Rank Company Location Year end Sales £m Operating profit £m Staff Main shareholders
1 TJ MorrisDiscount retailer Liverpool Jun-10 *590.3 *48.5 6,930 Tom Morris and family (100%)
2 Watson PetroleumFuel distributor Wiltshire Apr-10 584.7 4.5 611 Watson family (100%)
3 Aurora FashionsFashion retailer Central London Jan-10 †550.0 †24.5 9,047 Kaupthing (90%), management (10%)
4 Vestey GroupFood distributor, farmer Central London Dec-09 541.2 4.8 1,087 Vestey family settlement (100%)
5 DunbiaRed meat processor County Tyrone Mar-10 *540.4 n/a 2,269 Jack and James Dobson (100%)
6 Noble FoodsEgg products manufacturer Hertfordshire Sep-09 533.5 22.9 1,789 Peter Dean (50%), Michael Kent (50%)
7 NDS GroupPay-TV technology provider Staines Jun-09 521.7 106.4 4,018 Permira (51%), Newscorp (49%)
8 Harrods GroupDepartment store operator Central London Jan-10 *519.8 *70.6 3,314 Qatar Holding (100%)
9 BOCM PAULS (Agricola Group)Animal feed manufacturer Ipswich Dec-08 510.8 6.3 1,004 Management and staff (91%), Electra Investment Trust (9%)
10 WarburtonsBaker Bolton Sep-09 510.5 42.1 4,921 Warburton family (100%)
11 PoundlandDiscount retailer West Midlands Mar-10 509.8 21.5 6,702 Warburg Pincus (76%) and management (24%)
12 GondolaRestaurant operator Central London Jul-09 509.3 48.5 13,307 Cinven, management
13 Henderson GroupFood wholesaler and retailer County Antrim Dec-09 507.2 16.3 2,254 Geoffrey Agnew (12%), Martin Agnew (12%), Ardbarron Trust (75%)
14 HalcrowEngineering consultancy West London Dec-09 506.6 28.2 7,107 Halcrow Trust (70%), employees (30%)
15 FarmfoodsFrozen food retailer Birmingham Dec-09 484.1 13.8 2,798 Eric Herd and family (94%), William McCreadie (6%)
16 GatwickAirport Gatwick Mar-10 *475.4 *96.3 2,428

Global Infrastructure Partners (59%), The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (16%), other (25%)

17 IngeniousInvestor and adviser Central London Mar-10 *471.3 *27.8 156 Patrick McKenna (100%)
18 De Vere GroupHotel operator Central London Dec-09 *465.1 *31.2 9,227 Lloyds Banking Group (30%), management (70%)
19 JCT600Car dealer Bradford Dec-09 465 9 1,158 Tordoff family and family trusts (100%)
20 Argent Group EuropeFood supplier Central London Dec-09 446.1 8.3 911 David Gray, Andrew Barnes and Adam Olins
21 Lamex Food GroupFood importer and exporter Hertfordshire Mar-09 444.2 4.2 117 Phillip Wallace (22%), Steve Anderson (17%), Colin Dicker (13%), other management (48%)
22 CountrywideEstate agents Milton Keynes Dec-09 *439.1 *23.9 7,584 Apollo Investments (24%), Oaktree Capital Management (34%), other (42%)
23 SHS GroupBrand owner Belfast Dec-08 436.4 19.5 895 Salters family (50%), Sloan family (50%)
24 Dhamecha FoodsCash and carry wholesaler Wembley Mar-10 428.5 8.4 373 Dhamecha family (100%)
25 B&M RetailDiscount retailer Liverpool Dec-09 426.7 32.9 4,831 Bobby and Simon Arora
26 Northern & Shell Media GroupPublisher & broadcaster Central London Dec-08 423.1 57.3 1,179 Richard Desmond (100%)
27 WeetabixBreakfast cereal maker Northamptonshire Dec-09 420.4 81.4 1,937 Lion Capital (100%)
28 EdringtonWhisky and rum distiller Glasgow Mar-09 419.9 117.1 2,169 The Robertson Trust (76%), employees, former employees (24%)
29 bet365Online bookmaker Stoke-on-Trent Mar-10 *417.7 *99.8 1,836 Coates family (93%), William Roseff (7%)
30 Barchester HealthcareCare home operator Southwest London Dec-09 413.1 36.4 14,127 Grove Investments (100%)
31 VertexOutsourced services provider London Mar-09 411.7 15.8 7,570 Oakhill Capital Partners, GenNx360, Knox Lawrence
32 Radius Payment SolutionsFuel card manager Crewe Mar-10 410.2 1 120 John Dunning (34)%, Nommac Ltd (34%), Bill Holmes (32%)
33 Care UKCare services provider Central London Sep-09 410 31.4 13,326 Bridgepoint (85%), Management (15%)
34 Pets At HomePet products retailer Cheshire Mar-09 404.3 44.1 2,773 KKR, management
35 Peel Ports GroupPort services provider Liverpool Mar-09 399.1 74.8 1,674 John Whittaker and family (50.1%), RREEF (49.9%)
36 BiwaterWater services provider Surrey Mar-09 398.7 18.2 3,970 Adrian White and family, Leslie Jones and family
37 SelfridgesDepartment store operator Central London Jan-09 391.9 45.3 2,102 Wittington Investments (78%), Brown Thomas Group (22%)
38 Virgin ActiveHealth club operator Central London Dec-09 391 47.8 8,895 Virgin Group, Bridgepoint Capital, Permira, management
39 Reliance SecuritySecurity services provider Uxbridge Apr-09 389.1 9.8 13,464 Brian Kingham (98%), management (2%)
40 Langley HoldingsEngineering equipment maker Nottinghamshire Dec-09 380.2 56.6 2,264 Tony Langley (100%)
41 Airwave SolutionsCritical communications provider Slough Jun-09 380.1 29.4 764 Macquarie European infrastructure fund (50%), Canadian pension plan (50%)
42 Allen FordCar dealer Warwick Dec-09 368.1 5 712 Camden Motor Trustrees (53%), Paul Dunkley (26%), David Hammond (16%), Geoffrey Whalen (5%)
43 R&R Ice CreamIce cream manufacturer North Yorkshire Dec-09 367.6 42.4 1,875 Oaktree Capital (83%), management (17%)
44 OptionisProfessional services group Warrington Apr-09 366.1 1.8 8,110 Inflexion Private Equity (65%), Rob Crossland (25%), other management (10%)
45 TelentCommunications support provider Warwick Mar-09 363 27 2,534 Pension Corporation (100%)
46 PHSOffice services provider Caerphilly Mar-10 360.4 98.6 4,653 Charterhouse (80%), management (20%)
47 Bargain BoozeConvenience/off-licence franchisor Crewe Apr-09 356.7 8.4 220 ECI Partners (75%), management (25%)
48 IM GroupCar distributor West Midlands Dec-09 351.7 52 557 Bob Edmiston (100%)
49 Innovia GroupFilm manufacturer Cumbria Dec-09 *351.4 *32.5 1,376 Candover (84%), management (16%)
50 ApolloProperty services provider Essex Mar-10 *345.6 *19.1 884 Cavendish Square Partners (20%), management and staff (80%)
51 Andrew Marr InternationalSeafood trader East Yorkshire Mar-09 344.4 5.4 237 Andrew Marr and family (100%)
52 Direct WinesWine merchant Reading Jun-09 343.9 4.1 1,046 Tony Laithwaite and family (100%)
53 FircroftTechnical Recruitment Specialist Warrington Aug-09 337.5 5.8 293 Johnson family and management (100%)
54 PorterbrookRolling stock lessor Derby Dec-09 334.5 128.8 36 Antin Infrastructure, Deutsche Bank, Lloyds TSB and OP Trust.
55 Byrne GroupConcrete frame contractor Southwest London May-09 326.2 11 798 Johnny Byrne (50%), Patsy Byrne (50%)
56 Inchcape Shipping ServicesMarine services provider Essex Dec-09 322.1 35.2 3,568 Istithmar World Capital (85%), management and staff (15%)
57 Lagan HoldingsConstruction materials supplier Belfast Mar-09 321.4 17.8 1,168 Kevin Lagan (55%), Michael Lagan (45%)
58 Cordant GroupManpower services provider West London Jun-09 321.2 7.6 22,146 The Ullmann family (100%)
59 Towergate InsuranceInsurance underwriter and broker Maidstone Dec-09 320.8 35.1 3,845 Peter Cullum (66%), other management (34%)
60 PentagonCar dealer Derby Dec-09 318.8 3.7 715 Trevor Reeve (90%), Andrew Flinn (5%), Graham Hall (5%)
61 Wales & West UtilitiesGas distributor Newport Mar-10 314.1 51.1 1,454 Macquarie (50%), Canada Pension Plan (20%), Industry Funds Management (15%), AMP Capital (12%), others (3%)
62 ChangeGroupBureaux de change operator Central London Dec-09 312.4 2.8 534 Zacky Marikar (50%), Bette Zackariya (26%), Sacha Zackariya (24%)
63 Burton’s Biscuit CompanyBiscuit and snack maker St Albans Dec-09 312 6 2,499 CIBC (>50%), other shareholders include Apollo Global Management and Metropolitan Life Insurance
64 OsborneBuilder, engineering contractor Reigate Mar-10 311 2.7 1,030 Osborne family (93%), John Oliver (4%), other (3%)
65 Arsenal HoldingsFootball club operator North London May-09 309.8 58.8 384 Stan Kroenke (29%), Alisher Usmanov (25%), Danny Fiszman (16%), Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith (16%), others (14%)
66 MotorpointCar supermarket Derby Mar-09 308.4 2 323 David Shelton (49%), Gary Warren (49%), Paul Winfield (2%)
67 TalarisCash management provider Basingstoke Mar-10 305.6 42.3 2,127 The Carlyle Group, management
68 MarkitFinancial information services City of London Dec-09 *305.4 *42.5 1,389 Consortium, including: JP Morgan, UBS, ABN Amro, Bank of America
69 WSHCatering & restaurant business Reading Dec-09 304.3 10.2 7,082 Alastair Storey (22%), Mezzanine Management Fund (15%), Fortis (3%), other management (60%)
70 The Mawdsley GroupPharmaceuticals wholesaler Manchester Mar-09 302.4 4.8 717 Westall family and trusts (24%), John Mawdsley (24%), management (2%)
71 TravelodgeBudget hotel operator Oxfordshire Dec-09 297.3 3.5 3,230 Dubai International Capital (80%), management (20%)
72 Freightliner GroupRail haulage operator Central London Mar-09 †294.9 †18.5 1,826 Arcapita (87%), management (13%)
73 Chapman FreebornAir charter broker Gatwick Dec-08 294 8.4 329 Russi Batliwala (40%), Shahe Ouzounian (23%), C Chapman (22%), C Norman (8%), P Joarder (7%)
74 Berry Bros & RuddWine and spirit merchant Central London Mar-10 293.3 7.5 350 John Rudd and family (100%)
75 BetfairOnline bookmaker West London Apr-09 292.9 40.3 1,457 Softbank (23%), co-founders (24%), others (53%)
76 Moody InternationalTechnical services provider West Sussex Dec-09 292 27.3 5,017 Investcorp (75%), management (25%)
77 FenwickDepartment store operator Newcastle Upon Tyne Jan-10 290 33.8 2,420 Fenwick family (100%)
78 Capper & CoGrocery wholesaler, retailer Glamorgan Apr-10 *288.7 *3.0 2,400 Capper family and management (100%)
79 Orion GroupEngineering recruitment consultancy Inverness Dec-08 287.8 10.2 234 Alan Savage and family
80 BGL GroupInsurance intermediary Peterborough Jun-09 287.3 70.2 1,992 Family trusts (93%), management (7%)
81 Crown Crest GroupGrocery/FMCG wholesaler Leicester Mar-09 287.1 11.4 2,636 Abdul Aziz Tayub (100%)
82 Tennants ConsolidatedChemicals supplier Central London Dec-09 286.8 12.9 843 Alexander family (77%), others (23%)
83 Nicholl Fuel OilsFuel distributor Londonderry May-09 281.4 3.7 83 Hugh and Elizabeth Nicholl (100%)
84 Nando’sRestaurant operator Southwest London Feb-10 *280.2 n/a 6,868 Capricorn Ventures International
85 Pret A MangerSandwich shop operator Central London Dec-09 279.2 2.3 4,515

Bridgepoint Capital (52%), Goldman Sachs (14%), founders (20%), management (14%)

86 Manchester UnitedFootball club operator Manchester Jun-09 278.5 10.2 591 Malcolm Glazer (100%)
87 NES Global TalentEngineering recruitment consultancy Altrincham Oct-09 278.2 12.1 365 Graphite Capital (63%), Neil Tregarthen (11%), management and staff (27%)
88 Helston GaragesCar dealer Cornwall Dec-09 278.1 7.2 722 David and Betty Carr (100%)
89 ParfettsFood wholesaler Stockport Jun-09 277.3 3 620 Employees (55%), Parfett family (45%)
90 Micheldever GroupTyre distributor and retailer Winchester Mar-10 *276.1 *8.7 931 Graphite Capital (72%), management (28%)
91 Wayside GroupCar dealer Milton Keynes Dec-09 275.4 3.9 665 Jennifer Davidson (35%), George Oscroft (29%), Anne Oscroft (16%), other management (20%)
92 DC ThomsonNewspaper, comic publisher Dundee Mar-09 272.1 34.2 2,530 Thomson family (100%)
93 Vue Entertainment InternationalCinema operator West London Nov-09 272 30.7 3,069 Management (51%), Cavendish Square Partners (30%), Och-Ziff (19%)
