Rank Company Location Year end Sales £m Operating profit £m Staff Main shareholders
1 Shepherd GroupBuilder, manufacturer and developer York Jun 11 607.7 24.0 3,187 Shepherd family (100%)
2 AT KearneyManagement consultancy Central London Dec 11 604.1 7.2 2,837 Employees (100%)
3 Noble FoodsEgg products manufacturer Hertfordshire Sep 11 594.7 24.2 1,824 Peter Dean (50%), Michael Kent (50%)
4 Henderson GroupFood wholesaler and retailer County Antrim Dec 11 583.2 16.0 2,428 Geoffrey Agnew (12%), Martin Agnew (12%), Ardbarron Trust (76%)
5 FarmfoodsFrozen food retailer Birmingham Dec 11 578.0 25.1 3,020 Eric Herd and family (94%), William McCreadie (6%)
6 Camelot UK LotteriesLottery operator Watford Mar 11 574.5 45.1 783 Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (100%)
7 GondolaRestaurant operator Central London Jun 11 569.5 52.1 14,951 Cinven, management
8 Aurora FashionsFashion retailer Central London Feb 11 †568.8 †8.7 8,822 Kaupthing (90%), management (10%)
9 Dhamecha FoodsCash and carry wholesaler Wembley Mar 12 *564.8 *11.5 432 Dhamecha family (100%)
10 FircroftTechnical Recruitment Specialist Warrington Sep 11 †562.0 †14.3 339 Johnson family and management (63%), Equistone Partners (37%)
11 BullionVault.comGold dealer West London Oct 11 558.6 6.3 26 Paul Tustain (45%), business angels (23%), corporate investors (22%), employees (10%)
12 EdringtonWhisky and rum distiller Glasgow Mar 12 556.1 162.6 2,265 The Robertson Trust (76%), employees, former employees (24%)
13 Firth RixsonAerospace manufacturer Sheffield Sep 11 554.6 81.1 1,940 Oak Hill Capital Partners (majority stake), Lehman Brothers, management (minority stake)
14 Morrison Utility ServicesUtility services provider Stevenage Mar 12 548.3 16.5 3,459 Motion Equity Partners (40%), Bregal Capital (40%), management (20%)
15 Virgin ActiveHealth club operator Central London Feb 12 *536.2 *71.6 11,090 CVC Capital Partners (45%), Virgin Group (43%), management (12%)
16 Lamex Food GroupFood importer and exporter Hertfordshire Dec 11 534.8 10.2 234 Phillip Wallace (22%), Steve Anderson (17%), Colin Dicker (13%), other management (48%)
17 City Electrical FactorsElectrical parts wholesaler Warwickshire Mar 11 527.2 11.7 3,533 Mackie family trusts (100%)
18 Alexander Mann SolutionsRecruitment consultancy Central London Apr 11 517.7 5.5 1,451 Graphite Capital (69%), management (31%)
19 GatwickAirport Gatwick Dec 11 517.4 116.2 2,409

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

20 esureInsurance provider Reigate, Surrey Mar 12 513.0 78.2 1,364 Peter Wood (44%), Tosca Penta Investments (45%), management (11%)
21 CountrywideEstate agents Milton Keynes Dec 11 *509.1 *35.8 8,025 Apollo Investments (25%), Oaktree Capital Management (50%), other (25%)
22 Pets At HomePet products retailer Cheshire Dec 11 †508.1 †32.3 3,366 KKR (77%), management (23%)
23 MorsonEngineering recruitment agency Manchester Mar 11 507.9 7.2 1,327 Gerard & Ged Mason (94%), Kevin Gorton (3%), Paul Gilmour (3%)
24 Aston MartinSports car maker Warwickshire Dec 11 *506.8 *13.2 1,187 Prime Wagon (38%), Asmar (33%), Adeem Investment (19%), Investment Dar (7%), David Richards (2%), Dr. Ulrich Bez (1%)
25 ERMEnvironmental consultancy Central London Dec 11 *498.3 n/a 4,239 Charterhouse (55%), management and employees (45%)
26 WarburtonsBaker Bolton Mar 12 495.5 25.6 4,659

Warburton family (100%)

27 Argent Group EuropeFood supplier Central London Sep 11 479.5 8.3 854 David Gray (60%), management (40%)
28 Lissan Coal CompanyEnergy distributor County Tyrone Dec 11 479.2 13.6 110 Loughran family (100%)
29 MarkitFinancial information services City of London Sep 11 *475.5 *82.9 2,312 Employees, individual investors, General Atlantic and other financial institutions
30 Cordant GroupManpower services provider West London Dec 11 *475.0 *10.5 30,000 The Ullmann family (100%)
31 All3MediaTelevision programme maker Central London Jun 12 465.0 30.6 1,907 Permira (51%), management (49%)
32 Chapman FreebornAir charter broker Gatwick Aug 11 462.1 20.7 365 Russi Batliwala (40%), Shahe Ouzounian (23%), Christopher Chapman (22%), other management (15%)
33 Caparo GroupMetal engineer Central London Dec 10 454.3 16.3 2,719 Lord Paul and family interests (100%)
34 Andrew Marr InternationalSeafood trader East Yorkshire Dec 11 450.2 9.9 218 Andrew Marr and family (100%)
35 Barchester HealthcareCare home operator Southwest London Mar 11 446.9 42.6 14,728 Grove Investments (100%)
36 Care UKCare services provider Central London Dec 11 445.7 3.1 13,867 Bridgepoint (81%), management (18%), other (1%)
37 James Hall & CoGrocery wholesaler Preston Sep 11 444.5 10.1 2,107 Hall family (100%)
38 LycamobilePrepaid mobile telecoms provider Central London Mar 11 *444.3 *9.5 953 Subaskaran Allirajah (90%), Milind Kangle (8%), other (2%)
39 SelfridgesDepartment store operator Central London Feb 11 443.5 74.1 1,943 Wittington Investments (78%), Brown Thomas Group (22%)
40 Crown Crest GroupGrocery/FMCG wholesaler Leicester Jan 11 *443.0 *16.0 6,000 Aziz Tayub (100%)
41 R&R Ice CreamIce cream manufacturer North Yorkshire Mar 12 *434.8 *25.9 2,322 Oaktree Capital (83%), management (17%)
42 SHS GroupBrand owner Belfast Dec 11 430.2 24.7 710 Salters family (50%), Sloan family (50%)
43 GM CommunicationsTravel services provider Central London Dec 11 425.8 11.2 1,084 Noriaki Mito (40%), Eumitra Holdings (27%), other (33%)
44 RixShipping, oil distributor Hull Dec 11 425.4 1.6 435 John Rix & family (100%)
45 Associated British PortsPort operator Central London Dec 11 423.4 183.0 1,927 Borealis (33.3%), GIC (33.3%), Goldman Sachs (23.3%), Infracapital (10%)
46 Nando’sRestaurant operator Southwest London Dec 11 *420.0 *41.9 9,287 Capricorn Ventures International (95%), others (5%)
47 State OilFuel wholesaler Weybridge Feb 12 540.6 5.8 n/a Sanjeev Soosaipillai (50%), Arani Soosaipillai (50%)
48 PHSOffice services provider Caerphilly Mar 12 *419.1 *102.0 5,013 Charterhouse (80%), management (20%)
49 Langley HoldingsEngineering equipment maker Nottinghamshire Dec 11 418.2 64.9 2,225 Tony Langley (100%)
50 Benfield Motor GroupCar dealer Newcastle upon Tyne Dec 11 *417.3 *4.3 1,239 John Squires and family (100%)
51 Murphy GroupCivil engineering contractor Central London Dec 11 *413.5 *24.9 3,192 Murphy family (100%)
52 Tennants ConsolidatedChemicals supplier Central London Dec 11 409.2 17.2 974 Alexander family (78%), others (22%)
53 WSHCatering & restaurant business Reading Dec 11 406.1 17.9 9,638 Alastair Storey (35%), Intermediate Capital (20%), management (45%)
54 Electricity North WestElectricity supplier Warrington Mar 12 404.6 189.4 1,613 Commonwealth Bank of Australia, JP Morgan Infrastructure Investments
55 ChangeGroupBureaux de change operator Central London Dec 11 403.7 1.8 526 Zacky Marikar (50%), Bette Zackariya (26%), Sacha Zackariya (24%)
56 2e2IT services provider Newbury Dec 11 *403.6 *17.0 1,969 Duke Street (42%), Hutton Collins (25%), Uberior Investments (6%), management & staff (27%)
57 JVM EquipmentIndustrial equipment supplier West Sussex Dec 11 *402.7 *37.3 535 Max Skillman (51%), Lina Sokolova (44%), Tatiana Sokolova (5%)
58 Allen FordCar dealer Warwick Dec 10 395.5 3.5 728 Camden Motor Trustees (53%), Paul Dunkley (26%), David Hammond (16%), others (5%)
59 Airwave SolutionsCritical communications provider Slough Jun 11 390.3 58.7 830 Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund II (100%)
60 GraffJeweller Central London Dec 11 *388.5 *69.7 453 Graff family (100%)
61 Bargain BoozeConvenience/off-licence franchisor Crewe Apr 12 *†387.9 *†9.1 225 ECI Partners (75%), management (25%)
62 Petrochem CarlessPetrochemical refiner, distributor Leatherhead Dec 11 385.3 24.9 172 Management and private individuals (100%)
63 ActeonSubsea services provider Norwich Dec 11 *381.4 *63.1 1,765 KKR (52%), management (48%)
64 NES Global TalentEngineering recruitment consultancy Altrincham Oct 11 380.2 16.3 352 Graphite Capital (63%), Neil Tregarthen (11%), management and staff (26%)
65 Brookfield RoseTemporary workforce manager Cheshire Dec 11 *377.5 *4.4 83 Matthew Sanders (100%)
66 Pret A MangerSandwich shop operator Central London Dec 11 377.3 17.1 6,151

Bridgepoint (>50%), founders & management (<50%)

67 Faccenda InvestmentsPoultry producer Northamptonshire Apr 11 368.7 4.5 2,218 Faccenda family and family trusts (100%)
68 City Refrigeration HoldingsFacilities maintenance provider Glasgow Dec 11 368.4 5.7 10,707 Willie, Susan and Kenny Haughey (100%)
69 BGL GroupInsurance intermediary Peterborough Jun 11 361.2 92.6 2,895 Family trusts (93%), management (7%)
70 Priory GroupSpecialist healthcare provider Surrey Dec 11 *359.8 *62.9 13,090 Advent, management
71 Ballyvesey HoldingsTransport services provider County Antrim Sep 11 359.7 11.4 1,857 Montgomery family (100%)
72 Peel Ports GroupPort services provider Liverpool Mar 11 358.9 78.2 1,177 John Whittaker and family (50.1%), RREEF Infrastructure (49.9%)
73 Alexander DennisBus and coach manufacturer Falkirk Dec 11 357.0 18.5 1,858 Noble Grossart (29%), Charlotte Ventures (29%), Brian Souter (32%), other (10%)
74 Park’s Motor GroupCar dealer Lanarkshire Mar 11 354.1 11.7 1,084 Douglas Park and family (100%)
75 S NortonMetal recycler Liverpool Dec 11 *352.3 *15.5 122 Harry family (100%)
76 W&R BarnettConglomerate Belfast Jul 11 350.7 12.9 236 Robert Barnett (42%), Glencairn Nominees Limited (37%), Highline Investments Limited (10%), William Barnett (10%)
77 KelwayIT services provider Central London Mar 12 350.7 9.6 742 Core Capital (26%), management & staff (74%)
78 Freightliner GroupRail haulage operator Central London Mar 12 *†349.0 *†20.9 2,160 Arcapita and other investing parties (87%), management (13%)
79 TelentCommunications support provider Warwick Mar 12 348.9 0.1 1,883 Pension Corporation (100%)
80 IM GroupCar distributor West Midlands Dec 11 347.1 57.2 515 Lord Edmiston (100%)
81 Direct WinesWine merchant Reading Jul 11 343.9 12.5 921 Tony Laithwaite & family (100%)
82 Innovia GroupFilm manufacturer Cumbria Dec 11 *343.7 *18.6 1,390 Arle Capital (84%), management (16%)
83 Swift Worldwide ResourcesRecruitment consultancy Enfield Dec 11 342.5 12.9 309 Gresham Private Equity (57%), management and employees (43%)
84 Burton’s Biscuit CompanyBiscuit and snack maker St Albans Dec 11 *341.9 *16.8 2,147 CIBC and Apollo Global Management (>50%)
85 Meadow FoodsDairy product producer Chester Mar 12 *340.9 *9.5 272 Simon Chantler (50%), David Pickering (19%), others (31%)
86 GladedaleHousebuilder Dunfermline Dec 10 339.4 6.6 834 Employee Benefit Trusts (68%), Lloyds Banking Group (32%)
87 The Mawdsley GroupPharmaceuticals wholesaler Manchester Mar 11 337.3 8.2 912 Westall and Currimjee family and trusts (54%), John Mawdsley (27%), other family and management (19%)
88 PA Consulting GroupManagement, IT consultancy Central London Dec 11 336.3 35.8 2,115 Employees (97%), Capita trustees (3%)
89 Kaspersky LabInternet security software London/Moscow Dec 11 *335.9 n/a 2,298 Management, including Eugene Kaspersky (100%)
90 TravelodgeBudget hotel operator Oxfordshire Dec 10 335.1 7.2 3,445 Institutional investors (100%)
91 RidgewayCar dealer Newbury Dec 11 332.8 9.0 823 David Newman (90%), John O'Hanlon (10%)
92 Telegraph Media GroupNews publisher Central London Jan 12 331.0 55.7 1,055 Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay (100%)
93 G’sSalad and vegetable grower Cambridgeshire Apr 11 328.1 9.6 3,248 Shropshire family (100%)
94 Helston GaragesCar dealer Cornwall Dec 11 326.4 9.4 764 David and Betty Carr (100%)
95 Eastern Western Motor GroupCar dealer Edinburgh Dec 11 324.4 4.9 916 Douglas Brown (100%)
96 Car GiantCar dealer West London Dec 10 321.9 13.2 560 Geoffrey Warren (100%)
97 Crest NicholsonHousebuilder Surrey Oct 11 319.1 56.4 494 Varde Partners (80%), others (20%)
98 Plexus CottonCotton merchant Liverpool Dec 11 317.8 8.4 1,413 Earlam family (79%), others (21%)
99 Luxfer GroupEnvironmental & healthcare manufacturer Manchester Dec 11 *317.3 *40.9 1,449 Avenue Capital Group, Stonehill Capital, management
100 Orion GroupEngineering recruitment consultancy Inverness Dec 11 *317.0 *9.1 340 Alan Savage and family
101 Metal & Waste RecyclingMetal recycler North London Oct 11 *313.5 *9.0 340 Equistone Partners Europe (60%), Gary Widdowson (21%), management and others (19%)
102 Norland Managed ServicesFacilities maintenance provider Central London Apr 12 312.1 9.6 2,542 Brian Kingham (99%), First Tower Trustees (1%)
103 Pertemps Network GroupRecruitment consultancy Warwickshire Dec 11 *309.7 *8.5 538 Management and employees (75%), LDC and others (25%)
104 SoftcatIT reseller Buckinghamshire Jul 12 *307.8 *22.0 470 Peter Kelly (45%), Ravensbury Partners (12%), VC investors (12%), employees and management (31%)
105 The John Clark Motor GroupCar dealer Aberdeen Dec 11 *307.8 *5.0 708 John Clark and family (100%)
106 Euro GaragesFuel forecourt operator Blackburn Jul 11 305.1 7.4 780 Issa family (100%)
107 ParfettsFood wholesaler Stockport Jun 11 301.4 4.0 593 Employees (55%), Parfett family (45%)
108 AurumJewellery retailer Leicester Jan 12 301.1 18.0 1,797 Landsbanki (67%), management (33%)
109 Wogen GroupMetals trader Central London Sep 11 300.5 11.2 63 Colin Williams and family (53%), Peter Watkins (11%), Damian Brouse (10%), management and emplyees (26%)
110 The Grass Roots GroupBusiness services provider Hertfordshire Dec 11 300.0 1.2 1,103 WPP (45%), David Evans (29%), other management (26%)
111 Fresca GroupFresh produce wholesaler Kent Apr 12 298.3 3.7 848 Mack family and former employees (54%), management and employees (46%)
112 Lotus GroupTour operator South London Oct 11 297.2 11.7 420 Peter Stephens (75%), Christine Burrowes (25%)
113 The RangeDiscount retailer Plymouth Jan 12 *296.7 *26.3 4,160 Chris Dawson and family (100%)
114 The Denholm GroupShipping and oilfield services provider Glasgow Dec 11 295.9 16.1 3,266 Denholm and Brown families
115 Dorchester CollectionLuxury hotel operator Central London Dec 11 291.0 28.8 2,626 Brunei Investment Agency (100%)
116 MotorpointCar supermarket Derby Mar 11 290.4 3.4 368 David Shelton (95%), Paul Winfield (5%)
117 IngeniousInvestor and adviser Central London Apr 11 290.2 69.0 154 Patrick McKenna (100%)
118 TragusRestaurant operator Central London May 12 *286.3 *6.8 7,240 Blackstone (81%), management (19%)
119 Ardmore ConstructionBuilder North London Sep 11 286.1 0.8 280 Cormac Byrne (50%), Patrick Byrne (50%)
120 Center ParcsHoliday resort operator Newark Apr 11 †285.1 †43.4 5,329 Blackstone Group (93%), RBS (5%), management (2%)
121 Seddon GroupBuilding contractor Cheshire Dec 11 281.3 4.1 1,774 Seddon family (100%)
122 Almac GroupPharmaceuticals maker Craigavon, Co Armagh Sep 11 275.5 21.3 2,917 McClay Foundation (100%)
123 Napp Pharmaceutical HoldingsPharmaceuticals maker Cambridge Dec 11 *275.1 *51.1 829 Family trusts (50%), Pacific Moon Corp (50%)
124 Randall Parker Food GroupMeat distributor Northamptonshire Sep 11 274.8 2.4 727 Ron Randall & family (67%), W & J Parker (33%)
125 Halewood Wines and SpiritsAlcoholic drinks maker Liverpool Jun 12 *†274.7 *†16.1 986

Halewood family (100%)

126 Williams GroupCar dealer Bolton Dec 11 273.7 2.6 580 Margaret Orton Williams (25%), Nicholas Dunning (4%), employees (71%)
127 BoothsSupermarket operator Preston Apr 12 *273.6 *7.4 3,078 Booth family, staff
128 Air Charter ServiceAircraft charter broker Kingston Upon Thames Jan 12 272.7 4.8 225 Leach family (85%), management (15%)
129 Opus EnergyEnergy supplier Oxford Mar 12 272.7 17.8 365 International Power plc (29.99%), Telecom Plus plc (20%), management (50.01%)
130 LushCosmetics manufacturer and retailer Poole Jun 11 272.2 20.4 5,007 Mark Constantine (37%), Margaret Constantine (25%), Andrew Gerrie (12%), others (26%)
131 HarwoodsCar dealer West Sussex Dec 11 270.8 5.1 670 Guy Harwood and family (100%)
132 Southall TravelTravel agency and tour operator West London Mar 12 270.5 11.9 33 Kuljinder Bahia (54%), Raybon (28%) and Geomex Holding (18%)
133 DC ThomsonNewspaper, comic publisher Dundee Mar 11 270.3 9.8 2,170 Thomson family (100%)
134 99p StoresDiscount retailer Northampton Jan 12 270.2 7.3 3,444 Barclays Ventures (25%), Lalani family (51%), others (24%)
135 Turner & TownsendConstruction consultancy Leeds Apr 12 *†269.5 *†23.1 2,484 Vincent Clancy, Tom Harrison and RBC CEES Trustee Ltd
136 The Turner GroupEngineering services provider Glasgow Mar 11 268.7 10.5 2,191 Turner family (100%)
137 McLaren ConstructionBuilder Essex Jul 11 266.6 5.1 253 Kevin Taylor (99.94%), Phil Pringle (0.06%)
138 BrightHouseHousehold goods retailer Watford Mar 12 266.5 33.8 2,285 Vision Capital (87%), management (13%)
139 Card FactoryGreeting card retailer Wakefield Jan 12 265.5 41.2 6,950 Charterhouse (>50%), management (<50%)
140 GRAHAMConstruction contractor County Down Mar 12 *262.9 *4.1 1,256 Michael Graham (29%), Colin Graham (27%), Robin Graham (26%), Alan Bill (9%), Andrew Bill (9%)
141 Swansway GroupCar dealer Crewe Dec 11 262.8 3.3 520 Michael Smyth (100%)
142 Rullion GroupRecruitment consultancy Cheshire Dec 11 262.1 4.2 1,327 Rose Saoulli (100%)
143 Portman TravelTravel services provider Southwest London Dec 11 260.5 4.2 466 Vision Capital (72%), management (28%)
144 HartwellCar dealer Oxford Nov 11 258.5 7.7 810 Bishopsgate Investments (100%)
145 DreamsBed retailer High Wycombe Dec 10 256.1 4.5 2,042 Exponent (82%), management and staff (18%)
146 Lloyd MotorsCar dealer Carlisle Dec 11 253.6 4.2 616 Barry & Bryan Lloyd (100%)
147 Clancy DocwraContractor and developer Uxbridge Mar 12 *252.3 *2.3 2,000 Clancy family (100%)
148 Hendy GroupCar dealer Southampton Dec 11 251.5 1.0 697 Hendy family (100%)
149 Vindis GroupCar dealer Cambridgeshire Dec 11 250.3 3.7 700 Gary Vindis (50%), Nigel Vindis (50%)
150 Thor GroupChemicals manufacturer Kent Dec 11 *250.3 *34.2 1,024 Eurotrust (63%), 3i (26%), other (11%)
151 Global Energy GroupEnergy services provider Inverness Apr 12 *249.8 *11.1 4,015 Mitsui (25%), MacGregor family (75%)
152 BodenClothing retailer Northwest London Dec 11 245.9 17.8 991 Johnnie Boden (63%), Julian Granville (7%), staff and other investors (30%)
153 The Lawrence GroupPrecious metals dealer Central London Feb 11 245.7 5.5 24 Collins family (100%)
154 The Edinburgh Woollen MillClothing retailer Dumfriesshire Feb 12 *245.7 *20.6 4,955 Day Family (100%)
155 Barrett SteelSteel stockholder Bradford Sep 11 244.2 9.4 910 Barrett family (65%), management and others (35%)
156 ArcoSafety equipment supplier Hull Jun 12 243.1 10.7 1,448 Martin family (97%)
157 ExovaTesting service provider Edinburgh Dec 11 241.9 20.4 3,533 Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (100%)
158 CALA GroupBuilder Edinburgh Jun 12 241.4 23.9 377 Lloyds Banking Group (32%), management & staff (68%)
159 Foyle Food GroupMeat processor Londonderry Dec 11 240.8 5.2 704 Acheson family (100%)
160 Edward Billington & SonFood manufacturer Liverpool Aug 11 238.9 6.0 638 Billington family (100%)
161 CF BoothMetal recycler Rotherham Mar 11 236.9 3.2 320 Booth family (100%)
162 Cory EnvironmentalWaste management provider Central London Dec 11 236.4 7.4 986 Eiser Infrastructure (33%), Finpro (33%), Capital Riesgo Global (25%), Santander Infra (8%)
163 Turners (Soham)Distribution and warehousing provider Newmarket Dec 11 *235.0 *22.0 2,260 Paul Day (60%), Winifred Day (40%)
164 A4eOutsourced employment adviser Sheffield Mar 11 234.3 15.9 3,692 Emma Harrison (85%), Employee benefit scheme (15%)
165 Sinclair GroupCar dealer Port Talbot Dec 11 †231.1 †2.6 563 Gerald Sinclair and family (100%)
166 Haymarket GroupMagazine publisher West London Dec 10 230.7 22.2 1,945 Heseltine family (via Dechert Nominees Ltd) (89%), management and others (11%)
167 McCarthy & StoneRetirement house builder Bournemouth Aug 11 230.6 30.6 655 Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC, others
168 Yeo ValleyYoghurt and dairy maker Bristol May 12 *230.4 *3.7 1,500 Mead family (100%)
169 SophosSecurity software developer Oxfordshire Mar 12 228.9 16.1 1,648

Apax Partners (70%), management (30%)

170 KTC (Edibles)Cooking oil manufacturer West Midlands Dec 11 *228.3 *1.7 223 Khera family (81%), management (19%)
171 Stoneacre Motor GroupCar dealer Doncaster Apr 11 225.5 8.9 1,155 Richard and Christine Teatum (98%), other management (2%)
172 DewhirstClothing manufacturer East Yorkshire Jan 11 225.5 8.7 8,156 Management (100%)
173 Cromwell GroupIndustrial equipment supplier Leicester Aug 11 223.8 17.7 1,735 Michael Gregory (100%)
174 Snax 24Fuel forecourt operator Hertfordshire Sep 11 223.3 1.2 228 Ronson family (100%)
175 United House GroupBuilding contractor Kent Dec 11 222.9 12.9 374 Management (60%), LDC (40%)
176 BulkhaulSpecialist chemical logistics Middlesbrough Jun 11 †222.3 †18.5 830 Stephen Gibson (75%), Michael O'Neill (25%)
177 CountrysideHousebuilder Brentwood Sep 11 222.0 9.6 429 Lloyds Banking Group (50%), Cherry family (50%)
178 Wellness FoodsHealth food manufacturer Surrey Dec 11 221.6 7.8 1,485 Lydian Capital, management
179 mydentistDental care provider Kearsley, Bolton Apr 11 220.4 13.0 3,103 Carlyle, Palamon Capital Partners, management
180 Danwood GroupOffice equipment supplier Lincoln Sep 10 220.0 15.1 1,494 Management (60%), Bregal Capital (40%)
181 InfinisRenewable energy generator Northampton Mar 12 *218.2 *43.7 395 Terra Firma Capital Partners (100%)
182 TC HarrisonCar dealer Derbyshire Dec 11 216.8 4.0 509 Harrison family (100%)
183 Fayrefield FoodsDairy product marketer Crewe Dec 11 216.4 2.0 98 John Kerr (100%)
184 Allam MarineGenerator/football club Hull Dec 11 215.1 15.6 252 Assem Allam and family (100%)
185 Cooper Gay Swett & CrawfordInsurance broker Central London Dec 11 214.3 28.1 1,423 Employees (55%), other investors (45%)
186 BetfredBookmaker Warrington Mar 11 214.0 25.8 3,008 Fred and Peter Done and family (100%)
187 JW GallowayBeef and lamb processor Stirling Feb 11 213.9 7.2 723 Ian Galloway CBE and family (87%), others (13%)
188 Cleveland Cable CompanyElectrical cable distributor Middlesbrough Apr 11 213.0 24.2 382 Alastair Powell (68%), Michael Powell (32%)
189 Midas GroupBuilder Bristol Apr 12 211.7 0.5 402 Steve Hindley (63%), Michael Hocking (32%), Alan Hope (5%)
190 Global RadioRadio broadcaster Central London Mar 12 209.4 33.2 1,059 Private shareholders (100%) including Michael Tabor
191 Air EnergiRecruitment consultancy Manchester Dec 11 209.4 5.5 216 LGV Capital, management
192 AllSaintsFashion retailer Central London Jan 11 208.6 7.2 2,725 Lion Capital (65%), Goode Capital (11%), Kevin Stanford (15%) management (9%)
193 Princess Yachts InternationalMotor yacht builder Plymouth Dec 11 207.9 21.7 2,115 L Capital and others
194 Peter VardyCar dealer Glasgow Dec 11 207.0 1.6 460 Sir Peter Vardy (49%), Peter Vardy (46%), Lady Margaret Vardy (5%)
195 Survitec GroupSurvival equipment maker Central London Mar 12 205.8 22.7 1,949 Warburg Pincus (>80%), management (<20%)
196 Control RisksRisk management consultancy Central London Mar 12 *204.2 *9.5 1,983 Management and employees (73%), NVM Private Equity (20%), Hiscox (7%)
197 Stadco AutomotiveAutomotive component manufacturer Telford Dec 11 203.6 17.4 1,198 Pension trustees (33%), Barclays (21%), management (20%), other investors (26%)
198 MidwichAudio-visual equipment supplier Norfolk Dec 11 *202.5 *7.5 315 Stephen Fenby (40%), Alex Ward (25%), Darren Lewitt (25%), Nick Culley (10%)
199 Drive Motor RetailCar dealer Leicester Dec 11 201.5 2.4 686 Steve Bessex (49.5%), Paul Manning (49.5%), General Motor UK (1%)
200 Optical ExpressOptical retailer Cumbernauld, Glasgow Dec 10 †200.8 †10.5 2,043 David Moulsdale (100%)
201 South East WaterWater utility Kent Mar 12 200.1 99.1 730 Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (50%), Utilities Trust of Australia (50%)
202 IntegralProperty maintenance provider Bristol Dec 11 198.9 6.8 2,605 Bryan Glastonbury (78%), management (22%)
203 Glyn HopkinCar dealer Romford Dec 11 198.8 3.5 506 Glyn Hopkin (60%), other management (40%)
204 McLaughlin & HarveyBuilding, engineering contractor County Antrim Dec 11 197.9 3.2 363 Kenneth Cheevers (100%)
205 The Swift GroupCaravan and motorhome manufacturer East Yorkshire Aug 11 197.4 10.3 901 Peter Smith (53%), Keith Brayshaw (8%), other (39%)
206 Medina DairyDairy product producer Windsor Oct 10 197.0 2.7 689 Sheazad Hussain (70%), Mohammed Azam (30%)
207 EnconInsulation distributor West Yorkshire Jul 11 195.1 5.8 566 Stuart Moore (90%) Management (10%)
208 CedoHousehold products maker Telford Dec 10 194.4 14.0 1,750 Rutland Partners (>50%), Others (<50%)
209 Martin-BakerEjector seat manufacturer Nr. Uxbridge Mar 11 194.3 45.0 797 Management (52%) other (48%)
210 Day LewisPharmaceuticals retailer Croydon Mar 12 *192.3 *15.1 1,267 Kirit Chimanbhai Patel (80%), Kirit Patel Junior (10%), Jayanti Patel Junior (10%)
211 Norbrook LaboratoriesPharmaceuticals maker County Down Jul 12 *191.8 *22.8 1,781 Lord Ballyedmond (100%)
212 DCKJewellery retailer Essex Jan 11 191.6 8.5 2,457 Caird Capital (20%), management and others (80%)
213 M&CoClothing and homeware retailer Inchinnan, near Glasgow Feb 11 186.9 13.4 3,507 Iain McGeoch & family (95%), employees and others (5%)
214 Gardline ShippingMarine science services provider Great Yarmouth Apr 11 186.8 23.2 1,364 Gregory Darling and family (100%)
215 Global Marine SystemsSubmarine cable specialist Chelmsford Dec 10 186.6 17.3 428 Ruhan family interests (100%)
216 Watkin Jones GroupProperty developer Gwynedd Sep 11 185.8 23.4 245 Watkin Jones family (100%)
217 Higgins GroupHousebuilder Essex Jul 11 185.5 4.3 382 Higgins family (86%), pension fund (14%)
218 Bibendum PLB GroupWine importer and distributor North London Mar 12 185.0 3.1 256 Management (47%), International Wine Investment Fund (20%), others (33%)
219 Wonga.comOnline money lender Central London Dec 11 *184.7 *63.4 131 Investors including Accel Partners, Balderton Capital, Dawn Capital, Greylock Partners
220 Fuerst Day LawsonIngredient supplier Central London Dec 11 184.6 2.7 219 Lawson family (100%)
221 United Wholesale (Scotland)Cash and carry wholesaler Glasgow Dec 11 184.2 1.6 187 Mohammad Sarwar and family (100%)
222 Park Garage GroupFuel forecourt operator Croydon Jun 12 *184.0 *0.9 650 Balraj and Sunil Tandon (100%)
223 Stannah LiftsStairlift maker Andover Dec 10 183.9 9.2 1,719 Alan Stannah and family (100%)
224 Epwin GroupBuilding product supplier Cheltenham Dec 10 183.2 5.5 1,796 Jim Rawson and family trust (100%)
225 VIP Computer CentreIT component distributor Warrington Jun 12 *183.0 *2.2 200 Sahni family (100%)
226 Harvey NicholsDepartment store operator Central London Mar 12 *182.9 *19.8 1,711 Dickson Poon (100%)
227 CivicaIT services provider Southwest London Sep 11 182.7 14.2 1,635 3i (74%), management (26%)
228 William Hare GroupStructural steel engineer Bury Dec 10 182.2 1.7 1,512 Hodgkiss family (78%), other (22%)
229 The Remet CompanyMetal merchant East London Jun 11 182.1 7.8 80 Reid family (98%), others (2%)
230 Forth PortsPort facilities provider Edinburgh Dec 10 181.9 49.9 1,120 Arcus Capital European Infrastructure Fund (63%), Canadian Public Sector Pensions Fund (37%)
231 Furniture VillageFurniture retailer Slough Apr 11 180.7 2.8 758 Peter Harrison (64%), Ed Duggan (10%), Eamon Wynne (10%), other management (16%)
232 Holiday ExtrasAirport hotel, parking provider Kent Mar 11 180.6 0.9 797 Gerry and Carol Pack (40%), Steve Lawrence (13%), other management and staff (47%)
233 Highland FuelsFuel distributor Inverness Dec 11 180.2 2.2 139 George Shand (72%), Isobel Cruden (25%), Colin McNab (3%)
234 Day’s Motor GroupCar dealer Swansea Dec 11 178.9 9.1 525 Graham Day (34%), Jillian Day (34%), Geoffrey Day Settlement (32%)
235 William Pears Family HoldingsProperty investor Central London Apr 11 178.4 49.4 437 Pears family (100%)
236 SandicliffeCar and van dealer Nottingham Dec 11 177.2 1.9 598 Woodhouse and Barton families (100%)
237 HSS Hire GroupTool and equipment hirer Heathrow Dec 11 177.2 8.6 2,267 Aurigo (62%), Och-Ziff (27%), management (8%), Barclays Wealth Trustees (3%)
238 Ferndale FoodsReady-meals producer Somerset Mar 11 176.5 7.2 2,176 Bigwood family (62%), S Harmer (38%)
239 Robinsons Motor GroupCar dealer Norwich Dec 11 176.4 4.1 450 Robinson family, others
240 Everest Home ImprovementsHome improvement supplier Hertfordshire Oct 10 176.1 11.9 943 Better Capital (95%), management (5%)
241 Axle Group HoldingsTyres & auto parts supplier Glasgow Dec 11 175.4 0.3 1,389 A Revie (51%), Estate of J Kemp (20%), J Taylor (19%) and J Caldwell (10%)
242 James Walker GroupSealing and railway systems Woking Mar 11 173.6 13.4 1,789 Management (14.7%), other minority shareholders (85.3%)
243 Sparrows Offshore GroupOffshore services provider Aberdeen Dec 11 172.0 10.6 1,545 CBPE Capital (70%), management (30%)
244 CognitaSchools operator Milton Keynes Aug 11 171.7 4.0 3,553 Bregal Capital (81%), management (19%)
245 Toomey GroupCar dealer Essex Dec 11 171.4 4.7 428 Michael Toomey (100%)
246 Malcolm GroupLogistics and construction services Linwood, nr Glasgow Jan 11 170.4 7.1 1,941 Caird Capital (19%), Malcolm family (78%), others
247 Reece GroupDefence equipment manufacturer Newcastle Dec 10 170.0 53.2 239 Alan Reece (100%)
248 The Best ConnectionRecruitment consultancy Birmingham Nov 11 169.3 5.1 468 Management (100%)
249 The Imagination GroupDesign consultancy Central London Aug 11 169.1 3.3 430 Gary Withers (55%), other management (29%), employees (16%)
250 Clipper Logistics GroupWarehousing and distribution Leeds Apr 11 167.8 7.3 1,957 Steven Parkin (63%), Sean Fahey (17%), Michael Badrock (14%), David Hodkin (3%), Antony Mannix (3%)

* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda