This civil engineer is active in road, rail and other infrastructure, but is particularly well known for its expertise in building sports stadiums. It built the award-winning Amex Stadium in Brighton in 2011, and earlier this year won the £35m contract for Scunthorpe United’s new 12,000 seater home. Sales last year rose 68% to £308.7m under founder and chairman Paul Wheeler, 61 — a result credited to investment during the downturn and long term contracts with clients such as Network Rail.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank75
CompanyBuckingham Group Contracting
ActivityCivil engineering contractor
LocationBuckingham
Sales £m308.7
Operating profit £m5.3
Main shareholdersPaul Wheeler and family (50%), Kevin Underwood (14%), Michael Kempley (14%), Timothy Brown (14%), other management (8%)
Staff331
Founded1987
Websitewww.buckinghamgroup.co.uk

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