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Bulkhaul transports liquids, powders and gases to more than 150 countries around the world. Chairman Steve Gibson, 62, co-founded the Middlesbrough firm in 1981 at the age of 22 with a £1,000 loan from his father. It also owns Middlesbrough football club and Rockliffe Hall, a luxury golf resort and spa on the banks of the River Tees. Profits rose 34% to £47.9m in 2019.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank62
CompanyBulkhaul
ActivitySpecialist chemical logistics
LocationMiddlesbrough
Sales £m270.7
Operating profit £m47.9
Main shareholders

Stephen Gibson (75%), Michael O'Neill (25%)

Staff994
Founded1981
Websitebulkhaulglobal.com/

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