Halifax-based Arran Isle designs, sources and distributes building products to housebuilders, builders’ merchants and manufacturers. In the UK and northern Europe, which account for 48% of group turnover, it sells products under brands such as Carlisle Brass, Eurospec and Mila. The rest of its sales are in America, which is its fastest-growing market. Robert Barr, 58, is chief executive.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank142
CompanyArran Isle
ActivityBuilding products distributor
LocationHalifax
Sales £m206.5
Operating profit £m3.5
Main shareholdersRobert Barr (20%), Robert McTighe (20%), other management (60%)
Staff942
Founded2009
Websitewww.arranisle.com

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