94 Center ParcsHoliday resort operator Newark Apr-09 †271.6 †36.6 5,441 Blackstone (98%), management (2%)
95 Haymarket GroupMagazine publisher West London Dec-08 268.9 22.5 2,202 Heseltine family (via Dechert Nominees Ltd) (89%), management and others (11%)
96 Randall Parker Food GroupMeat distributor Northamptonshire Sep-09 267.9 2.8 696 Ron Randall & family (67%), W & J Parker (33%)
97 TJ HughesDepartment store operator Liverpool Jan-10 *266.7 *6.8 4,189 Silverfleet Capital (85%), management (15%)
98 Alliance MedicalDiagnostic imaging services Warwick Mar-10 *266.0 *13.0 1,511 Dubai International Capital (60%), Bridgepoint Capital (16%), management (21%), others (3%)
99 City Refrigeration HoldingsFacilities maintenance provider Glasgow Dec-09 264.7 3.2 9,582 Willie, Susan and Kenny Haughey (100%)
100 UK Car GroupCar dealer Rochdale Sep-09 264.7 7 655 Noel and Darren McKee and family (100%)
101 GRAHAMConstruction contractor County Down Mar-09 264.5 1.5 1,161 Michael Graham (29%), Colin Graham (27%), Robin Graham (26%), Alan Bill (9%), Andrew Bill (9%)
102 Meadow FoodsDairy product producer Chester Mar-10 *263.1 *6.6 309 Simon Chantler (37%), David Pickering (17%), Norman Oldmeadow (14%)
103 TragusRestaurant operator Central London May-09 261.9 12.8 7,244 Blackstone (81%), management (19%)
104 State OilFuel wholesaler Weybridge Feb-10 261.6 2.7 76 S Soosaipillai (50%), A Soosaipilla (50%)
105 CJ Lang & SonFood wholesaler, retailer Dundee Apr-09 261.4 5.5 2,168 Joan Scott-Adie and family (100%)
106 AG ThamesFruit importer, transporter Dartford Sep-09 259.5 5 602 Leon Aichen (99%), Gwendolyn Aichen (1%)
107 ShineTV programme producer Central London Dec-09 257.9 15.9 1,000 Elisabeth Murdoch (53%), Sony (21%), Sky Ventures (13%), other shareholders (13%)
108 Priory GroupSpecialist healthcare provider Surrey Dec-09 *256.7 *64.9 5,521 RBS, management
109 BoothsSupermarket operator Preston Mar-09 254 9.7 2,986 Booth family, staff
110 Seddon GroupBuilding contractor Cheshire Dec-09 253.1 9.6 1,742 Seddon family (100%)
111 Wyevale Garden CentresGarden centre operator West London Dec-09 *251.4 *22.0 2,999 Consortium led by Lloyds Banking Group
112 Lissan Coal CompanyEnergy distributor County Tyrone Sep-09 250.7 3.1 88 Loughran family (100%)
113 Produce WorldVegetable supplier Peterborough Jun-09 250.6 7.2 1,312 Burgess family (61%), others (39%)
114 RidgewayCar dealer Newbury Dec-09 250.5 6.3 670 David Newman (90%), John O'Hanlon (10%)
115 ED & F ManCommodities and logistics manager Central London Sep-09 †250.3 †79.2 4,920 Employees (100%)
116 GSH GroupFacilities maintenance provider Stoke-on-Trent Jul-10 *249.5 *6.8 2,056 Ian Scarr-Hall (98%)
117 AurumJewellery retailer Leicester Feb-10 247.8 6.5 1,756 Landsbanki (67%), management (33%)
118 Turner & TownsendConstruction consultancy Leeds Apr-09 †247.3 †20.2 2,461 Vincent Clancy, Tom Harrison, Tim Wray and RBC CEES Trustee Ltd
119 Shoe Zone GroupShoe retailer Leicester Jan-10 246.4 15.3 5,916 Anthony Smith (47%), Charles Smith (38%), Michael Smith (15%)
120 Halewood Wines and SpiritsAlcoholic drinks maker Liverpool Jun-09 245.6 7.7 1,193

John Halewood and family (100%)

121 DreamsBed retailer High Wycombe Dec-09 243.6 18.4 1,774 Exponent Private Equity (majority), management (minority)
122 Euro GaragesFuel forecourt operator Blackburn Jul-09 242.2 7.1 523 Issa family (100%)
123 Foyle Food GroupMeat processor Londonderry Dec-09 *236.6 *3.0 806 Acheson family (100%)
124 Contracting Solutions GroupRecruitment and business consultancy Lincoln Jan-09 234.2 3.7 398 Ray Trew and family (64%), management (36%)
125 Pertemps Network GroupRecruitment consultancy Warwickshire Dec-09 231.5 3.2 548 Tim Watts and family (53%), management and staff (47%)
126 Adelie FoodsFood producer and distributor Middlesex Oct-09 †231.3 †3.3 3,248 Duke Street, management
127 Napp Pharmaceutical HoldingsPharmaceuticals maker Cambridge Dec-09 230.2 18 864 Family trusts (50%), Pacific Moon Corp (50%)
128 Charles WellsBrewer Bedford Sep-09 227 10.2 493 Wells family (100%)
129 Higgins GroupHousebuilder Essex Jul-09 224.9 3.7 416 Higgins family (86%)
130 Dick Lovett CompaniesCar dealer Swindon Dec-09 224.5 5.1 451 Peter Lovett (100%)
131 Williams GroupCar dealer Bolton Dec-09 223.1 4.6 492 Margaret Orton Williams (25%), Nicholas Dunning (4%), employees (71%)
132 ExovaTesting service provider Edinburgh Dec-09 †221.9 †20.0 3,685 Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (100%)
133 Hendy GroupCar dealer Southampton Dec-09 220.9 2.2 794 Hendy family (86%), others (14%)
134 MON Motors GroupCar dealer Cwmbran Dec-09 219.5 1.5 521 Cleverly family (100%)
135 HarwoodsCar dealer West Sussex Dec-09 216 5.1 544 Guy Harwood and family (100%)
136 LushCosmetics manufacturer and retailer Poole Jun-09 214.5 15.4 4,280 Mark Constantine (37%), Margaret Constantine (25%), Andrew Gerrie (12%), others (26%)
137 Princess Yachts InternationalMotor yacht builder Plymouth Dec-09 213.8 20.1 1,755 L Capital and others (75%), management (25%)
138 William Hare GroupStructural steel engineer Bury Dec-08 213.6 11.7 1,635 Hodgkiss family (78%), other (22%)
139 The RangeDiscount retailer Plymouth Feb-10 211.7 20.6 2,652 Chris Dawson and family (85%), John Smyly (15%)
140 Kaspersky LabInternet security software London/Moscow Dec-09 210.5 64.5 1,216 Management (95%), employees (5%)
141 Norland Managed ServicesFacilities maintenance provider Central London Apr-10 210.2 5.4 1,892 Brian Kingham (100%)
142 Anglian GroupHome products supplier Norwich Mar-10 209.2 8.1 2,056 Consortium of financial institutions including Barclays (95%), management (5%)
143 JeyesCleaning products maker Cambridge Aug-09 †207.2 †3.2 1,684 Legal & General Ventures (46.7%), IWP (46.7%), Bernard Daymon, CEO (6.61%)
144 Optical ExpressOptical retailer Cumbernauld, Glasgow Dec-08 207.2 14.5 2,682 David Moulsdale (100%)
145 Wellness FoodsHealth food manufacturer Surrey Dec-09 205.9 4 1,359 Lydian Capital, management
146 RWM Food GroupMeat product wholesaler Somerset Dec-09 *204.7 *0.5 584 Heffer family (100%)
147 Maplin ElectronicsElectronic equipment retailer Rotherham Dec-09 203.7 24.2 1,685 Montagu Private Equity (68%), management (32%)
148 Southall TravelTravel agency and tour operator West London Mar-10 *203.1 *8.1 30 Kuljinder Bahia (54%), Raybon (28%) and Geomex Holding (18%)
149 Britax ChildcareChild car seat maker Surrey Dec-09 *202.9 *21.4 1,010 Carlyle Group (85%), management (15%)
150 John Thompson & SonsAnimal feed manufacturer Belfast Jul-09 202.4 4.3 215 Origin Enterprises (50%), W&R Barnett (50%)
151 BodenClothing retailer Northwest London Dec-09 *201.9 *28.7 807 Johnnie Boden (60%), Julian Granville (8%), staff and other investors (32%)
152 The Little GroupBook, film and music wholesaler Eastbourne Feb-09 201.6 8.9 1,164 Yvette Stafford (30%), Jonathan Little (30%), Andrew Little (30%), Alan & Jean Little (10%)
153 The Edinburgh Woollen MillClothing retailer Dumfriesshire Feb-10 *201.3 *25.3 4,500 Philip Day (96%), others (4%)
154 2.00E+02IT services provider Newbury Dec-09 *200.1 *15.7 1,205 Duke Street (42%), Hutton Collins (25%), Bank of Scotland Corporate (6%), management and staff (27%)
155 Swift Worldwide ResourcesRecruitment consultancy Enfield Dec-08 199.8 8 206 Gresham Private Equity (57%), management and employees (43%)
156 BrightHouseHousehold goods retailer Watford Mar-10 *197.3 *24.8 1,825 Vision Capital (87%), management (13%)
157 Thomas ValeBuilding, engineering contractor Worcestershire Mar-10 196.5 3.3 764 Management (100%)
158 Danwood GroupOffice equipment supplier Lincoln Sep-09 194.1 11.4 1,295 Bregal Capital (30%), management (70%)
159 Lloyd MotorsCar dealer Carlisle Dec-09 193.6 6.5 495 Barry & Bryan Lloyd (100%)
160 Vindis GroupCar dealer Cambridgeshire Dec-09 192.3 3.9 584 Gary Vindis (50%), Nigel Vindis (50%)
161 BullockSocial housing contractor Walsall Sep-09 191.4 6.6 655 Management and LDC (100%)
162 Drive Motor RetailCar dealer Leicester Dec-09 190.7 4.6 639 Steve Bessex (49.5%), Paul Manning (49.5%), General Motors UK (1%)
163 TC HarrisonCar dealer Derbyshire Dec-09 190.5 6 593 Harrison family (100%)
164 DCKJewellery retailer Essex Jan-10 190.5 15.8 1,953 Cavendish Square Partners (20%), management and others (80%)
165 JW GallowayBeef and lamb processor Stirling Mar-10 *189.3 *5.6 659 Ian Galloway CBE and family (87%), others (13%)
166 Lloyds (Animal) FeedsAnimal feed manufacturer Oswestry Mar-09 188 9.7 567 Lloyd family (100%)
167 Partnerships in CareMental healthcare provider Borehamwood, Herts Dec-09 187.9 45.6 3,234 Cinven (91%), management (9%)
168 Euro Car PartsCar parts retailer Wembley Dec-09 186.9 16.1 1,749 100% Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia, CEO, and family
169 mydentistDental care provider Kearsley, Bolton Apr-10 185.6 11.8 2,560 Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity (80%), management (20%)
170 Patton GroupBuilder and contractor Northern Ireland Nov-09 185.3 3.2 511 Family (100%)
171 Liquid CapitalFinancial services provider Central London Dec-09 184.6 25 268 Chris Siepman (68%), Gregg Siepman (17%), employee benefit trust (15%)
172 Bartle Bogle HegartyAdvertising agent Central London Dec-08 184.5 11.9 754 Management and employees (51%), The Publicis Groupe (49%)
173 IntegralProperty maintenance provider Bristol Dec-09 183.9 9.5 2,754 Bryan Glastonbury (78%), management (22%)
174 MidwichAudio-visual equipment supplier Norfolk Dec-09 183.8 7.2 236 Nick Culley (44%), Stephen Fenby (28%), Alex Ward (11%), Darren Lewitt (11%), employees (6%)
175 99p StoresDiscount retailer Northampton Jan-10 183.5 2 2,156 Lalani family (51%), Barclays Ventures (25%), other (24%)
176 Stannah LiftsStairlift maker Andover Dec-09 183.4 9.2 1,672 Alan Stannah and family (100%)
177 Towers ThompsonFood distributor Hertfordshire Dec-08 182.8 1.1 150 Alan Thompson (30%), Terry Goddard (22%), Dennis Clark (16%), Paul Dolan (12%), others (15%)
178 United House GroupBuilding contractor Kent Dec-09 *182.6 *10.5 466 Jeffrey Adams
179 McNicholasInfrastructure service provider Elstree, Herts Mar-09 181.6 1.5 1,536 McNicholas family (92%), Others (8%)
180 South East WaterWater utility Kent Mar-10 181 88.2 681 Utilities Trust of Australia (61%), Hastings Diversified Utilities Fund (39%)
181 Durkan GroupContractor and developer Hertfordshire Jan-09 179.2 9.8 211 Durkan family (100%)
182 M&CoClothing and homeware retailer Inchinnan, near Glasgow Feb-10 †178.5 †12.5 3,463 Iain McGeoch & family (95%), employees and others (5%)
183 Gilder GroupCar dealer Sheffield Dec-09 178.4 3.6 408 Garry Scotting (100%)
184 Greenvale APPotato grower Cambridgeshire Jun-09 178 6.5 883 Credential Produce (54%), Produce Acquisitions (20%), management (18%), others (8%)
185 Sinclair GroupCar dealer Port Talbot Jan-10 *176.5 *2.9 590 Gerald Sinclair and family (100%)
186 J & H BunnAgricultural fertiliser merchant Great Yarmouth Mar-09 175.9 11.6 149 Fuller family (36%), Tooley family (33%), Bernard Thorpe (20%), management (11%)
187 Paul SmithFashion retailer and designer Nottingham Jun-10 *174.7 *24.9 918 Paul Smith (45%), Itochu Corporation (38%), others (17%)
