Rank Company Location Year end Sales £m Operating profit £m Staff Main shareholders
1 PartnershipLife assurance specialist Central London Dec 10 587.9 36.1 273 Cinven (>50%)
2 Noble FoodsEgg products manufacturer Hertfordshire Sep 10 558.8 25.9 1,921 Peter Dean (50%), Michael Kent (50%)
3 FarmfoodsFrozen food retailer Birmingham Dec 10 558.0 17.7 2,989 Eric Herd and family (94%), William McCreadie (6%)
4 EdringtonWhisky and rum distiller Glasgow Mar 11 553.4 162.6 2,178 The Robertson Trust (76%), employees, former employees (24%)
5 GondolaRestaurant operator Central London Jun 10 545.0 52.7 14,066 Cinven, management
6 B&M RetailDiscount retailer Liverpool Dec 10 538.3 35.4 6,426 Bobby and Simon Arora (100%)
7 Henderson GroupFood wholesaler and retailer County Antrim Dec 10 532.0 16.8 2,175 Geoffrey Agnew (12%), Martin Agnew (12%), Family Trusts (76%)
8 Dhamecha FoodsCash and carry wholesaler Wembley Mar 11 *527.2 *9.8 414 Dhamecha family (100%)
9 ASCOOil and gas services provider Aberdeen Dec 10 514.8 17.3 1,514 Phoenix Equity Partners (69%), Indigo Capital (6%), management (25%)
10 bet365Online bookmaker Stoke-on-Trent Mar 11 *501.4 *95.4 1,911 Coates family (93%), Will Roseff (7%)
11 Northern & Shell Media GroupPublisher & broadcaster Central London Dec 10 496.3 47.2 1,254 Richard Desmond (100%)
12 WarburtonsBaker Bolton Sep 10 492.1 43.9 4,831 Warburton family (100%)
13 Morrison Utility ServicesUtility services provider Stevenage Mar 10 491.9 13.1 3,127 Cognetas (40%), Bregal Capital (4%), Management (20%)
14 CountrywideEstate agents Milton Keynes Dec 10 477.9 27.4 8,105 Apollo Investments (25%), Oaktree Capital Management (35%), other (40%)
15 GatwickAirport Gatwick Mar 11 476.3 112.9 2,481

Global Infrastructure Partners (42%), Australian Future Fund (17%), The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (16%), other (25%)

16 Aston MartinSports car maker Warwickshire Dec 10 474.3 36.1 1,188 Investment Dar (63%), Adeem Investment (32%), David Richards (3%), Dr. Ulrich Bez (2%)
17 IngeniousInvestor and adviser Central London Apr 10 471.3 27.8 156 Patrick McKenna (100%)
18 Pets At HomePet products retailer Cheshire Mar 10 467.7 56.2 3,092 KKR (79%), management (21%)
19 Argent Group EuropeFood supplier Central London Dec 10 466.7 10.6 910 David Gray (60%), management (40%)
20 Murray InternationalConglomerate Edinburgh Jun 10 466.1 21.1 3,491 Murray family (70%), Lloyds Banking Group (30%)
21 Chapman FreebornAir charter broker Gatwick Dec 10 *462.1 *20.7 365 Russi Batliwala (40%), Shahe Ouzounian (23%), C Chapman (22%), management (15%)
22 Firth RixsonAerospace manufacturer Sheffield Sep 10 454.4 70.8 1,568 Oak Hill Capital Partners (majority stake), Lehman Brothers, management
23 De Vere GroupHotel operator Central London Dec 10 *453.7 *44.3 8,257 AGH management companies (70%), Lloyds Banking Group (30%)
24 Lamex Food GroupFood importer and exporter Hertfordshire Mar 10 447.1 7.4 120 Phillip Wallace (22%), Steve Anderson (17%), Colin Dicker (13%), other management (48%)
25 Virgin ActiveHealth club operator Central London Dec 10 445.2 64.7 8,971 CVC Capital Partners, Virgin Group, management
26 ERMEnvironmental consultancy Central London Mar 11 438.4 26.6 3,397 Charterhouse (55%), management and employees (45%)
27 Cordant GroupManpower services provider West London Jun 11 *437.5 *17.8 29,000 The Ullmann family (100%)
28 Care UKCare services provider Central London Sep 10 435.3 29.0 13,743 Bridgepoint (84%), Management (15%), Other
29 James Hall & CoGrocery wholesaler Preston Mar 10 434.9 10.4 2,095 Hall family (100%)
30 PerrysCar dealer Northampton Dec 10 433.3 5.3 1,373 Denise Millard (60%), Ken Savage (20%), management (20%)
31 Barchester HealthcareCare home operator Southwest London Dec 10 432.7 46.9 14,504 Grove Investments (100%)
32 MarkitFinancial information services City of London Dec 10 432.5 86.7 1,736 Employees, General Atlantic and other financial institutions
33 BOCM PAULS (Agricola Group)Animal feed manufacturer Ipswich Dec 10 *428.3 *14.3 961 Management and staff (91%), Electra Investment Trust (9%)
34 State OilFuel wholesaler Weybridge Feb 11 419.7 2.8 92 Sanjeev Soosaipillai (50%), Arani Soosaipilla (50%)
35 Baird & CoBullion merchant East London Dec 10 417.2 4.3 53 Tony Baird - 50% Alexander Baird - 50%
36 LycamobilePrepaid mobile telecoms provider Central London Feb 10 414.5 8.8 292 Subaskaran Allirajah (90%), Milind Kangle (8%), other (2%)
37 SelfridgesDepartment store operator Central London Jan 10 414.0 54.3 1,919 Wittington Investments (78%), Brown Thomas Group (22%)
38 Crown Crest GroupGrocery/FMCG wholesaler Leicester Mar 11 *409.0 *20.0 5,000 Aziz Tayub (100%)
39 Associated British PortsPort operator Central London Dec 10 408.1 174.4 1,926 Borealis (34%), GIC (33%), Goldman Sachs (23%), Infracapital (10%)
40 IM GroupCar distributor West Midlands Dec 10 *402.8 *42.5 538 Lord Edmiston (100%)
41 FircroftTechnical Recruitment Specialist Warrington Sep 10 †397.3 †8.7 311 Johnson family and management (100%)
42 Allen FordCar dealer Warwick Dec 10 395.5 3.5 728 Camden Motor Trustrees (53%), Paul Dunkley (26%), David Hammond (16%), others (5%)
43 Electricity North WestElectricity supplier Warrington Mar 11 393.8 210.4 1,189 Commonwealth Bank of Australia, JP Morgan Infrastructure Investments
44 Swift Worldwide ResourcesRecruitment consultancy Enfield Dec 10 390.4 11.1 294 Gresham Private Equity (57%), management and employees (43%)
45 PHSOffice services provider Caerphilly Mar 11 *†387.1 *†102.8 4,940 Charterhouse (80%), management (20%)
46 Airwave SolutionsCritical communications provider Slough Jun 11 *386.0 *52.0 778 Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund II (50%), Canada Pension Plan (50%)
47 R&R Ice CreamIce cream manufacturer North Yorkshire Dec 10 384.9 30.7 2,156 Oaktree Capital (83%), management (17%)
48 PentagonCar dealer Derby Dec 10 384.6 3.6 788 Reeve family (90%), Andrew Flinn (5%), Graham Hall (5%)
49 Benfield Motor GroupCar dealer Newcastle upon Tyne Dec 10 380.1 6.5 1,181 John Squires and family (100%)
50 ChangeGroupBureaux de change operator Central London Dec 10 373.4 2.2 555 Zacky Marikar (50%), Bette Zackariya (26%), Sacha Zackariya (24%)
51 Bargain BoozeConvenience/off-licence franchisor Crewe Apr 10 371.2 10.5 226 ECI Partners (75%), management (25%)
52 Lissan Coal CompanyEnergy distributor County Tyrone Sep 10 370.4 6.5 106 Loughran family (100%)
53 All3MediaTelevision programme maker Central London Aug 10 369.9 22.3 1,923 Permira (51%), management (49%)
54 ApolloProperty services provider Essex Mar 11 *367.2 *12.4 907 Caird Capital (20%), management and staff (80%)
55 GM CommunicationsTravel services provider Central London Dec 10 364.4 6.5 1,006 Noriaki Mito (40%), Eumitra Holdings (27%), other (33%)
56 WSHCatering & restaurant business Reading Dec 10 362.4 14.7 8,554 Alastair Storey (35%), Intermediate Capital (20%), management (45%)
57 Towergate InsuranceInsurance underwriter and broker Maidstone Dec 10 359.6 57.4 4,064 Advent International, management
58 UK Car GroupCar dealer Rochdale Sep 10 355.4 10.7 699 Noel and Darren McKee and family (100%)
59 RixShipping, oil distributor Hull Dec 10 350.1 4.9 466 John Rix & family (100%)
60 Direct WinesWine merchant Reading Jul 11 *343.9 *12.5 921 Tony Laithwaite & family (100%)
61 Tennants ConsolidatedChemicals supplier Central London Dec 10 340.5 16.4 867 Alexander family (78%), others (22%)
62 Park’s Motor GroupCar dealer Lanarkshire Mar 10 340.1 11.9 1,069 Douglas Park and family (100%)
63 Agnew GroupCar dealer Belfast Dec 10 338.7 8.1 868 Agnew family (77%), Roadfield Motors (23%)
64 Innovia GroupFilm manufacturer Cumbria Dec 10 *336.8 *38.2 1,373 Arle Capital (84%), management (16%)
65 Inchcape Shipping ServicesMarine services provider Essex Dec 10 336.4 37.2 3,072 Istithmar World Capital (85%), management and staff (15%)
66 Giant GroupOutsourced services provider Central London May 10 336.0 1.1 6,853 Matthew Brown (75%), Michael Healy (20%), Mark McAllister (5%)
67 TravelodgeBudget hotel operator Oxfordshire Dec 10 335.1 7.2 3,445 Dubai International Capital (75%), management (25%)
68 Andrew Marr InternationalSeafood trader East Yorkshire Mar 10 333.8 7.7 228 Andrew Marr and family (100%)
69 RybrookCar dealer Warwick Dec 10 332.6 4.1 746 Interamericana Trading Corp (50%), Whale family (50%)
70 Bernard Matthews FarmsFood producer Norwich Dec 09 330.5 2.5 3,858 Matthews family (100%)
71 Faccenda InvestmentsPoultry producer Northamptonshire Apr 10 328.1 7.5 2,098 Faccenda family and family trusts (100%)
72 Pret A MangerSandwich shop operator Central London Dec 10 327.5 14.1 5,367

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

73 2e2IT services provider Newbury Dec 10 327.0 20.4 1,617 Duke Street (42%), Hutton Collins (25%), Bank of Scotland Corporate (6%), management and staff (27%)
74 Telegraph Media GroupNews publisher Central London Jan 11 323.8 60.1 1,004 Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay (100%)
75 Burton’s Biscuit CompanyBiscuit and snack maker St Albans Jan 11 *322.1 *12.8 2,424 CIBC (>50%), other shareholders include Apollo Global Management and Metropolitan Life Insurance
76 The Mawdsley GroupPharmaceuticals wholesaler Manchester Mar 10 321.7 6.3 770 Westall family and trusts (24%), John Mawdsley (24%), management (2%)
77 TalarisCash management provider Basingstoke Mar 11 321.5 48.4 2,067 The Carlyle Group, management team
78 Nando’sRestaurant operator Southwest London Feb 11 *320.1 *0.0 7,500 Capricorn Ventures International
79 Helston GaragesCar dealer Cornwall Dec 10 319.1 10.8 781 David and Betty Carr (100%)
80 Petrochem CarlessPetrochemical refiner, distributor Leatherhead Dec 10 *318.2 *24.4 171 Management (100%)
81 MotorpointCar supermarket Derby Mar 10 315.0 1.5 382 David Shelton (49%), Gary Warren (49%), Paul Winfield (2%)
82 ActeonSubsea services provider Norwich Dec 10 310.9 38.5 1,538 First Reserve (51.5%), management (48.5%)
83 Vue Entertainment InternationalCinema operator West London Nov 10 308.4 36.1 3,234 Doughty Hanson (73%), management (27%)
84 RidgewayCar dealer Newbury Dec 10 307.9 7.9 781 David Newman (90%), John O'Hanlon (10%)
85 BullionVault.comGold dealer West London Oct 10 304.2 4.1 17 Paul Tustain (45%), business angels (23%), corporate investors (22%), employees (10%)
86 City Refrigeration HoldingsFacilities maintenance provider Glasgow Dec 10 303.9 5.1 9,489 Willie, Susan and Kenny Haughey (100%)
87 BGL GroupInsurance intermediary Peterborough Jun 10 302.2 75.2 2,148 Family trusts (93%), management (7%)
88 Priory GroupSpecialist healthcare provider Surrey Dec 10 *300.0 *68.9 7,040 Advent, management
89 BurdensBuilding materials distributor Bristol Jun 10 299.7 3.8 1,023 Burdens Foundation (48%), founding families (42%), management and staff (10%)
90 Kaspersky LabInternet security software London/Moscow Dec 10 299.0 49.0 1,622 75% management, including Eugene Kaspersky, 20% General Atlantic, 5% other
91 Brookfield RoseTemporary workforce manager Cheshire Dec 10 298.7 3.5 60 Matthew Sanders (49%), Michael Campbell (49%), Jeremy Galpin (2%)
92 Micheldever GroupTyre distributor and retailer Winchester Mar 11 *297.9 *9.3 1,100 Graphite Capital (72%), management (28%)
93 Freightliner GroupRail haulage operator Central London Mar 11 *293.5 *19.3 1,991 Arcapita (87%), management (13%)
94 G’sSalad and vegetable grower Cambridgeshire May 10 293.4 12.6 2,971 Shropshire family (100%)
95 Berry Bros & RuddWine and spirit merchant Central London Mar 10 293.3 7.5 350 John Rudd and family (100%)
96 Lotus GroupTour operator South London Oct 10 292.8 11.5 428 Peter Stephens (75%), Christine Burrowes (25%)
97 McLaren GroupRacing team and sports car maker Surrey Dec 09 291.6 27.7 1,587 Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (42%), Ron Dennis (21%), TAG Group (21%), Daimler (16%)
98 FenwickDepartment store operator Newcastle Upon Tyne Jan 10 296.4 34.1 Fenwick family (100%)
99 ParfettsFood wholesaler Stockport Jun 10 289.1 3.3 618 Employees (55%), Parfett family (45%)
100 Eastern Western Motor GroupCar dealer Edinburgh Dec 10 288.5 6.2 849 Douglas Brown (99%), Brian Watt (1%)
101 Nicholl Fuel OilsFuel distributor Londonderry May 10 287.9 2.3 89 Hugh and Elizabeth Nicholl (100%)
102 OsborneBuilder, engineering contractor Reigate Mar 11 287.0 3.3 950 Osborne family (93%), John Oliver (4%), other (3%)
103 AG ThamesFruit importer, transporter Dartford Sep 10 286.5 5.3 665 Leon Aichen (99%), Gwendolyn Aichen (1%)
104 Manchester UnitedFootball club operator Manchester Jun 10 286.4 16.8 592 Glazer family (100%)
105 DBC FoodserviceFood wholesaler Welwyn Garden City Mar 10 †286.2 †0.7 953 Malcolm Walker (33.3%), Andrew Pritchard (33.3%), Tarsem Dhaliwal (33.3%)
106 Pertemps Network GroupRecruitment consultancy Warwickshire Dec 10 286.0 8.7 489 Tim Watts and family (53%), management and staff (47%)
107 Euro GaragesFuel forecourt operator Blackburn Jul 10 285.2 6.7 730 Issa family (100%)
108 Center ParcsHoliday resort operator Newark Apr 11 *†285.1 *†43.4 5,329 Blackstone Group (93%), RBS (5%), management (2%)
109 NES Global TalentEngineering recruitment consultancy Altrincham Oct 10 284.7 13.0 310 Graphite Capital (63%), Neil Tregarthen (11%), management and staff (26%)
110 Crest NicholsonHousebuilder Surrey Oct 10 284.4 47.3 464 Varde Partners and Market Associates (100%)
111 Alexander DennisBus and coach manufacturer Falkirk Dec 10 283.2 9.7 1,835 Noble Grossart (29%), Charlotte Ventures (29%), Brian Souter (32%), other (10%)
112 GraffJeweller Central London Dec 10 283.2 60.8 369 Graff family (100%)
113 The John Clark Motor GroupCar dealer Aberdeen Dec 10 *280.6 *4.1 679 John Clark and family (100%)
114 AurumJewellery retailer Leicester Jan 11 280.6 12.0 1,697 Landsbanki (67%), management (33%)
115 HartwellCar dealer Oxford Nov 10 274.5 6.5 852 Bishopsgate Investments 100%
116 Car GiantCar dealer West London Dec 09 274.3 7.6 520 Geoffrey Warren (100%)
117 Halewood Wines and SpiritsAlcoholic drinks maker Liverpool Jun 11 *273.1 *17.9 1,100

John Halewood and family (100%)

118 TragusRestaurant operator Central London May 10 †272.1 †16.4 7,377 Blackstone (81%), management (19%)
119 Ballyvesey HoldingsTransport services provider County Antrim Sep 10 271.8 6.2 1,513 Montgomery family (100%)
120 Euro Car PartsCar parts retailer Wembley Dec 10 271.6 15.5 2,530 Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia and family (100%)
121 BoothsSupermarket operator Preston Apr 10 268.7 9.7 3,068 Booth family, staff
122 Seddon GroupBuilding contractor Cheshire Dec 10 266.9 9.1 1,843 Seddon family (100%)
123 HarwoodsCar dealer West Sussex Dec 10 264.4 6.5 666 Guy Harwood and family (100%)
124 Metal & Waste RecyclingMetal recycler North London Oct 10 264.4 9.5 350 Barclays Private Equity (60%), Gary Widdowson (21%), management and others (19%)
125 Meadow FoodsDairy product producer Chester Mar 10 263.1 6.7 306 Simon Chantler (50%), David Pickering (19%), others (31%)
126 Dick Lovett CompaniesCar dealer Swindon Dec 10 261.9 6.5 464 Peter Lovett (100%)
127 Luxfer GroupEnvironmental & healthcare manufacturer Manchester Dec 10 261.2 29.7 1,425 Avenue Capital Group, Stonehill Capital, management
128 KelwayIT services provider Central London Mar 11 260.9 9.1 486 Management and staff (74%), Core Capital (26%)
129 Plexus CottonCotton merchant Liverpool Dec 10 259.2 7.7 1,389 100% Earlam family
130 Portman TravelTravel services provider Southwest London Dec 10 256.7 3.4 476 Vision Capital (72%), management (28%)
131 DreamsBed retailer High Wycombe Dec 10 256.1 4.5 2,042 Exponent (majority)
132 Napp Pharmaceutical HoldingsPharmaceuticals maker Cambridge Dec 10 253.2 42.8 855 Family trusts (50%), Pacific Moon Corp (50%)
133 Thomas ValeBuilding, engineering contractor Worcestershire Mar 11 251.6 3.6 736 Management (100%)
134 Wyevale Garden CentresGarden centre operator West London Dec 09 251.4 22.0 2,999 Consortium led by Lloyds Banking Group
135 Almac GroupPharmaceuticals maker Craigavon, Co Armagh Sep 10 251.0 15.6 2,711 McClay Foundation (100%)
136 Norland Managed ServicesFacilities maintenance provider Central London Apr 11 250.7 12.8 2,143 Brian Kingham (99%), First Tower Trustees (1%)
137 GSH GroupFacilities maintenance provider Stoke-on-Trent Jul 10 249.5 6.9 2,056 Ian Scarr-Hall (98%), Schroders (2%)
138 The RangeDiscount retailer Plymouth Jan 11 *249.4 *20.6 3,447 Chris Dawson and family (85%), John Smyly (15%)
139 LushCosmetics manufacturer and retailer Poole Jun 10 247.2 21.5 4,581 Mark Constantine (37%), Margaret Constantine (25%), Andrew Gerrie (12%), others (26%)
140 Hendy GroupCar dealer Southampton Dec 10 246.0 1.1 720 Hendy family (100%)
141 Southall TravelTravel agency and tour operator West London Mar 11 243.3 11.4 27 Kuljinder Bahia (54%), Raybon (28%) and Geomex Holding (18%)
142 HT DrinksDrinks wholesaler Northwest London Sep 10 243.0 5.3 92 Prakash Thakrar (99%), Sanjay Thakrar (1%)
143 Williams GroupCar dealer Bolton Dec 10 240.0 3.3 531 Margaret Orton Williams (25%), Nicholas Dunning (4%), employees (71%)
144 The Denholm GroupShipping and oilfield services provider Glasgow Dec 09 238.0 5.4 3,429 Denholm and Brown families
145 Card FactoryGreeting card retailer Wakefield Jan 11 †232.0 †37.1 5,903 Charterhouse, management
146 Lloyd MotorsCar dealer Carlisle Dec 10 237.3 4.9 556 Barry & Bryan Lloyd (100%)
147 Vindis GroupCar dealer Cambridgeshire Dec 10 234.3 5.6 602 Gary Vindis (50%), Nigel Vindis (50%)
148 A4eOutsourced employment adviser Sheffield Mar 11 *234.0 *19.5 3,600 Emma Harrison (85%), Employee benefit scheme (15%)
149 Britax ChildcareChild car seat maker Surrey Dec 10 231.7 28.9 1,067 Nordic Capital (70%), management (30%)
150 99p StoresDiscount retailer Northampton Jan 11 231.0 6.5 2,970 Barclays Ventures (25%), Lalani family (51%), others (24%)
151 Charles WellsBrewer Bedford Sep 10 230.7 10.4 473 Wells family (100%)
152 ArcoSafety equipment supplier Hull Jun 11 *230.0 *8.7 1,427 Martin family (93%)
153 Scottish Resources GroupCoal producer Clackmannanshire Mar 10 229.9 22.9 958 Colin Cornes (33.3%), Samuel Cornes (33.3%), Darren Mullinder (33.3%)
154 MON Motors GroupCar dealer Cwmbran Dec 10 229.6 0.8 536 Cleverly family (100%)
155 Rullion GroupRecruitment consultancy Cheshire Dec 10 228.3 2.7 1,297 Rose Saoulli (100%)
156 ExovaTesting service provider Edinburgh Dec 10 227.9 19.9 3,588 Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (100%)
157 BodenClothing retailer Northwest London Dec 10 †227.8 †31.9 847 Johnnie Boden (62%), Julian Granville (7%), staff and other investors (31%)
158 Air Charter ServiceAircraft charter broker Kingston Upon Thames Jan 11 227.8 4.5 153 Leach family (86%), management (14%)
159 BrightHouseHousehold goods retailer Watford Mar 11 227.7 33.6 2,053 Vision Capital (87%), management (13%)
160 Snax 24Fuel forecourt operator Hertfordshire Sep 10 224.3 0.8 274 Ronson family (100%)
161 mydentistDental care provider Kearsley, Bolton Apr 11 *220.9 *13.2 3,103 Carlyle, Palamon Capital Partners, management
162 Danwood GroupOffice equipment supplier Lincoln Sep 10 220.0 15.1 1,494 Bregal Capital (40%), management (60%)
163 Easynet Global ServicesManaged services provider Central London Jun 10 220.0 5.0 1,000 LDC (>50%), management
164 RG GroupConstruction project manager Kent Dec 10 219.3 2.9 158 John Chadwick (27%), Jon Noble (24.5%), Mike Steel (24.5%), other management (24%)
165 Sinclair GroupCar dealer Port Talbot Jan 11 219.2 3.6 598 Gerald Sinclair and family (100%)
166 Stoneacre Motor GroupCar dealer Doncaster Apr 10 218.5 5.8 1,058 Richard and Christine Teatum (98%), other management (2%)
167 Sigma PharmaceuticalsPharmaceutical distributor Watford Aug 10 218.2 2.8 244

Bharat Shah and family (66%), Orion Trust (34%)

168 Foyle Food GroupMeat processor Londonderry Dec 10 *217.3 *3.7 750 Acheson family (100%)
169 GRAHAMConstruction contractor County Down Mar 11 *216.6 *4.0 1,081 Michael Graham (29%), Colin Graham (27%), Robin Graham (26%), Alan Bill (9%), Andrew Bill (9%)
170 Wellness FoodsHealth food manufacturer Surrey Dec 10 215.4 6.9 1,474 Lydian Capital, management
171 Ardmore ConstructionBuilder North London Sep 10 214.1 7.7 251 Cormac Byrne (50%), Patrick Byrne (50%)
172 BetfredBookmaker Warrington Mar 11 *214.0 *25.4 2,996 Fred and Peter Done and family (100%)
173 JW GallowayBeef and lamb processor Stirling Feb 11 *213.9 *7.2 723 Ian Galloway CBE and family (87%), others (13%)
174 The Little GroupBook, film and music wholesaler Eastbourne Feb 10 212.6 9.0 1,226 Yvette Stafford (30%), Jonathan Little (30%), Andrew Little (30%), Alan & Jean Little (10%)
175 Bartle Bogle HegartyAdvertising agent Central London Dec 10 *211.1 *21.0 706 Management and staff (51%), The Publicis Groupe (49%)
176 Anglian GroupHome products supplier Norwich Mar 11 210.1 15.2 2,006 Consortium of financial institutions (95%), management (5%)
177 Maplin ElectronicsElectronic equipment retailer Rotherham Jan 11 †209.1 †23.2 2,170 Montagu Private Equity (68%), management (32%)
178 The Lawrence GroupPrecious metals dealer Central London Feb 10 207.8 3.5 23 Collins family (100%)
179 Princess Yachts InternationalMotor yacht builder Plymouth Dec 10 206.4 21.1 1,716 L Capital and others
180 Global RadioRadio broadcaster Central London Mar 10 204.1 22.6 1,209 Private shareholders (100%) including Michael Tabor
181 MidwichAudio-visual equipment supplier Norfolk Dec 10 *201.9 *7.7 286 Stephen Fenby (40%), Alex Ward (25%), Darren Lewitt (25%), Nick Culley (10%)
182 Swansway GroupCar dealer Crewe Dec 10 201.4 3.9 448 Michael Smyth (100%)
183 Optical ExpressOptical retailer Cumbernauld, Glasgow Dec 10 †200.8 †10.5 2,043 David Moulsdale (100%)
184 Brandpath GroupEcommerce technology developer Marlow Apr 10 *198.5 *9.9 177 Peter Jones (100%)
185 TC HarrisonCar dealer Derbyshire Dec 10 197.9 5.1 537 Harrison family (100%)
186 Opus EnergyEnergy supplier Oxford Mar 11 197.7 16.5 284 International Power plc (29.99%), Telecom Plus plc (20%), management (50.01%)
187 SophosSecurity software developer Oxfordshire Mar 11 197.2 23.4 1,573 Apax Partners (70%), management (30%)
188 Barrett SteelSteel stockholder Bradford Sep 10 197.1 9.3 784 Barrett family (56%), management and others (44%)
189 Medina DairyDairy product producer Windsor Oct 10 197.0 2.7 689 Sheazad Hussain (70%), Mohammed Azam (30%)
190 Fayrefield FoodsDairy product marketer Crewe Dec 09 194.7 1.7 106 John Kerr (100%)
191 Martin-BakerEjector seat manufacturer Nr. Uxbridge Mar 10 194.3 53.8 773 Management (52%) other (48%)
192 ScSSofa and carpet retailer Sunderland Jul 10 194.2 1.9 1,123 Sun Capital Partners
193 Cromwell GroupIndustrial equipment supplier Leicester Aug 10 193.2 9.5 1,722 Michael Gregory (100%)
194 The Edinburgh Woollen MillClothing retailer Dumfriesshire Feb 10 193.1 18.1 4,156 Philip Day (96%), others (4%)
195 RWM Food GroupMeat product wholesaler Somerset Jan 11 193.1 4.1 562 Heffer family (100%)
196 John Thompson & SonsAnimal feed manufacturer Belfast Jul 10 193.1 4.6 178 Origin Enterprises (50%), W&R Barnett (50%)
197 The Swift GroupCaravan and motorhome manufacturer East Yorkshire Aug 10 192.8 10.8 834 Peter Smith (43%), Keith Brayshaw (16%), other (41%)
198 Johnsons CarsCar dealer Redditch Dec 10 192.5 2.7 623 Management (53%), Dale family (47%)
199 Towers ThompsonFood distributor Hertfordshire Dec 09 191.5 0.2 155 Alan Thompson (30%), Terry Goddard (22%), Dennis Clark (16%), Paul Dolan (12%), others (15%)
200 Edward Billington & SonFood manufacturer Liverpool Aug 10 190.9 3.9 590 Billington family (100%)
201 South East WaterWater utility Kent Mar 11 190.5 93.5 691 Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (50%), Utilities Trust of Australia (50%)
202 DCKJewellery retailer Essex Jan 10 190.5 15.8 1,953 Caird Capital (20%), management and others (80%)
203 KTC (Edibles)Cooking oil manufacturer West Midlands Dec 10 188.3 1.4 196 Management 100%
204 Partnerships in CareMental healthcare provider Borehamwood, Herts Dec 09 187.9 45.6 3,234 Cinven (91%), management (9%)
205 ShearingsCoach holiday operator Wigan Dec 10 187.1 2.6 2,763 3i (70%), management (30%)
206 M&CoClothing and homeware retailer Inchinnan, near Glasgow Feb 11 186.9 13.4 3,507 Iain McGeoch & family (95%), employees and others (5%)
207 Global Marine SystemsSubmarine cable specialist Chelmsford Dec 10 *186.6 *16.9 403 Ruhan family interests 100%
208 British Marine plcShip owner Central London Jan 11 186.2 6.4 194 Alan Bekhor (92.5%), Sunil Malhotra (7.5%)
209 Day’s Motor GroupCar dealer Swansea Dec 10 185.1 8.4 515 Graham Day (34%), Jillian Day (34%), Geoffrey Day Settlement (32%)
210 Liquid CapitalFinancial services provider Central London Dec 09 184.6 25.0 268 Chris Siepman (68%), Gregg Siepman (17%), employee benefit trust (15%)
211 Stannah LiftsStairlift maker Andover Dec 10 183.9 9.2 1,719 Alan Stannah and family (100%)
212 Deloro StelliteAlloy component maker Bicester Dec 10 183.6 8.2 1,569 Duke Street Capital (75%), management (25%)
213 RepublicFashion retailer Leeds Jan 11 *183.6 *27.7 2,720 TPG Capital (>50%), management (<50%)
214 Epwin GroupBuilding product supplier Cheltenham Dec 10 183.2 5.5 1,796 Jim Rawson and family trust (100%)
215 William Hare GroupStructural steel engineer Bury Dec 10 *182.2 *1.7 1,512 Hodgkiss family (78%), other (22%)
216 HarrattsCar dealer Wakefield Dec 10 181.4 1.9 332 Harratt family (100%)
217 Furniture VillageFurniture retailer Slough Apr 11 *180.7 *2.8 758 Peter Harrison (64%), Ed Duggan (10%), Eamon Wynne (10%), other management (16%)
218 Day LewisPharmaceuticals retailer Croydon Mar 11 *178.0 *13.3 1,105 Kirit Chimanbhai Patel (80%), Kirit Patel Junior (10%), Jayanti Patel Junior (10%)
219 Hodgson AutomotiveCar dealer Chelmsford, Essex Dec 10 177.8 2.2 288 Kevin Walter (100%)
220 IntegralProperty maintenance provider Bristol Dec 10 177.7 10.3 2,657 Bryan Glastonbury (78%), management (22%)
221 Bibendum PLB GroupWine importer and distributor North London Mar 11 176.9 2.6 216 International Wine Investment Fund (20%), Simon Farr (12%), William Lebus (9%), Michael Saunders (8%), others (51%)
222 Wogen GroupMetals trader Central London Sep 10 176.8 7.5 61 Colin Williams and family (56%), Allan Kerr and family (13%), Peter Watkins (13%), other 11%
223 VIP Computer CentreIT component distributor Warrington Jun 10 176.7 2.9 154 Sahni family (100%)
224 Yeo ValleyYoghurt and dairy maker Bristol May 10 176.6 6.1 1,158 Mead family (100%)
225 Everest Home ImprovementsHome improvement supplier Hertfordshire Oct 10 176.1 11.9 943 Hutton Collins (25%), Brian Kennedy (43%), management (25%)
226 SandicliffeCar and van dealer Nottingham Dec 10 172.7 2.6 522 Woodhouse and Barton families (100%)
227 Toomey GroupCar dealer Essex Dec 10 171.1 6.7 448 Michael Toomey (100%)
228 sit-upHome shopping channel Central London Dec 09 170.5 2.4 398 Aurelius (100%)
229 CivicaIT services provider Southwest London Sep 10 169.0 12.9 1,533 3i (74%), management (26%)
230 United House GroupBuilding contractor Kent Dec 10 168.8 7.0 439 Management (60%), LDC (40%)
231 Westover GroupCar dealer Bournemouth Dec 10 167.9 6.0 521 Peter Wood and family trust (100%)
232 HSS Hire GroupTool and equipment hirer Heathrow Dec 10 167.8 11.9 2,047 Aurigo (62%), Och-Ziff (27%), management (8%), Barclays Wealth Trustees (3%)
233 United Wholesale (Scotland)Cash and carry wholesaler Glasgow Dec 10 *167.1 *1.8 171 Mohammad Sarwar and family (100%)
234 Lomond MotorsCar dealer Glasgow Dec 10 166.0 2.0 319 Hugh McMahon (100%)
235 Sparrows Offshore GroupOffshore services provider Aberdeen Dec 09 165.7 8.5 1,390 CBPE Capital (70%), management (30%)
236 Robinsons Motor GroupCar dealer Norwich Dec 10 165.7 4.9 432 Robinson family, others
237 Cleveland Cable CompanyElectrical cable distributor Middlesbrough Apr 10 165.7 25.2 366 Alastair Powell (68%), Michael Powell (32%)
238 William Jackson Food GroupFood producer North Humberside Apr 10 165.4 5.9 1,530 Jackson family (88%), former employees (12%)
239 McLaughlin & HarveyBuilding, engineering contractor County Antrim Dec 10 165.3 3.0 334 Kenneth Cheevers (100%)
240 Harvey NicholsDepartment store operator Central London Apr 10 †164.7 †13.8 1,663 Dickson Poon (100%)
241 Ferndale FoodsReady-meals producer Somerset Mar 10 164.6 5.3 1,987 S Harmer (75%), John & Penelope Bigwood (25%)
242 Cumbrian SeafoodsSeafood supplier County Durham Mar 10 164.3 3.8 835 Vassallo family (82%), management and staff (18%)
243 DX GroupParcel and freight courier Buckinghamshire Jun 11 *164.0 *25.2 1,641 Arle Investment Partners (51%), former lenders (49%)
244 Park ResortsCaravan park operator Hemel Hempstead Mar 11 163.3 18.7 1,837 GI Partners, management and others
245 Survitec GroupSurvival equipment maker Central London Mar 11 163.2 40.2 1,332 Warburg Pincus (>80%), management (<20%)
246 Axle Group HoldingsTyres & auto parts supplier Glasgow Dec 10 162.7 3.0 1,296 A Revie (51%), Estate of J Kemp (20%), J Taylor (19%) and J Caldwell (10%)
247 Cooper Gay Swett & CrawfordInsurance broker Central London Dec 10 162.2 19.7 1,041 Cooper Gay Employee Trust (34%), Management and angel investors (66%)
248 HoldcroftCar dealer Stoke-on-Trent Dec 10 162.1 2.0 344 Terry Holdcroft and family (100%)
249 Holiday ExtrasAirport hotel, parking provider Kent Mar 10 160.1 1.9 873 Gerry and Carol Pack (40%), Steve Lawrence (13%), other management and staff (47%)
250 OfficeTeamOffice supplies distributor Croydon Dec 10 160.0 9.1 1,039 AAC Capital Partners (56%), Hermes Private Equity (10%), management (34%)

* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda