Founded in 1993 by managing director Seamus Shields, 48, this firm provides groundworks and civil engineering services for residential and commercial developments. Growth on its commercial side, as well as public-sector contracts for health centres, hospitals and primary schools, helped the Lanarkshire firm increase sales by 16% to £154.7m last year.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank172
CompanyAdvance Construction Group
ActivityConstruction services provider
LocationBellshill, North Lanarkshire
Sales £m154.7
Operating profit £m7.9
Main shareholdersSeamus Shields (50%), Daniella Shields (50%)
Staff1,134
Founded1993
Websitewww.advance-groupltd.com

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