffice supplies distributor Croydon Dec-05 †141.5 †10.8 1,135 Hermes Private Equity Partners (63%), management (37%)
247 Stoneacre Motor GroupCar dealer Doncaster Apr-05 140.9 6 652 Richard and Christine Teatum (100%)
248 Target ExpressExpress courier Cheshire Apr-05 140.6 -7.3 1,739 3i (70%), management (30%)
249 Johnsons CarsCar dealer Redditch Dec-05 139.9 1.9 472 Dale family (47%), other management (53%)
250 Arsenal HoldingsFootball club operator North London May-05 138.4 34.4 293 D Fiszman (25%), D Dein (15%), Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith (16%)

* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda