Halifax-based Arran Isle designs, sources and distributes building products under brands such as Carlisle Brass, Eurospec, Force-Flow and Mila. The group has 15 distribution locations in America and eight in Europe. Extensive new product development and a recovery in the UK markets helped increase profits 34% to £4.7m last year. Chief executive Robert Barr, 59, is leading the group’s expansion into the Middle and Far East.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank145
CompanyArran Isle
ActivityBuilding products distributor
LocationHalifax
Sales £m208.7
Operating profit £m4.7
Main shareholdersRobert Barr (20%), Robert McTighe (20%), other management (60%)
Staff936
Founded2009
Websitewww.arranisle.com

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