Bulkhaul’s bright yellow fleet transports liquids, powders and gases around the world. Carrying up to 35,000 litres at a time, Bulkhaul’s vehicles carry goods to every continent, and are routed home regularly to be serviced at the company’s Teesside workshops. Based in Middlesbrough, the company also has interests closer to home – it is the owner of Middlesbrough Football Club. Annualised sales rose to £187m in 2005 under founders Stephen Gibson and Michael O’Neill.

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Company details
Year2007
Rank173
CompanyBulkhaul
ActivitySpecialist chemical logistics
LocationMiddlesbrough
Sales £m†187.0
Operating profit £m†17.0
Main shareholdersStephen Gibson (75%), Michael O'Neill (25%)
Staff583
Founded1981
Websitewww.bulkhaul.co.uk

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda