This Derbyshire firm celebrates 90 years in the construction sector this year. Led by chairman John Kirkland, 75, Bowmer & Kirkland provides a wide range of services, from specialist subcontracting to the design and building of whole projects. Last year it finished St George’s Park, the FA’s new National Football Centre at Burton upon Trent, and landed the £93m contract to build Center Parcs’ fifth site at Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank100
CompanyBowmer & Kirkland
ActivityConstruction contractor
LocationDerbyshire
Sales £m675
Profit £m30
Year endAug 12
Principal shareholdersKirkland family and family trusts
Staff1,405
Founded1923
Websitewww.bandk.co.uk

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