Founded in 1923, this construction, engineering and development group builds supermarkets for the likes of Tesco and J Sainsbury and award-winning offices such as the 101 Queen Victoria Street project in the City of London. Family-owned Bowmer & Kirkland is also building the Royals Business Park in east London, which it claims will be London’s largest business park. John Kirkland, the founder’s grandson, runs the Derbyshire company, which announced sales, excluding joint ventures, of £630m in 2005.

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Company details
Year2006
Rank53
CompanyBowmer & Kirkland
ActivityConstruction contractor
LocationDerbyshire
Sales £m630
Profit £m23
Year endAug 05
Principal shareholdersKirkland family and family trusts (100%)
Staff1,431
Founded1923
Websitewww.bandk.co.uk

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