188 SafetykleenParts cleaning services Surrey Dec-09 †173.7 †17.2 1,511 Warburg Pincus, management
189 Donnelly GroupCar dealer County Tyrone May-09 172.2 2.7 519 Terence Donnelly (86%), Raymond Donnelly (14%)
190 Swansway GroupCar dealer Crewe Dec-09 172.2 2.2 389 Michael Smyth (100%)
191 Epwin GroupBuilding product supplier Cheltenham Dec-09 171.7 4.6 1,826 Jim Rawson (67%), Regent Trust (29%), Other (4%)
192 Card FactoryGreeting card retailer Wakefield Jan-09 170.3 28.3 4,235 Charterhouse, Management
193 Plexus CottonCotton merchant Liverpool Dec-09 170.2 1 1,271 100% Earlam family
194 ColtVentilation systems provider Hampshire Dec-09 169.5 6.9 971 O'Hea family and Colt Foundation
195 Furniture VillageFurniture retailer Slough Apr-10 †169.1 †4.4 712 Peter Harrison (64%), Ed Duggan (10%), Eamon Wynne (10%), other management (16%)
196 MediaVestAdvertising agency Manchester Feb-10 168.2 6.5 200 Andrew Jeal (29%), David Lucas (29%), Starcom MediaVest (20%), others (22%)
197 William Jackson Food GroupFood producer North Humberside Apr-09 167.7 2.6 1,679 Jackson family (88%), former employees (12%)
198 Johnsons CarsCar dealer Redditch Dec-09 167.5 3.2 538 Management (53%), Dale family (47%)
199 CraegmoorCare home operator Worcester Dec-09 167.3 23 6,077 Advent International (87%), Other (13%)
200 Stoneacre Motor GroupCar dealer Doncaster Apr-09 166.1 4.8 866 Richard and Christine Teatum (98%), other management (2%)
201 Sparrows Offshore GroupOffshore services provider Aberdeen Dec-09 165.7 8.5 1,390 CBPE Capital (70%), management (30%)
202 SandicliffeCar and van dealer Nottingham Dec-09 165.2 3.5 651 Woodhouse family (50%), Barton family (50%)
203 Harvey NicholsDepartment store operator Central London Mar-10 †164.7 †13.8 1,663 Dickson Poon (100%)
204 Clipper Logistics GroupWarehousing and distribution Leeds Apr-09 164.6 6.1 2,012 Steven Parkin (63%), Sean Fahey (17%), Michael Badrock (14%), David Hodkin (3%), Antony Mannix (3%)
205 Gardline ShippingMarine science services provider Great Yarmouth Apr-09 164.6 20.9 1,219 Greg Darling and family (100%)
206 Cumbrian SeafoodsSeafood supplier County Durham Mar-10 164.3 3.8 835 Vassallo family (82%), management and staff (18%)
207 Warwick International HoldingsBleaching system manufacturer Flintshire Dec-09 163.2 15 385 CBPE (61%), ALP Invest Partners (14%), Management (25%)
208 FilshillFood wholesaler Glasgow Jan-09 163 2.3 259 Ronald Hannah & family (93%), Fraser Harrison (7%)
209 Martin-BakerEjector seat manufacturer Nr. Uxbridge Mar-09 162.8 45.2 743 Management (52%) other (48%)
210 Day’s Motor GroupCar dealer Swansea Dec-09 159.1 7 482 Graham Day (34%), Jillian Day (34%), Geoffrey Day Settlement (32%)
211 Hodgson AutomotiveCar dealer Chelmsford, Essex Dec-09 159.1 1 280 Kevin Walter (100%)
212 Lomond MotorsCar dealer Glasgow Dec-09 158.2 1.4 309 Hugh McMahon (100%)
213 NSLTraffic services provider West London Dec-09 *157.1 *5.0 4,556 AAC Capital Partners (78%), management (22%)
214 Drive AssistCar lessor Tamworth May-09 155.3 18.6 1,742 Charterhouse (78%), management (22%)
215 Park ResortsCaravan park operator Hemel Hempstead Mar-10 *154.5 *18.2 1,651 GI Partners, management and others
216 Foster + PartnersArchitectural consultancy Southwest London Apr-09 153.9 29.5 1,226 Management (60%), 3i (40%)
217 Axle Group HoldingsTyres & auto parts supplier Glasgow Dec-09 153.1 2.4 1,238 A Revie (51%), Estate of J Kemp (20%), J Taylor (19%) and J Caldwell (10%)
218 United Wholesale (Scotland)Cash and carry wholesaler Glasgow Dec-09 152.2 1.2 167 Mohammed Sarwar and family (100%)
219 Westover GroupCar dealer Bournemouth Dec-09 152.1 4.7 520 Peter Wood (100%)
220 ProCamCrop protection specialist Cambridgeshire Jun-09 151.8 6.8 357 Tony White (66%), Ian Beswick (17%), Chris Butt (13%), White discretionary trust (4%)
221 HarrattsCar dealer Wakefield Dec-09 151.6 2.4 319 Harratt family (100%)
222 Survitec GroupSurvival equipment maker Central London Mar-09 151.1 16.4 1,304 Warburg Pincus, management
223 Clarke EnergyGas-powered generator supplier Liverpool Oct-09 150.1 6.8 542 Jim Clarke (57%), Jamie Clarke (14%), Clarke family (12%) and management (17%)
224 Azzurri CommunicationsTelecoms services provider Walsall Jun-09 149.5 6.4 744 Silverfleet Capital (65%), management (35%)
225 JerroldSpecialist lender Manchester Jun-09 149.5 68.7 290 Barclays Private Equity (25%), Standard Life Investments (5%), Moser Family Trust (58%), management (12%)
226 LFF GroupOil equipment supplier Basildon, Essex Dec-08 148.7 10.9 135 Mark Prior (33.3%), Stewart Poulton (33.3%), Roberto Galperti (33.3%)
227 Tetrosyl GroupCar-care products maker Bury Dec-09 147.8 8.3 1,308 Peter Schofield (100%)
228 RepublicFashion retailer Leeds Jan-09 147.5 13.3 2,259 Texas Pacific Group, management
229 BetfredBookmaker Warrington Mar-09 147 12.1 2,684 Fred and Peter Done and family (100%)
230 JM GroupCar dealer Edinburgh Dec-09 146.9 1.6 614 John Martin and family (100%)
231 Park Garage GroupFuel forecourt operator Croydon Jun-09 146.8 0.8 604 Balraj and Sunil Tandon (100%)
232 JenningsCar dealer Tyne and Wear Dec-09 146.7 3 471 Nas Khan (33%), Graeme Armstrong (33%), Nicky Dalkin (33%)
233 SchuhShoe retailer Livingston Mar-10 146.5 11.6 1,314 Management (100%)
234 A4eOutsourced employment adviser Sheffield Mar-09 146.4 6.1 2,900 Emma Harrison (85%), Employee benefit scheme (15%)
235 CivicaIT services provider Southwest London Sep-09 146.1 10.6 1,425 3i (74%), management (26%)
236 Holiday ExtrasAirport hotel, parking provider Kent Mar-09 145.7 2.6 887 Gerry and Carol Pack (40%), Steve Lawrence (13%), other management and staff (47%)
237 Davies TurnerLogistics, freight operator Warwickshire Mar-09 145.5 1.2 776 Stephenson family (100%)
238 Beadles GroupCar dealer Kent Mar-10 145.1 3.6 425 Paul Boast (49%), Peter Liddle (49%), Richard Johnson (2%)
239 Bibendum PLB GroupWine importer and distributor North London Mar-10 144.5 1.7 210 International Wine Investment Fund (22%), Simon Farr (13%), William Lebus (10%), Michael Saunders (9%), others (46%)
240 S&D GroupChemicals and pharmaceuticals distributor Northwest London May-09 144.4 4.2 390 Peter Straus (100%)
241 The Car PeopleCar dealer Wakefield Apr-09 143.9 4.2 312 Management (100%)
242 Glyn HopkinCar dealer Romford Dec-09 143.5 1.4 358 Glyn Hopkin (60%), other management (40%)
243 Caffè NeroCoffee house operator Central London May-09 142.3 13.4 2,807 Gerry Ford (60%), Paladin Partners (30%), staff (10%)
244 W&R BarnettConglomerate Belfast Mar-09 141.7 7 312 Robert Barnett (37%), Glencairn Nominees Limited (33%), Highline Investments Limited (20%), Management (10%)
245 KingslandAlcoholic drinks distributor Manchester Jun-09 141.7 1.5 301 Management (100%)
246 Yearsley GroupFrozen food supplier Lancashire Mar-09 141.5 4.2 1,261 Yearsley family (100%)
247 GammaTelecoms network operator Newbury Dec-09 141.3 2.6 263 Hoxton Assets (46%), Cranworth Enterprises (24%), Michael Stone (21%), other (9%)
248 Heron Food GroupDiscount food retailer Melton, East Yorkshire Dec-09 141.2 7 1,468 Andrew Heuck (33%), David Heuck (33%), Michael Heuck (33%)
249 PalletwaysPalletised distribution franchiser Lichfield May-09 139.6 2.4 379 Phoenix Equity Partners (72%), James Wilson (11%), management (17%)
250 CognitaSchools operator Milton Keynes Aug-09 138.6 8.2 2,937 Bregal Capital (81%), management (19%)

* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda