This Falkirk company makes fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly buses used in Britain, North America, the Far East, Australia and New Zealand. Chief executive Colin Robertson, 49, is now focusing on growth in Asia and the Middle East. This year the business won a five-year contract worth £100m in the UK to revitalise the National Express fleet with 600 new vehicles.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank13
CompanyAlexander Dennis
ActivityBus and coach manufacturer
LocationFalkirk
Sales £m541.1
Operating profit £m29.0
Main shareholdersSir Brian Souter (38%), Noble Grossart (35%), Murray Capital Ventures (11%), Ann Gloag (9%), other (7%)
Staff2,464
Founded2004
Websitewww.alexander-dennis.com

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