In 1983, when chairman John Bloor, 75, visited a derelict factory that had once produced motorcycles, he was hoping to buy a building site for his Derbyshire-based Bloor Homes. He ended up buying the Leicestershire motorbike brand Triumph. The bike brand and homebuilder, plus plant hire company Pickerings, make up Bloor Investments. Profits were up 44% to £215m with sales rising 25% to £1.4bn, driven by a strong housing market and the sale of 63,000 motorbikes, up 7,000 on the year before.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank40
CompanyBloor Investments
ActivityBuilder and motorcycle maker
LocationDerbyshire
Sales £m1,442
Profit £m215
Year endJun 17
Principal shareholdersJohn Bloor (100%)
Staff3,230
Founded1969
Websitewww.bloorhomes.com

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