In 1983, when chairman John Bloor, 76, visited a derelict factory that had once produced motorcycles, he was hoping to buy a building site for his Derbyshirebased 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. In 2018, Bloor Homes still the largest part of the group, completed 3,250 houses, helping sales reach £1.5bn.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank35
CompanyBloor Investments
ActivityBuilder and motorcycle maker
LocationDerbyshire
Sales £m1,515
Profit £m220
Year endJun 18
Principal shareholdersJohn Bloor (100%)
Staff3,663
Founded1969
Websitewww.bloorhomes.com

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